Closing the Gap

May 29, 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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Ran for 50 minutes.  Also, did biceps, triceps, and abs for 1.5 hrs.

From Burt on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 17:07:49 from

That's a long time to work on those muscles. You must have Popeye arms now.

From Coach Cara on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:39:15 from

You're so funny, Burt! Yes, my biceps are as big as a bus! ;-)

I have been a slacker on recording my running lately!! Life has gotten so chaotic. I need to figure out how to organize myself better. I'll try to catch up on the blog soon; the only problem is that now I can't remember exactly what I've done--it wasn't all on the Garmin.

From baldnspicy on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 22:15:06 from

Cara - have you named your biceps yet? :-P

From Burt on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:01:34 from


Tell Stampy and Lightning hi for me.

From Coach Cara on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 23:15:14 from


Does this work?

From baldnspicy on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:58:48 from

Can't see it, Cara. You'll need to upload it somewhere...maybe in your blog post? Burt always has some very interesting pictures he finds posted there. :-)

From Coach Cara on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:20:18 from

Well, I can't figure out how to upload it. It was just a silly picture of me from last summer when I was flexing my biceps in front of a gym. I thought, in context, it would be funny! :-)

From Burt on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:42:06 from

I just sent you a powerpoint presentation on how to post pictures to your blog.

You're so cute trying to send us a link to your access files on your personal computer :)

From Coach Cara on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 18:27:31 from

You can call it "cute," I call it PATHETIC!! :-)

Thanks, I'll see if I can figure it out.

From baldnspicy on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:16:25 from

Ok, pics passed via email. Take my word for it, Stampy and Lightning are pea shooters compared to the guns Cara's got!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:20:06 from

Burt - Popeye had scrawny biceps and HUGE forearms :)

From Burt on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 14:45:40 from

That is true RT. How can I get like that? Maybe by pummeling Bluto in the face over and over.

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