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Rubin's Run 10k- Tenafly NJ

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2008
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Location:

MD,

Member Since:

Mar 30, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Marathons: Pre-Marine Corp Training Marathon, Marine Corp (5:24), DC Inagural (5:02), Pittsburgh.

National Half Marathon (end of March 2007) 2:18:01 (10:21)

St Pats.Shamrock 8k (Mar. 18, 2007) 45:47 (9:13)

Jingle Bell 10K 2006 60:43 (9:47)

Run for Victory 5k (2001) 27.52.1

Short-Term Running Goals:

In the next 6 months I would like to feel fitter, look fitter, run faster, and not feel like an elephant plodding along. I would like to improve my 5K times, and run a marathon in October. Goal for the marathon is 4:30. Not sure if this is possible....

Long-Term Running Goals:

Let's just get through the summer, then we can talk about long term running goals!

Personal:

Trying to get in shape through running. Not sure I enjoy it -- I feel it too much, I am too loud running.. it is not graceful. Not pretty. I have had some euphoric moments running, like when listening to Bon Jovi (I know...I know) or Tina Turner (you're simply the best!!) but these moments are not that often. I love how I feel after accomplishing a run.

I love the treadmill.... Love my ipod... blink 182 (are you feelin' this..) and a whole mish mash of other tunes that get me moving. I want to be better, faster, more graceful... and more accountable- therefore I am here.

 

 


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Today was a new day for me.... and a good one at that.   Today was the first day of mt marathon training program with the WWW.MCRRC.ORG group. 

As you all know, I sprained my ankle about a month ago.... and I thought that would be the end of my steady progress.   Nope, Not me.   Eager to regain my footing, I set a goalto run another marathon and today was my first run since the sprain....   8 very slow (killer slow) miles.   

Our pace was a lot slower than I wanted to run at.. but the angel sitting on my shoulder convinced me that the first run on my ankle should be conservative.... and the run leader assured me that I am building my base- and not training for a marathon pace just yet. 

Wednesday is the first day of track practice to gain some speed... I am very excited! 

I have missed blogging- and missed all of you!   Happy to be back.. wish me well!  

Jill

 

 

 

 

 

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"junk miles"

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tonight was the first night of track training....   i thought it was going to be speedwork, but we just ran our sloooooow pace (11:20) for the 4.7.   I guess the good news is that I think I am the stringest runner in my slow pace group...   and I am willing to see this slow stuff through.   Apparently, there was one woman who ran in the 11:20 pace group last year that ran a 3:55 marathon- which is not too shabby in my book.   The idea of the group is that they look at your last race time- I gave them my 1/2 marathon time, and then they have a "formula" that figures out yout LSD run pace group- so mine is 11:40 (BUT I am staying in the 11:20 group...) I can walk faster than 11:40 minute/ mile!

So, unlike my brother who could not stand the pace, and moved up to a faster group... I will stay...   And use all these miles as a base.. and maybe a way to stay in a fat burning zone longer .. by the time we get to picking up our pace and really doing speedwork in August, maybe I will have attained one of my goals.... to enjoy it more and not feel so un-graceful out there.    I am officially signed up for the Marine Corp Marathon on October 28!

So, thanks eveyone for your comments.... !    Have a great night... and a great Thursday!  

 

 

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4 quick miles on the treadmill, (my first love!)

Doing a 10k on Sunday and then need to put in 3 miles following to stick with my schedule.  I am hopeful that I will get a good enough time to move up pace groups!  Will let you know how that goes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Race: Rubin's Run 10k- Tenafly NJ (6.2 Miles) 01:01:00
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This was the 10k I was trying to do well in....  Well, I had a bit of a problem at the start line- an overly happy first time 10k that thought that I could pace her....   I did not agree to this, in fact, I told her I was planning to run this very slowly....becuase I did not know what kind of shape I was in.....   She wanted to hang with me.... and I could NOT get rid of her! 

She told me that she runs 8 miute miles and runs 5ks all the time but never had done a 10 k before.   Ok, so bell rang, off we went... I was right at the front.... we get to the first mile marker, I look up and see the time clock:  7:49 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (this color should be red, not pink- red as in the color of my face when I saw this incredible and way-too-fast -for- me time.)

Anyway, I slowed way down....mentally I was thinking  that if i kept up taht pace, I might be dead in another 3 steps.  

So, I finally finished 10 minute miles....  could have done much better if I would have just not given everything in the first mile.   Next time!   I am still happy that I got to enjoy a beautiful day running outside!      

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Should have done more.... should have done more... but this will be a long training process. No need to beat up on myself.

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Wednesday nght track practice... and I used my Nike Sportband to track my run.   It was a 10 minute mile pace... and it was a beautiful night- low 70's.   

This sunday is 10 miles,  and I am starting to feel my sesamoiditis (tendon inflamation in my foot) sneak up-  but I am taking Vitamin I 800mg. and will not let this slow me down!

Will let you know how it goes!

 

 

 

 

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Ten miles today!  10 whole miles! 

Great job Jilly!  

 

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