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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

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Freedom Cut Me Loose Lifetime Miles: 252.00
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ATC workout at the active oval: 8x800m/400m rec jog

target splits: 2:48-:52 for 1-6; sub-2:42 for 7-8

actual splits: 2:50, 2:43, 2:46, 2:43, 2:43, 2:44, 2:41, 2:41

i once again struggled to find the right effort for the workout. i wanted sub-2:40 on the last two, but i didn't have enough left in me. i haven't yet found a good groove on the oval. it's a different beast from the track -- not necessarily in a bad way, i just find it harder to keep the pacing even. that said, i think running one big loop is actually a bit easier for me mentally. 

the best part of this workout: the oval was flooded at the ~700m mark, so the final stretch included a water-mud pit obstacle. two choices: leap over it (nope) or splosh through it x 8. my shoes are very dirty now. 

73 F / 72 DP / 97% 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Jenruns on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 09:08:05 from

Great workout! I think you are hitting some fantastic times on the track/mud pit. Too bad I wasn't there with you or we could have reenacted our mud wrestling college days... I still have my white bikini. I'll bring it when I come visit you in ATL.

From james (runmehappy) on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 11:08:30 from

Though you may have thought you were struggling to find the pace, you were quite consistent. Great workout!

From Jason D on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 11:42:28 from

That's a good one! Poor shoes though.

From SlowJoe on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 19:28:05 from

You really crushed it! The splits looks great, even if you didn't feel the "groove."

I just attempted an 8 x 800 earlier this week. But please do not look at it.

From Jon on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 04:16:48 from

Not poor shoes! Shoes love getting wet and muddy, that is how they play. They love it!

From Jason D on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 09:11:15 from

I run a fair amount of dirt. Lots of grit ended up in the shower last night. I don't like getting brand new shoes muddy though. Except for trail shoes. I run through the creek to break them in the first day.

From allie on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 17:28:55 from

some shoes love it, and some shoes end up smelling really bad and the wetness causes blisters and the upper is white-now-forever-stained brown and they become garbage shoes.

jason -- i actually clogged our shower drain with all of the gravely yuck that was stuck to my legs and shorts (i think it was even in my hair). i was the caboose of the workout (as usual), so i got everyone else's gravel mud spray in addition to my own. it was a sight.

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