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Emma Creek Women's Classic

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Location:

Wichita,KS,

Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

marathon pr:  2:59:49.  Saint George 2011

Praire Spirit 50 mile winner 7:36:30 2013

I accidentally ran 100 miles in November 2013.  it was hard.  I threw up a lot.  decided to do a better job next time

I did it again on purpose October 2014--Heartland 100 winner and CR 17:38:37

Heartland 50 winner May 2014

Psycho Wyco 50k winner February 2012

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run enough to hold off the middle-age spread

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

 

Sub 3 hour marathon--SOMEDAY!  Done!

 

New long term goal:  ....run enough to feel kinda like I did when I was fit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal:

I was a single mom.  Two times over.  We all survived, despite the fact that I make atrocious decisions.  Then, I met a man I didn't deserve.  And he loves me so much.  And I love him. We lived in sin and bought a house for two years then hired a judge and officially got married(to our great delight and also the delight of our mothers), then a month later he was diagnosed with cancer.  Well we survived all that and he's 100% fine now.  But, we're really out of shape and really busy with kids and jobs and running just isn't my priority and there's so many other layers to all of it, but I'm running anyway.  This is my failure blog now.  Just to log that one run a week if I snag it.  
Somehow that matters and I want that run recorded.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 431.70
Mizuno Waverider 12 Lifetime Miles: 333.61
Nike Air Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 507.20
Pink Pegs Lifetime Miles: 595.58
Pink Nike Avant Lifetime Miles: 624.04
Crappy Asics Lifetime Miles: 146.72
Adidas Adizero Mana Lifetime Miles: 113.32
Blue Avants Lifetime Miles: 653.33
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 18.08
Lunarfly Lifetime Miles: 468.47
Total Distance
45.89
New Blue Asics Miles: 45.89
Weight: 108.67
Total Distance
9.08

1:19:00/8:42 pace.  Took it easy.  My feet and back were hurting from the long week on my feet last night.  Today they felt okay but took it easy anyway just to be sure.  Very pleasant run.  Tried to drink water at the halfway point by my house.  My husband held the cup out and I tried to drink and run at the same time and it did not work!  I got water all over my face and my shirt but not a drop in  my mouth!  I threw the cup down and sprinted off yelling WAHOO mostly for the benefit of my boys since they were on their bicycles enjoying the spectacle.  I guess I need some practice.

New Blue Asics Miles: 9.08
Weight: 109.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.15

1:06:32/8:10.  Felt great today!  Did not push the pace, but nor did I hold the reigns in!  Just ran however fast I felt like running--but always at a comfortable pace.  Such a nice run!  The sun was shining, the breeze was cool and refreshing, the birds were singing--I felt joyful!  Now I am off to a nice big breakfast courtesy of my husband!

New Blue Asics Miles: 8.15
Weight: 109.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
9.08

1:22:08/9:03 pace.  I was on a mission today to take it very very easy and mission accomplished.  Enjoyed my run.  Tried again today to drink water out of a cup on the run.  I splashed it all over my face and shirt again but this time actually got two good gulps down.  So, there is improvement. My wonderful husband is outside mowing my grass track for barefoot running, and is going to rake all the sticks and rocks out of the path.  I can't wait to try it out!

New Blue Asics Miles: 9.08
Weight: 108.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
9.08

1:19:14/8:45 pace.  Ran mostly easy except for three bursts of practice 5K race pace since I am running a 5k on Saturday.  I was trying to get a feel for a pace that is comfortably very hard.  Did a run-by with gatorade and while I still got it all over my face and shirt I successfully swallowed quite a bit as well.  It is supposed to be windy this weekend so that stinks.  It's an all-women's 5k and the turnout is usually around 1200 so I think this will be a really fun event.

New Blue Asics Miles: 9.08
Weight: 108.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.00

4 nice and easy, 8:53 pace with one burst of the comfortably very hard 5k race pace, although I suspect the pace will be complete agony the last mile.  We'll see!

New Blue Asics Miles: 4.00
Weight: 109.00
Comments(2)
Race: Emma Creek Women's Classic (3.1 Miles) 00:21:19, Place overall: 2
Total Distance
6.50

Well that was just really awesome!  It was an all women's 5k--a field of 1027 I believe the announcer said.  It was overcast and very humid and windy but the wind helped balance out the humidity so the conditions were not bad at all.  My sister-in-law Sasha and I drove to the race together.  We jogged around a little while to warm up and that was about it.  My legs felt ready to go.  We lined up, the horn blew, and I found my comfortably very hard pace that I have been practicing.  Surprisingly, I found myself in 5th place at the 1 mile mark--6:52.  I still felt really good and just kept going.  I was pretty close to 4th place so I finally passed her.  Third took a little longer but I passed her at the end of the second mile.  I was still feeling good so I decided to go after 2nd place(I was pretty incredulous at this point that I was up front, what is going on?!?).  Anyways I got next to the second place girl and got up the wind to surge and pass her and then I was scared that they would all come pass me so I was running pretty hard to stay on pace.  Someone started yelling at me to go after first.  I could see her and the bicycle so I just concentrated on relaxing and going after her.  She was slowing down and I was closing the gap but we were too close to the finish for me to catch her.  She finished 16 seconds ahead of me.   I am happy with my time and very happy with my placing!  I was not totally drained after the race at all and I think I could have pushed the pace harder so at my next 5k I will push harder.  I would like to go under 21 minutes on my next try!  Sasha did awesome she got 7th place overall with a 22:14!  We are going to start going to races together!  She placed first in her age group at a 5k last weekend and this weekend took 17 seconds off her time!  The awards ceremony was like being on an episode of Oprah!  It was  gym full of women and everybody cheered for everybody.  I had to stand on this podium thingy with the top 3 and hold my bouquet while they took all these pictures.  I felt like I was at the olympics or something it was crazy!  All of the top 10 got a handcrafted ceramic plate, a bouquet of flowers, a $40 gift certificate to some online fitness store, another $15 gift certificate to road ID, and some chapstick.  Craziness!  Madness!  They go all out at this 5k!  I will definitely be back next year!  It was totally worth the drive!  Went for a 3 mile recovery run at a very slow pace after I picked the kids up and put Vanessa down for her nap.

New Blue Asics Miles: 6.50
Weight: 109.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
45.89
New Blue Asics Miles: 45.89
Weight: 108.67
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