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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: 87.00 Year: 1872.00
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
Race: atlanta's finest 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:17:54, Place overall: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

splits: 5:41, 5:42, 6:02, :28  

i liked this course -- probably one of the least hilly road races in ATL. it was definitely an easier course than two weeks ago. this is my first race result that i'm happy with in over a year, and a first for atlanta. i think i'm finally used to running in actually wasn't too bad this morning (74 F / 68 DP / 80%)

10 min tempo @ ~6:00 pace after the race; 2 cool down miles.

top six times for the women: 16:33, 16:40, 16:53, 16:54, 17:27, 17:30 -- four under 17!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 07:37:56 from

That hill after 2.5 looks a little cruel, but still back under 18:00!

Fun to see the active oval work paying off.

From Jake K on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 07:38:39 from

Whoomp there it is!!! :-)

From Jason D on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:04:32 from

Well done, allie. Although not "too bad," those conditions are still far from ideal. I got an extra batch of dry air this weekend. I'll try to send you some.

From Jenruns on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:04:34 from

That a girl...Great race! Put your white b*k*ni on and come over to my house for an ice bath

From Dan on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:16:28 from

Sub 18 rocks- Well done! Humidmuck... yeah... I think they make shoes for that.

From Jon on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:43:15 from

You smoked sub-18:30. Glad to hear you've adjusted to the humidity. You'll love fall races once the temp has dropped- be ready for PR's!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 19:51:06 from

Yeah…slightly under 18:30!

From emruns on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 20:37:38 from


From Russ on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 22:45:58 from

great job allie, fantastic race and result.

From RileyCook on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 11:20:36 from

Wow, a very talented field of ladies. Congrats on a great race, hopefully the first in a string of races to come.

From Tom K on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 12:26:39 from

Well done. I like the tempo run afterwards. I'd never do it, but it sounds like a good idea. Great job.

From JG on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 18:13:26 from

Awesome job Allie!

Put this one on your calender for next August, it is my 5k PR, & you would probably win!

From Fritz on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 20:25:21 from

Nice job Allie! Great to see you race well.

Our humidity was 27% yesterday. 80% sounds lovely.

From steve ash on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 20:43:12 from

Congratulations Allie:)

From JD on Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 21:18:39 from

nice - way to go!

From allie on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 07:05:54 from

thanks all.

fritz - when you get (somewhat) used to ~95%, 80% is indeed lovely. i am ready to welcome fall/winter. :)

JG - thanks for the suggestion -- still learning about good race options around here.

From Drew on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 07:42:34 from

It takes a lot of fortitude to move into Southern humidity and run hard track workouts all summer. The first summer I experienced in the South, I just quit running for six months. Congrats on seeing your efforts paying off.

From Tom Slick on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 08:45:42 from

Way to go......

From JG on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 09:15:07 from

Allie - there are so many races in Atl it is hard to know without a local tip ...

Here are a couple of my favorites on October 24 that are downhill and great races:

I ran the 10k, a great course with a big downhill start & finish.

Now, my all-time favorite, which requires a 5 hour drive to the North Carolina Mountains - Peak to Creek Marathon. You would love it - run along forest service roads - 2500' drop through National Forest, and then along scenic creek. I am driving down from PA to run this again in 60 days ... if you are looking for a Fall marathon, let me know ... it is sold out but I know the race director and may be able to get you in. It is well worth the road trip and a weekend in the mountains ... and I think you could break the Female course record!

I got my PR on the course in 2011, when it was called Ridge to Bridge Marathon

From Tara on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 09:31:53 from

I'd like to be your #1 fan. So solid, Allie! Miss you:(

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