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Layton Classic 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
50.000.000.003.0053.00
Saucony Hattori Miles: 10.00Red Slime Miles: 8.00Nike Free Seaside Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 10.00Puma Tfx Roadracer Ghastly Orange Miles: 8.00Nike Free II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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boating and a bit of swimming at utah lake. the water level is still fairly high, so it wasn't neraly as gross as it usually is this late in the summer. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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10 miles. millcreek loop. have a good labor day! looks like rain...

Saucony Hattori 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

8 miles. sunnyside up. soaked by some giant sprinklers about halfway through the run. 

Red Slime Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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8 miles. sunnyside up again. it was really windy out this morning -- a crosswind on sunnyside and a strong headwind for the final 2.5 miles. i picked up the pace for the last mile of the run -- it felt like a 6:00 effort, but i only managed 6:35. 

Nike Free Seaside 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
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10 miles with andrea and jake through the neighborhoods in sugarhouse. it was another windy morning out. there were a few stretches (heading east) where we ran into a strong headwind, but otherwise the morning was pleasant and it was a really nice run. 

Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple 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
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8 miles. sugarhouse 10k loop with james. another 5k race tomorrow -- the layton classic. i'm only in it for the t-shirt. 

Puma Tfx Roadracer Ghastly Orange Miles: 8.00
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Race: Layton Classic 5k (3.12 Miles) 00:18:24, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.003.009.00

layton classic 5k this morning -- one final feedback point before top of utah next weekend. the race was very well organized and the course was legit. 

i warmed up with james and andrew (recently moved here from new hampshire). they both ran the 10k. we ran the full 5k course for our warm up to check things out and make sure i knew where all of the turns were (i've made a few wrong turns in my day). 

my legs were feeling good from the beginning, and i went out hard. there was one woman who was right on my heels through the first half of the race, so i was pushing the pace more than usual. we reached hill #1 about 1.5 miles in. it was short, but it stung -- a mean grade for the middle of a 5k race. i pushed up the hill as hard as i could, knowing i would have a good half mile or so of straight road to recover. it took me forever to get my breathing back under control (although it was never really under control). the second woman dropped back by about 15 seconds on this section. the last half mile went along a bike path through the park -- a few turns and another short but steep hill were the challenges here. once up the hill, the finish line came into view and i kicked it in. 

i am happy with the 18:24 -- it's 4 seconds off my PR (on an honest course) and it's my best race post stress fracture. it's also exactly the same time that i ran a week out from top of utah last year. it's not comparable, however, seeing as the race i ran last year was net downhill and had a few issues with wrong turns and traffic stops. i guess it's best to compare it to my other times on courses of similar difficulty such as draper days -- 18:38 this year and 18:31 last year before running 2:54 at des news.

i guess this race could actually be a PR effort given the difficulty of the course, but i'm not sure i should say that. the last thing i want to do is inflate my time or my fitness levels, as i have a specific goal in mind for top of utah and today was a gauge of whether or not i am ready for that. i've over-estimated my abilities in the past, which has led to some big disappointments. my confidence is not terribly strong, seeing as my summer training was interrupted and TOU will be my first marathon this year. i typically run 3-4 marathons a year -- one in the spring (where i usually lay an egg), one in the summer (to build up to the fall) and then the "key race" in the fall. my typical training and racing have not been there this year, but there is nothing that can be changed about that -- sometimes things just don't play out as planned. i have been very fortunate to come back relatively quickly from this injury, and i was able to get a solid 6 weeks of training in without any setbacks. i'm so glad that i am healthy and have the opportunity to run next week. i'm excited, but i am also very nervous. the outcome of today's race helped boost my confidence a bit, but i'm still unsure of what i can expect. one thing i do know -- it's my first and possibly my only marathon this year, so i'm putting everything i have into top of utah next weekend.  

Nike Free II Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.000.000.003.0053.00
Saucony Hattori Miles: 10.00Red Slime Miles: 8.00Nike Free Seaside Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Purple Pineapple Miles: 10.00Puma Tfx Roadracer Ghastly Orange Miles: 8.00Nike Free II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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