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Honeywagon 1/2 marathon

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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs:

MacDash Duathlon, Sept. 10, 2011.  1:29:48.  Second woman overall, third racer overall, and first in AG.  

Mt. Ranier Duathlon, May 1, 2011.  3:05:00, 1st in age group.  5.1 mile run, 28 mile bike ride, 3.78 mile run.

5K:  Fun With the Fuzz, April 23, 2011.  21:59,  1st in age group.

Marathon:  Paris, April 10, 2011.  4:05:24.  

1/2 marathon:  Geoduck Gallop, February 2011.  1:42:23, 1st in age group.

Waterfront 15K (September 2010), 1:14:43.  3rd in AG.

Lake Padden Duathlon (July 2010), 1:36:something.  1st in AG .

10K:  Smelt Run, La Conner (2010)  47:14.  2nd in AG. 

I have fun every time I run, and have recently overcome the "I can't go fast anymore" hurdle.  I'm having fun going faster and working towards becoming even faster.  

I have raised two running children, one competitive and one not.

I have learned to run in ice and snow and I don't complain. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Work towards a faster marathon by Spring 2012.

Get my 5K down to 21:30. 

Place in my division at duathlon and triathlon.

Train for biathlon.



 




 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Joining Forrest Gump


 

Personal:

I'm a 52 year old mom of two ex homeschooled teenagers. They both think I'm nuts.

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: 0.00
Bike Shoes Lifetime Miles: 2225.45
Pearl Izumi Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 139.33
Marathon Shoe Lifetime Miles: 244.33
Blue Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 223.68
Mean Green Shoe Lifetime Miles: 318.72
Blue Kinvaras Lifetime Miles: 207.12
Brooks Defyance Lifetime Miles: 361.34
New Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 275.90
Hattoris Lifetime Miles: 41.29
Addidas Lifetime Miles: 168.97
Nike Vortex Shoe Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Orange Newton Lifetime Miles: 36.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.2037.5018.000.8028.00212.50
Brooks Defyance Miles: 59.08Blue Kinvaras Miles: 74.24Marathon Shoe Miles: 13.98Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 5.70Mean Green Shoe Miles: 31.50
Night Sleep Time: 197.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 197.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.002.300.000.007.50

Tempo run.  Icy trails!  We must have had some frozen rain in the night.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Resting today; yoga only.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

still resting!  A strength workout only.  

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.201.000.000.000.005.20

An easy run with some 1/2 marathon pace intervals.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 5.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Race: Honeywagon 1/2 marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:02:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.005.000.000.000.0016.00

Warm up ok.  Race pace OK for the first five miles, and I just couldn't hold it, knew I couldn't hold it, and ran the last 8 miles as the hardest miles I have ever run in my life.  Just slogging along trying to keep going.  I am strangely tired; I was completely out of fuel by mile 5.  Hmmm...

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.0011.0011.00

Easy easy skating skiing.  Beautiful day today; sunny and 34 degrees.  Sparkly snow.  Still tired.

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.220.000.000.000.005.22

Easy miles.

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 5.22
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.680.000.000.000.009.68

5.68 miles in the am, all easy.  4 miles pm, with 5X3 minute mp intervals.

 

Marathon Shoe Miles: 9.68
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.300.000.000.000.004.30

Easy run in Whatcom Falls.  HR 132.  Rain, wind and colder, just when I thought Spring might be here!

Added a plank workout late this morning.  My daughter is on a campaign to get our "bikini" bodies ready for Hawaii in 10 days.  Yikes!  I didn't realize it was so close.  Sadly, my daughter does not admit that my bikini body was a while ago (years?)

 

Marathon Shoe Miles: 4.30
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.002.500.500.008.20

Track workout this morning.  It had to be early, at 5am, because I had yoga at 7 and had to get on the road after that to drive down to Olympia (2.5 hours) and bring some of my son's stuff back up here for Spring quarter.  He will be studying in Panama for 9 weeks and wanted to move his personal things out of his shared house.  We spent HOURS figuring out which back pack to take - the big one or the really tiny one.  Honestly, I don't know how he is going to sleep in a hammock for nine weeks and have only two pairs of underwear, but I am sure he will make it work.  He also has two knives, which just shows the relative importance of these items in his life.  Anyway, he agreed to the larger backpack, because he needed more books and stuff for his field work.  He's very excited about this trip, but I probably won't hear from him much - he is getting a SAT phone for emergencies, but doesn't expect any cell phone service or internet.

I did the assignment for track this morning, then felt frisky, so I added a couple of 400m at 1:40 each.  It was super windy out!  On one side of the track, I was being blown back so strongly that I felt stalled.  I really love fighting the wind this way - its like arm wrestling for control.  I like winning too.

 

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 8.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

No running today!  A little skate ski instead.  Just an hour and a half, since I really didn't have so much time today,  but worth it all the same.  We have had some new snow and it was still snowing when I got up there at 3pm.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.5011.500.000.000.0021.00

Long run today with MP miles in the middle.  It winded and rained so hard all last night that I couldn't really sleep; the little sleep I had was so disturbed by the wind.  I really thought it would be all over by morning, but no such luck!  We started at 6, with driving rain and 24 mile an hour winds, with even stronger gusts.  So, the warm up bits along the waterfront were a bit rough, but, as usual, once you are out there and wet, you really don't notice it.

I am very happy with this run.  11.5 miles at average pace of 8:26 (mp is 8:20, so a bit off), and some 9:30 average stuff the last five miles.  Managed to consume a lot of fuel and drink a lot of water.  Felt like a strong long run. Next week's long run will be just as long, but fewer MP miles I think. 

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.  The world is so turbulent right now; I am truly wondering where this all leads.  So much chaos.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 21.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.0011.0011.00

Recovery day of skate skiing.  

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.780.000.000.000.005.78

Easy miles.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 5.78
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.202.000.000.000.008.20

An easy am run and an afternoon run with mp intervals.

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 8.20
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run today, yoga and a TRX (strength) workout, plus a small swimming practice.

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.200.003.000.000.007.20

Eary am tempo workout on the track, since it is once again pitch dark at 5am.  Tempo went better than I expected, since I have had a rather tired right hamstring this week.  I didn't think the proper speed would be happening this morning, but by some miracle, I felt great.  T pace was a bit too fast - 7:30 instead of 7:45 (well, a lot too fast, actually).  Kind of hard when its so dark out.  I also think that doing tempo runs on the track results in a gradual speed up.  

Walked for an hour in the pm with my husband, because he put his back out and I think he needs to keep moving when this happens.  We fed the ducks in Derby Pond; they are all paired up now.  I tried to throw duck food only to the females, since they really need it right now, but the boys were very greedy.

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 7.20
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.700.000.000.000.005.70

Easy miles along North Lake Whatcom Trail with my husband (he walked; I jogged).  A beautiful, sunny and clear morning here!

 I headed straight to the pool after for a swim practice.

I have not been able to keep up on posting, since I've been limited to the use of my Ipad most of this week.  It will be the same starting Wednesday, all the way through April 16!  I'm heading to Hawaii for 12 days, then straight on to Paris for the marathon.  I will be able to check my blog and receive comments, but can only post as a comment to my own blog. 

 

Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 5.70
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.627.000.000.000.0018.62

This "supermoon" has kept me up at night for three nights in a row, and I'm getting tired!  But, it was truly lovely at 6am, still pitch dark outside, with that beautiful moon hanging right over our head for the first hour.  When the sun came up on the other side, they seemed equally bright - just gorgeous.  

Three hours of running, but fewer miles than last week's run, because I only did an hour at MP instead of an hour and a half.  

We ran the first hour on the roads, to get in some pavement miles for our marathon, then went into Whatcom Falls Park for a bit.  No bathrooms open at this hour, so I ran for the bushes as soon as we entered the park.  I was quick, and caught up to my partner, glanced down at my legs and noticed dark streaks.  I figured that somehow I got mud all over me.  My partner looked closer with her headlamp and said it was blood, and sure enough it was!  We could see no reason for it, and I didn't hurt, so we kept running.  But I kept bleeding (a lot!), with long streaks running down and into my socks.  We stopped at a bathroom after 2 hours, and I tried to clean it up a bit, but it just started the blood flowing again.  When I was finally done running and in the bathtub, most of it washed away, but there are some nasty scratches from blackberry bushes around my knees.  I guess even when they are "dead", they still have stickierness to them.  Ugly legs for a few days I guess.  The hazards of dark running!  I am grateful that I didn't sit on any!

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 18.62
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No run.  Yoga then swimming practice.

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.803.003.000.000.0010.80

Track workout!  wu, then 6X1mile repeats, alternating between 7:30 mile pace and marathon pace (8:30).  I have done this workout before, and I really love it!

Off to Hawaii in the morning, then on to Paris.  I may not be able to blog, except to record mileage until April 16.

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 10.80
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.600.000.000.000.005.60

First run in Hawaii!  The heat and humidity really zapped me.

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.800.004.200.000.008.00

Tempo run.  Getting used to the heat now.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.700.000.000.300.005.00

Easy run with strides.

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.205.000.000.000.0012.20

Longer run, with mp bits.

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 12.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.400.000.000.000.005.40

Srength workout and an easy run.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 5.40
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.703.003.000.000.008.70

Track workout, only on the road.  Mile repeats, alternating between mp and one mile per minute faster than mp.

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 8.70
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Easy run.

Brooks Defyance Miles: 6.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
128.2037.5018.000.8028.00212.50
Brooks Defyance Miles: 59.08Blue Kinvaras Miles: 74.24Marathon Shoe Miles: 13.98Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 5.70Mean Green Shoe Miles: 31.50
Night Sleep Time: 197.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 197.00
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