Auntie Em Goes Running

12ks of christmas

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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
34.500.000.003.1013.0050.60
Mean Green Shoe Miles: 14.70Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 8.80Brooks ST Something Miles: 7.60
Night Sleep Time: 51.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.50
Race: 12ks of christmas (3.1 Miles) 00:24:24, Place overall: 14, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.200.000.003.100.006.30

Drove down to Seattle for this one (Kirkland actually).  The weather was a real treat; several degrees warmer than Bellingham, about 35, and SUNNY!  Could not believe how many people were running in holiday costumes!  Dogs too.

I didn't feel "on" from the get go this morning; been fighting a cold, and kind of low energy.  Warm up was good; left quad tight from the car ride, but I got it worked out.   The first mile was a long uphill, then a downhill, then a flat section along the lake to the slightly downhill finish.  In the end, I was passed by a 15 or 16 year old boy in elf ears and a green hat, who tried so hard to beat me!  It was very funny when he blew by me.  My husband was waiting for me, and he said "looks like you got your butt kicked by an elf". 

We waited around forever for awards, and it was cold, and I forgot warmer socks, so we sat at a really good coffee shop for awhile and then walked around Kirkland.  It was sort of stupid to wait all that time for a silly ribbon. 

Since we had driven all the way down to Seattle, we had lunch and did some shopping before heading home.  Tomorrow I've got to be in town for some meetings, then its back to the mountain, hopefully until New Year's!

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 6.30
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
4.200.000.000.005.009.20

Easy jog and a little biking (indoors).

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 4.20
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
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Backcountry ski day!  I did a little run first, although it really is not necessary.  Backcountry is a workout in itself.  I don't count it as crosstraining, though, just because.  We skinned up to ascents and did two beautiful descents in surprisingly good powder.  It is supposed to warm up and be wet tomorrow, so good to get the hiking in today!

Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
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
5.800.000.000.000.005.80

Trails and mud.

Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 5.80
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
6.200.000.000.004.0010.20

Easy jog and then some downhill skiing and an hour and a half of skate skiing!  I am really loving this skating; its a great substitute for running (even better than classic XC), and it is so beautiful to be out on the trails!

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
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Epic, muddy, wet, technical and cold trail run with my son.  He is an absolute beast these days, and there is no way I can keep up!  We wore our matching bright orange saucony jackets.  Good Christmas!

Mean Green Shoe Miles: 4.20
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
7.600.000.000.004.0011.60

A little skate skiing and a long run in the woods.  It was an hour and 45 minutes, but only 7.6 miles!  Sometimes it is better to not look at mileage on these trail runs.  Its not frozen here at the cabin (we are only at 1000 feet in Glacier), and still quite muddy.  Also raining quite hard.  It felt nice to get back to the cabin and get in the sauna!

Brooks ST Something Miles: 7.60
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
34.500.000.003.1013.0050.60
Mean Green Shoe Miles: 14.70Blue Brooks Launch Miles: 8.80Brooks ST Something Miles: 7.60
Night Sleep Time: 51.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.50
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