Training for a Belt Buckle

December 18, 2018

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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

PR's: 50 Mile 13:07 (Pony Express 2010), 50K 8:35 (Buffalo Run 2008), 25K 4:02 (Buffalo Run 2006), Marathon 5:09:12 (St George 2008), Half Marathon 2:28 (Provo 2008), 10K 1:17, 5K 27:54


Short-Term Running Goals:

After 1/9/2010 - I am taking a year off from marathon length distances and focusing on building up my base speed on half marathons and shorter distances.

2010 Speed Goals:

  • Build up my base speed on training runs to 10 MM miles or better
  • Half Marathon - break 2:05 (9.5 MM avg)
  • 10K Goal 1 - break 1:00 (9.67 MM avg)
  • 10K Goal 2 - break 55 minutes (8.87 MM avg)
  • 5K Goal 1 - break 26.35 minutes
  • 5K Goal 2 - break 25 minutes

Long-Term Running Goals:

Long Term Goals:

  • Complete a 100 Mile race
  • Complete a 100 K race
  • Break 12 hours in a 50 mile race
  • Run all portions of the Wasatch 100 course
  • Break 5 hours in a marathon
  • Break 4.5 hours in a marathon
  • Qualify for and run Boston


I need to figure out something inspiring or funny to write here. For now - I'll let the suspense build.

For further unexciting information on my life, check out my blog: Adventures in Running

Favorite Blogs:

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Montrail Streak Lifetime Miles: 195.69
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Brooks Advantage (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 271.42
Crocs Black Lifetime Miles: 80.85
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Hoka Mafate Lifetime Miles: 36.95
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One of those beautiful runs that make all the painful, miserable one worthwhile.

I took a long lunch and ran over to Wheeler Farm and ran on its trails for an hour. The trails are no longer covered in ice and just had patches of snow and mud and soft soil. (The mud was a bit sticky and slippery, but my hobnail shoes conquered all).  I was just pushing a little past my comfort zone and really felt great. Legs were strong and feeling good overall.  The fifth mile I could start to feel the effort from pushing and had to fight off slowing down.

11:19 (stupid stoplights and traffic)/10:23/10:10/10:18/10:10

Tried out my new running pack (it is a Nathan running vest) that I am hoping to use for the 50 miler.

Oh - and in case you are curious - 17 days until my 50 mile run.

Tonight I am hoping to do additional miles running uphill on the treadmill.

Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 17:45:39 from

WAY to conquer the slippery. Those are some nice tempo pace. 17 days? Are you excited? Wow, uphill tonight? You're such a diehard. Have fun!

From tarzan on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 18:28:38 from

Thanks, oh smooth one.....

Yes, I am excited about the race. They added in another training run this Saturday, so I will head up and do more hills.

I'm thinking of just doing slow uphill running on the treadmill. Or, I might just take a nap. I'm not sure about the having fun part of that.

From luzylew on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:47:25 from

Do you feel ready for a 50 miler? It's been so cool to 'get ready' with you here on the blog. It makes me think "sheesh, I should just do the Utah County Marathon just for fun....." in other words, you're an inspration. Keep it up.

From tarzan on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:01:52 from

I'm as ready as I can be at this point in time. This will be pushing new limits and learning to live with that. Running from Sandy to Provo a couple of weeks back helped with my confidence.

From Marion on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 23:31:32 from

Nice speed Maurine :) That sounds like such a nice run. Your 50 miler is going to be ever so cool!

From leslie on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:45:10 from

Man those were nice splits!!! Did you see alot of dogs there? Maybe I should take Odee over there sometime.

Thanks for the visit yesterday and the magazines! They kept me busy all night!!!

From tarzan on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:21:57 from

Other than dogs in people's yards - nope. Lots of geese, ducks and horsies

From Kelli on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:40:13 from

Gotta push pause during the stoplights!

From tarzan on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:21:55 from

I tend to push stop during the stoplights, but they still sometimes slow me down because I start slowing down beforehand.

From Kelli on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 23:46:22 from

I guess that is true, plus you have to get going again. Lights are a royal pain, that is why I like the trails!

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