Closing the Gap

May 27, 2020

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Member Since:

Dec 28, 2009



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

  • Boston '08,
  • #3 woman in '09 Columbia River Gorge 1/2 marathon (1:33),
  • #1 woman in'09 Death Valley Marathon (3:24)
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Short-Term Running Goals:

Carve 10 minutes off my PR for the next 4 marathons, qualify for the Trials.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Always be a winner in my age division; help hundreds of other runners accomplish their goals through my coaching.


Married, 4 kids.  I'm an RN who now works as a personal trainer (NASM) and running coach (RRCA).

Trainer Cara Esau

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I did a one-hour wonderfully incredible bootcamp that can kill mere mortals.  ;-)  I just wish I could share it with all of you--SO much fun!!  If anyone out there lives in Portland, OR, lemme know, and I'll hook you up.  For the rest of you, it might be worth the airfare.


Then I ran 10 relaxing miles.  I actually did not feel very good because my hamstrings were still very sore from the class I'd taught yesterday.  Also, my hip flexor has been bothering me for 3 weeks.  :-(  I'm very sad about that, but hopeful that any day it will be better.  Anyway, by the 5th mile, I started to enjoy this run.

Splits:  9:07, 8:46, 8:38, 8:43, 8:49, 8:56, 8:17, 8:41, 8:30, 7:49




From Burt on Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 15:41:27 from

Way to get those easy miles in that would totally kill me.

From Coach Cara on Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 20:15:38 from

You'd love the bootcamp--anyone who enjoys pushing him/herself as far as possible and with all sorts of creative toys would love that workout.

Hey, I just noticed that Wes is on the Lone Faithful list. What does that mean?

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