Closing the Gap

December 12, 2018

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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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Perfect running weather today--about 45 degrees, sunny, and gorgeous!  This is a very hilly route, and I just relaxed and didn't pay attention to pace--ran comfortably.

Splits:  9:02, 9:05, 8:53,8:23, 8:27, 8:36, 8:44, 8:22. 

From baldnspicy on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:28:42 from

Keep it up, Cara! One of these days I've got to get to one of your races so I can chant Cara! Cara! as you break the tape! Of course, I'd take the opportunity to tell everyone around me that that's my coach. I'm sure they'll be thinking, "Then why the heck aren't YOU out there running?" LOL

From Coach Cara on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 14:18:56 from

Maybe one of these days you'll PASS me!!!! :-)

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