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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Another easy run day, which is good because my legs were feeling quite sluggish, probably from track and from the gym leg workout.  I ran for just 35 minutes, around a 8:50-9:00 pace, trying to keep my hr around 145.  Unfortunately, I can't find my hr monitor strap, so I had to judge my hr based on my breathing.  Oh well, I've done if enough times to know pretty accurately where my heart is.  


From Burt on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:05:12 from

Is your heart in San Francisco?

From Coach Cara on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 17:38:39 from

Yes, Burt, that's exactly right! That must be why I love to run up steep hills. :-)

From baldnspicy on Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 09:17:16 from

Nice! My HR is usually around 153-155 at that pace, so I can tell you have a very big heart!

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