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Location:

Tucson,AZ,USA

Member Since:

Aug 30, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

PR's

5K: 21:26 (2005)

4 mile: 28:10 (2005)

10K: 43:33 (2010)

10 mile: 1:13:35 (2009) (1:12:15 split in 1/2 marathon, 2011)

1/2 marathon: 1:34:31 (2011)

marathon: 3:19:15 (2013)

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

3:20 marathon - Eugene Marathon, April 28, 2013 (can I say I really want a sub 3:20? but I will be happy with 3:20-3:23) -- whoohoo!

Some good intermediate races 15K - 1/2 marathon, to gauge my fitness level (done this, hit a 1:34:35 1/2 marathon in March 2013, on a hilly course)

Going after my 10 mile PR in Fall 2013

Maybe some good 10K races after the infernal Arizona summer is over! 




Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be one of those runners who is still running in their 80s (or 90s?).  You know the ones, who look all grisley and fit?  That is what I would like!  Until then, I just want to work hard and be as fast as I can, for as long as I can.


Personal:

50 year old, trying to defy gravity and time

Used to be faculty at the University of Arizona (biostatistics).  Currently manager of the statistics and data management group for companion diagnostics (biomarkers) at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Roche diagnostics).  We evaluate protein biomarkers that can be used to direct drug therapy that would be most effective based on individual characteristics (personalized medicine).

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12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: 8 miles

PM: 4 miles

not as good of a week as last week.  my joints are swollen, and I am not feeling as good, in general.  But, still better than last month.  As long as I don't get 'worse' I am planning on continuing to plug along and run a little more.

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Ran up "trails end" road,  this is a 4.5% grade hill that lasts a little over 2 miles.  It is beautiful, very few houses, but lots and lots of saguaro!

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

AM: 8 miles

PM: 3.5 (maybe a little longer, but not my typical 4 mile loop).  

Taking it a little easy - I want to keep the mileage upped a little ...

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Same as Wednesday!

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AM: 8 miles

PM: 3.5 miles ... 

I am experiencing a little back-slide, not sure if the medication is not working as well, or maybe I am just overdoing it.  I will keep plugging away.

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a little on the trail, a little on the road, a lot on the hills :)

So, it was sad, tonight Dean and I were BBQing and I saw a herd of about 7 deer.  I did not want to spook them - in case they ran out into the road, so I put the dogs inside and tried to be quiet.  about an hour later I heard a car hit one of them ... and the guy dragged the carcass to the side of the road right down near our driveway.  It was sad - and I told Dean that the dogs were going to be barking all night as the coyotes, bobcats, and maybe mountain lions came by the house to feast.  sure enough, barking all night long.  Then, on Monday morning (about 12 hours later) Dean went for a run, and after he got back I saw him wandering around the hillside beside our house.  Apparently all that was left of a whole deer was a "pile of guts" (Dean's words) and a trail of blood over the rocks that lead from the roadside to up the mountain.  Wow.  

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guest lecture today for a course at the U of A ... not a class I used to teach (thank goodness) - but a few of my old students were there!

The woman who teaches this class is a friend of mine - she received her PhD a few years after I did at the University of Colorado.  So -- after the class tonight we went out and had some dinner, it was fun.  Dean is out of town, so I was bacheloring it anyway :)

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
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trying to add a little mileage --

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uphill, then downhill 

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8 in the AM, 4 in the PM.

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I felt a little better this weekend, so I took a chance and ran the hot, hilly route.   It is such a good workout, and I always feel so good if I can finish strong on this route.  Yea!

I think I am getting a little better every week, the new treatment is working well.  Very limited side-effects (it takes a little emotional strength to actually give myself the shot, but it is definitely worth this minor thing).  I am sometimes bummed, because I really am not sure I am ever going to be able to train again, but I am trying to just be grateful I can still run.  Well, I guess also grateful I can walk, and work, things were getting so bad a couple months ago I really wondered how long I was going to be able to do either.  So, compared to that, I am great :)

Happy Sunday bloggers!

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had a rough day at work, and decided not to kill myself to get a second run in ... I seem to do better on a little lower mileage anyway ... 

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feeling pretty good this week! yea!

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Feeling good - and some friends are in town from Nashville -- party time for Easter!

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yipee.  feeling nearly normal.  I am so happy.  Work though, well, as you can see by my lack of blogging, it is a bear.  I work too many hours.  It is a very stressful job.  I am sort of trying to figure out a way to find "work life" balance, but it is hard.  It looks almost like to find that balance, I might have to find a  new job.  More on that later :)

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Still sort of "working my way back"

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
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It is getting warm here (mid-90s) - but still cool enough in the morning to feel ok :)

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AM: 8

PM: 3

 

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