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Squatters Chasing Tail 5K

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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

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Race: Squatters Chasing Tail 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:18:32, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

squatters chasing tail 5K at wheeler farm. i wasn't in much of a racing mood this morning -- at all. but that all changed while warming up. the course was great. two loops around the farm on a dirt/packed mud path covered in fall leaves. very xc-ish. the course was mostly flat with just a few turns. well marked. accurate. good, good and good. 

i started out fast and then settled into a nice, uncomfortable 5K pace. i didn't time this race and i never once looked at my watch (it's true, bonnie!) however, there was a lady standing at the 1-mile mark yelling out splits (she was really good at it). 5:57 at the mile.

the race became a bit more interesting in the second loop -- the runners started lapping the dog walkers. and believe me, there were PLENTY of dog walkers at this race (it was a fundraiser for therapy dogs). it really wasn't too bad. i had to do a few weaving maneuvers, but nothing significant enough to slow me down. it was actually kind of fun to run through the obstacles, ready to hurdle a dog at any moment. split lady clocked me at 14:33 in the second loop (around 2.4 miles).

the last 800m of the race were pretty painful, but not nearly as bad or uncontrolled as i felt in layton last month. i finished in 18:32. still nowhere near that sub-18 mark, but i do realize it's going to take a different training approach to achieve that. working on it...

after the race i ran a long cool down with james. a great start to another beautiful-weathered day.

Nike Free II Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Carina on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 16:37:54 from

Still an amazing time!! Sounds like a fun race :)

From Jason McK on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 17:01:24 from

Glad it was enjoyable!

From jun on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 17:43:44 from

Super fast! Nice job. 1st. Did you get a good prize?

From Burt on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 18:14:07 from

Nice job allie. Did you run your cool down with James or Thomas?

From Bonnie on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 18:19:05 from

Awesome race allie -- that is such a great xc course (I have some friends who do the cyclocross there which is really cool too)! Did they actually do a xc start??

I am happy for you (and proud that you let your internal garmin set your pace!).

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 18:23:51 from

Nice race Allie. And not a bad time for a cross country course.

From JamesH on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 19:09:23 from

Nicely done. Sounds like you had a fun time even though it was a dreaded 5k. Congrats!

From Lily on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 19:14:40 from

That sounds fun. I wish I would have done it. I do a lot of wishing these days don't I??

From allie on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 20:07:23 from

thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

lily - i also wish you would have been there today. if you are interested in a road trip, you can join me in logan next saturday. transportation courtesy of KP.

bonnie - we started on the road and stayed on the asphalt for about 100m and then connected with the dirt path for the loops. i didn't know that they do cyclocross there, but i can see how it would be a perfect venue. it was seriously the best 5K course i have run on all year.

burt - i think you know the answer to that question. we saw you hiding in the little goat house at the petting zoo.

jun - the prize was $100 to wasatch running center. i was pleasantly surprised by this one. definitely useful. this is a great race -- it's for a good cause and is organized by people that know exactly what they are doing. so, see you there next year!

nicole - yes, my PR is 18:24 from the beethoven race. i have a goal to achieve sub-18 before i die, although that might mean dying at the finish line.

thanks again to all of you. your encouragement helps me stay motivated.

From Nancy on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 20:09:10 from

Great race!! Congratulations!!

From Chad Robinson on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 20:25:08 from

Nice race allie! One day you just may get that 17:59. I am shooting for my first sub 18 in 8 years on the 20th (a little 5k in Riverton). I'd take a $100 at Wasatch Running Center any day.

From RAD on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 20:27:17 from

STINK! I was actually going to do this race, but life got in the way. However, I usually take Lucy and RUN with her - which presents a whole new bag of problems.

Nice job on the race, XC style and with a few hurdles/dogs. That darn elusive sub-18 5K! However, I think you did an amazing job and congrats on the $100!! The shirt for this race last year is one of my favorites. The 'chasing tail' usually catches some eyes too :)

From JD on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 21:24:41 from

I knew you'd win this one. Congratulations!

From Scott Ensign on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 23:42:24 from

nice job, great win, and great tune up for next week. I seldom do this but I am GUARANTEEING we will run sub 18 next week in tremonton, weather willing. I better check the weather forecast now..

From Merri on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 23:47:13 from

Nice job Allie. Hurdle those dogs next time. :)

From flatlander on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 23:53:00 from

Great race on a great course. I think next Saturday will be the day for you.

From Snoqualmie on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 01:08:31 from

Another super race! I love to imagine what it must be like up in front there. Your reports are always fun to read. :)

From Walter on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 10:19:01 from

I was going to run this race but decided to opt out from a leg pounding I had last weekend. Maybe I shouldve paced the half lol. Great job for 1st!

Oh BTW, did you get some beer afterwards? Or was that for the doggies? :)

From seeaprilrun on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 13:07:28 from

Sounds like an awesome race Allie! That is a sweet time anyways and I bet you are closer than you think to sub-18. You just have to learn to love that oxygen debt feeling LOL.

From allie on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 19:09:52 from

thanks everyone!

scott - i am bringing a leash next week in case you have to drag me through the last mile. i also just called the mayor of tremonton to ensure that he would have the city warmed to at least 30 degrees for the race.

From Seth on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 20:59:45 from

Great job Allie! The second lap of thru the course was very entertaining. :)

From Dan on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 22:27:10 from

Nice race Allie! Hummm people took all my sarcastic lines... I know you love those ;) However, if you recall, I have influence with the Mayor so drop me a line if you need leverage!

From KP on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 22:28:57 from

see you next week!

From AmberG on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 22:29:06 from

Congrats Allie. . . What a great race and win!!! You'll get that sub 18! (and it sounds like soon too, , ,next week in Logan?). . .

hey Scott can I get some 'guarantee's' too? I'll give you my race wish list!

From Rossy on Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 23:43:49 from

Nice race Allie and you'll achieve that sub-18 5k!

From Scott Wesemann on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 12:44:17 from

Congrats on 1st place. Woohoo! 100 bucks at Wasatch is pretty cool.

From Calvin on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 13:03:35 from

Congrats on the win Allie. I enjoy following your racing adventures.

From runningafterbabies on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 13:29:18 from

So you are going to the Tremonton Turkey Trot???! I'll see you there - although I'm sure to be a good 8 minutes behind you :)

From runningafterbabies on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 13:29:44 from

And great job on your race! That's definitely a sub 18 effort if it were on asphalt.

From Teena Marie on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 23:56:46 from

:) :) :)

Wish I could have watched you!!!


We need to buy you some sort of belt that you could put a notch in for each win!!! :) :) :)

From Seth on Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 21:47:10 from

Great job! I thought this course was kinda tough, but you rocked it!

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