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Gaithersburg XC 5K

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Member Since:

Mar 30, 2008



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!


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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10 mile long slow run.  11:10 pace, and I actually finished well ahead of my group....  it feels so good to be the fastest of the slower runners.   Maybe I am exactly where I need to be in this training program.   Talk soon... sorry for the crappy word-less entries.   I will get back into it soon.

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4.870.004.87 told me that my route tonight was 4.87 in 48 minutes.   it felt really really good!

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for the past two nights, it has rained--poured-- at the tail end of my runs.....we have had tornado warnings, winds, rain, it has been incredible!  It feels like I live in Kansas.   I kind of like this weather- I feel as strong and powerful as the storms when I am running  in this crazy weather.   

Hope you all are doing well...  Almost 11pm  - well past my bedtime.    Sleep well, runners!


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Race: Gaithersburg XC 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:29:54, Place overall: 33
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What a great way to spend a friday night!  At 7pm, our road running club had a XC race- my first XC.  I had no idea what was going on at the start- and everyone took off soooo fast!  

It was fun though... My husband who is a cyclist and not a runner- maybe runs 10 miles a year did the race in 7.34s, my brother who I am training for the marathon with did the race in 8.38s and I did 9.38s.    I was thrilled...It was 86 degrees... and very humid.  Not bad.    One question:   How do you run downhill?   I totally thought I was going to lose it on the downhill and I did not want to hurt myself.  Anyway, it was a fun friday night- after we grilled in the backyard and rested on the hammock! 

Tomorrow (sunday) is a 12 mile... it is supposed to be 95 degrees with a 110 heat index...  wow, I am going to be zonked.   Talk soon!  

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