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The Woodlands Marathon

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Location:

Seattle,WA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

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: 5.00 Month: 82.00 Year: 2005.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
137.200.000.000.00137.20
NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 67.20NB Minimus Real Teal Miles: 8.00Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 55.00Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

i flew into houston this morning. travel was a bit hectic and i made it to the woodlands almost 2 hours later than projected. i was hoping to get a short run in, but i scratched it because it's getting late in the day and my main objective right now is finding some food. [although my real main objective is blogging about my problems]. 

pre-race thoughts: zoinks.  

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Race: The Woodlands Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:54:47, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

marathon #25.  

  • 1:25 / 1:29 -- not what i wanted to do, but i had a tough time in the second loop. there was a bit o' wind and i found myself running completely alone for the final 12 miles (i know i shouldn't have allowed this to affect me, but it did). i was targeting 2:50, but i'm not there yet. 
  • course change this year -- it was still a flat, two loop course, but it went in the anti-clockwise direction and the route was slightly altered. i think it made it a bit faster, and i really liked the new course. scenery was beautiful and woodsy. much less congestion with the half marathoners this year, especially at the split point. 
  • everyone here was very nice and hospitable, just like last year. i'm glad i came back. 
  • i stopped taking splits because they were garbage. 6:10, 7:18, 5:50, 7:05, 6:13. the inconsistency was messing with my head, especially because i felt like my output was fairly consistent. the numbers were throwing me off and i was panicking because i couldn't get a good grasp on my pace. edit: the checkpoint splits have been posted -- AP every 6.5 miles: 6:27, 6:32, 6:37, 6:58. 
  • i kicked my glass wound scab open at mile 22. once again, the left leg injures the right. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(46)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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i walked around for about two hours yesterday afternoon, which alleviated a lot of the post-race stiffness/soreness. i'm planning to do more of the same today, as i don't fly out until 6pm this evening. 

i've been in a fight with my left adductor for the past three weeks. it held up okay in the race, other than some minor cramping in my hip/quad over the final few miles. it should clear up pretty quickly with rest (it almost went away with the taper, but it's back again today).

i'm taking a week off. the next race i'm looking at is striders half, which is in one month. 

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completely off. i ate five meals and played the piano. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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late afternoon walk around sugarhouse park with andrea and jake (just like we'll do when we're retired). i wore my giant walking shoes. no plans/reason to run until at least saturday. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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a buffalo can run 35 mph at an average weight of 2,000 lbs.

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easy paced off.

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off again. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles at liberty park on the wood chips. the ice-snow has finally melted away, allowing the chips to breathe again. they were extra soft and soggy, but not muddy -- the perfect running surface.

i'm feeling energetic after six full days off. this was a bit more time off than i usually take after a marathon (except for des news), but i felt like i needed some extra time to regroup. i went into the race feeling pretty wrung out.

i almost made it to standard buffalo weight this week.

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with james. we destroyed all of the lingering ice mounds in the entire city. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles on the wood chips. 

NB Minimus Real Teal Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles around sugarhouse. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles on the JRP with devra. i was so dead by the end of this run. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles on the wood chips at liberty park.

zero energy to work with today. i stopped (and lingered) at the drinking fountain twice -- on a four mile run! 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles with tara and kam. we saw two snakes, three pumpkin cookies, and one very large moose. we ended up taking a bunch of photos with the moose, then kam destroyed it with his bare hands. then we stuffed it in the back of my car, and now its hanging out in my garden and chomping on the "grass". 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with james. sugarhouse.

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

(go west) where the skies are blue. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

on the wood chips.

NB Minimus Real Teal Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles with devra on the JRP. the swamp bugs have hatched.

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles around sugarhouse. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles with devra on the JRP. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

this is an ad: www.sugarhouserelays.com

6 miles. state capitol loop. james and i met up with the slc track club, planning to run 6-7 miles with devra and tee (they were finishing up their long run). this run wins for the hardest and fastest i have ever been dropped. luckily james was there to drop back with me. rough day. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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www.sugarhouserelays.com 

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a pathetic week for the s'moores -- our house was hit with the plague on saturday afternoon. i haven't been this sick (sick enough to lose productivity) since i was in 8th grade. james [endearingly] told me that i was a cesspool of disease. 

symptoms of the plague include: bloaty head, garbage lungs, swollen sinuses, fever, loss of hearing, earaches, coughing until you nearly pass out, and yelling at the mail man for not bringing my TOU welcome letter. i bet i have a used kleenex® for every mile i should have run this week.  

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crawled 1/8th of a mile. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with james. two laps on the wood chips at liberty park. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with james. sugarhouse loop. decrepit and pathetic, but happy to be out. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

wowz. whomp. whomp. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles around sugarhouse with james. 

NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
137.200.000.000.00137.20
NB WR1400 IKEA Miles: 67.20NB Minimus Real Teal Miles: 8.00Kinvara3 Detroit Lions2 Miles: 55.00Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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