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Riley's Rumble 13.1 -half marathon

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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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did this run by myself.  good run.  

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ran up and back on the capital crescent trail.   a very nice run- noting hurt... felt fine.   did this slightly longer run to make up for a light running week.   gotta get my mileage up!

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check this out people!  a 15 mile run fom Ken-Gar park to Lake Needwoood.    I felt great!   My running group leader said I was ready for any race I wanted to do.  Mike, my running group leader and I actually sprinted back in to cross the finish mark - I was amazed to find I still had a little energy left in the tank to pick it up at the end.   It was great. 

It was very very humid today, but not really that hot, or sunny.   We were well shaded.  A few things made a difference, I think.   Yesterday I added a little salt to everything I ate.   I was also cognizant of the amount of water I was taking in.   Also, I got a new pair of sneakers- Brooks Glycerin- they are purple - my favorite color.   Also, got a new pair of running nickers- Under Armor compression wear... which I love to run in.        Anyway, I am very happy to be up to a great start for the week.   

I think I have been a little inspired by the olympic trials.  Those guys and gals are so awesome.   I am really curious to see how gabe jennings does tonight in the 1500. 

Talk to you all soon!   Jill

 

 

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I am putting these miles in my "slow" column, even though I ran them pretty fast- at least a lot faster than I have been running with my group.    I ran them on the treadmill and just wanted to get the legs moving on Tuesday night.   

The guy came to fix our alarm system so I really did not have the time to go outside- i was running out of daylight too quickly.   Anyway, it felt good!

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Tonight was the Mormon temple hill run.   I realized that this entry or this run, may actually be of interest to many f you, since we did hill repeats on the road that also houses the huge LDS Temple.   Here is a link to a most incredible view of the temple: http://goldsteinphoto.com/temple.htm

It was a great run, even though we ran it in the POURING rain.   I kept having flashbacks of being a kid playing in a thunderstorm and my aunt yelling at my cousin and I to come indoors from the weather.   Well, tonight, everyone was encouraging us to run the best we could in the circumstances...  It felt like we were runnign uphill with a river of raging water trying to push us downhill.  

It was great fun.   We went afterward wiht the group of runners - about 30-40 of us to a scottish pub for beer and a few chicken wings.  Yummy!   (I hate to say it, but they were really good).  

Happy wednesday everyone!   I can't wait to read your entries-  They keep me motivated and inspired to do better. 

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

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Movin' on up!

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I felt great- Jason did not.   We stopped our run to walk because his tank was empty.  That's ok, he will owe me one! ;o)

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Ok, so I am writing on Tuesday about my Sunday run. Sunday was 17 miles -- it was SOOO hot and humid, although we had some good cover from the trees on the Cap. Crescent trail. I woke up late, and had to run faster to catch my group about 3.5 miles into the run. My ipod helped me to pick up the pace and jam. Finally i caught them, and then I felt like going faster, so from mile 5-7.5 I ran ahead of them to our water stop. I arrived at our stop 4 minutes ahead of them, so I did have a pretty good pace.

The way back - a false flat all the way- was much harder. I actually had to stop for the first time at mile 15 and then I would walk-jog- walk-jog. At mile 16, I got sick of feeling weak- I am usually one of the better stronger runners in my little slow pace group. I found the energy to pick up the pace for the last mile.... And I finished strong.

It was just a hot humid 17 miles! Then I went to the beach on Sunday - Today I am sitting here burnt to a crisp. Soaking in the sun can be so tempting sometimes for me! Although, I am really thinking that I need to use my brain to make better decisions about using suntan lotion. Have a good week everyone!

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Race: Riley's Rumble 13.1 -half marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:30:00
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Submitting this report from the comfort of my bed.   Rumble rhymes with humble for a reason.   This was the most insanely hilly course I could ever imagine running. 

I felt like junk today running... from the first mile, I just did not feel good.   At the turn around I was wondering how I would make it back.   The people I run with who are usually at the back of the pack were breezing by me!   I was perplexed....  I had the chills from mile 3-- could it have to do with the sunburn I got last week?  I drank soooo much water and gatorade... Its hard to believe that I could have been dehydrated.    I even put salt on my toast this morning.  At mile 11 I found some strength - after 2 gel bloks, and actually really ran quickly the entire mile.   

Wow- I am humbled.   I will say that my ABSOLUTE highlight of the race, that inspired me to pick up the pace was seeing Lucia- fellow blogger (And, she does not call herself Argentine Rocket for nothing!!!!!) at mile maybe 5.   This was awesome seeing Lucia- We recognized eathother by putting a pink tie of our shirts!    After a quick hug and hello- we continued on our paths!    Lucia, You Rock!  

I don't know my final time.   Once I have the official, I will enter it above.   I remember that I finally crossed the line at about 2:30 --- hard to believe it was slower than a past 1/2 marathon where I ran 10:21s!   The hills and general lethargy had a lot to do with it.   At least  I know that I have work to do!     Going to try another in a few weeks so I can improve my time.   Today was just a funky day!   But again, seeing Lucia was worth the pain!   

I am going to rest now-- happy Sunday. 

 

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quick 5 miles tonight. after sunday, my legs were SO achy. my quads they actually hurt. this has not happened yet throughout all my training... and my race pace was actually slower than my LSD pace... funny....

Not really, it just shows that something funky was going on Sunday that I had no control over. gosh, I just hope that NEVER happens again!

Anyway, was not sure how I was going to feel tonight so I just took it easy, and I felt good. I will be back on track soon.

Have a great week!

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