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Location:

Seattle,WA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

Miles:This week: 61.00 Month: 144.00 Year: 684.00
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: 40.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
165.000.000.000.00165.00
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12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles around the 56th floor penthouse at water place tower. 

i completed my mountain appreciation tour by taking the scenic/inefficient route home -- through cokeville and down into evanston, with a detour to bear lake.

i then took highway 150 into the uintas and drove along the mirror lake highway (i stopped briefly at the lake to snap a photo, but the labor day crowds scared me away. that was also the case in jackson. it was a mess there!). kamas, park city, then back to salt lake city. this afternoon i went up little cottonwood canyon and hiked to red pine lake (~7 miles). 

i suppose this is symbolic -- my favorite shoes died at the end of the hike today. i have worn these year-round since i was 16 and they have been everywhere with me. they are basically the only shoes i wear besides running shoes (and giant rubber boots when i host pizza parties).

 

today is the halfway point of project allieinutah/jamesingeorgia. 26 down, 26 to go. my comment on that is blerrrg.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

late night run after work. draper/riverton.

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am - 4 miles around sandy.

my training is crashing and burning. i was planning to do a track workout this afternoon but i'm working late so i bumped it to tomorrow. this is not ideal since i'm racing on saturday and i also wanted to fit in a midlong run. i'll probably combine the two and do a big workout of sorts tomorrow.

i'm rapidly losing motivation here. send jokes and inspirational quotes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 miles. sunnyside up + 2x2 mile workout at liberty park.

(6:05, 6:01) (5 min jog) (5:58, 5:56)

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 w devra around sandy.

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Race: Layton Classic 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:19:05, Place overall: 1
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splits: 5:53, 6:20, 6:51 (for 1.1) 

cripes!

my times at this race for the past two years: 18:22 (2013) and 18:52 (2012). the difference here is that the course changed this year, but the only thing that changed was that they added another 0.1 to the course. so, either the course has been short in the past, or it was slightly long this year (seems like it's a bit of both). here is the course tool analysis for both courses.

as far as i can tell, it was about 35-40 seconds long. i'm running another 5k next weekend, so hopefully that will be a better indicator since all of the above is just a guess.

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16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 miles w jenny. big cottonwood trail/wasatch.

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day off!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

track workout at alta high. 2x400m, 2x800, 4x200m (400m rec for 4/8s; 200m rec for 2s)

78, 76, 2:41, 2:40, 34, 35, 35, 34

7/16/2014 77, 75, 2:39, 2:39, 34, 34, 35, 34
5/29/2014 76, 76, 2:43, 2:44, 34, 35, 35, 34
9/8/2013 75, 77, 2:43, 2:40, 34, 35, 35, 33
7/8/2013 77, 79, 2:49, 2:47, 34, 35, 35, 35
5/26/2013 83, 79, 2:54, 2:50, 35, 36, 35, 35

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14.000.000.000.0014.00

am - liberty wood chips w tara. <:)

pm - dimple dell w devra.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles w may around sugarhouse.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5k time trial on the track at alta high. 18:01.06

splits: 5:55, 5:47, 5:41, :38 

[break it down]...

LAP SPLIT TOTAL DISTANCE TOTAL TIME
1 87.03 400m 1:27.03
2 90.78 800m 2:57.81
3 88.40 1200m 4:26.21
4 88.88 1600m 5:55.09
5 87.44 2000m 7:22.53
6 88.19 2400m 8:50.72
7 85.80 2800m 10:16.52
8 85.68 3200m 11:42.20
9 86.34 3600m 13:08.54
10 85.76 4000m 14:34.30
11 85.05 4400m 15:59.35
12 83.54 4800m 17:22.89
200m 38.17 5000m 18:01.06

the target for this workout was 17:55 (86.5 second quarters). i'm kicking myself now that i didn't get the sub-18. it was that 90 second split in lap two that got me -- i don't know why i fell asleep there.

the good thing is that i was able to negative split the workout and i felt stronger as the laps progressed. i saw the 17:22 with 200m to go and knew i was going to have to really push through that final stretch. i just didn't have enough left to finish under 18. as soon as i finished and saw the time, my first thought was to do it again to get it right. but then i thought again and, no.

that's it -- my last workout. serious taper time now.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles w devra around sandy.

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day off. walked 4 miles around liberty park. i saw the sperrymobile on my way out. :)

bye, wood chips.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles along the murdock canal trail in pleasant grove/cedar hills.

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6 miles around sandy. i saw three shooting stars and a garbage truck blew garbage scented dust in my mouth.

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day off. 3.5 mile walk on the JRP between work part I & work part II.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles. classic sandytodrapertrafficcircle and back.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

2.

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Race: Top of Utah Marathon 2014 (26.2 Miles) 02:57:23, Place overall: 4
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marathon #30. TOU #10. 

splits: 6:24, 6:25, 6:14, 6:16, 6:16, 6:22, 6:22, 6:10, 6:13, 6:19, 6:21, 6:18, 6:15, 6:15, 6:24, 6:33, 6:46, 6:57, 7:32, 8:04 (zonkers), 7:41, 7:59, 7:50, 7:04, 7:24, 7:30, 1:16 

today was my tenth and final time running TOU. i am left feeling pretty crushed, as i really did not want to go out on a flop. it was basically a repeat of des news. complete meltdown. again.

the plan going into this race was to run with devra for as long as i could. i thought i could hang with her for at least 20 miles and then see where things went from there. we were hoping we could snag the 1 and 2 spots, and i was pretty confident about pulling off a sub-2:50.

we started off together at what felt like a very comfortable pace. there were a few other women around for the first three miles or so (who eventually went on to take the 2, 3, and 5 spots), but we slowly pulled away and had a comfortable gap by about 10k. i was feeling okay through 10 miles, and then everything started to break down in the exact same fashion as des news.

it started with an overwhelming feeling of nausea. i poker faced it for the next three miles, but it was clear that things were not right with me. devra started putting little gaps on me about every 20 seconds or so. i would fall back, she would encourage me with a "come on" and i would catch back up briefly...then i would fall back again. i was determined to stay with her to the canyon exit, and i thought maybe things would turn around if i could get some fluids in me.

we came out of the canyon and saw amiee with her lenzes. i gave her a thumbs up and a smile to show her i was better off than when i saw her at des news, but it was a lie. i thought if i faked it enough i could somehow stop the drowning and find another gear, a second wind, a third eye, a ninth life. but it was not going to happen. once we turned onto hollow road, i felt this sudden drop in pace, and my form/stride/rhythm completely shut down on me within a matter of seconds. it was like all the batteries fell out of the plastic square on my back. it happened so fast. 

devra put a more significant gap on me almost immediately. she kept encouraging me to hang, and i tried three or four times to surge back up to her, but it was not happening. she gapped me for a final time and i knew she wasn't coming back. she slowly started pulling away and she looked so strong. my eyes filled with tears as i watched her take off -- this was my last run with devra for a long while, and it was ending prematurely because i was failing. i was mad at myself. i felt like i was ruining the plan. i felt weak and i felt like i was just giving up, but i honestly could not go faster. 

i slowly made my way down hollow road, watching devra's pink singlet fade off into the distance. aerobically, i felt okay. i was just feeling this intense overall bodily fatigue that left me unable to do anything but The Survival Jog. at this point, i started worrying about getting caught from behind. my pace had slowed enough that i knew it would probably happen, but it happened a lot sooner than i was expecting. apparently, the gap we had on the rest of the field wasn't that big, and i was caught and passed by heidi pugmire at the mile 17 aid station. i reached back to grab a cup and saw a pink singlet out of the corner of my eye. zerp! she passed me with ease and was moving at a very strong pace. 

i spent the next few miles fighting against my failing body as i continued to slow down. i saw my friend may at mile 20. she jumped in with me and offered some much needed encouragement. i expressed my current mood via #$*&@* and she responded with lots of kind words and positivity -- keep going and finish no matter what.

just before mile 23, i was passed again, this time by mandy ashcroft. another blow for sure, but it was nice to see mandy running so well and on pace for a sub-3/PR. she is a TOU regular, and she ended up running a PR of 2:56. i gave her a wave and a "get it" as she passed, and had to accept the sting that i was now in fourth place. 

with three miles to go, i realized i could still break three hours, so that became the ultimate goal for the day. when i reached the final mile and saw that i would be sub-3 with some time to spare, i just focused on soaking it all in and "enjoying" it as much as possible. my emotions took over as i ran through the finishing stretch one last time. i was saying goodbye to it all -- my favorite race, logan, utah, friends, etc. even though the outcome was not what i had in mind, i really tried to appreciate those last few moments of the race.

a huge congrats goes out to devra for winning the race (in moose ears!). she is one of the strongest people i know and she can fight through anything. i am really going to miss her. she has been a great training partner for me over the past couple of years and i've learned a lot from her. that woman is made of tough stuff.

as i process this race i can't really say what went wrong. just like i said after des news, my workouts and overall training have led me to believe i'm at a certain level of fitness, and then i totally miss the mark when it comes to racing. right now i feel like i am broken -- like my body just can't do it anymore. i need to take a big break, i think. 

admittedly, the training for this marathon was a huge struggle for me. there were many days leading up to the race where i felt like i wanted to quit. i would tell myself that i was just going to drop it and focus on the other areas of my life that i have been trying to manage (moving, finishing work, etc). i was so tempted to just stop pushing through the training because i wasn't very enthusiastic about it anyway. i was also so nervous about running the marathon again after the des news implosion. but i also knew that i would greatly regret not running it, and i really wanted to finish out the 10 years.

in those 10 years, TOU has been good to me. i have many great memories running this race, including the best race of my life in magical 2013. it was here that i won my first marathon and broke three hours for the first time (2008). it was here that i first saw the beauty of cache valley and connected to the community when i ran it my freshman year of college (2005). it was here that i saw steaming port-o-potties because it was so cold out (2006). it was here that i've had painful physical and mental breakdowns that have forced me to dig deep and face failure (2007, 2009, 2014). it was here that i've experienced some of my best days of running, where everything clicked into place and the plan somehow just worked out (2010, 2011, 2013). it was here that i stayed in a mansion house with a sitdown shower (2012). 

so, this is goodbye to the utah racing scene. i am going to miss it, but i am excited to start something new. i have been away from james for 46 days now, and i am more than ready to get myself to atlanta and begin the next stage of our lives.

          

bye. 

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