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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It was like running while harnessed, with someone pulling me back.  The trees were sideways.  When I opened my mouth, my cheeks flapped in the wind.  I was well aware of the inward thoughts of the drivers as they watched me in disbelief:  "From which asylum did that woman escape?"


In other words, it was rather breezy today.  Oh, and COLD.


8:05, 8:05, 8:03,8:02, 8:01, 7:57, 8:02, 8:22, 8:02

Running in ridiculous conditions like today toughens a wuss like me and gives me the psychological strength we all need in the 26th mile. 

From TBarlow on Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 21:41:28 from

Way to get out there in the chilly weather! Nice miles!

From Burt on Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 22:34:18 from

I was just thinking about how we used to run in harnesses in high school with someone pulling us. That's cuz I was watching the 2009 Strong Man Competition.

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