Closing the Gap

November 25, 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 enjoyed a wonderful long run today!  Despite my super tight glute med--it's being crazy--I was pretty much pain-free.  I ran up a HUGE hill, about 15% grade for at least a mile, and then returned to the same hill toward the end.  That accounts for a few very slow splits:

 9:14, 10:47, 8:38, 8:47, 8:31, 8:22, 8:27, 8:31, 8:45, 8:53, 9:02, 10:07, 9:09, 8:52.


BEAUTIFUL day!! I love Oregon!

From Burt on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:11:40 from

You and your tight glutes go with your bad self! Nice miles.

From Coach Cara on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:19:47 from

The amazing thing is that I feel SO much better now than I did before the run! Something about that run really loosened up my rebellious glutes! :-)

From baldnspicy on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 23:25:52 from

Yeah, those glutes can be a real pain in the butt! Sometimes you just want to kick 'em! Nice run, Coach!

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