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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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
59.1518.5077.65
Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 56.35Red Flats Miles: 6.20New Brooks Blue Miles: 12.10Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.503.105.60

5k tempo... not so good

 

22.15 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 5.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.50
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Race: Red Cross Hurricane Run (3.1 Miles) 00:19:22, Place overall: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.503.105.60

This race went much better than expected, seeing as how I've been feeling at workouts. It still took more effort than usual, but I'm happy with my time. Hopefully the cool fall weather (eventually!) will help me run some better times. 

Red Flats Miles: 3.10Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 2.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.003.107.10

Thursday tempo group. About the same as last week. At least it's not getting worse! I'll take it.

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 7.10
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15.000.0015.00

ran to georgia!

about 15 miles at Bradleys, 2:10 (53 to Georgia line, then turned around at 1:05)

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 15.00
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4.003.107.10

Thursday Tempo- 21:35.

 My fastest time in a long time. For once my legs didn't feel like they were tired before I even started. I don't know what I did to make them feel better but I hope it stays. Maybe it was all the rest I've had lately, or maybe because the weather was a little cooler, but it was the first time I wasn't feeling miserable on this run in months. I'll take it!

New Brooks Blue Miles: 7.10
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Race: Women's Distance Festival 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:18:59, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.903.107.00

Wow, let's just say this run was super unexpected and I am very, very happy. It is my first official 5k (certified course!) under 19, and it wasn't the easiest course either. It was also a competitive race in our grand prix series and I was able to come away with a win. I have felt crappy for a long time now, and finally something clicked Thursday and my legs didn't feel tired as soon as I started. I was hoping that would carry on to this week and it really did.

The ladies got to start 5 minutes before the men, and my friend Micah took the lead right away. She has been having great workouts and should run 18:30 or so on a good day. I decided to just stay as close as possible for as long as I could so that I could end up with a decent time (I was thinking 19:30ish). After Micah was me and a woman named Sarah (a 46 year old ex-olympic speed skater).  We didn't see anyone else the entire race.

Sarah was awesome, she is such a good competitor.  We took turns pulling each other up the hills and slowly caught up to Micah who had a 10 second lead during most of the race. Around 2 miles I yelled at Micah to keep it up but it was obvious she was getting tired.  We caught her and passed her around 2.5. Sarah said something along the lines of "you go for it" as we continued to push the pace and she fell back just the slightest. So I pushed with everything I had (mostly fear), turned a corner and saw the clock at 18:40. I didn't see anything else from then on, it was just me, the finish line, and the clock. I crossed right as the clock was turning to 19, so I wasn't sure if I got it or not. I went back to the people taking the splits, and they said it was 18:59.89. While on the results page it will be rounded up to 19, I am definitely taking it as a sub-19, because the official time said it was!  Sarah finished only a second or two behind me (which is a little scary, I had no idea she was there!) and Micah another 5-10 seconds behind her.  A lot of people came up to me after the race saying things like "not to sound rude, but I didn't see that one coming." I'll take it as a compliment :)

This was one of my best races ever, and should pretty much clinch the grand prix series for me as long as I show up for the last two races. I really needed a race like this to get me back into the spirit of running again.

Splits: 6:06, 6:11 (the hilly mile), 6:04 

Red Flats Miles: 3.10Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 3.90
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

New Brooks Blue Miles: 5.00
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9.750.009.75

I had this great idea that I would turn the Thursday night tempo into a long run. The plan was to run 9 miles, then do the tempo with everyone else (at a slower pace of course) for a total of 14 miles. It ended up being over 95 degrees and my body just couldn't handle it. I did 7 instead of 9 before, then couldn't finish the tempo. I am okay with it though, I did my best and the heat just killed me. My legs were aching so bad after that I had to lay down on a bench to put them up. I probably ended up doing just short of 10. Not quite what I wanted due to the 20k next weekend, but I figure that race is more like a workout for me anyway.

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 9.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

at least i got out there...?

Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 3.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.003.006.00

it was BELOW EIGHTY DEGREES while I was running tonight!! amazinggggg. my body is so thankful for the arrival of fall.

4x1200-  4:37, 4:27, 4:33, 4:18... not the most consistent, but my first intervals in a while where I didn't feel miserable. Very happy :) 

 

 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
59.1518.5077.65
Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 56.35Red Flats Miles: 6.20New Brooks Blue Miles: 12.10Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 3.00
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