Closing the Gap

December 12, 2018

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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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Just an easy run today.  Splits:  8:57, 7:57, 7:24 (oops!  I didn't mean to go that fast), 8:15.

From Burt on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 00:38:20 from

Yeah, oops. LOL!

From baldnspicy on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 07:03:28 from

Ha Ha! I don't run 7:24 miles yet, but I'm sure it's pretty tough to tell the difference between running 8:00 and 7:24 LOL Rock on with your bad self!

From Coach Cara on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 16:45:28 from

Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous! :-) I mean, I knew I'd picked up the pace a bit, but see, in that mile, I kept seeing other runners ahead of me, so I lost track of myself and subconsciously started racing with them all. Left 'em in the dust, brother! ;-)

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