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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Vibram FiveFingers Lifetime Miles: 452.95
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.500.000.000.0035.50
Brooks Advantage Miles: 10.00Vibram FiveFingers Miles: 13.50Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was raining pretty hard at 5 a.m. - so I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill.  I took along my iPod and listened to the first in a new series of podcasts I downloaded called 'Confessions of a Runner.'  I also watched a bunch of Dilbert Animated Cartoons podcasts.

Later - I enjoyed seeing some good leg and shoulder definition in the mirrors while running this morning and it pushed me to finally get back into my weights.  Tonight I inflated my Swiss Ball and did an arm/shoulder/back/abs workout for an hour. (Also caught up on my Endurance Planet.com podcasts).

Tonight I also found my humidifier in the garage that I stored away after my divorce. I cannot get it running, so found a smaller humidifier and set it up in my bedroom.  Since the heat has been turned on, my right eye has been drying out at night even with the ointment I put in at bedtime. I have a condition called repeated corneal adhesions (basically - the top layer of the skin on my eye gets torn off if it gets too dry). I am hoping this will allow me to not have to keep drops by my bed if I wake up during the night so that I won't have that wonderful ripping feeling.

Brooks Advantage Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I had a great run this afternoon - even with dodging stupid drivers.

I am going to start rating some of my runs on the following Perceived Exertion chart:

  • Level 1: I'm watching TV and eating bon bons
  • Level 2: I'm comfortable and could maintain this pace all day long
  • Level 3: I'm still comfortable, but am breathing a bit harder
  • Level 4: I'm sweating a little, but feel good and can carry on a conversation effortlessly
  • Level 5: I'm just above comfortable, am sweating more and can still talk easily
  • Level 6: I can still talk, but am slightly breathless
  • Level 7: I can still talk, but I don't really want to. I'm sweating like a pig
  • Level 8: I can grunt in response to your questions and can only keep this pace for a short time period
  • Level 9: I am probably going to die
  • Level 10: I am dead

Marion's run motivated me to try and push my pace a little bit today.

Mile 1 -3 (PE 5-6.5) - tried to keep my pace under 11 minutes a mile once I warmed up 11:23/10:57/10:43

Mile 4 (PE 7.5-8) - the plan was to stay between 9:30-10 minutes a mile, but Chariots of Fire came on my iPod and it made me feel light on my feet     9:44

Mile 5 (PE 6.5-7.5) 10:33


Vibram FiveFingers Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice easy run today.  12:33/12:03/12:02/11:55/12:05

Oh, thank heaven, for 7-11.  Desperately needed a VPB at mile 2, but thought it might be frowned on along 7th East - so I borrowed their facilities.

Nice and warm and enjoying the clean smell of the air until the turnaround point.  I had unzipped my running vest to cool off. Right as I turned around it started to rain and I quickly cooled off and was really glad I had the running vest on.

Kind of funny, as I was ending my run I passed another runner wearing the same Ogden 2006 Marathon shirt that I was running in (not THE same, but the same year).

 

Later.....my boss gave me a free pass for a Kinesis class at her gym.  She has been so excited (in a warped sort of way) for me to go because she said it kicked her's and her husband's butts and knew it would do me in. So, she called and asked - well?  I told her I asked the instructor's permission to tell her honestly that it didn't kick my butt.  I know my abs will be sore for a couple of days (which is a good thing) and I could probably work harder, but she had me on the highest weights of any of the women there and I was working harder than them.....

Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

My left ankle was a little twingy last night (technical term there) so I thought I might walk 4 miles this afternoon. I picked Odee up to go up Millcreek Canyon and he convinced me to run instead.

My goal was to get to my turnaround point on the Pipeline Trail before I needed to turn on a flashlight.  My first trail run this fall. The trail was muddy, had puddles, some snow and a tree across it already.  Odee didn't bring his water bottles today, so he insisted I share with him at the halfway point.  I had to slow down on the way back because Odee was being pokey and because it was only the second time I have ever ran on a trail after dark.  My depth perception with the flashlight took some getting used to.

I was a bit chilly with only compression shorts on my legs, but didn't even stop to put on my gloves during the run. After dropping Odee off, I treated myself to a hot chocolate from Starbucks.

Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I was going to run this afternoon, but as I sat around after work, my left ankle was feeling 'twingy' - so I am taking the day off to let it rest.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

Leslie, Harold, and Odee picked me up and we went to Lehi and met Jon A, Scott, Kelli and Britta and ran the Jordan River Parkway.

My feet were pretty cold the first two miles in my FiveFingers, but weren't bad after that.  The balls of my feet are a little sore because I ran about 2.5 miles further in them today than I ever had previously.

12:53/11:54/13:04/10:47/12:33/11:29/11:47/11:07.  The slower miles were usually where we stopped to give Odee a water break or picked Leslie up off the trail after Odee tripped her.

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I got tired of cleaning and reading, so went out and did my hill run. Stopped at Starbucks after 3 miles and got a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate since I knew I needed electrolytes (yeah, right).

It was starting to get dark as I ended and I was pretty cold.

11:46/11:55/10:56/11:25 (not bad for running with hot chocolate in my hand)/11:12


Vibram FiveFingers Miles: 8.50Brooks Advantage Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.500.000.000.0035.50
Brooks Advantage Miles: 10.00Vibram FiveFingers Miles: 13.50Mizuno Wave Ascend 3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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