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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: 15.00 Month: 81.50 Year: 2532.90
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: 29.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.0010.000.000.0068.00
Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 45.00Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 23.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

18 miles. ran the first 14 with james up through sugarhouse/millcreek, then finished the last four around liberty park. 

Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles. sunnyside up. i kept my left eye closed throughout the run so that i could continue sleeping. i had nice dreams about a raccoon and a very wet, rotting, temporary sidewalk. also, KFC is having a sale on rootbeer and cake. 

Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 miles on the jordan river parkway with devra. we discovered that we work right across the street from each other. how awesome and convenient! 

this was a great run -- i always welcome the company and devra is a lot of fun. she is very positive and has a lot of experience with the sport. she has some great insights about training/racing and i find her approach very refreshing. she loves to compete (and she competes well), but she doesn't take herself too seriously. i needed this run today. i've been so caught up/bogged down/whiny with work stuff and this gave me a solid 90 minutes away from all of that to just chat and enjoy things. 

i caught a total of six bugs in my face sweat.  

Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles. sugarhouse 10k loop. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy -- ran the first 4.5 with james, cautiously. things weren't great so we stopped and walked home. i finished out the mileage around liberty park. 

Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0010.000.000.0017.00

straight from the race instructions flyer: "you'll be sharing the road with other motorists, and some of them are armed hunters -- seriously, it's opening day of the bow hunt!" 

this morning i copped out of racing and was the 1:30 pacer at the TOU half with chad robinson. we came in at 1:28:59 due to a string of too fast miles down blacksmith fork canyon (with a very favorable tailwind). we ended up jogging the last mile in to slow the pace down, and we still missed the target. we really needed james there to ensure we were precise. 

splits: 6:38, 6:39, 6:29, 6:37, 6:30, 6:23, 6:29, 6:46, 6:56, 6:45, 7:01, 7:32, 7:26, :44 

i didn't race on purpose today, as i was worried that an all-out effort might be too much for me right now. i thought it might take me too long to bounce back, and the marathon is the goal. however, i thought running part of the course and getting some faster miles in during a long effort would be beneficial, so the pacing option worked out perfectly. if conditions (and how i feel) are similar for the full as they were today, i'll be very happy. it was nice to run along the course and measure what the effort was feeling like for the pace. i think i can drop 10-15 seconds pretty easily in those canyon miles -- the pace will be comfortable-turning-uncomfortable, but that is what it will take to break 2:50. 

i know sub-2:50 seems laughable based on what i've done this year, but i'm going to try and pull it off. there are magical wood nymphs on the TOU course -- i think that will help. 

Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.0010.000.000.0068.00
Saucony Virrata Easter M&M's Miles: 45.00Kinvara3 Chewy Spree Miles: 23.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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