4872 total / 975 in 2015

2015 goals - Run at least 1,500 miles, continue to improve my speed, attempt another BQ marathon and get more races on the track.

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  • 38 miles
  • 04:53 time
  • 4610 calories
  • 7 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great 18 Mile IMT Training Run 18.01 mi 02:27 08:10 pace

    Yay! This was a very good run! My friend Jim planned a route that would equate to Des Moines in elevation but he put the elevation late in the run to give me the confidence that once I run Des Mo... read more

  2. RUN
    good Urbandale Avenue out and back 4 mi 00:34 08:27 pace

    Nothing special here

  3. RUN
    good 5x1000 cruise intervals with ... 5 mi

    My coach ran with me tonight versus biking next to me. I always like when he runs with me better. This was a good but challenging workout. I'm not gonna lie, I thought I was going to puke d... read more

  4. RUN
    Strength routine 00:40

    I tried out the assisted pull up machine at the gym on Tuesday and used it again today. I really like that thing!

  5. RUN
    great 5 mile steady state run + WU ... 7 mi

    I CRUSHED this workout! The weather was perfect for a hard run! Goal pace range was 7:15-7:30. I averaged 7:10 for the run. Splits for the five miles: 7:11, 7:12, 7:11, 7:07, 7:07. 53 days unti... read more

  6. RUN
    great Urbandale Avenue Out and Back 4.01 mi 00:32 08:00 pace

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS night for a run!

  7. RUN
    great Cheesehead 5K 3.1 mi 00:21 06:40 pace

    Official time: 20:50. NEW 5K PR BY 18 SECONDS! The goal my dad and I discussed for this race was to break the course record of 21:07. I would have never guessed that my time would only be good enou... read more

  8. RUN
    tired Urbandale Avenue Out and Back 5 mi 00:41 08:10 pace

    I felt REALLY tired. I am missing my dad a lot and I believe that had something to do with it.

  9. RUN
    good Women on the Go 4.22 mi 00:39 09:16 pace

    I had a nice easy run/chat with some wonderful ladies. It was nice to be back with the group.

  10. FIT
    good Strength routine 00:45

    It had been 15 days since I last did this. My coach modified weight and reps. He threw in a 2 minute plank at the end and had me do a variety of movements with in it. That was tough! Good, but ... read more

  11. RUN
    good Urbandale Avenue - Recovery Run 4 mi 00:34 08:27 pace

    I went running with my husband tonight.

  12. RUN
    good 4 Mile Kenyan Run + WU & CD 7 mi

    So I will call this workout an almost success. I did this workout with my coach and it felt good to do something that was normal. My goal was to run 7:10, 6:50, 6:40 and 6:30. I ran 7:06 for mil... read more

  13. RUN
    good West Bend Recovery Run 5 mi 00:44 08:52 pace

    My legs reminded me at the start that I ran 16 miles yesterday. It was one of those days where you felt like you could melt because it's so warm and muggy. I got 'er done. Today is my ... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    I just had to share this photo. It was taken of my dad at PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Phoenix this past January. My dad and I looked forward to going out to do that r... read more

    • Darren C.
      Darren C.

      Awesome pic! Hope that's me when i'm his age. What a champion!

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Darren C.
      Darren C.

      OK just looked a little lower in my feed and realized why you posted this. What a great way to remember him. Sorry for your loss.

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      Yes, this is exactly how I will remember him, full of happiness. Thanks, Darren.

      15 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Marathon Training Long Run 16.01 mi 02:08 07:59 pace

    So this was an important run for me. My father passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack while out on a run last Wednesday night. My dad and I shared a deep conne... read more

    • Kraig D.
      Kraig D.

      So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family. I hope you have the race of your life!!!

      16 days ago Like1 person

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    • Justin T.
      Justin T.

      I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like you two were close and shared some wonderful memories. I ran Boston 4 years ago and it was a fantastic experience -- you're looking like a lock to BQ so stay healthy and stay at it and you'll get to smile knowing your dad was right :)

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      Thanks, Justin!

      13 days ago Like