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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

i got a late start this morning due to my very late night last night trying to get home from slc. this consisted of riding three different trains, a bus, and then navigating my way through an ultra foggy sardine canyon. i was sure i was going to fall off a cliff or hit a deer. that canyon is always scary in the dark, but the fog element made it extra spooky.

goal for this week was 55 miles. i ended up doing 55.5 just to humor sam. right now my only goals are consistency, base mileage, and rebuilding fitness. i am not doing any speed or long runs. but i do wonder if my lack of long runs is in error. it seems most bloggers do a weekly long run year-round. thoughts? advice? i am 15 weeks out from my next marathon and i don't want to be dealing with injuries...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Burt on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:24:14 from

No thoughts. No advice. (Then why don't you keep your mouth shut, Burt?)

From allie on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:27:52 from

i tried some pease porridge in the pot 9 days old. it was gross. great advice.

From Burt on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:30:55 from

Not the best counsel I've given, I'll admit. Sorry.

From Paul on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:49:42 from

I wouldn't worry about lack of long runs at this point. Consistency trumps everything else.

From josse on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:28:43 from

I agree with Paul. He is so wise:) Your body knows the distance and you still have plenty of time to get some in.

From Smooth on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:39:13 from

15 weeks out is plenty of time to get some long runs in. Your base mileage is excellent. I agree with what's been said. Consistency is underrated.

From Steve Piccolo on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 01:51:49 from

My opinion. Don't need to worry about not doing long runs so far. But probably good to start building up soon. And in my opinion, best to run long runs at a low/medium intensity (i.e., no tempo miles during them). I think this will help you avoid injury and overtraining. Will be fun to see what you can do this year. The Eugene race looks cool.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:08:31 from

I just think you rock!!! That's all I have to say. :)

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 05:27:09 from

Hey how cool Im mentioned on your blog, it does humour me allot the mileage .5 LOL.

My thoughts are, I dont do long runs all year round, Id be injured all the time, although I try to keep long runs on a build up plan ie 12/15 weeks from a marathon. so I have started my build up, but I have been doing 13/14 miles for my long run and only just upped it to 16miles prob stick to that for a couple of weeks. Intensity well I went too fast yesterday but I found it a comfortable pace, rule of thumb is 1-1.30 mins slower than goal marathon pace.

Hey Allie way to go on getting those miles in are you tired, I am shattered from my pick up on miles :-)

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