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)
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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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Rest, blessed rest.


Just did a little wt training today: chest, abs.  No running.

 I met with Coach Bob Williams today--he's very pleasant and has the most amazing background and experience, working with Alberto Salazar, Prefontaine, and Bowerman. 

From baldnspicy on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 00:04:18 from

Hmmm....Alberto, Prefontaine, Bowerman? Are we supposed to know those names? They sound so familiar but I can't put my finger on it.... :-p

From Coach Cara on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 00:07:13 from

Oh that's right--they're all from Oregon, as all great runners are (I can say this because I'm actually from Virginia). Y'all from Utah (or PA) wouldn't have heard of those guys. ;-)

From baldnspicy on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 06:05:19 from

Ah yes, from growing up in neighboring Washington, I remember hearing something about some Oregon university that had some good runners. Weird! Small world!

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