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Location:

Atlanta,GA,

Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • RICE

Personal:

Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 139.00 Year: 2400.40
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.502.000.000.0042.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

8.5 hrs. of sleep last night. i can't remember the last time i got that much sleep in a single night. feels really nice!

another round of icing today...hopefully the FINAL round. i plan to do 6 miles tomorrow at a good pace, then i will attempt my 8 mile sugarhouse loop on tuesday. if all goes well, i will consider this injury conquered. then i will turn my focus back to marathon training...47 days to DesNews!!! 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 miles /57:12/ 7:38 average.

this was an afternoon run. it was slightly overcast when i left; no rain or wind to speak of. but i knew i was taking a risk when i saw the ominous storm clouds moving in over sugarhouse. it was actually quite pleasant until the last 2.5 miles. then the rain really started to come down hard. it still wasn't that bad until i hit a headwind. and by then the rain had puddled on the roads enough that i was getting splashed by all the cars. very adventurous. very, very wet. 

even with the weather, i was so happy to be on this run. no trouble whatsoever from my knee, and i felt extremely well-rested. i finally broke away from the flat, mundane loops of liberty park. i incorporated some steep uphills, steep downhills, flat stretches, and gradual downhills. no problems at all on the downhill. good. 

 side note: in my class this morning we were on the subject of "nutrition for the athlete". i talked about how it is typical for a professional athlete to consume 3000 - 6000 calories per day. (i've heard deena kastor's intake is about 5000 during peak marathon training---couldn't tell by looking at her!) anyway, someone mentioned that their uncle is a marathon runner and that in order for marathoners to survive the race they have to consume tens of thousands of calories or they will DIE! lol. where people come up with this, i will never know. so anyway on my way home i was thinking about everything i would eat to fulfill a 10,000-calorie-a-day quota...

that's roughly 100 large bananas. no thanks. :)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles easy in 1:04:14 / 8:01 average. this was my first run down sunnyside in four weeks. so fun.  i also wore my mizuno racing flats again. i am trying to toughen up my feet so that i can run longer in my five fingers. last fall i could only run about 5 miles in them, none of which were very comfortable. then i stopped using them over the winter. i would like to try racing a 5k or10k in them, and eventually get to the point where i can handle longer runs of about 15 miles. that's something i will be working on this summer.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.000.000.008.00

so many snails out today. CRUNCH. sick....and SAD

another 8 miler. today i wanted to test some different paces and assess my fitness at this point. last time i checked (may 16), MP was  6:50 - 6:55. i obviously haven't done any sort of speedwork, tempo or MP miles since then, so i was a little worried. i also wanted to see if my knee would tolerate some faster paces. it held up just fine. i ran 4 easy and then gradually started speeding up. i would hold the pace for 3-5 min. then speed up again.

6:58 - fine, felt loose and comfortable.

6:40 - comfortably hard

6:25 - somewhere between comfortably hard and uncomfortably manageable

6:00 - uncomfortably unmanageable. ran for 1/2 mile and done.

sooooo, i definitely know what i need to work on. i really want to get my 5k race pace under 6:00. i was a bit frustrated on how winded i felt at that pace today. i guess i didn't pedal hard enough on my bike rides!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

 a good run today. 7.5 miles total. i felt great and the weather was really nice...although not very june-like.

2 mile warm-up going up sunnyside. then 5.5 at 6:55 pace.

 

pre-blog (wed. night): i just got back from a volunteer meeting for the UVM on saturday. i signed on to be part of the "all-nighter" crew. so i will be helping set-up the course and aid stations, then i will be heading back to provo towne center to help with bus-loading, etc. 

this makes it possible for me to get down to the finish line in time to cheer on all the runners. much more exciting than an aid station at mile 5.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

SLC loop to 3300 south then north on pothole-construction-cone-dust-infested 900 east. i could run on 800 east but i am scared of the chihuahua. and 1300 and 700 are unpleasant with all the traffic. so 9th it is. it's actually kind of fun. hurdle over orange barrels, army crawl under caution tape, climb in and out of holes, etc, etc.

alright...my first run longer than 8 miles since my pseudo marathon. progress. i need to start doing long runs again. probably next week...i need to run at least 17.1 miles to prove that my knee will still work past that distance. average pace 7:00.

i work until 11 pm tonight then i am going straight to provo for the race. hopefully i can squeeze in a nap sometime before work, or i am not going to be very helpful or effective tonight...especially if they give me the job of bus-loading. i will just climb on the bus and go to sleep.


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i made it to provo by 12 am last night. i was stationed at the finish line area. tons of  random things going on all night. setting up cones. moving cones. dropping cones on my toes (again i am an idiot wearing flip-flops). i still have some nasty construction tar on my hands. cones are dirty!

i set up the medical tent and cots; it took me 35 min. to figure out how to put the screen on it. upsidedown. then inside-out. then right corner on left corner. etc. i finally got it done, but by that time runners had started showing up. i cannot tell you how many "save me a spot in there" comments i received from runners. ha.

we also set up the water tent and the massage tent. then we tied the ridiculously long but very vibrant blue banners to the gates along the finishing chute. it ended up looking pretty cool.

overall it was a really fun experience, especially when the runners started coming through. i was back and forth across parking lots, but for the most part i was able to get a glimpse of most everyone's races. congrats to all the runners. you guys all did awesome today. mary ann had a great debut marathon with her first place win. i recognized many bloggers and it was really fun to see you all go by.

oh, foooood. then nap. :) 


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40.502.000.000.0042.50
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