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Jul 25, 2005



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5/20 - beat the bridge 8k
  • 5/26 - magnuson series memorial day 5k
  • 6/16 - magnuson series seattle solstice 5k 
  • SUMMER - CNW all comers T&F series 
  • 7/4 - magnuson series summer spirit run 5k
  • 8/18 - magnuson series summer fitness day 10k
  • 9/30 - bellingham bay half marathon 
  • 10/13 - escalante canyons marathon
  • 11/25 - seattle half marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

qualify for the 2020 olympic marathon trials in ATL (sub-2:45

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 30.00 Year: 2085.50
TypeA8 Test Lifetime Miles: 170.00
Kinvara Test Lifetime Miles: 292.00
K9 Test Purpleberry Lifetime Miles: 287.00
Haunted Phoenix Lifetime Miles: 269.00
K9 Test Arctic Blueberry Lifetime Miles: 250.70
K9 Test Pinkerton Lifetime Miles: 244.00
Freedom Cut Me Loose Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Bubonic Plague Lifetime Miles: 365.00
Orange Splats Lifetime Miles: 219.00
Race: jacksonville bank half marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:20:52, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

splits: 6:18, 6:12, 6:10, 6:04, 6:03, 6:06, 6:17, 6:10, 6:11, 6:06, 6:13, 6:12, 6:08, :36 

my race today was very similar to philly -- fairly conservative start, right where i wanted to be in the middle, and then shaky-but-hanging-on at the end. i'm now a bit closer to my goal of sub-1:20, but i'm bummed i didn't get it today. i really thought i would get it.

the opportunity was there, just like in philly -- ideal course (pancake flat), lots of competition, and good racing conditions (it was raining today but temperatures were nice). i also felt a lot more prepared today than i did in philly.

i ran with my teammate, jill. we were both looking for the sub-1:20, and we agreed after the race that our first 5k was overly conservative. we probably could have saved ourselves 20-25 seconds there and still hung on okay at the end. 

the 6:17 at mile 7 is a mystery, as we were rolling through these miles and it didn't feel like we had slowed down or let up on the effort at all. it was discouraging to see that because we thought were in a good 6:05 groove. jill ended up dropping me right around mile 12, but i stayed fairly close and finished 9 seconds back from her. the race ended with ~200m on the track -- ideally this provides a nice boost and an opportunity to throw down a good finishing kick, but i didn't have anything left. i think i fell back another 2-3 seconds from jill just on the track.

i will keep trying. my biggest goal in the short term is to get this right (right being 1:17-1:19). in order to do that, i need to be more confident at the beginning and go out a bit more aggressively. i also need be stronger in closing out the final 5k. it's looking like my next shot at it will be in new orleans at the end of february. 

a shout-out to richard fannin for organizing a fast field and giving so many people the chance to go for the OTQ. he had pacers for both the men and the women, and in total 27 men and 14 women qualified today. it was a really cool thing. if similar opportunities are available when 2020 rolls around, i hope to be in the mix. 

team soggy

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From flatlander on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 19:01:10 from

Really nice PR, congratulations, easy to see that you are locking in to the next level up, exciting to watch.

From Tom K on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 20:04:51 from

That is a crazy fast race, and, at least earlier today, very difficult to find results for. I'm glad the temps dropped a bit for you this morning. Congratulations on the PR Allie!

From josse on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 20:31:15 from

Excellent job Allie, you will figure this out.

From Jake K on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 20:54:37 from

Good run - a PR is a PR and you are moving in the right direction.

From epnyc on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 20:58:32 from

Allie! You are amazing. Great race!

From Derunzo on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 00:09:28 from

Damn good race!

From Jason D on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 14:02:05 from

Congratulations on the PR, Allie. I go back and forth about how fast to run the first few miles in a half. Redlining from mile 1 is very tough and it can be costly if it backfires.

From RileyCook on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 14:40:00 from

Great race Allie! Congrats on the PR. You'll get it all to come together soon for an even bigger PR.

From steve ash on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 15:43:38 from

Great job Allie, I hope your in the "mix" also:)

From Jon on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 21:05:33 from

You'll get there, keep working at it. Nice race.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:07:24 from

This is still a crazy-fast half. You'll run faster but congrats for now and just bask in the glory of 33rd place (welcome to my world) in an insanely fast field.

From Nancy on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 07:32:15 from

Great job. I think it is great that you can run with the best and still stay in the pack. You are amazing.

From JD on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 09:29:23 from

congrats on a really fast race - no doubt you'll capitalize on the opportunity in 2020 -

From Tom Slick on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 08:31:33 from

Nice PR woman! Hey are you by any chance going to try for an OTQ?

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