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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: 28.00 Month: 77.00 Year: 2000.00
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
197.000.000.000.00197.00
Walking Miles: 124.50Testers Miles: 33.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

pm run: 5 miles + strides. heavy rain.

happy new fiscal year. my work gave me the gift of the latest version of IE.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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track workout: 6 x 300m (rec: 100m)

56, 57, 56, 57, 56, 56 

74 F / 69 DP / 89% 

this was a short tune-up workout for saturday. i'm excited to race now that i have several weeks of training under me. i have far fewer miles on my legs than i normally do at this time of year (des news season!), but i feel like my fitness is in a good place. my 10k PR is fairly weak at 38:11. i think i can pull off a 37-something on saturday, so that is my goal. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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3 easy. peachtree tomorrow! ten thousand meters with sixty thousand people.

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Race: Peachtree Road Race (6.214 Miles) 00:38:32, Place overall: 24
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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today was my first running of the peachtree road race, the largest 10k in the world. the field was capped at 60,000 runners -- today's official count was 54,284.

overall thoughts: i didn't run as fast as i thought i could, and i didn't feel great. i thought for sure i could break 38 today, but the whole race i was feeling like i couldn't get up to speed (i was missing my target splits by 10-15 seconds, not good). my fitness is just not there yet.

i've been picturing that this race was going to be a hot-humid-july-sweat-fest-party, but today it was actually quite cool and gloomy. there was a steady rain about an hour before the start, but it cleared up and things were very pleasant at the starting line. by the end of the race, it was pouring rain again and it didn't let up for a couple of hours after.

the weather alert system was at the yellow stage when we started, but it went to the red stage by the time i finished. it actually reached the black level for a bit due to lightning, which delayed the race for 30 minutes for some of the later waves. james and i walked home soaking wet and shivering...in july...in atlanta. y'allz, this is crazy.

splits: 6:13, 6:03, 5:49, 6:33, 6:17, 6:16, 1:17 

course profile: 

i heard this course described as everything from "all downhill" to "all uphill" -- it had much more downhill than uphill -- there was basically one steady climb in mile 4 (cardiac hill) that offered a bit of a gut-punch, but nothing too terrible. the rest of the course is pretty forgiving -- there's plenty of flat and downhill spread throughout and overall i think this is a pretty fast course. hopefully i'm in better shape next year to take advantage. i was frustrated with how i felt today. i started getting some confidence back after putting in some good track sessions, but i misjudged my fitness today. i'm still missing some elements (more mileage, more race pace work) -- that should happen in the coming months as i start focusing on the half. more patience. more time. 

as for the race t-shirt, there is a design contest each year, and the shirt is not revealed until you pick it up at the finish line. the woman modeling the shirt in this photo is this year's winning designer: 

here's a post-race soggy phone pic of me loving life in ATL:

and here's a video of the start of the race. see if you can spot me. i'm the woman messing with her watch in a panic because i forgot to change it to the chrono screen before the horn.

Walking Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

attn: slowjoe

active oval, active oval 2, piedmont park, peachtree aftermath, beltline trail whimsical pinwheels, art, murder krogerpeachtree street

Walking Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

beltline 7 + strides and some drills

Walking Miles: 4.00
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piedmont

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6 miles on the northside beltline trail -- a new area to explore. it offers way more shade than the eastside trail, and there was no one there. there was also a creek! i'll have to go back. 

pm - 3+ hours of walking with a bit of jogging mixed in. i'm thinking about getting a bike soon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles. shadyside. the heat & humidity really got to me today and i crashed pretty good at the end. cooler mountain air is in my future.

Walking Miles: 2.50
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7 on the beltline + strides.

ATL --> JFK --> YYC!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

day 1 of JAJAK canada week. we all arrived late on friday and spent the night in the dorms at the university of calgary.

am - rafting trip.

pm - 5 miles on the trails in banff. first JAJAK run since 10/5/13!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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am - 7 mile trail run in banff.

pm - hiked to the top of tunnel mountain -- this offered some great views for a short hike. ~2.5 miles round trip.

Walking Miles: 2.50
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am: ~20 mile hike from sunshine village ski resort to assiniboine lodge in the canadian backcountry. we ran about 4-5 miles throughout the day, but mostly hiked in. we kept a good pace and never stopped for too long because the mosquitoes would eat us alive within 30 seconds. it took us ~6:50 to get there. 

we stayed in this small hut for two days: 

we also had access to the wonder lodge cooking shelter, which was a big community kitchen and hang out area where we spent a good amount of time eating, playing games, and talking with other travelers about their adventures. 

i also really enjoyed tea time -- mountain style happy hour with tea, cake, and our favorite canadian beverages: 

Walking Miles: 16.00
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am: ~5 mile hike (wonder pass)

pm: ~5 mile hike (nub peak)

Walking Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

am: ~20 mile hike out of mt. assiniboine and back to sunshine village. we ran most of the way (~15 miles), hiking a few steep or otherwise not-as-runnable sections. it felt better to run than to hike, and we made excellent time, covering the same ground as monday but shaving off a solid 2.5 hours (official time for me was 4:25:50).

the hardest part was coming down the steep dirt road at the ski resort over the last 5k. it was a quad smasher and made me feel like i was running des news (that's a good thing though -- i needed my des news fix for 2015). 

the hike in and out of mt. assiniboine was my favorite part of this trip. i especially loved the run out. we ran through a meadow full of wildflowers in the morning sun and it was so beautiful -- probably one of the neatest runs i've done to date. i think all of us were pretty tired this day, but we were still on a huge high -- doing what we love under blue skies and the amazing backdrop of the canadian rockies.

pm: drove from banff to lake louise. we did a very short evening walk/floating log traverse up to the overlook point at moraine lake:

Walking Miles: 5.00
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am: 8 mile trail run/hike to the plain of six glaciers. this trail had some fairly steep and rocky sections so i walk-hiked a bit going both up and down. counting 6 miles of running. 

pm: drove to jasper via the icefields parkway.

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am: 8 mile trail run around the lac beauvert area in jasper. 

pm1: walked around maligne canyon.

pm2: evening canoe tour on lac beauvert to celebrate parks day. 

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late morning hike on the mount edith cavell trail -- very steep climb near the top and fat marmots lounging about at the summit. 

pm: long haul drive from jasper back to canmore, but we saw some good sights along the way, including tangle falls and peyto lake. 

Walking Miles: 5.00
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am: 7 miles on the trails at the canmore nordic centre before heading to the airport and flying back to hothumidland. 

i failed to mention that i ended up destroying my shoes after developing some nasty blisters on the hike into mt. assiniboine. i used jake's pocket knife for the surgery and turned them into you-can-still-run-with-blisters shoes, a design patented by andrea back in september 2013. it worked great.

       

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Walking Miles: 2.50
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track workout: 5 x 800m (400m rec jog) target: 2:40-44 

splits: 2:40, 2:40, 2:40, 2:40, 2:41  darn that last one!

today was 400m recovery instead of 200m -- it made all the difference

75 F / 75 DP / 99%

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5 loops around centennial olympic park. my legs were beat up from yesterday and it was slow going.

my mom called me this morning, telling me that she was at home doing nothing because i wrecked the pioneer day tradition. :)

my family has been participating in the des news races in some form or another for as long as i can remember. when i was little, we slept out on the parade route and watched some combination of my family run and/or volunteer at the 10k (grandparents, parents, siblings). i took my first stab at the 10k the summer between 9th and 10th grade, and ran it again after my junior year (both times with my mom, which was awesome). after i graduated from high school, i decided to try the marathon -- and that's where i found my love for the sport. 

like most people who grew up in utah, i have a special fondness for the pioneer day holiday, however quirky and overdone it may be. i always thought it was cool to celebrate my roots by running down the same canyon that my ancestors #trekked through to settle in the salt lake valley. they were some tough people. 

needless to say, i was missing home yesterday. but -- atlanta is cool too, y'all.

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short workout: 3 mile tempo + 400m (400m rec jog in between)

6:16 average for the tempo; 76 for the 400m

i did the tempo on the beltline and through piedmont park and finished with the 400 on the active oval. 

73 F / 72 DP / 97%

 

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12 miles. shadyside + piedmont park.

cool sky above the active oval this morning:

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evening run around centennial olympic park. the ferris wheel was playing usher's yeah!

Walking Miles: 2.50
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workout: 6 x 200m hills; 6 x 200m flat; 5 x 60m hills

set 1: hill (~6% grade) 41.24 42.02 41.65 42.73 41.50 40.68
set 2: flat (active oval) 34.66 34.72 34.68 34.19 34.54 34.55
set 3: hill (~6% grade) 11.88 11.01 11.00 11.00 11.27     x

recovery: 200m jog after each repeat; 4:51 jog from the hill to the oval; 5:11 jog back to the hill.

i have no record of ever running a 60m dash in my life -- flat or hill -- so i don't know what the numbers mean. all i know is that i couldn't break 11!

75 F / 73 DP / 95%

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7 miles on the beltline.

i finally added some more races to my calendar. i haven't raced much at all this year, so i'm excited to have a good dose coming up throughout august and september. i still don't know what i'm doing in the fall -- half, full, nothing? i'll have a better idea after the first two races in august. i would really like to break 18 in the 5k again soon.

Walking Miles: 8.50
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7 miles + strides

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track workout: 2 x 2 miles + 400m

set 1: 11:56 (5:58, 5:58)

set 2: 12:04 (5:57, 6:07)  <--- whoops

400m: 72.28 

recovery: 800m jog between the two mile sets and 400m jog before the 400. 

the last mile on the second set was tough. i was about 100m into the 5th lap and my legs started rapidly losing power. my HR shot way up and i was just hanging on from there. the last two laps were some of the more miserable minutes of running i've experienced in recent memory. but i had sweat dripping off of my eyebrows so that was nice.

77 F / 66 DP / 69%

FRB timehop to one year ago today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Walking Miles: 124.50Testers Miles: 33.00
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