Closing the Gap

November 20, 2017

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Location:

tigard,or,usa

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2009

Gender:

Female

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)
See all results on athlinks

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.

Personal:

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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1 hour of bicep, tricep, and core (on the excellent TRX--I love that thing), plus medicine ball reactive exercises, then 40 min on elliptical/stairs/spinning bike.  I had to cut the workout short because we were hosting the Chamber of Commerce at our training studio at 7 am.  I didn't want to be all sweaty as I was a-hand-shakin' with the crowd.  

Comments
From TBarlow on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:11:36 from 216.194.124.36

Nice cross training! I need to add more weights to my workout - it would make me such a stronger runner.

From Coach Cara on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 16:18:29 from 74.107.148.31

Thanks! I really do love strength training, especially with all the proprioceptive stuff they have these days, plus the bolistic exercises, and then just plain, old traditional wt lifting. It's something I especially like when there's not a race in the near future. For distance runners who hate strength training, I think that focusing on the entire core is at least a great minimum that we should strengthen.

Plank, anyone? :-)

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