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Member Since:

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: 18.00 Month: 69.00 Year: 604.50
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

treated myself today by doing the sugarhouse loop in the opposite direction. this means i get to cruise down sunnyside/8th east the last two miles of my run instead of running UP it my first 2 miles. always fun to do that, especially if it is still dark and there are no cars on the roads. 

my legs are really feeling dead. i have gradually increased my mileage so that my body can adapt, but still, i have never been a high-volume runner so i would expect it to wear me down a bit.  i think 2 "big workouts" a week will work for me, but i also think i overdid it in both of them last week because i have had an over-abundance of lethargy this week that i can't seem to shake. maybe 2 big workouts every other week, and 1 in the between weeks. then hopefully i can get to where i can stay energized and healthy doing 2 per week.

i am also thinking this may be diet related. i need to be more concious about getting some protein into my diet. i don't eat any meat or dairy products, and this didn't affect me much with lower-mileage training but now i think it may be taking a toll. i think i need to drink more water as well.

PM: 3 of my easy miles were pre-blogged. i went to sugarhouse park this afternoon and did some barefoot running on the grass. i was slightly worried about my foot because i have been wearing an orthotic insert in my left shoe ever since my foot got injured. but it held up fine and actually felt strong, even on the downhills, so that's good. i did a few hill charges and scoped out a nice little uphill/downhill pattern that i will follow when i do this with my weighted vest :) i also focused on my form and quicker turnover. grass seems to help a lot with this, although i had to do a lot of pine needle and goose poop dodging.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Jon on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:28:55 from

I often found 2 BW and 1 long run per week challenging. 3 BW/2 weeks is not a bad idea. You can try for 4, but be willing to quit if it's obvious you don't have it that day.

Protein=good. And iron. And water.

From jun on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 13:37:16 from

You seemed to have put into words what I have been unable to state about myself this last week. I feel the same way. I know a lot of mine is diet. There are many things I could change. Your miles are great this week though. Way to go.

From Bonnie on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 15:24:41 from

Take it easy for the next couple of days Allie -- you helped me last week, more spinach (drizzled with lemon juice to facilitate iron absorbtion) and some B12 has helped me get my appetite back (maybe too much so - but I haven't gained any weight so maybe not!).

You are rockn!!

From RivertonPaul on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 18:23:28 from

I'd be a terrible barefoot runner for those same reasons.

From james on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 00:52:55 from

It's all about the Cashews! And almonds. Also sleep. I did 4 months of high mileage before I started doing workouts.

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