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Beat Beethoven 5K

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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: 5.00 Month: 82.00 Year: 2005.00
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: 219.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.003.000.003.0053.00
Nike Free Hyper TR Miles: 18.00Red Slime Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 11.00Blue Crocs Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.75Total Sleep Time: 34.75Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

i got to meet bonnie today! we walked a few loops around sugarhouse park, just chatting and enjoying the weather. so fun! bonnie is awesome. what a great weekend. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

busy morning, so a PM run. 10 miles. millcreek loop. what a perfect day out -- i was sad when this run was over.

i was planning on running the onion days 5K this morning, but too many other things got in the way. it's probably for the best though, since i could tell on my run this afternoon that it would have been one sluggish race. i don't have any lingering tightness or soreness from saturday, but my legs were just plain tired.

i may do a 5K this coming saturday (unwise?) or i may do my emigration canyon workout on wednesday. still trying to decide...

*big congrats to nan on her great race this morning!


Nike Free Hyper TR Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.75Total Sleep Time: 7.75Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles. sunnyside up loop. 

i know it is too far away to predict with any amount of accuracy, but the 14 day weather forecast is showing "cooler with brilliant sunshine" for TOU. wow. hope it's true. 

Red Slime Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(15)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.003.000.000.0011.00

11 miles. water wheel loop. 7:42 average. miles 8 -10 @ MP: 6:38, 6:33, 6:47 

this is definitely one of my favorite routes. the arrow reveals the location of the water wheel. there is also a drinking fountain there that offers some of the best water ever.

Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles. sunnyside up loop. wicked wind. but it was warm out, so no hard feelings toward mother nature this morning.

Blue Crocs Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

another 8-miler this morning. millcreek loop. i've been back and forth all week about whether or not i should run a 5k this weekend, and i finally decided to just do it. should be fun. maybe. 

Nike Free Hyper TR Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(21)
Race: Beat Beethoven 5K (3.09 Miles) 00:18:24, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.003.008.00

i am convinced that the world is against me when it comes to running a 5k for a legit time on a legit course. all i want to do is break 18 minutes on the road. i really thought today was going to be the day...

in sum, the race was a fiasco. fun, but a fiasco. but i sort of expected it to be that way -- i picked a very small 5k in pleasant grove because the course appeared to be unaided and accurate. that is really all i was looking for. i saw catherine and eric (aka faceless ghost) at the start. we were all in for a fun morning.

it ended up that the course was not marked in any way and there were multiple street crossings sans traffic control. it is a good thing i was wearing my bright crossing guard colored shirt, because i was forced to be my own traffic director at multiple times during the race. at one point i literally put my hand out in front of a truck and pointed to my bib number as i crossed the street. he was totally annoyed at me, and he had every right to be, but what else was i going to do?

i ran completely alone for the most part. eric and another guy went out fast and i lost sight of them on the turns. luckily there was a guy close enough behind me that knew the course and shouted at me when i went off course. in total i made two wrong turns and had to come to a complete stop twice to wait for cars, totally shattering my rhythm and momentum. at the finish, i turned up the wrong street and couldn't see the finish line anywhere. i yelled out to a lady (who oddly enough was cheering me on), and asked where the finish line was. at this point she stopped clapping and told me i was on the wrong street. ha! perfect. i rounded the next corner and saw the finish clock at 18:14 and was very surprised. i didn't have much of a kick -- by that time my heart was no longer in the race. i was just confused and stressed [i was seriously concerned for the safety of the runners -- the lack of traffic control was quite dangerous].

even with the wrong turns, the course was within .01 of being the correct length, so i will take it as a PR. however, i am left wondering how much faster i could have gone if i didn't have to make the multiple stops and awkward, momentum-crushing pivots on the turn arounds. i will never know exactly how much time was lost for that, so it looks like i am again left with some unfinished business in the 5K. it never ends.



Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(31)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.003.000.003.0053.00
Nike Free Hyper TR Miles: 18.00Red Slime Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 11.00Blue Crocs Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.75Total Sleep Time: 34.75Weight: 0.00
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