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Member Since:

Jul 14, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records

  • 26.2----------2:58:45 09/15/2012 Top of Utah Marathon   
  • 13.1--------1:17:55 11/02/2013 Snow Canyon
  • 10k---------38:10  03/2013 Hale Freezes Over 10k
  • 5k----------18:48  09/2012 Spanish Fork 5k

Short-Term Running Goals:

My goal is to continue to enjoy running and maybe get faster a long the way!  :)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run until I am 100 years old!

Personal:

I decided to join to hold myself accountable for my training and because I love learning from others running experiences.  I just started running a little over a year ago and have a lot to learn.  I work fulltime as a Manager of Telecommunications for Intermountain Healthcare and go to school online through Weber State University.  If you want to know more check out my blog: www.runningfortrevor.blogspot.com

Miles:This week: 37.00 Month: 161.50 Year: 1002.00
Asics 2160 Lifetime Miles: 362.50
Asics Racing Flats Lifetime Miles: 60.20
New Balance Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 443.00
Mizuno Waves Yellow Lifetime Miles: 419.75
Mizuno Waves Pink Lifetime Miles: 493.83
New Balance 950 Lifetime Miles: 406.55
Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Lifetime Miles: 394.10
Asics Yellow Lifetime Miles: 490.25
Saucony Blue Lifetime Miles: 429.00
Saucony Mirage Pink Lifetime Miles: 574.90
Saucony Mirage Green Lifetime Miles: 461.45
Kinvara 2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 440.25
Saucony Mirage Blue Lifetime Miles: 443.60
Orange Mizuno Waves Lifetime Miles: 510.25
Kinvara Pink Lifetime Miles: 475.54
Race: Provo City Half (13.1 Miles) 01:20:51, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.5013.0017.50

I want to be stoked about this race but unfortunately I'm completely scarred by the confirmed reminder that my feet are a major issue. I am completely heartbroken because I want more than anything to race uvm but I just MUST address this issue. It is so frustrating to feel so great and have something like this hold me back. But it is what it is and ignoring it is not fixing it. Okay now that my bawling is out of the way on to the report.

Splits: 6:11, 6:01, 6:18, 6:02, 6:04, 6:08, 6:05, 6:05, 6:09, 6:12, 6:18, 6:11, 6:07, 55 (5:47 pace). All splits between 6:01-6:18 - super proud of the smarter runner I have become. Note to self: start conservatively it always, always works for you!

Nutrition: bagel/half a banana & 24 ounces Gatorade. Water/Gatorade at most aid stations & a gel at mi 8.

Recap: I absolutely did not think I was capable of pr'ing today and had no real intent of even trying. I've been feeling a bit off for awhile now and just wanted to run a smart race. Slc half chewed me up, spit me out and left me in a hole and I did not want that to happen again. I started out with Jasmine and she seemed like a smart runner. After a few mi I realized I was going faster than I planned and told her to go ahead and that I should back off. But for some reason I just hung with her, I felt good and more than anything was loving the conversation. We were talking like long lost friends for the first 50 min of the race. It was great and time flew by....and little did I know we were flying down the canyon literally. There were no mile markers in the canyon which was actually nice and before I knew it we were out of the canyon. Way faster than my "plan" but apparently I'll go any pace as long as I have someone to chat with. I like to talk! Jasmine pulled ahead around mi 8 and I thought I slowed down but really I just stayed the same and she shifted into another gear (an incredibly fast one!). Not much else to say. I just kind of cruised into the finish. I felt better than I've ever felt in a race but my feet were on fire starting at mi 6.5 and getting progressively worse until the end. Backing off the pace helped but physically I felt so good it was hard to slow. Such an odd feeling. And that was all she wrote! Happy with my time and the PR - frustrated with my feet!

I wanted 6 mi after the race but that seemed counter productive all things considered. I changed shoes and ran the 5k with my sis. She ran 26 min - woohoo go sister. Feet were semi noticeable but feel fine going slow.

Congrats to all who ran today! My absolute favorite thing about races is the support, the awesome energy, and seeing my friends succeed and run well. Big PRs today for Josse, Ericka, Melody, and I'm sure many others. It was so great to chat with so many after the race and a big huge thank you to everyone who continues to support me. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such great people. Running freaking rocks!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From runningafterbabies on Sat, May 04, 2013 at 22:19:39 from 71.195.219.247

Fabulous consistency throughout the race - feet burning or not. Way to kill it out there girl! I knew you were going to do great. Sometimes when we take the pressure off we are able to perform at a higher level. Enjoy the PR.

From Ericka on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 08:54:00 from 24.2.87.24

You did so amazing! So sorry about your feet. Glad you set an appt to start to figure things out. Good day :0)

From seeaprilrun on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 09:12:20 from 68.102.189.33

Great race on burning feet! What incredible consistent splits! You are on a roll!

From Carina on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 10:45:06 from 204.15.86.83

Way to go!! That is an awesome race!!! You are one amazing woman, I hope you know that! Hope you get the feet figured out!

From AngieB on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 11:07:31 from 65.130.74.140

Rachelle girl you never cease to amaze me. Way to go! I run and train w jasmine isn't she great. She is easy to chat and run with. I think as far as the fett issues go I think cross training is a smart idea rt now. You won't loose conditioning and your base mileage is so high that you got it will not hurt you. Take it easy and take care.

From Jackie82 on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 12:32:19 from 8.23.140.196

So awesome!! You paced so well! I'm sorry to hear about your feet. Maybe it's a shoes thing? Maybe keep a journal of when it hurts the most/least and what shoes you wear for each and how many mileage those shoes have. Hopefully a pattern will come out?

Too bad we live so far, we could do some waterjogging intervals!!

From Bonnie on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 12:52:55 from 196.3.39.209

SOOOO excited! What an amazing race!

Congratulations!

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 13:05:50 from 66.17.102.185

Great pacing Rachelle! Sure had to do a double take when I saw your time. :) Over a 1 minute PR! Such a bummer on the feet. Good luck with figuring out what to do with them.

From Christie on Sun, May 05, 2013 at 20:08:49 from 66.111.126.9

So proud of you lady! Love that you went into this race without a PR expectation and crushed it. You are a determined girl not slowing down one bit.

From bdase on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 05:15:51 from 67.214.231.170

So consistent in your splits! Great race, congrats on the PR. It was fun to talk to you after the race, my wife thinks you're great. Get those feet taken care of!

From Jake K on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 10:39:20 from 67.177.11.154

Really good run.

Just be smart about the feet... if you think the marathon will destroy them, then maybe take a pass on it. You're obviously more than capable of continuing to compete well and drop your times at 5K - HM while you get that problem figured out.

From Bec on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 17:11:40 from 24.10.228.156

You are such a doll, i can't get over it. Anyway, besides you being super cute, you run like a wicked woman! You just chatted away with your bud while cruising around a 6 mm? Holy smokes lady!

I want you to take care of that foot issue and I have been thinking about you a lot. I hope you get the problem worked out so you can be back at it.

From josse on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 20:36:43 from 174.253.177.66

Great job missy, so proud of you.

From MichelleL on Tue, May 07, 2013 at 03:12:25 from 42.3.85.107

Awesome to get a PR while injured. So what does addressing the feet mean?

From Rachelle on Tue, May 07, 2013 at 10:05:58 from 67.199.182.207

Thanks so much everyone, I really appreciate all of the support.

Angie - the first thing I asked Jasmine when she told me she was from Farmington was if she knew you. She was great - please tell her thank you for me!

Jake - you are completely right. I just won't race Uvm unless I find a solution, it wouldn't be smart.

Michelle - thank you! Addressing the issue just means not ignoring it. It is very easy to ignore because it only really bothers me badly when I run fast + far (which is rare). But it's been going on for over a year so clearly it's not going away. I'm hoping to see a dr this week.

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