Closing the Gap

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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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Did 4 miles with HR at 135-145.  That was a nice change.  Afterward, I did a very intense leg workout--the kind where people say, "Who IS that woman?"  :-)  It's really fun.  

From Burt on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 23:22:11 from

Who is this mysterious woman we call Cara?

From Coach Cara on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 23:26:46 from

You should join me for a leg workout, Burt! You'd be begging for mercy! ;-) You'd say, "Are you a professional athlete???"

From Coach Cara on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 23:27:19 from

You mock, but I'm tellin' ya. ;-)

From Walter on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 23:59:34 from

How do I do a leg workout with you? Is it on a seperate blog?

From Coach Cara on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 00:06:46 from

Oh, I'm sorry, I was really just kidding, since I'm in Oregon and everyone else seems to be in Utah! :-) But if ever I'm in Utah, I'll put together a leg bootcamp for all the fast bloggers. :-)

Locally I am in the process of creating a bootcamp for runners, to focus on training the muscles we runners specifically MUST have nice and strong, and to work on leg speed and strength. When I finally get it together, maybe I'll see if I can video it and get it on Youtube.

From Burt on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 18:58:31 from

Hey those P90X leg workouts are hard enough. You would kick my be-hind!

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