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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: 40.00 Year: 775.50
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
Race: atlanta 10 miler (10 Miles) 01:09:23, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


splits: 6:16, 6:49, 6:24, 6:55, 6:49, 7:06, 7:06, 7:43 (cardiac hill), 7:18, 6:49

whomperz! this was very hard, but i am not surprised. i know i am pretty out of shape right now, but i decided to run this race today for a few reasons: 

1. jump into the atlanta racing scene -- see who's out there, see more of the city, maybe meet some friends? i just needed to get myself involved in something in hopes to feel more connected to the community and settled about the fact we live here now. it's been a tough transition for me, but it's getting better and better. i had fun today. 

2. see just how far my fitness has plummeted after a month-long hiatus, and see where i stand at this point in a race of this size (~3,000 runners).

3. the prize for first place was $1200. that's quite a purse for a 10 mile effort, and even though i knew i only had a ~0.2% chance of winning the race, i thought i would at least try (i'm still unemployed, so...). but, i was not even close.

not surprisingly in a city of this size (and a track club of 19,000+ members), there is plenty of competition here. i'm excited to get myself back into shape and see if i can compete with some of these women. the women's winner of today's race ran 1:02:47, and i think that is extremely impressive given the course.

my favorite thing about today: the crowd support. there were lots of people out on the course and they were enthusiastic and loud

starting line. warm and calm morning.


the facebook caption on this photo warned all runners that the medals weren't actually edible (when in fact they were -- i had four). 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 12:57:12 from

Black people? Racing on Sunday? Have you moved?

From JD on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 13:00:59 from

lol, Rob!

way to jump in with both feet allie. i'm sure you and Atlanta are going to be great friends!

From Tom K on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 13:07:27 from

Mmmm medals! De-Lish!

Great job, Allie!

What answer did you get for point #2? I mean, do you feel like your fitness has held up well?

From allie on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 13:39:48 from

rob - wine aisle at the grocery store?

JD - yes, i realized today that i would be friends with ATL when i passed a sign that said: "run like a t-rex" and i looked down and realized i already was.

tom - no, i do not feel like my fitness held up well at all. but i've been very inconsistent and lazy, so i wasn't expecting much. the good thing is that i feel motivated to get out and really train again, and that has not been the case over the past month or so.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 14:12:04 from

Well baby girl, the hand writing is on the wall, you have a choice. Either get out there and do what you do so well or take a job at the store in the wine isle. All kidding aside, good job coming off a rest and coming in 11th out of 3000. Look out ATL, Allie's in town......

From Jason D on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 14:29:24 from

Good work getting into the mix of the Atlanta racing scene.

In my experience, hills named after unpleasant experiences generally produce unpleasant experiences (the degree of severity, of course, varies).

As usual, I took some good advice from the report. Got to get out there and meet some folks (rather than grump around and pout).

From Fritz on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 15:27:37 from

nice job allie. 3,000 runners on a Sunday is a lot. Plus crowds? I was impressed by the 4 we had in our group today and we saw a few bikers. It's good to see you back at it and rubbing elbows with those southern folk.

From Glory in the long run on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 15:42:40 from

Your marathon PR is actually faster than the winner's:

I remember her name from a while ago.

I know I could post these as links but cut and paste to your pleasure.

Good job. Atlanta isn't half bad for only having one mountain, and that being a stone.

From josse on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 16:43:42 from

So glad you have the bug back:) we need these races to get us back on the band wagon. Good job Allie, and watch out Atlanta.

From allie on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 17:01:13 from

thanks all.

jesse - thanks for the links -- she is quite an accomplished athlete. i haven't been to stone mountain yet, but i pass a sign every day that says 'stone mountain 16 miles' -- someday i'll make it there if i wake up early enough.

jason - i've done my fair share of grumping around and pouting over the past four weeks, believe me. thank goodness for e-friends and wine aisles.

From Bret on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 18:22:23 from

Welcome to the ATL Allie. I did not even know there was a race today or I would have headed down!

Lots of great places and races around here.

From steve ash on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 18:31:53 from

Great photos and all around great report as usual. Put in a good solid base this winter, polish off with some strength and speed.. What am I saying, you know what to do. Go do it. Looking forwrd to more of these with lots of pics. Good luck Allie.

From james (runmehappy) on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:46:49 from

Good work Allie. Glad to see you got out there and that you are enjoying it again.

From Rachelle on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:14:40 from

Glad you had a good time Allie. And you got 4 medals. Yum!

From Amiee on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:18:52 from

Glad you go out there Allie! Hope you met some running buddies :)

From Smooth on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:13:10 from

LOVE this post! Looks like y'all had yummy finish! Any more thought on Woodlands for spring marathon?

From Jake K on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:33:17 from

We listened to your race report in the car, via a computerized british voice.

Good start... you'll be flying under the radar a bit, which is a nice place to be for a while as you get back into it.

Seems like some "JR" guy ran pretty well, too.

From Jenruns on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:02:21 from

Looks like a fun (and challenging) race! I had to laugh when I read Rob's comment...hee hee.

I'm glad you are getting into the racing scene in Atlanta. Give yourself a solid month of good training and you'll be winning these races.

Wine at the grocery store? That sounds amazing. I'm hopping in my car right now and driving to Georgia. See you in 257 hours.

From seeaprilrun on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:21:37 from

Great job Allie! You will be in the mix soon.

The wine aisle. I'm into the wine aisle.

From Tara on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 15:24:18 from

Yea for getting back out there! It sounds intense with a track club of almost 20,000 members! You will def find some running buddies there. 4 medals? Wowzka and well done!:)

From SlowJoe on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 18:07:35 from

I must admit that medal does look delicious...

From Nancy on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 15:48:04 from

Great job Allie. I'm glad you are making friends in Atlanta.

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