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Striders WRC 1/2 Marathon

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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

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
39.3816.102.000.0057.48
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AM: scraped a TON of snow off my jeep for a bit of cross-training :)

PM: no bike ride today. much too snowy for any sort of spring-like outdoor activity.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.010.002.000.0010.01

wow, i have quite a mouthful of things to say about the weather. but i'll keep it clean...

cut my run short because it was absolutley miserable. snow in my face and eyes from all directions, shoes full of water, 0% traction, gusty winds. winter dream/runner's nightmare. i was trudging, not running, and if i went the full ten at that pace i would have been late for class. hopefully things clear up a bit so i can finish my run this afternoon. where was this storm in january when the air was all gunky and polluted and we couldn't get a storm to clean the air for 3 weeks?!?!?!

PM: feeling much better about the weather than this morning. it has cleared quite nicely, although still cold. 4 more miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.153.000.000.0014.15

AM: 10.15 miles in 1:15:12 / 7:25 average 

PM: 4 more miles... 

the plan is to hit 80 again this week and then start slowing things down from there. i am unsure if i should race at striders half this weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.220.000.000.0010.22

another snow storm? ... but i beat it today! just started coming down as i was finishing up. but i have more running to do this evening...hopefully it has cleared off by then.

i am doing a little experiment this week. i usually carb-load before a marathon (2 days out) but don't really give it much thought, as my diet is always the same and i don't like to vary from it that much (over-did it for DesNews 08 and paid for it big time). sooo... i am trying to see how my body reacts to a carb-depletion then carb-load. one problem is if i completely cut out carbs during carb-depletion, there really wouldn't be much left for me to eat. so carbs from fruit and vegetables are still in, i just cut out all starchy foods/wheat/etc. so i have been eating tons of fruits and vegetables and almond butter and almond milk to supply the necessary calories. and today...bonked on my run. fuzzy head, dead legs, tingly palms. i am not sure if this is because i didn't eat enough yesterday or if i am just not storing enough glycogen because i am not eating many carbs with "substance". hmmmm. so i will add back in oats, buckwheat and ezekial on thurs. and fri. to ensure there is no bonking on saturday. then i will be able to see if i readily take up those carbs and feel extra-energized on saturday, or if i just feel the same, or worse. depending on the results, then i will decide how to best carb-deplete/load for SLC, if at all.

sorry, lots of rambling.

AM: 10.22 miles

PM: ...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

some days don't go as planned...

driving to work... flock of birds (big birds) came out of nowhere...heading straight for my car. probably one of the scariest sights i have ever seen. there was nowhere to go and no way to slow down in time so....yes, i hit them. hard. 70 mph. it was horrible. i didn't think something like that would make me feel so bad. it's sad! but my jeep is sad too. it cracked my entire windshield and my rear-view mirror came flying off. i am glad i was alone because the passenger's side received a stronger bird impact and there was quite a bit of glass on the seat. scary! anyway, since my car is not really safe to be driving around, it has gone to the shop for repair. (i got pics first!!)... meaning no work today. luckily, it was only meetings and no classes so i am not in trouble for not making it in. ahhhh. i am out some $$$ though. so i was thinking, what are the chances of this happening???  i guessed they were pretty slim. but then i decided to consult youtube for the answer. and apparently it happens a lot. 

this was my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeImwm02GRA&feature=related

some pics (beware, gross): 

From allies pics

From allies pics

From allies pics

From allies pics
and on a running note...10 miles

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Race: Striders WRC 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:26:50, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

another great wintry race. actually, i was expecting it to be a lot more snowy/wet/cold. we were lucky the snow held off for the most part and the roads were clear. but the arctic wind after mile 9 made up for it. it was strong enough that it was literally blowing me off balance mid-stride. it ended up costing me a possible PR, but overall i was pleased with how the race went today.

 picked up james in the wee hours of the morning. drove through lots of wet, slushy, blowing snow, so i was prepared for the worst. then we got to ogden and it was clear and the roads seemed dry. super-long wait on a sauna-like bus...but it was good to be overly warm because once we were dropped off i was frozen again within 1 minute. of course i picked the ridiculously slow porta-potty line. seriously, it was like 3 to 1.  they announced "5 min. to start" while i was still in line. but i made it in and out quickly, threw off my sweats and made it to the start with time to spare. 

i saw christina gingras, but otherwise no others i recognized. a new face, sariah long was up front doing some strides.

we start, sariah takes off, i tuck in behind christina just to see what her pace is like. 6:05 pace. too much for me too soon, so i back off. my goal was to stay in the 6:15 - 6:30 range. enough to be competetive in the race, but not all out. 2 weeks to SLC...plus, let's be realistic, i can't run a half at 6:05 pace...

i actually felt really good, hitting the first mile in 6:14. i ran alone for most of the race, except for a stretch with cold boy (shorts, no gloves). this was during miles 4, 5, and 6. they both slowed down, so i broke away from them and ran alone the rest of the way. weather was still pleasant through 7 and 8, with just a slight chilly wind noticeable. then mile 9. then mother nature became very, very angry. and we said hello to one of the fiercest winds i have experienced in awhile. it was a super-cold wind, relentlessly blowing from seemingly every direction. difficult to get air when you are breathing hard, difficult to keep your head up. BUT...this is a race! keep going. miles 9 and 10 i definitely fell off pace, but i could tell i was gaining on christina. she was wearing bright blue asics speedstars (same shoes as me), so it was easy to spot her. mile 11. wind still there. still gaining ground. i come up right behind her at the mile 12 cone. (i take a moment to think about what i am thinking about when i see the mile 12 cone).  made it to the final turn and the finish was closer than i thought. she sped up. so did i. still even. still even. still even. THEN...she kicks! so i kick! ohhhhhhh and there is no kick today. she has quite a kick. she is a strong, strong runner, and that was confirmed when she wasted me to the finish line. .she ended up beating me by 1 second. i ended up taking 3rd overall, christina 2nd and sariah long 1st (by quite a large margin). unofficial...she ran a 1:22:XX (?? pretty sure, i'll update later), then christina 1:26:49 and me 1:26:50. as i said before, i was on pace for a PR until the dumb wind got the best of me. i need to toughen up if i am going to keep racing in utah. i should expect this weather, especially in a winter series.

splits:

6:14, 6:29, 6:33, 6:20, 6:16, 6:31, 6:38, 6:41,(enter wind),6:48, 7:12, 6:59, 7:29 (13.1)

6:38 average pace

 my shoes are very very muddy.

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Comments(18)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
39.3816.102.000.0057.48
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