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Percival Island 5 Miler

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Tallahassee,FL,United States

Member Since:

Jun 24, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


Mile- 5:27 Breakfast on the Track, August '09
5k- 18:59 (6:07)  Tails and Trails, May '09 (And two more times! GRR!)

8k- 33:08 (6:39) Sweetheart 8k, Feb '11

10k- 41:38 (6:42) TRBC, March '09

15k- 1:02:46 (6:44) Lake Caroline 15k, Nov '08

Half Marathon- 1:36:58 (7:24) Hoover Dam Half, Oct '09

Marathon- 3:37:16 (8:17) Mississippi Coast Marathon, Nov '08

Short-Term Running Goals:

Help my knees help me.

Long-Term Running Goals:


Moving to Knoxville this summer. Hooray for being in a place with a running community! 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
New Balance 903 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Red Flats Lifetime Miles: 44.88
Brooks Salmon Lifetime Miles: 304.65
Brooks Black Lifetime Miles: 131.30
Brooks Baby Blue Lifetime Miles: 116.25
Newtons Lifetime Miles: 0.00
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Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 5.00Brooks Salmon Miles: 14.25
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Second to last tempo run with the "Boston Express"- my favorite weekly run in Tallahassee. 

I tried to race it and it paid off- I ran 21:59... almost 3 minutes faster than last week! (It was also 20 degrees cooler, so it's not that I completely slacked last week). My fastest time on this course is 21:39, so it was a really good run. I looooove overcast and drizzling in June!

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 5.00
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Race: Percival Island 5 Miler (5 Miles) 00:35:07, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
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My first race as a Virginian.  There are only 2 races a year in the town I live in, so I drove an hour west to Lynchburg, VA.  I have three nice sized running communities near me, all about an hour away to the North (Charlottesville), East (Richmond), and West (Lynchburg). So finding races shouldn't be a problem, but I will likely be on my own for training (not my strong suit). 

Things have been crazy with moving and other things that are going on, so let's just say I was verrrrry tapered for this run.  I was nervous about the distance (I can't believe I get nervous about a 5 mile race these days!). I have only run 5 miles in the last two weeks total, so I didn't know how my legs would do.

Miles: 6:55, 7:07, 7:02, 7:02, 7:01  

I had planned on going out slow and pushing the second half, figuring that would help me enjoy the race better being out of shape.  But I went out and my competitiveness didn't let me hold back.  I got in a group with two other girls who knew each other and asked if they minded if I paced with them for a while.  I felt good going out and the pace felt good. I knew right away that I still have my speed, but it's no secret that I have no endurance right now.  One of the girls asked us to slow down the 2nd mile, and we did, but then left her to drop back closer to 7 minute miles. Me and the girl I was still with were in 4th and 5th and could see the next two girls ahead of us. 

I definitely felt the distance and had nothing left the last mile. I couldn't catch anyone but the girl I was with moved up to third.  I am extremely happy with my time and look forward to racing these girls again.  I have learned that my favorite part of running is the competition- with myself, others, and the clock.  I was hoping this race would remind me how it feels to compete and get me to train so I can run faster times. It did, and I plan on having some rebuttal races against the first place girl (she ran 33:54, I know I can do that if I train some).

Cheers to Virginia running! 




Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.50
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Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
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Parts of my life are in shambles right now.  I am just waiting to see how everything plays out and then I can begin the healing process. Since you all were a part of making it happen, I should let you know that the Bermuda wedding has been canceled. 

As one of my intelligent running friends put it,  it is a great time for a long easy run down a country road while trying to fit the pieces back together. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.75
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Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 5.00Brooks Salmon Miles: 14.25
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