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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: 0.00 Month: 87.00 Year: 1872.00
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
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8 miles. sunnyside up. the air is fresh and clean! and cold. luckily, i think i have finally figured out how to properly bundle up. i wore a face bandana again this morning, this time tying it more loosely and leaving space for fresh air. it was the best of both worlds -- breathability and a warm face. i actually gave myself a facial running up sunnyside (i was chewing gum, so it was a minty fresh facial).

and so it begins -- another 11-week schedule of late nights and early parades.

Nike Free Hyper TR Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
From Bonnie on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 09:34:29 from

yikes ... 11 weeks? good luck allie, I hate early parades.

From Lily on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 09:41:08 from

What are you going to be doing?

From jun on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:14:49 from

You know, if you want to borrow my awesome beard, I can lend it to you periodically for your morning runs. It is super warm.

From Oreo on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:19:05 from

I thought you left the carnival life behind...

From RAD on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 16:01:44 from

Yuck...11 weeks is crazy! Late nights are hard, then to turn around for an early morning parade...blech!

From glidergirl on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 16:14:26 from

Hello fellow Nike Free runner! I love those things! Is the late night/early morning parade thing for work? Either way it sounds harsh. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you once I start running again...hopefully soon!

From Sammie Howard on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 16:16:30 from

Im used to the the mill now and having to do a race yesterday was hell.... 3 layers of lycras at least lol

I hear you on the cold on your face its not nice !

From Scott Ensign on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 16:48:05 from

Allie, spring for 5.99 and buy one of these, best investment you will make for winter running. just pull the space down so your mouth is exposed too.

From april27 on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 18:42:53 from

ooh minty facial!

From Nan on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 19:01:21 from

Mint facial sounds heavenly. Late night and early parades? I'm confused...are you back at Great Harvest?

Scott, I just tried to buy one of those but everyone on FRB must have seen this thread and bought them all...sold out. I thought Balaclava was a German dessert anyway. Who decided to turn it into a running mask?

From Nan on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 19:03:20 from

This one looks much warmer anyway. I'm getting one right now.

From Dan on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 19:15:59 from

11 weeks.... ugh... at least the face is warm! I know how important that is!

From Carina on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:33:58 from

OOO... I think I'll try that with my banana strawberry gum, nothing better than a fruity facial :)

From allie on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:37:46 from

i wasn't making any sense when i constructed this post after my first early parade of the new year. i'll explain: late nights and early parades means that i have started teaching a new set of classes (for an 11 week quarter). late nights teaching and grading, early mornings running (i called it a parade because it keeps me motivated to think of it as a fun running festival with floats and trumpets rather than a dark street covered in ice and deer droppings).

thanks for the ideas about face masks. i'm with nan -- the balaclava sounds way sticky. spiderman would be warm, but i guarantee i would end up getting arrested for that one.

From seeaprilrun on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:50:13 from

deer droppings huh? around here it's cow patties. Glad you had some nice clean air!

From Seth on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 21:19:08 from

I've been loading on Aquafor in the morning. Keeps the skin smooth, but my face still gets pretty cold!

From Tom Slick on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 22:56:46 from

Parades, Jessy James masks and sticky face facials, You're one wild, crazy and sic woman.

Keep runnin' smart!

From Nancy on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 23:04:53 from

Late nights and parades sounds interesting. I would enjoy the parades but I'm not a late night person.

From Smooth on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 23:58:47 from

:D Minty facial!! WAY COOL!!! :D

Late nights & early parades = night owl & early bird = smart and get worms (err, deer droppings)! :)

From Scott Ensign on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 00:10:59 from

we should take the spider man mask, add a HEPA filter to the breathing area, and we would have an ideal solution for running when the pm 2.5 is in the red zone! yes, I may file a patent on this idea.

From DonGardinero on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 01:52:21 from


You should seriously get one of these:

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