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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).

Favorite Blogs:

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
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ahhh ... what a difference a day - and 10 degrees - makes.  Feel much better today, maybe it is just knowing I don't have to drive to radiation treatment for 3 whole days, but I don't care, I feel better!  

Plus, the "cooling trend" is here! highs in the low 90s this weekend - yippee, bring out the parka's!!

Double Plus, my dog Keiko is going to survive for a little longer.  I really thought this was going to be her last week on earth, but when I took her off one of her meds, she made a tremendous improvement.  She is old (in doggy years - 14 in human years, and 100 lbs) and has had some sort of serious lung problem.  We put her on medicine for Valley Fever (her titer was equivocal) and she lost function of her back legs (for a 100 lb dog, and someone who has limited use of one her arms at the moment, me, it was quite a challenge to help her up) - so I took her off the medicine and she improved right away -- weird, and rare, side effect? Poor thing, she is already on thyroid medicine and arthritis medicine - I have to get one of those daily pill keepers just to keep track of her meds ;-).  Anyway, we are giving her steriods instead, and at the very least, she seems happier and is eating again.  Whew, seriously, I did not really want to lose her right now -- selfishly, I just need her around for a few more months.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  

Comments
From RAD on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 13:58:27 from 98.202.23.178

oh, that makes me smile and love my puppy a little more. I was just doing yard work and thinking how much I wanted to give her away!! uggh, she keeps digging up my cantaloupe seeds, her poo wasn't easy to pick up before the lawn mowing (if you know what I mean) and she destroyed my sons gift her got yesterday. It was just a bunch of things piled up. But, I just thought about how sad I would be if I lost her :( okay, I'll deal with the crud that comes with her. she is a good running partner and it is kind of my fault for not taking her running this past week while I'm recovering. So, she's gotten bored.

14 years is a very long life for a big dog! My best wishes to Keiko and you!

Enjoy your parka weather! :)

From Bonnie on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 14:23:36 from 128.196.228.134

ha ... I know what you mean RAD! Both of our dogs are a pain, as is the cat, but I know I would miss them. As my Dad used to say, "you even miss the common cold when your nose quits running" (think about it, it is deep ;-) ).

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