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Lake Padden Relays

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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
54.390.006.857.5035.50104.24
Blue Kinvaras Miles: 6.28Brooks Defyance Miles: 4.50Hattoris Miles: 3.00New Kinvara Miles: 39.21Bike Shoes Miles: 30.00Addidas Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 100.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 100.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.380.000.000.000.006.38

Easy run.  Really long strength and mobility session in my basement.

Blue Kinvaras Miles: 6.28
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
0.000.000.000.009.009.00

Killer interval workout on the bike!  Sore glutes.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Race: Lake Padden Relays (2.65 Miles) 00:19:37, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.650.006.0013.65

Lake Padden Relays is the local cross country kick off race, and our local running club put together some teams.  Each runner runs around the lake once, 2.65 miles.  I hadn't even met my teammates until just before the race!  I went first, and ran 19:37.  We put the two younger, slower runners in the middle, and the other 54 year old faster runner at the end, and came it at 1:22:23, just seconds ahead of the second place age group team.  We are all thinking it is pretty fun to win the 40-49 year old division!  Divisions are based on average age, and our two middle runners were in their early 40s.  

Home by noon, in the car and headed up to the approach to Mt. Baker, so that we can climb it on Sunday!  The crosstraining miles are the 1.5 hour hike into base camp.  My back got tired; I am not used to the heavy pack :)

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

I don't even know how to put this in crosstraining mileage.  The ascent of Mt. Baker took 6.5 hours, 5000 vertical feet, plus the 2000 we hiked to base camp yesterday.  Then the 7000 vertical foot descent.  Not home in Bellingham until 7pm.  

Absolutely wonderful to climb again!  To stand on the summit of a snow covered peak is a truly breathtaking experience.  Or maybe just the elevation is breathtaking.  Good times!  My son, who is almost 21, was my guide, and he is really quite remarkable.  Such a gift to share this experience with him.  I haven't climbed a mountain in 20 plus years!

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

Tired legs.  Just some yoga and resting.  

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
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

My legs feel as if they had run a marathon!  Except that I am never this sore after a marathon.  My daughter drug me out for a jog this morning, it helped!  Hyperrecovery mode now so that I can race on Saturday!

Brooks Defyance Miles: 4.50
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

Legs still resting!

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
3.000.000.000.005.008.00

A tiny bike ride and a tiny run.  Legs are feeling better; in fact, MUCH better today than yesterday.  I think I will make it to Saturday's race after all!  

Hattoris Miles: 3.00
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
3.400.000.001.000.004.40

One the way to Bend for my duathlon.  Stopped in Portland for a race prep run.  Legs feel about 85% today.  Hoping for full readiness by tomorrow!

New Kinvara Miles: 4.40
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Race: MacDash 01:29:48, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.200.000.006.503.5020.20

Duathlon today, combined with an extra hour and a quarter of jogging.  The duathlon went great!  There had been reports all week of smokey air due to some wildfires, so I was afraid that maybe the race would be cancelled.  But the air had a barely noticeable smokey flavor when I arrived Saturday morning.  I had time, so I jogged the 3 mile loop before the race, then lined up with all the other duathletes for the start!  My legs felt about 90% recovered from last weekend, but I felt really ready to race!  First run was 3.1 miles according to my Garmin, and I did it in 21:42, hopped on the bike, and rode 12 miles in 40:38.  Second run was 3.3 miles (slightly different course, so that we could finish on the track), and it took 24:08.  Not too far off of 5K pace for the running, but I wish the bike ride was faster!

I was second woman, and third person overall!  I went for my extra running while waiting for the triathlon to finish and then came back for awards and some food.

 

New Kinvara Miles: 16.70
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
0.000.000.000.0012.0012.00

Mountain biking recovery day!  Beautiful trails here in Bend, not very technical, fast and smooth!  Exceptionally nice day.  We were out there for 5 hours.

Bike Shoes Miles: 30.00
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
12.110.000.000.000.0012.11

Long run day.  Two hours at almost exactly a 10 minute pace.  Legs felt surprisingly fresh and springy.  No recovery at all necessary from Saturday's 2 5K efforts, bike sprint, and hour long run.  Go figure!  Now, why did it take days to recover from a little old mountain climb?

New Kinvara Miles: 12.11
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
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

six easy miles, hilly route.  Partly paved, partly trail.  Kinda smells like Fall.

New Kinvara 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
3.800.004.200.000.008.00

Tempo run.  Nuff said.

Addidas 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
54.390.006.857.5035.50104.24
Blue Kinvaras Miles: 6.28Brooks Defyance Miles: 4.50Hattoris Miles: 3.00New Kinvara Miles: 39.21Bike Shoes Miles: 30.00Addidas Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 100.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 100.00
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