THOU SHALT BE A COMEBACK

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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
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Took yesterday off for a lovely Easter.  Headed to the downtown Y at lunch to workout, and go figure, forgot my sports bra,.  After some contemplation, I tightened up the flimsy straps of my non-supportive bra, and ditched the tank for the long sleeve underarmour shirt that's been on the floor of my car for at least a month.  First, run by the river.  5 minute walk, 5 minute run, 5 minute walk, 5 minute run, 5 minute walk, 5 minute run.  Went into the Y drenched in sweat by nature of being grossly overdressed and hopped onto a cybex bike in the crowded cardio room for 30 minutes.  My sweat levels nicely topped those of anyone else in the room and I do believe a few concerned looks were cast my way.  Rounded things off by taking a shower and putting my soaking wet sweat bra back on and going back to work.  Gross....or just dedicated?

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30 minutes cybex bike keeping heart rate over 170 and rpms over 95.  20 mintutes on crossramp elliptical keeping same heart rate.   Sweat levels: higher than anyone else at the Y as far as I could tell. I do believe I am out of shape.  Sometimes I think I feel something in my right leg but sometimes I don't.  Anyways, I'm following the Pfitzinger comeback schedule so I won't run again until Thursday.

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50 minutes adaptive motion elliptical keeping heart rate 175-180 and sweating like near cardiac arrest.  Hopped of and walked briskly for 10 minutes.  Can't wait to run tomorrow!

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The stress levels around here are really stacking up.  I didn't have any time for crosstraining, just my sad little walk-run.  3 minute walk, 7 minute jog x3.  I ran the 1 mile dirt loop by  my house so I know I covered over 3 miles in the process.  I like running on dirt better--less phantom pain.  The "sensations" I seem to get aren't even in the same place as the fractures.  I am hyper-aware of any sensation but honestly I haven't experience anything I would call pain.  My legs feel good.

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Had to skip yesterday...my little girl was sick.  She also turned 4, but the party is tomorrow at ChuckECheese so I guess it's better we got the sickness over with.  Anyways, I busted out the Garmin today.  Surprisingly, there was no rust on it.  My legs felt good, my form felt good, my stride felt relaxed.  Walk 2 minutes, run 8, walk 2, run 8, walk 2, run 8.  Covered 3.5 miles in 30 minutes.  I will be off to the gym later this afternoon for 90 minutes of crosstraining for my "long" run.  The absence of pain has me feeling more and more confident about my legs being healed, but I am going to stick with the plan and keep it on dirt as much as possible for a long while.

Update: at the gym--30 minutes regular bike, 15 elliptical, 45 recument bicycle.

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