Training for a Belt Buckle

March 2011

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Location:

Sandy,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

PR's: 50 Mile 13:07 (Pony Express 2010), 50K 8:35 (Buffalo Run 2008), 25K 4:02 (Buffalo Run 2006), Marathon 5:09:12 (St George 2008), Half Marathon 2:28 (Provo 2008), 10K 1:17, 5K 27:54

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

After 1/9/2010 - I am taking a year off from marathon length distances and focusing on building up my base speed on half marathons and shorter distances.

2010 Speed Goals:

  • Build up my base speed on training runs to 10 MM miles or better
  • Half Marathon - break 2:05 (9.5 MM avg)
  • 10K Goal 1 - break 1:00 (9.67 MM avg)
  • 10K Goal 2 - break 55 minutes (8.87 MM avg)
  • 5K Goal 1 - break 26.35 minutes
  • 5K Goal 2 - break 25 minutes

Long-Term Running Goals:

Long Term Goals:

  • Complete a 100 Mile race
  • Complete a 100 K race
  • Break 12 hours in a 50 mile race
  • Run all portions of the Wasatch 100 course
  • Break 5 hours in a marathon
  • Break 4.5 hours in a marathon
  • Qualify for and run Boston

Personal:

I need to figure out something inspiring or funny to write here. For now - I'll let the suspense build.

For further unexciting information on my life, check out my blog: Adventures in Running

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Montrail Streak Lifetime Miles: 195.69
Montrail Vitesse (9.0) Lifetime Miles: 89.75
Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 (2009) Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Brooks Advantage (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 271.42
Crocs Black Lifetime Miles: 80.85
Vibram FiveFingers - Black Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Hoka Mafate Lifetime Miles: 36.95
Hoka Stinson Evo 2012 Lifetime Miles: 53.50
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My feeling last night that the anemia issues were clearing up was right. Or it was the beautiful sunny afternoon.

Ran 2 miles with the dog.  She lagged behind me the first mile and I let her have the lead on the way home.  No watch, but I'm guessing she was going 9:30 pace or better.

3 more miles. 9:34/9:53/10:23 (last half mile was cooldown).

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Easy run this morning before work with the dog.  More later - hopefully.

I found another sign of the anemia buildup that I didn't recognize until afterwards. The last two weeks I could not get my resting heart rate below the low 60's or high 50's.  Today it was back to 48.  

PM = another 3 easy miles.

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Struggles again.  I went to the gym during lunch figuring I could work on 10mm on the treadmill.  I was pouring sweat at 12 mm and managed to do .5 at 6 mph and then had to back off.

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Still not a lot of energy.  3 easy miles.  Need to be one with nature so heading out to Antelope Island tomorrow for a run (or a walk if I have no energy).

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Needed to get away from sitting on my butt and working and running on pavement/treadmills, so packed up this morning and headed out to Antelope Island.  Lots of people out there this morning - I mentioned to Jim Skaggs that I remember the days when I would be the only runner on the island - not anymore.

14 miles.  I was ready to be done at 10, but wanted to do over 13 - so was glad I was on a loop that would force me to get the mileage in.  Felt some IT Band pain on the last downhills, so need to so some stretching and rolling later.

So nice to trip over rocks and sand and mud. I love trail running. :)

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A couple of hours into the day I started getting shooting pains in the left sciatic nerve area in the buttock clear down the leg and into the ankle.  Tried to stand up for phone calls for a while and gave in and went home. Stopped in at the chiropractor on the way home and he said I caught it early.  Alternated laying down and taking the dog for short walks and finally the pain went away about 6 p.m.

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No residual effects from the 'butt' injury yesterday, so went for a run on the treadmill after work. Felt good and did some speedwork.

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Just putting in miles and enjoying the nice weather.

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6 miles in shorts and a t-shirt - including some good hills up 8600 S and 13th East.  

I'm really thinking I did some damage to my lungs with the 5 weeks of bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections sandwiched around the Goofy Challenge back in January.  I struggle too much on simple runs and cough a lot when trying to inhale deeply.  Dug out the inhaler from January this afternoon and am going to use it for a few days to see if it helps.

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3.5 with the dog this morning to work off some stress.

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Really struggling with motivation right now.

Finally pushed to do 45 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the stationary bike.

Ate healthy all day - that should count for something.

Oh - and doing better at cranking out more 'full' push-ups while working on the 100 push-up challenge.

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Forced myself out this afternoon and had a good run. Just took it easy. It appears that speedwork is already helping me improve my miserable base pace.

11:18

10:43

10:56

10:34

10:28

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I had some serious knee pain and couldn't touch it yesterday, so decided to not run at all.

Great day at my second job today.  We released a Kindle Notepad app last night and watched it garner 5 star reviews all day today (12 at last count).  Had a good run on top of that - pushed the first three miles a little bit.  10:09, 10:06, 10:00, 10:20.  I did stop at major road crossings to get my heart back under control.

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1 mile running.  60 minutes hard on an elliptical a friend is lending me for a year or so (no mileage on that) - so gave myself 4 miles for that.

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No running this weekend, but I did help out at the Buffalo Run.  Here is my "race report":

http://adventures-in-running-with-maurine.blogspot.com/2011/03/just-call-me-capn-mo.html


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4 mile walk with the dog.

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Treadmill miles.

1 mile warmup at 12 mm

3.5 miles alternating .25 at 10 mm and .25 at 11 mm

1.2 miles cooldown

 

Upper body workout

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Ran 2 miles with the dog. Dropped her off and ran 1.7 miles to the gym.  Lower body workout. 1.3 miles home.

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60 minutes on the elliptical. Ab workout.

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5.3 miles running in my summer gear.

After dinner had a nice walk with my son and dog for a couple of miles.

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