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Location:

Atlanta,GA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • RICE

Personal:

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 141.20 Year: 2241.40
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.000.000.000.00207.00
Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 73.50Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 50.00Seriously, Purple Miles: 65.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

i made enough salsa to fill our bathtub, and that is only funny if you know the dimensions of our bathtub. in reality, i made enough to fill four ziplock containers. and just snowballing off of that...fight club. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

sugarhouse 10k loop. 

pm: 2.5 mile jog. i had to get my jeep towed into the sick bay again. this time it was due to a spectacular spewing of antifreeze out of the front grill. it was the most beautiful shade of witch green, and steam was flowing mystically out of the hood. it was a nice halloween show for everyone. i was still in work clothes, so i jogged home in shoes that looked like this (and the tow truck guy laughed and laughed). the journey proved to be so taxing that i had to stop at 7-eleven for a granola bar.

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(15)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

am: i took the train to sandy and then walked/jogged 3.5 miles into work. i had a pretty heavy pack with my laptop and other random work stuff, and i was trying really hard to not get too sweaty, but it was inevitable. 

pm #1: 9.5 miles with devra on the jordan river parkway. i almost bailed due to time constraints and a finite amount of energy (i still had my journey home). but then i decided it would only make me stronger, and when i say stronger i mean injured. we warmed up for about 2 miles and then did a 20 minute tempo run, which i completely bombed. devra dropped me at 9:14. the workout just went downhill from there, and when i say downhill i mean uphill and windy. 20 minutes have never gone by so slowly. i feel bad because i'm just not a good training partner -- the point was to do the workout together to push each other, but because of my lack of [several problems inserted here], we both ended up running solo for over half of it. the only positive is that i got my 5k in for the week. 

pm #2: 3.5 miles jogging back up to the trax station with my giant backpack. there were a couple of walk breaks in there to wipe my brow, gulp water, dramatically fall to my knees, etc.

pm #3: 30 minute delay on the train because it decided to break down in murray (what!). i'm losing patience here. i finally reached the 2100 south station and then ran to the sick bay to pick up my jeep. 1 mile or so...i kind of lost track at this point.

the best part of the day was that i found something to spend my TOU money on: a new radiator! 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

happy birthday to bonnie and lily

pm: 5 miles after work. the weather looks very pleasant for st. george this weekend. good luck, friends.

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles in the dark through the trees and over the sprinklers at liberty park. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles at liberty park -- first 4 with james. wood chips and mud. my mid-ankles are chafed.

pm: steeeeep hike. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with james at liberty park. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with james around campus. lovely evening. beautiful sunset and fall colors in every direction.  

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles around sugarhouse with andrea. we ran with jake for a bit on his way up to work, then looped back to the park.  

pm: delicious, delicious food

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(27)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with devra on the JRP. 

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles. sugarhouse 10k loop. really nice out this afternoon.

i just received my next pair of test shoes: saucony type A6...just in time for the fittest state festival!! i'm running both the half marathon and the 5k, as it's the only way i can stay alive in the USATF-utah circuit. the half marathon is going to be a challenge, and the subsequent 5k will be a disaster, but i'm really looking forward to both races. it should be a fun weekend. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles around liberty park. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Race: UTAH! Fittest State Festival (13.1 Miles) 01:29:34, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

today was the inaugural utah marathon/half marathon/5k/fittest state festival. i ran both the half marathon and the 5k because i wanted to see if i would like the 5k more if i eased into it with a more enjoyable distance.

the plan for the half was to stay with devra until she inevitably dropped me, and today that only took one mile. there was another woman right behind us and she easily passed me when i fell off devra's pace. i watched them run up the giant hill on 900 south and eventually fade into the distance. shoot. even james grew tired of my slow pace and dropped me around the 4 mile mark. it was a solo effort from there and i just tried to hold steady and hang on to my third place position. the course was challenging but i really enjoyed it. it was a nice loop through a lot of cool areas in SLC (u of u campus, the avenues, state capitol and of course sunnyside).

i had 20 minutes and 26 seconds to regroup after the half marathon before lining up for the 5k. i switched out my bib#, put on a fresh pair of power gloves, and ate a stale (or maybe frozen) shot blok. my plan for the 5k was to stick with andrea. her goal was sub-25 (although i knew she would run faster). i dragged behind her and kevin for most of the race, complaining and blacking out while they laughed about how nice it was to jog a 5k. i was not experiencing that same jogging joy. i mustered up a little bit of speed at the end, but only because the course went downhill. andrea and i both finished in 20:55, but i ended up with the blue ribbon on my medal because it matched my shoes. 

overall, the double-header at the festival was a success. as far as i can tell, i didn't do any damage and i'm feeling good post-races. the two highlights of the morning: 1) devra emerging from the awards tent with a giant handful of medals; 2) andrea running a 5k! watch out, she's coming back!

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Comments(21)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles. short surgarhouse loop. my legs felt great this morning, which was surprising because they really tightened up yesterday afternoon and i was worried i was going to be sore all week. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with james -- around campus in the dark. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

fun adventure with tara this evening. we drove up and down emigration canyon and through the u of u campus so tara could get a feel for the haunted half that she will be pacing this saturday. we stopped on 11th avenue and ran the last 5k of the course and then back to my house. we talked about all sorts of rubbish and tara drank gatorade out of a mug. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

track workout at brighton high with devra and tee. 

5 x 800m: 2:47, 2:44, 2:44, 2:45, 2:48  

i was really worried about joining these two for a workout, especially on the track -- it's been months since i did anything on the track. i spent my entire day at work preparing to die, but it turns out i actually felt good today and i'm happy with the results of the workout -- much faster than my 800s in the spring. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(19)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

am: 4 miles around liberty park.

pm: 7+ with devra on the jordan river parkway. no furious headwind this week, but the swamp bugs were back. i can't decide which trail obstacle i prefer.   

Seriously, Purple Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles around liberty park.

tomorrow is the hot pursuit 5k -- the last circuit race of the year. the women's standings are pretty much set at this point, other than the fact that i will be losing my third place spot to devra tomorrow -- i just need to hold on to fourth!

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Hot Pursuit 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:19:26, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

hot pursuit 5k this morning -- fun race; challenging course. i took third behind kassi and devra and finished out the circuit in fourth place. last year i ran 19:00 on this course and i was hoping to be slightly faster than that today, but the fact that i ran so much slower is really not that shocking to me since it's been my story all year. i'm a little too hefty right now. 

anyway. fun year! i've had a lot of great racing experiences and it was fun to participate in the circuit again, especially when things became more interesting in the last couple of races.

i may run a few more 5Ks this year, but for the most part i'm done racing -- perfect timing since i just agreed to wear test some racing flats. i'll just have to spend a lot more time at the track...

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with james. bacon custard loop. 

i fired up my pizza oven this afternoon (finally safe now that our garden is covered in wet leaves instead of dry weeds). it was another failure. apparently the oven got sooo hot that it caused my pizza stone to shatter, which is a bummer because it was brand new (as in i purchased it about 20 minutes before it broke). so...we had to use the toaster oven to make [inferior] lunch. 

 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

sugarhouse 10k loop. acorn to the head .1 miles into the run. 

the run for clean water 5k is fast approaching...sign up here

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

track workout at brighton high with devra, tee, and kassi. 

6 x 800m: 2:42, 2:43, 2:44, 2:47, 2:47, 2:45. the first one was definitely too fast, and i paid for in the second half of the workout. kassi was busting out 2:35's, with devra close behind. i ate their dust and watched in awe as they made it look effortless. quite a motivating group to run with. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(20)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 miles with devra on the JRP. nice afternoon -- chilly with sunshine, minimal wind, no bugs.

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

sugarhouse. 

Seriously, Purple Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 mile lunch run on the JRP. kept it short and easy in anticipation of a hardish/longish effort tomorrow. 

don't forget to sign up for the run for clean water 5k.  

Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

15 miles up and down emigration canyon with james, andrew, devra, and kassi. we started from kassi's house and ran along wasatch (des news!), then trekked up the canyon until we hit 7.5 miles. it didn't take long for devra and kassi to drop us when they started their tempo run. we hung back and kept the pace pretty easy (~7:00 pace downhill), as none of us were up for 5:40 pace (and my mouth was frozen and three of my fingers fell off). fun run! but very cold.  

ruth's for brunch after the run (always the best part). 

on this day in history: one year ago today i answered a very important question for james in the nut bin aisle of smith's. he hid a ring in his running shorts and popped the question while simultaneously making a crucial purchase decision about cashews -- just two of the millions of reasons why i said yes to hanging with this guy forever.

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

scheduled day off. i walked to the store. i cooked fish. i started a small kitchen fire. i got blue spray paint on several things that shouldn't be blue. 

sign up for the run for clean water 5K.

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Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

track workout at brighton high with devra and tee.

1 x mile in 5:43

8 x 400m: 78,76,76,76,76,76,76,74. devra's impeccable pacing kept our splits consistent. she knows her stuff; i'm learning. i still have a long way to go, but i feel like i am finally making progress.

Seriously, Purple Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(18)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles. sugarhouse loop. my legs were very tired after last night's workout. 

i made it 10 whole days without a 4am run, but i had to break the streak today due to a big project at work. if you could only see how many plastic jack-o-lanterns are on my desk right now...help. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles with devra on the JRP. beautiful afternoon. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
207.000.000.000.00207.00
Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 73.50Kinvara3 Detroit Lions Miles: 50.00Seriously, Purple Miles: 65.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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