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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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one more day of no running. maybe two. 

i decided to bring back the plank. i used to do this religiously as part of my core routine, but then one day i "forgot" to do it and have been lazy about it ever since. i once had this goal of doing a 5:00 plank, but i never made it that far. i have actually set this goal 3-4 times before, but never achieved it. so here's to another attempt...i made it to 2:00 today, but it was not without suffering.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Nancy on Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 23:12:26 from

I have no idea what a plank is but I'm sure it must be a killer. Great job!!

From nevels on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 09:06:34 from

now you're speaking my language.

i officially challenge you to a plank-holding contest...

From Rossy on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 11:37:09 from

Okay Allie, I know the feeling of being lazy in regards to planks. I'm starting to get comfortable with 60-second planks and my PR is 90 seconds, so 2:00 is really impressive! Now I have a long-term goal of a 5:00 plank!

From Seth on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 14:31:59 from

Doing push-ups has really helped my planks. I like to mix it up and plank for 60 seconds, then do 10 push-ups, do some side planks, then plank another 60 seconds and 10 more push-ups. Give that a whirl.

From Scott Wesemann on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 15:18:26 from

I have a funny plank story. At least I think it is funny. About a year ago I was at the gym working out and this old guy (I would guess about 75) comes up to me and asks me if I know what a plank is. I say yes and he asks how long I can do it for. Well, since I don't usually do them I say I'm not sure. He says give it a go, so I do. I think I got to about 2:00 before thinking that's good enough. So the guy jumps down and starts doing one. Oh, so this is how he wants to play. So be holds his for about 20 seconds longer than mine, and then gets up with the biggest grin ever. I just had to laugh. He hung out for about 15 minutes longer grinning, while I went back to pounding weights with the meatheads. Good times.

From Rossy on Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 19:29:27 from

LOL Scott, you absolutely made that old guy's day. Also, that will totally be me in 50 years; that is, hanging out at the gym just to get the opportunity to out plank the young ones.

From allie on Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 21:24:14 from

nevels - challenge accepted.

scott - great story -- the old guy had the advantage since he went second. i think you should have invited him for a casual stroll (or five) up mt. wire.

rossy - i'm sure you'll be able to out plank AND out stair-climb :)

seth - push-ups are brutal. but i will certainly try it...

From JulieC on Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 22:18:38 from

I will try for the 2 minute goal. Good luck with 5 Allie : D

From tamy on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 00:03:20 from

I really dislike the plank, but you've inspired me to get back to it and back to strengthening my core.

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