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beat the bridge 8k

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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: 9.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1503.00
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: 116.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.000.000.000.0056.00
Bubonic Plague Miles: 41.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Race: beat the bridge 8k (4.971 Miles) 00:31:57, Place overall: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

the idea behind this race is that you have to beat the draw bridge at mile 2 which gets raised at the 20 minute mark. if you don't get there in time, you have to stop and wait for it to come back down, but there's a band there to serenade you while you wait. dsch dsch dsch.

i felt pretty tired today, but it's good for me to get back into racing as i work on rebuilding. 

one of the aid stations was doing the wave with a line of volunteers and it was so amazing that i got a short two second burst of speed. i also had an awkward run-in with the one wheelchair participant at the one hairpin turn on the course. he was like hey-oh and i was like oh-hey and we did a bit of a dance and then we were on our way and i ran the rest of the race with cringe-embarrassed face.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

green lake loops as usual

Bubonic Plague Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy -- cat hospital loop

no workout today -- i started out with a 200m semi-dash and then bailed. i'm still feeling tight and a bit unrecovered from sunday, and i'm planning to race again on saturday, so i think it's a good week to cool it.

the fatigue is starting to accumulate, and the getting-back-into-shape honeymoon period seems to have come to an end. i expected this was coming, and now i have to work through the fatigue intelligently, be patient, then keep building with a long-term perspective.

the best tool i have to use at this point is experience. i know how to mess things up more than i know how to do things right, but the fact that i know that i know how to mess things up means i can hopefully avoid a lot of the pitfalls that have swallowed me up in the past.

such as:

it's important to eat and sleep, you shouldn't run on a stress fracture, running fast in training is important, running slow in training is important, my nose requires sunscreen 

Bubonic Plague Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

one loop around green lake in the afternoon. 

i got up at 4am for work today, just like the old days. still waiting to land that career lady job. 

Bubonic Plague Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

UW loop

Bubonic Plague Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

reverse UW loop

Bubonic Plague Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: magnuson series memorial day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:19:14, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

two seconds slower than my time last month on the same course (and that was before i started doing workouts). so things are going well.

i feel out of sorts -- the bouncy-smoothness i had a few weeks ago is now gone, so i need to make some adjustments.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.000.000.000.0056.00
Bubonic Plague Miles: 41.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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