Yellow Jacket Invite 5000m

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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: 0.00 Month: 55.50 Year: 463.50
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: Yellow Jacket Invite 5000m (3.107 Miles) 00:17:53, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

am: 2 miles

pm: yellow jacket invite 5000m @ georgia tech (results)


1 82.32 400m 1:22.32
2 86.12 800m 2:48.44
3 86.37 1200m 4:14.81
4 86.15 1600m 5:40.96
5 86.90 2000m 7:07.86
6 86.53 2400m 8:34.39
7 86.76 2800m 10:01.15
8 87.26 3200m 11:28.41
9 87.49 3600m 12:55.90
10 87.40 4000m 14:23.30
11 86.72 4400m 15:50.02
12 84.14 4800m 17:14.16
200m 39.13 5000m 17:53.78

this isn't a great result, but it's a good starting point. i think i need another race or two to dial in the track racing groove and better allocate my effort over 12.5 laps. this was a timid effort. my goal over the next two months is to get my time in the low 17s, or at least sub-17:30.

there was another allie (spelled allie, prounounced allie) in the race, and i thought the whole city of ATL was cheering for me. 

weather: 64 F / 47 DP / 53% / wind 0 mph

Freedom Testers 2 Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 06:07:34 from

Bzzz! Allie the track star from UT! Way to take name in all of ATL! Awesome job! 😊

From flatlander on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 09:48:17 from

Very cool. I remember when you were craving a sub-18, but that was then. (I did notice, however, that you failed to place in the women's hammer throw. Keep at it.)

From JD on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:02:36 from

nice track work


From Dan on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 19:40:31 from

Excellent work! Funny. My daughters name is Aly. Not spelled Allie. However, it is pronounced like Allie. Yet she still thought all of Atlanta was cheering for you.

From Jason D on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 21:57:44 from

Looks like the pacing was pretty solid. Track racing is fun but odd when you come from a road racing background. A wise coach once remarked "you have to relearn how to race every season." I imagine this is true when that is the first track race of the season. Lots of track racing coming in your future!

Any thoughts on the events for the ATC events? I'm looking for a good model on how to do track doubles!

From allie on Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 14:08:26 from

jason: you said it -- it's a different approach/mentality. toeing the line with college girls who seemed to be completely in their element was completely intimidating to me, and i responded by losing heart rather than getting fired up to compete. james asked me after the race how i might have run differently if i had toed the line with the mentality that i could win the race (not that i would have, but just approaching it with more confidence as opposed to taking a back seat because it was more comfortable). i hope with another race or two, i can dial in the right amount of aggressiveness and risk. PR pace has to brush up pretty closely with delusional/blow up pace. whoever gets the closest without going over...

as for track doubles -- i've only done 1500m/800m and 1600/800m and both times the 800 was compromised and felt horrible. i suspect doing a shorter race before a longer one might actually be beneficial for the second event, like a 1500 before a 5000 to help you get really loose. maybe even an 800 -- you could treat it like a long, super intense warm up stride for the 5k. :)

flat: after a minor incident in 2007, i'm not allowed to touch a hammer until 2022.

dan: hi to aly.

smooth and JD: thank yous.

From josse on Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 15:00:45 from

I think this is very impressive! Great job Allie and Allie:)

From SlowJoe on Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 16:27:58 from

I'm just glad you were able to prove your superiority over the other allie. If I was her coach, I'd be like, "How do you expect to ever win the race if you can't even place in the top 50% of all the allies?" Yeah, I should be a coach.

From Jake K on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 11:36:40 from

Nice! How many more track 5Ks do you think you will run this spring?

From allie on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 14:21:59 from

2-3 more 5ks, and hopefully at least one more 800m! then all of my energy turns to setting the WR at the vertical mile

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