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SLCTC Beat the New Year 5K

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Location:

Seattle,WA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

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: 64.50 Year: 1849.50
TypeA8 Test Lifetime Miles: 170.00
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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
Race: SLCTC Beat the New Year 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:20:32, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.100.000.008.10

HAPPY 2009 to all!!!

i just beat the new year with 10 minutes to spare. it was a fun way to bring in 2009. the race was well-organized, there was good participation, cool shirts and plaques, etc. it was also FREEZING. 

i had a nice, long warm-up, although i never got warm. i started at the front of the pack and stayed within the first 15-20 runners throughout the race. the course was 2 1/4 laps around sugarhouse park. a lot of runners (especially the women) started out really fast, but most fell back by the second lap. i could see only one female ahead of me, and i was gaining on her. i finally caught her on the second-to-last uphill, we ran dead-even on the flat and downhill, and then she surged. it was a tough little uphill to the finish, and it got me. i was one stride behind her all the way into the finish chute, but i couldn't pass her. 

i didn't get split times...my hands were wrapped in gloves and two layers of sleeves (and my hands were STILL numb). so i clicked my watch at the start and the finish and that was going to be sufficient for this race. my time according to my watch was 20:32, making my average pace about 6:37.  maybe i could have gone harder, i don't know. but what i do know is that i most definitely prefer the marathon over the 5K...any day.

so that wraps up the 2008 year of running. i had a decent year, but i am just getting into it all. and i ended 2008 with inconsistent training, injuries, and overall burn-out. but 2009 is here and i am hungry to go after some new goals.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Cal on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 03:26:57

Nice race Allie. You had a good 2008 and it looks like you have a full slate of races for this year. Can't wait to see how well you do!

(I agree on the marathon vs. 5k preference...)

From tarzan on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 18:12:26

Nice run. I was going to do this race, but did one in the afternoon instead. Good luck on your running plans.

From JulieC on Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 00:38:52

Awesome race, especially with black ice and in the dark. Cold AND dark, my worst mix. So great job!!!! Happy New Running Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

From josse on Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 13:25:51

Great job Allie!!

From Burt on Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 16:12:10

Awesome race. Great time.

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