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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: 83.00 Year: 715.50
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Haunted Phoenix Lifetime Miles: 269.00
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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: provo city 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:17:45, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

this was a long morning, as i dropped james off at the half marathon buses and then had 4+ hours to kill before the 9am start of the 5k. i'm not too familiar with the city of provo, so i wasn't sure about the best early morning hangout spots. i ended up in smith's parking lot, which was a riot.

i ate four breakfasts. the first one was my typical pre-race granola/banana/coffee, then i had some toast (my car has a toaster), then two packages of fun dip, a baby bottle pop, one package of big league chew (original flavor), five slabs of tofu jerky, a half pint of lemon sorbet, one gallon of orange juice, one half gallon of whole milk, a pint of raspberries, four tubes of pringles, a tombstone pizza (still frozen), and two bags of nails (they were 2/$1 -- you rarely see those prices anymore). 

i started my warmup at 7:45 and ran ~3 miles to the 5k start. i realized when i got to the start that i had left my chip and bib in my car, but it was too late to run there and back again. i asked for another bib/chip and the registration folks kindly sorted it all out (thank you). i was really not thinking clearly this morning. i also ran a red light.

i ran a short warmup with spencer and bill and then did a few strides.

the race was pretty uneventful. i ran solo for most of it, although we were running right alongside the half marathoners so technically i wasn't alone. but it was tough to get a sense of pace because the half marathoners were running around 12 minutes/mile and the only mile markers were 10-13 of the half, which didn't quite match up with the 5k. i did get one split between markers 11 and 12, and it was 5:40. 

at this point i knew i probably had the sub-18, but i started thinking that my first mile had probably been too conservative (it was). i really had to turn it on in the last mile to go under 17:50. i felt good throughout the race, and thinking back on the way that i felt in that first mile, i probably should have been more aggressive. i haven't run a 5k for a couple of months, and it always seems to take a race or two to find that tricky balance of pushing to the limit but not actually going over the limit until the final 0.1.  

this course is aided, so i was targeting 17:30s, but i am satisfied with the 17:45 at this point in the year. sub-17:30 is still the big goal though, and i want to do it on an honest course. hopefully i can do that later this summer. my spring 5k plans didn't work out, both with the training and the race itself (i had to scratch the tucson 5000) this will have to happen amidst marathon training.

the race was sponsored by trapnell orthodontics. 



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From JD on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 13:45:32 from

this whole race report had me lol'ing all over myself.

nice 17:45!

From SlowJoe on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 13:50:22 from

Congrats on the win, and great report. I still have to report you to Provo PD for running the light, but you had a great race.

From Tara on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 13:51:45 from

I started laughing at the Smiths Parking lot part, well into the third paragraph. I've always thought you were tough as nails, now I know. *cheese*

From BDase on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 13:55:43 from

I missed the lemon sorbet booth and the frozen pizza, bummer. You looked awesome cruising into the finish spitting nails everywhere. Congrats! Always good to see you two.

From Tom K on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 13:59:45 from

Great Race, Allie. No Bacon for Breakfast? It's great as a fun dip spoon!

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 14:07:38 from

Great race, Allie! Your report is quite the crack-up. Thanks for cheering, by the way.

From Jake K on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 15:37:45 from

Dr. Michele Ferrari said orange juice is as dangerous as EPO, so be careful.

Otherwise, great fueling.

From kevin212 on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 15:53:59 from

If this were a Facebook post I would 'like' it. 17:45 is pretty awesome regardless of aid. Congrats on mastering the art of pre race fueling as well! That probably gave you a few extra seconds' worth of momentum on the downhills.

From josse on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 18:41:53 from

Great jog Allie I always love seeing you kick butt in a race. Thanks for the cheers, they brightened my race for a second or two:)

From Josh E on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 18:44:13 from

In rare form today. Smiths always has great sales on their non- grocery items. I got eight sets of $40 Legos for about $10 after christmas. Up next - 17:30.

From Fritz on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 19:29:51 from

Nice job Allie. Thanks for the cheers on the course. James owes you something you like that you haven't already eaten today because you waited 4 hours.

From Toby on Sat, May 03, 2014 at 20:16:58 from

Yahoo for you Allie! I love all your 2nd/3rd/4th breakfast! My kids like all that sort of junk food and it just makes my stomach turn reading about it :). But it must have given you some sort of super powers today!

Great job!

From AngieB on Sun, May 04, 2014 at 16:13:56 from

Awesome race Allie! It was awesome seeing you up there on the front w the guys. Thanks for cheering for me it helped.

From steve ash on Sun, May 04, 2014 at 16:16:12 from

Congrats on the win! pass on those nails though, just the thought makes my teeth chatter..

From Seth on Sun, May 04, 2014 at 18:21:21 from

Good to see you this morning Allie. You got that 17:30!

From Rachelle on Mon, May 05, 2014 at 09:46:36 from

Congratulations Allie! There are so many cool things to do in Provo....haven't your heard there are now 2 temples, 1,002.1 church houses, 6 mcdonalds, 28 subways, 19 Mavericks....and you settled for Smiths?

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