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)
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.


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 thought today was the day I was supposed to go easy because of an upcoming track workout, but it was tomorrow!  Oh well, I guess I'll just have 2 easy days in a row now.



9:30, 8:59, 8:49, 8:09, 8:59 (BIG hill), 8:13


From Coach Cara on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 23:47:52 from

Oh, and I met with Coach Rick Lovett today, who has written 2 books with Alberto Salazar! Very nice meeting and discussion with him.

From Burt on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:26:05 from

You're a legend yourself.

From Coach Cara on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 20:04:06 from

You're so cute, Burt. Well, at least I'm a legend in the mind of 4 people. My little ones are still young enough that they are confident I'm the best mama in the world, the fastest runner, and the most beautiful woman. :-) It's great being Mommy!!

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