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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Today I met Coach Bob at the track.  He encouraged me to take it easy, so I did, but I did get in several 7:40 miles, which felt great.  The hip flexor hurts when I push off, but if I keep the speed down, it's not too bad.



From Burt on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 19:26:32 from

7:40 miles is taking it easy?

From Coach Cara on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 21:29:51 from

Sorry it took me a WEEK to reply!! I'd say for a track workout, 7:40 is easy! :-) On the road, that's more like my marathon pace.

How was your Valentine's Day, Burt?

From Burt on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 22:05:57 from

It was good. We saw two movies. If you saw my face book post, you'll know how I felt about one of them. The other was Dear John, and it wasn't too bad. Then we were going to go out and eat, but we ended up taking the whole family out to Chinese. Yours?

From Coach Cara on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 00:22:13 from

I haven't even looked at my own blog, and have neglected everyone else's too! I am in the process of restructuring my schedule because right now I'm totally unable to keep up with 4 kids, 2 jobs, one house, one husband, and me! And church! Goodness, it's crazy. At some point I'll get life organized.

Anyway, Tim's in Costa Rica, so I took the kids out on a date: Baja Fresh and a movie--The Young Victoria. It's a documentary. We had a GREAT time!

From Burt on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:14:42 from

How romantic. What's Tim doing in Costa Rica? Helping earthquake victims?

From Coach Cara on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:59:11 from

Work! And fun too, I'm sure.

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