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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: 6.00 Month: 30.00 Year: 2085.50
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

ATC workout at the active oval:

1 x 2 mile (800 jog), 1 x 800m (done)

very short workout today, and a good thing at that. i once again failed to hit even the slowest end of my target (12:15). in theory, this pace should feel fairly breezy at this point. i ended up running 12:40 and i was hurting in all areas -- legs, lungs, eyes. i don't have an explanation -- everything just feels off. 

the 800 was slightly more respectable -- 2:40 -- but it was supposed to be an all out effort, and there was a time in a july when i was doing five 2:40s in a row. where did all of those summer workouts go? 

i'm not feeling very confident at this point, but i'm still excited to race. i'm going to try to stay positive and forget these last few workout failures. maybe my body will wake up once it gets into a race setting. i think at least part of my recent struggles can be attributed to the early hour and lack of sleep. monday's race isn't until noon so i'll have time for several meals and naps before the race even starts.

Walking Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From SlowJoe on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 18:07:03 from 107.77.72.122

I've definitely been there - the only difference is that I am a workout quitter and would have given up when things stopped going my way.

I'm realizing lately that the lack of sleep is kind of a big deal. It doesn't just add a few seconds - it turns you into mush. Once you get in 30-40 naps and 50-60 meals on Monday, you'll be ok.

From Jake K on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 22:08:25 from 67.166.113.191

72 hour carboload, the advantage of a Monday race.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 14:54:05 from 50.8.100.37

Hey woman, those weren't workout failures they are workout learning opportunities. Time to Cowgirl up and show us mortals where the bear did it in the woods.....Good luck Monday!

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