Tufts 10k

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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: 88.00 Year: 1680.00
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: Tufts 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:38:11, Place overall: 62
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

splits: 5:54, 6:02, 6:10, 6:19, 6:14, 7:30 (1.2) 

the tufts 10k is an all women's race held in boston, and it served as the 2015 USATF women's 10k championship. i really enjoyed this event, and i definitely want to go back and run it again at some point. conditions were prefect weather-wise, and the race offered a fasntastic course, plenty of competition, and an exciting atmosphere for racing.

if there was ever a time to set a 10k PR, or [at least!] break 38 minutes, today would have been the day to do it. that said, i wasn't too surprised by the result given my recent struggles in training. james actually said to me after the race that he wasn't sure i was going to break 40. yes, it has been that bad. 

while on one hand it's frustrating to see a result like this after five solid months of training, i also know that this is the nature of running. sometimes you get into a funk. sometimes it's unexplained. and sometimes the timing of it all is rather inconvenient.

what i do have on my side right now: opportunity. i feel like a fumbling fool most of the time as i rub shoulders with very experienced athletes who have storied collegiate and post-collegiate running careers and are still out there killing it every single day. i'm learning so much from them, and getting involved with this program has been good for me in a lot of ways.

just the opportunity that i had to travel out to boston and race with a team really meant a lot to me. i'm still trying to build connections and friendships here in ATL, and it was nice to feel like i am part of something and have a sense of community again. it took me so long to adjust, but i think i can finally say i'm feeling happy and settled here in atlanta.


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From Tom K on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 18:48:44 from

This sounds like a great trip! The funk comes and goes, I guess. You'll be done with it by (Hey! What happened to Savannah!?) Philly.

From allie on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 18:56:37 from

it was a tough call -- i've been back and forth on philly vs. savannah for three days. maybe next's definitely closer. :)

From Tom K on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 19:11:52 from

The Cheesesteaks always win!

From Amiee on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 21:45:56 from

Pretty sure I could fit all you girls in my pocket :) Glad to here you're feeling happy and settled in Atlanta. What a great thing to be part of!

From Jake K on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 08:17:22 from

Always good to beat a James prediction by 1:47! :-)

I'm glad you had a good experience. Even when you don't have your best day ever, the USATF championship events are definitely something special to be a part of. I always came back feeling good from them, regardless of how I ran.

A year to adjust to Atlanta sounds perfectly reasonable. Just don't get lazy... continue to be careful on the sidewalks.

From RileyCook on Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 13:20:42 from

Allie, happy to hear you are settling in and enjoying Atlanta. Nothing beats being a part of a good running team; seeing each other's efforts day after day can be inspiring. I look forward to seeing some more great results from you.

From Nancy on Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 07:52:21 from

Great job on the race. I love your race reports. I am glad you are finding running friends in Atlanta. I am glad you are still posting on here because I learn a lot from reading your reports.

From emruns on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 18:15:15 from

Looks like a fun fast team. I'm really glad you got the opportunity to race in Boston. It's a great race! I'm glad you are finding your groove in Atlanta, though We all miss you here in Utah! I'm sure the fast races are coming!

From Nan on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:24:22 from

Sorry about the funk. Unexplained funks are NO FUN. It certainly does look like a nice group of ladies you get to run with though. I'm glad you had a nice time racing with them and I'm glad you've found your place in ATL. Please let me know when you're in SLC so we can run together.

From Burt on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:56:08 from

I've been following your blog for a long time, and I can't believe how far you've come. I mean, who woulda thought you'd ever be the tallest person in your running group? I'm so proud of you!

From Jenruns on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 12:21:29 from

Still an impressive race effort. I'm glad you were able to go to B-town.

I have to say I'm a little relieved that none of those girls have your legs... I'm still the leg twin!

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