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July 2011

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Location:

Tallahassee,FL,United States

Member Since:

Jun 24, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

PRs:

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:


Personal:

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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41.652.6044.25
Brooks Salmon Miles: 13.00Brooks Black Miles: 5.00
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3.250.003.25

Clarky Miles- 1.8

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This run got cut short due to my running partner being stubborn.  I gave myself just the amount of time I needed to get it done, but he just wouldn't budge so it turned into more of a walk.

Brooks Salmon Miles: 0.75
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Over the past two weeks Clarky has developed a limp. I wanted to let him rest for a week or so but I got dressed to run and he got reallllly excited. I just couldn't leave him behind. I took him for a little less than a mile and he pretty much sprinted it he was so happy to be out there.  He was limping pretty bad by the end though :(

For about a mile I was racing a horsefly. He kept landing on me and flying around me.  In Tallahassee they used to say the flies couldn't go faster than 7:30 pace so I picked it up and eventually lost him. That was pretty much the excitement of the day. 

Clarky miles- .9 

Brooks Black Miles: 5.00
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2x6 min surges. About a month from duathlon day with my brother (I run 2 miles, he bikes, I run 4 miles). I won't have great speed or endurance by then, so I am really working on building mental toughness.  The second surge almost made me puke- I guess I pushed myself hard enough! 

When I finished my knee was immediately tender- definitely swollen and a little stiff.  I'll know more in the morning. Hopefully swelling will work its way down, not up. I'll do a little ice tonight.

No Clarky- he is only walking til his leg heals.


Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
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Ran around the 200m indoor track rather than the 100 degree weather.  In the summer the gym closes really early so I was rushed. After 1.5 mi I did one mile hard in 6:04, then 1.5 mi cool down.  I'm happy with that, although this time next week I'd like to be able to do 2 near that speed. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
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I talked to a trainer about my knee yesterday. It was somewhat unofficial, as we both just happened to be at BWW, but it is about darn time!

He thinks I have bursitis- one of my past self diagnoses. If this is the case there is really nothing I can do except try to mitigate it with stretching and strengthening (especially the muscle along the inside of my quads).  When it happens the only thing I can do is ice, rest, etc.  What I am frustrated about is it has seemed in my past that it requires complete rest (of all activities) and for months to get the swelling down. 

I think I am going to go talk to the athletic trainers officially some time before school starts. Because I can feel it just while I sit here and type. Not pain but stiffness and throbbing. I don't want it :(

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1.5 Clarky miles. He really wanted to run, but once he got going he had his usual limp. He doesn't act like it hurts him though. 

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Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.25
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Back from teaching an extensive field course, now time to buckle down and train for some respectable fall performances! 

Clarky miles- 2

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I broke my every-other-day rule to tire out the pup.

Clarky- 2 miles 

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Clarky- 2 miles

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Brooks Salmon Miles: 13.00Brooks Black Miles: 5.00
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