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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My run was a bit interrupted today by family and church things, but at least I did get the miles in.

 9:31, 9:07, 8:42, 8:39, 8:17, 8:25, 8:23, 8:43, 8:30, 9:38 (this was where I started up again after a 2 hour interruption), 8:38, 8:33, 8:02,  and then walked for about a mile.


The run started off pretty exciting, as I noticed in the gym parking lot that 2 men seemed to be trying to kill each other.  So, I entered the gym and recommended that the receptionist call the police.  The police came and interviewed me to find out what the men looked like (I didn't know because it was so dark still).  Since I assumed they didn't need my testimony anymore, I stretched and then left the gym for my run.  I perceived that one man was in handcuffs and surrounded by officers.  Then I ran for about 1.5 hrs, and upon my return, I asked the receptionist if there was any more news.  Apparently they arrested both men, and they had returned, looking for me  for more info.  So then I felt bad that I had left the gym. 

What an unusual way to start a run.



From Burt on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 19:30:13 from

What is this world coming to???

From baldnspicy on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 00:39:19 from

Is your gym in the ghetto? Nice run, btw!

From Coach Cara on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 00:46:08 from

Sounds like it, doesn't it? But no, it's in Murrayhill, a pretty upscale neighborhood. That's why it was WEIRD!

From baldnspicy on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 01:13:41 from

Whew! I was worried about where you were working out. :-)

Of course, some of those upscale people are (certifiably) nuts anyways. Run your key along their Ferrari on "accident" and they get all up in your face. Shesh!

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