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Tufts 10k

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Location:

Atlanta,GA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • RICE

Personal:

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
209.000.000.000.00209.00
Walking Miles: 20.00Cushy Testers Miles: 105.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

beltline, short version

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

ATC workout at the active oval:

5 x mile (400m jog)

5:59, 5:52, 5:51, 5:55, 5:57

this was a pretty terrible workout for me today. i planned to run sub-5:50 for each one, and i thought i might even be able to dip under 5:40 for the last one or two. the last time i did mile repeats (august 14th), i was hitting mid-5:40s without feeling like i was straining too much. today i was straining way too much. i could not get anything going.

i'm a bit worried i've gone from race-shapeness to stale over the past few weeks. hopefully i can rally for tufts -- i have one more week to get myself together. i really, really want and need to run a good race there.

[frustrated]

60 F / 60 DP / 99%

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 in the rain.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 in the rain.

Walking Miles: 3.00Cushy Testers Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

ATC workout at the active oval:

18 x 200m --> [6 x 200 hills, 6 x 200 flat, 6 x 200 hills]

(200m rec jog)

hill: 43, 42, 41, 40, 40, 40
flat: 37, 36, 35, 36, 35, 35
hill: 39, 39, 39, 38, 39, 40

Cushy Testers Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

morning-rush-hour-standing-around-at-stop-lights run with large cushy shoes.

Cushy Testers Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

ahh!

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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
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles. georgia tech route. it was a bit rainy and i was wearing a large shirt.

Cushy Testers Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

am: ATL --> BOS

pm: 3 miles + strides around boston common with team ATC + coach amy. she ran tufts in 2004. first american, 3rd overall, 33:12. no big deal. :)

excited to race!

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Race: Tufts 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:38:11, Place overall: 62
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy around georgia tech.

Cushy Testers Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy. piedmont/beltline. 

new race plan in the works: philly half on oct 31st

Cushy Testers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy on the beltline.

Cushy Testers Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy. beltline/piedmont.

Walking Miles: 2.50Cushy Testers Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

ATC workout at the chattahoochee river/cochran shoals

14 miles -- first 7 easy, last 7 progression down to sub-6:15

splits: 6:58, 6:35, 6:34, 6:27, 6:14, 6:20, 6:13

Walking Miles: 3.00Cushy Testers Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

ATC workout at the active oval:

6 x 200m hill, 6 x 200m flat, 6 x 200m hill (200m rec jog)

i missed five splits (3 hills and 2 flats) during this workout (numb hands + dark), but for the ones i did get: hills were 40-43 and flats were 37-39. the flats were 2-3 seconds slower than normal. i think it was the colder temps combined with residual fatigue from sunday's workout.

40 degrees. [candy corn gloves]

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

out to the ferris wheel

Cushy Testers Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8. beltline/ga tech.

Cushy Testers Miles: 8.00
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ATC workout at the active oval:

2 mile, 1 mile, 800m (600m rec jog)

splits: 11:52 (5:59, 5:53), 5:45, 2:47

[targets: 12:00/5:45/2:45]

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles. first 5 with james on the beltline, then out to georgia tech where i accidentally ran into the homecoming parade and had to wait 6 min to cross the street because a very large buzz lightyear that was duct taped to the top of a jeep was blocking the road. 

Walking Miles: 2.50Cushy Testers Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

am - 5 miles running to/from/around the ATL 10 miler course. i was a volunteer this morning, working as a course monitor at the mile 3 mark. my job was to direct runners at a turn and stop/reroute any residents trying to drive through. this was stressful at times, as some people didn't get the memo about the race and they got screamy at me. mostly it was fun though, as i got to watch/cheer on the ~4,000 runners as they went by. i saw james and i said: "go james."

Walking Miles: 1.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

freedom trail

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

ATC workout at the active oval:

4 x 800m @ a controlled/tempoish pace (400m rec jog)

2:56, 2:55, 2:53, 2:55 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy, georgia tech.

Cushy Testers Miles: 4.00
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4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy with 4 x 1 minute pickups.

i'm leaving for philly early tomorrow morning. missing a day of work is a lot of work. feeling frazzly.

Cushy Testers Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

am: ATL --> PHL

pm: 3 miles with team ATC from our hotel to the start line and back. it looks like we will have ideal weather conditions tomorrow. there are three of us racing -- two are going for the OTQ and one just hopes to be no more than 7 minutes behind that. :)

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Race: philadelphia rock n roll half marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:21:09, Place overall: 54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

splits: 6:17, 6:20, 6:18, 6:18, 6:03, 6:02, 6:04, 6:16, 6:17, 5:56, 6:03, 6:17, 6:15, 0:39 

i predicted i would run ~1:22 unless i had a really fantastic or a really blowuptastic day. the weather was perfect -- chilly fall sunshine and no wind. the course was flat and very scenic, running through center city and then going out and back along the shuylkill river. 

i felt stronger than i thought i would throughout the race, which was encouraging. i wasn't very confident going in, as i only decided to run this three weeks ago and i haven't been doing a lot of mileage lately (40-50 mpw). i think my training is about to head in the marathony direction, so if that's the case i may be able to take a stab at sub-1:20 in january (either at jacksonville half or naples). 

one of my teammates qualified for the olympic trials with a [legit legit] 1:13, and the other one ran 1:17, which was a huge PR for her. so a good day all around. we spent the rest of the day/night exploring philly and halloweening around. it's a fun city.

Walking Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
209.000.000.000.00209.00
Walking Miles: 20.00Cushy Testers Miles: 105.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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