Auntie Em Goes Running

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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
10.681.000.000.0026.0037.68
Bike Shoes Miles: 25.00New Saucony Guide Miles: 6.68NB Orange Shoes Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 51.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Short bike ride outdoors; very cold, but I have some spiffy new winter biking gear that makes it fun.  It didn't rain much.  I think I have seen the sun once for about two minutes since I got back from Maui.

Bike Shoes Miles: 25.00
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
6.680.000.000.000.006.68

Had a nice run in whipping wind and hard rain this morning.  I have no car today, so my run was to my Drs. office, the allergy Dr. for shots, and then home.  All trail.  Splits were 9:20, 8:27, 8:43, 8:27 (for a portion of a mile), stop at Drs., then 8:14, 9:05, 8:42, and 7:29 (for a portion of a mile).  

My sports medicine Dr. is now my coach (which is great, because this way coaching is covered by my insurance, I think).  I've got three races coming up:  a local 1/2 marathon on January 16, the Chuckanut 50K on March 20, and my marathon on June 6.  In between, I'd like to run at least one more 1/2, and some shorter things, like 5Ks.

 

 

New Saucony Guide Miles: 6.68
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
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Went skiing today!  It was very very cold but clear and sunny.  What a treat!  I wore a neoprene sleeve on the knee and it seemed to work pretty well; I didn't hike into the backcountry, but I definitely got off of the groomers and felt fine.

 Did five miles when I got home, in the dark.  My headlamp went out on me mid run!  What a great way to celebrate solstice.

 

NB Orange Shoes Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Day off running; knee was feeling stressed.  Did a yoga class with my daughter instead.  I'm not sure what I thought of the teacher.  He kept saying things like "bring the outer part of your shoulder down and relax the inner edge of the shoulder".  Just complicated stuff to figure out and too much talking about it.  I guess I learn better by feel, not by so many words.  We felt good afterward, but during class, I could tell that my daughter was spending just as much mental energy as I was trying to take in all the instructions!  Followed class by a big breakfast and some coffee.  

 We are planning a ski hike tomorrow for Christmas eve.  Hike up on skins for 2-3 hours and ski back down to the car!  Hopefully, the snow will be good where we are going.  Haven't had much new snow, but it is certainly staying cold enough most of the time so its not melting! 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Snow hike was wonderful!  Took us 3 1/2 hours to skin up to about 5500 feet elevation.  All for 20 minutes of skiing back down!  This is called earning your turns, for you non-skiiers out there.  It was a beautiful day, cold and clear; the snow quality was actually pretty good.  Views from the top were spectacular, with sightings of the San Juan Islands to the West and straight across view of Mt. Baker to the East.  Kind of like being on top of the world with skis on.  

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Rest day, lovely morning, and a cold walk down to the river with the family after breakfast.  We built rock sculptures by the river until we were cold, and hiked home to the sauna. 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Running was not possible for my knee today, so I did a bike interval workout - AGAIN!

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
10.681.000.000.0026.0037.68
Bike Shoes Miles: 25.00New Saucony Guide Miles: 6.68NB Orange Shoes Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 51.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00
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