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Cottonwood Thanksgiving Day 5k

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Location:

Taylorsville,UT,

Member Since:

Sep 17, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2 x Deseret News 10k winner

3 x All-American at BYU (back in the day)

10 x state champion in high school (way back in the day!)

3 x USA team member

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would like to run an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon.

I would also like to run on one more international team before I pack it in!

 Stay healthy!  (My biggest challenge!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run my whole life, and then live vicariously through my children. (just kidding) , but I do want to pass on a healthy lifestyle to them.

Help coach East High to a state championship. (hope it doesn't take a lifetime!)

Personal:

I've been running since I was nine.  I'm married to a fellow runner who inspires and supports me.  We have two children:  Cole (4) and Lily (18 mos.)  I help Bill Cobler coach cross country at East High School.

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: 15.40 Month: 27.40 Year: 1221.75
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
43.000.000.000.000.0043.00
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Only found time for one run last week.  We spent all week in Disneyland .   We were up by six and spent all day at the park.  Oh well.  It was really fun and we walked a lot.  Now I can get more serious.

Treadmill  run.  It was pouring this morning.  45 Minute progression run with 1 minute pushes every five minutes. 6.5 miles.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Went on another adventure run, discovering new routes in beautiful  Taylorsville . I didn't get lost this time, but did end up extending my run by about two miles.  It felt great to run this morning .  7:25 average . 

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Race: Cottonwood Thanksgiving Day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:20:25, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
9.350.000.000.000.009.35

I knew I wasn't in shape for a good 5k. Especially after missing all of last week. There's nothing like a full demonstration of your complete lack of fitness to motivate you to get back in the game.

I warmed up three miles on the course. It was icy in several spots due to yesterday's snow storm. I decided to forgo my flats in order to maintain traction.

This is a really tough 5k course, and it was really painful. I ran 6:46 for the first mile and 6:45 for the second. I was not prepared for the hills. I finished the third downhill mile in 6:23. I was dying.

I cooled down with Tee and Devra. The highlight was catching up with them and setting up some running dates. It will be nice having running buddies again.

I feel so far away from getting fit. I will spend the rest of 2016 building up my miles and developing some consistency. Then, we'll see what kind of progress I have maee headed into 2017.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6-ish. My garmin died at 5.3 miles. So, guessing. I stopped to help an older gentleman pull his garbages to the curb. I almost dropped the garbage, so I don't think I was really that helpful. I had good intentions.

Maybe Zumba later if my sister in law still wants to go.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
13.150.000.000.000.0013.15

I met up with Devra for a long run. I have really missed my running buddies. The mileage seemed to fly by as we got caught up on life. I'm hoping to run with Tee snd Devra regularly. I had to add the .15 so I could hit even mileage for the week.

7:27 average. The wind was sooo cold.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
43.000.000.000.000.0043.00
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