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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: 85.50 Year: 493.50
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

4:45 AM - tuesdays will start early since i have yet another 7:30 class this semester. i must say though, i am very happy to be starting school again. my break was too long. i am looking forward to having a more structured and productive schedule. 

9 miles. overall 8 min pace for the run. sped up to 7 min pace for the last 20 minutes, including the last mile at 6:40. felt better/more energized today than i have felt for about two weeks.  possibly diet related. still experimenting.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Eric Day on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 11:38:53 from

what happened to 9 miles @ 9 minute pace?

From allie on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 11:42:10 from

i thought it would be more fun to dress like the number 9 and wear size 9 shoes. and i ate 9 pistachios for energy.

From Eric Day on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 11:43:32 from

ahhh ! thats better, had me worried for a moment.

From jun on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:04:47 from


From AmberG on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 15:18:12 from

nine! :)

love it, , , you never know what you're gonna do !!

What changes are you making to your diet?

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 15:37:58 from

I love the number 9 and the number 3 as it goes 3 times in to 9...... what you doing with your diet ?

From allie on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:11:22 from

jun - you are living in the past.

amber & sam - i have been on a vegan diet for about 4 years---so no meat, dairy, eggs, cheese, etc. in november i decided to cut out all wheat/gluten as well. then over christmas i cut out all carbs/starch all together (basically the same diet that paul is on---AKA the paleo diet). i found my diet was greatly lacking in protein and fat, so i started adding in higher fat and protein foods. so over the past few weeks i started eating more nuts, almond butter, avacados, lean meats, eggs, etc. the addition of meat and eggs to my diet after 4 years without it didn't settle so well. and i found that i wasn't eating enough calories after cutting out carbs (previously the staple of my diet). you can only eat so many fruits and vegetables in a day. while they are nutrient-dense foods, they aren't necessarily calorie-dense. so i decided to keep the higher fat/protein foods (no more eggs, i just can't stomach them), but add back in a small amount of starch to add a bit more calories. i am still completely off all wheat and gluten-containing foods, but i will eat brown rice, corn, buckwheat, etc. as for the protein issue, i think i will continue eating small amounts of lean meats and fish just to see if that is the ultimate problem with my injuries, energy levels, etc. i just wasn't getting an adequate amount of protein on a vegan diet and i think the effects from the past 4 years caught up with me this past year when i upped my mileage---hence the various injuries. i am still experimenting, but that is the route i am going to take for now. and advice or suggestions?

From ChrisM on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:17:44 from

9 is a great number,

999 is 911 in England!

Last year I had to phone that number since someone was trying to knock down my block of flats with a digger...

From allie on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:27:36 from

about 9 months ago, my 99 year old cat accidentally swallowed a 9-volt battery. 9 hours later, he was unconscious, fighting for his 9th and final life. "call 999!" i screamed. the vet ambulance arrived within 9 minutes and saved his life. he is now 999 and still going strong.

From Nevels on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:40:44 from

are the cat's ages in dog years?

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:45:39 from

lol no 9 is the dude ha ha.....

oh diet, well I think your doing great being able to do these things with your diet and in such a good way, I struggle to find time to eat in the week and then eat too much of a weekend, its just a crazy schedule I have with work family, work and running and fmaily etc so I have to be a little less tringent with what i eat and its more food on the go, but I try not to eat any fast food,but lately over the holidays I have eaten well to much fast or crappy food..... although I gained some weight, I think my hubby prefers it, but I dont lol so I am strict then he turns up at work with all sorts of high calorie stuff, and if I have time or lack of discipline with myself well I just go and scoff it, and its all his plan to keep me chubby LOL :) 9 yrs ago I had to ring 999, because I saw some kids breaking into a 9ton truck, although I sat there for 9 mins waiting no policia turned up but kept me on the phone for approx 9 mins, as I described each kid to them , there wasnt 9 but 6 kids which in a way goes into 9 as 3 goes in to 6 and then into 9....but my brain is apparently left sided and I am a man LOL

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 16:47:42 from

btw all the typos are on prupose as it seems to wind Burt up so walter told me bent my arm and forced me to do typos just wind up Burt.... now I am going on for more than 9 mins LOL and it was more than 9 words

okay this is very silly but I can't resist it

From Nan Kennard on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 18:37:26 from

I didn't know you ate Vegan, Allie. You just don't like the taste of meat, or you like the health benefits of a Vegan diet? My Dad was Vegan for the final few years of his life in an effort to fight his Cancer. I think it extended his life and helped him feel better. He also drank a lot of fresh carrot juice and his skin started to look a little orange. I don't think I have the discipline to be Vegan. I love meat too much. And gluten free would possibly kill me. I admire your commitment. Do you have wheat allergies? Good luck finding a diet that works for you!

From allie on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:37:39 from

nan - i don't like the taste of red meat at all---never have. and i stopped eating all other meats for health benefits. but i think i took it to the extreme...runners need the protein. there are plenty of non-meat, high protein foods out there, but i wasn't willing to eat most of them. it never really affected me in the past, so it never occurred to me that my diet could be doing me more harm than good. it wasn't until my series of injuries that i really started to look closely at my diet and realized i could do better in certain areas. i guess i always KNEW what was lacking, but was never willing to do something about it until it was serious enough to affect my running negatively (i'm dumb, but learning). i have a minor allergy---AKA 'intolerance'---to wheat and dairy. i love bread, but thinking about the way it makes me feel after i eat it is a good enough deterrent to keep me away from it.

wow, lots of rambling and now i'm hungry. i'm going to go cook up 999 steaks.

From JD on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:57:40 from


From allie on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:59:47 from

someone call 999...JD's keyboard is sticking

From JD on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:05:31 from

Don't call 999. Thought my computer had a virus, turns out it's be-nine.

From JD on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 20:28:49 from

I was so excited to use the homonym, I failed to construct a coherent sentence...makes me look a little, asinine...

From Smooth on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:56:08 from

WOW! That's an early run! GOOD LUCK with school and with experimenting with your nutrition!

SO GLAD you didn't skip over 9, I was a little concern when 10 showed up yesterday after all the 8s. 9 in Chinese means longevity!

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:09:12 from

Very insightful post and comments thanks

From mogli on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:24:23 from

allie- I have been vegan for 6 yrs.

baked potatoes are a great filler and have 7.5 grams of complete protein per spud!

don't take my word for it though:

sweet potatoes don't have a complete protein but are delicious and filling (and don't need butter to taste good). they also are rich in minerals and electrolytes and make a great vegan recovery food!

From Maurine/Miles on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 15:21:42 from

Unfortunately the 999's put a curse on my computer which was upside down last night and turned them into 666's.

Interesting health discussion. I have much to learn, improve and implement in my own dietary decisions.

From KP on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 20:57:48 from

Vegan! WOW! I'm not much of a fruit/vegetable person myself so I can't imagine. I'm a meat and potatoes girl all the way.

Good luck with school. I started back yesterday, and unlike you, am already dreading this semester! My favorite professor has a very redneck, drawn-out accent but talks through his nose. Very nasally! Man... Is it spring break yet? Or better yet, summer???

From allie on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:57:47 from

mogli - thanks for the suggestions. i am not a huge fan of the potato, but sweet potatoes are a gem. i think maybe i put veganism in a negative light yesterday. i am still very much in support of this way of eating, but i have to figure out the right balance. it gets tricky since most plant-based protein is incomplete. do you ever eat quinoa? i do eat a lot of that, as it is complete on its own---still something is not balanced. if you have any other ideas or suggestions i would love to hear more from you.

maurine - that 666 business is frightening. i blame JD's computer for your mysterious curse.

KP - ha! a nasally redneck professor sounds wonderful. i think i would be terribly entertained by that. good luck with the new semester. although it feels like an eternity away, summer is going to suddenly appear out of nowhere and we will wonder where the time went. can't wait.

From Burt on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:39:55 from

Sam, don't try to tell everyone you made the typos on purpose. No one's buying it.

From Burt on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:44:13 from

allie - if you're a vegan maybe you should try pea's porridge in the pot 9 days old.

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