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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
140.6512.138.705.8049.00216.28
Marathon Shoe Miles: 6.00New Kinvara Miles: 22.76Hattoris Miles: 16.67Addidas Miles: 72.95Blue Kinvaras Miles: 16.40Brooks Defyance Miles: 25.50Bike Shoes Miles: 24.00
Night Sleep Time: 216.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 216.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.200.000.001.800.006.00

Mountain run day!  My favorite.  I did Fragrance Lake today, and counted the 1.8 mile climb as vo2 max miles, based on heart rate data!  Whew!, but I ran all the way up this time, at a pace of about 15.5 minutes per mile.  Kept the rest of the run really mellow, a meander around a peaceful lake, a scoot along an undulating ridge trail, then a long swift downhill, finishing with a flat 1.5 miles on the trail. 

 

 

Marathon Shoe Miles: 6.00
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
5.180.001.001.000.007.18

Two runs today.  First run with my daughter in a woods near our house.  We ran 4.18 miles easy up and down hills.  In the last 1/8 of a mile, I had a bad fall, and took skin off of right knee, left quad, and left shoulder.  The shoulder is the worst; I think I tucked and roll on that shoulder.  

SO, I was a bit stiff for tonight's track workout.  It was supposed to be 8 laps, alternating between a pace slightly faster than tempo and a pace slightly slower than tempo.  Mine were 6:53, 7:10, 6:53, 7:24, 6:33, 7:08, 6:19, and 7:24.  Felt good to move, but I am afraid I will be stiff in the morning.

New Kinvara Miles: 7.18
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
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

I screwed up somehow this week, and entered Wednesday's run on Tuesday, and didn't enter Tuesday's run.  So, this is TUesday's run.  Easy trail run in the Hattoris.

 

Hattoris Miles: 7.20
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
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Day off, due to being very tight and sore from my fall on Wednesday (reported in my blog on Tuesday).

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
6.700.000.000.000.006.70

An easy hour.

Addidas Miles: 6.70
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
10.006.400.000.000.0016.40

Nice run this morning; started early and ran from the Bay up into the Chuckanuts and back.  Even though it wasn't hot I ran out of water.  I just carried my hand held water bottle, but it wasn't enough.  I am going to have to start carrying one of those little backpacks, I think.  

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 16.40
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
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

No running today.  A recovery bike ride, really easy, for 1.5 hours, from the mountain cabin down to Silver Lake and back.

Went for a hike in the afternoon; up to Church Mountain to see if there are going to be any huckleberries this year!  There is way too much snow, and probably no huckleberries this year.  Angry bears.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Yoga only.

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
6.280.000.000.000.006.28

Easy run.  HR 136.

New Kinvara Miles: 6.28
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
4.270.000.002.000.006.27

Yoga class this morning.  This is number three this week, and I am going tomorrow also.  I am trying to make up some of the classes that I have missed this summer.

Track workout tonight.  3.27 miles wu in the fun hattori shoes.  Then, 1200 and 800 at 5K pace and 600 and 400 at mile pace.  Finally, a 200 at "give it all you have left" pace.  Fun workout, because each interval gets shorter, so it is mentally pretty easy.  The hardest one to pace was the 600 at mile pace. 

 

New Kinvara Miles: 3.00Hattoris Miles: 3.27
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
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

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
10.000.002.000.000.0012.00

Brooks Defyance Miles: 12.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

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
12.600.000.000.000.0012.60

Addidas Miles: 12.60
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
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

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
4.610.001.000.000.005.61

Addidas Miles: 5.61
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
6.010.000.000.000.006.01

Addidas Miles: 6.01
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
5.230.001.000.000.006.23

Addidas Miles: 6.23
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
5.980.000.000.000.005.98

Addidas Miles: 5.98
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
10.325.730.000.000.0016.05

Addidas Miles: 16.05
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.070.000.000.000.004.07

Addidas Miles: 4.07
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.003.700.000.007.70

Addidas Miles: 7.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Bike Shoes Miles: 24.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.300.000.000.008.0014.30

New Kinvara Miles: 6.30
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
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

22 minute run, and some hip and core stability and mobility exercises, plus planks. 

Nice to be home, but I am so missing the Oahu warmth.  I love waking up and its warm and going to bed and its warm and its warm in between.  I guess we are having relatively nice summer weather here, probably the nicest of this summer yet, but its cold in the morning.  I am off to the Metthow Valley this morning, for a trail race tomorrow.  It is warmer and dryer over there, but the race is at elevation, so the start will probably be around 40 degrees.  Yikes!

Addidas Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Race: Cuttrhoat Classic Trail (11 Miles) 02:01:00, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.500.000.000.000.0013.50

This is the most beautiful race I have ever done.  Five miles of steep uphill up and over Cuttroat Pass, then 6 miles downhill to the Cutthroat Lake Trailhead.  So beautiful on top you have to stop and enjoy the view - and look for huckleberries, of course!  I had a great time, and really just ran this one for fun.  It takes place in the beautiful Methow Valley, about a three hour drive for me.  I stayed a few days just to take it all in!

Brooks Defyance Miles: 13.50
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
0.000.000.000.0012.0012.00

A recovery mountain bike adventure.  Still in the Methow, so new trails for me, and of course I got lost and was out way too long, with a long drive home ahead of me.  Really fun mountain biking though; nice and smooth, fast trails.  Not all rocky and rooty and jumpy like home in Bellingham.  Really loved the ride!

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
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Road bike ride, plus a yoga class.

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
6.200.000.000.006.0012.20

Morning run with both my kids.  Yikes!  Hard to keep up, but I tried.  I ran in the Hattoris, which are ideal for this length of run, partly road, but mostly trail.

 Easy bike ride in the afternoon.

 

Hattoris Miles: 6.20
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
3.000.000.001.000.004.00

Track.

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
140.6512.138.705.8049.00216.28
Marathon Shoe Miles: 6.00New Kinvara Miles: 22.76Hattoris Miles: 16.67Addidas Miles: 72.95Blue Kinvaras Miles: 16.40Brooks Defyance Miles: 25.50Bike Shoes Miles: 24.00
Night Sleep Time: 216.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 216.50
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