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Pine Run at Tall Timbers

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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
71.9537.80109.75
Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 68.80New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 18.75Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 11.60Red Flats Miles: 3.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.700.006.70

really easy tempo, i'll count it as slow mileage

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.70
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Race: Pine Run at Tall Timbers (12.4 Miles) 01:31:30, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
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0.0012.4012.40

This race was crazy! Definitely cross country at its best. I wasn't sure how I would do due to lack of endurance, and I definitely felt it around mile 6. The rough terrain really started to get to my feet and ankles.  They got tired of being flopped around so much.  I got muddy, ran up hills that would have been faster to walk up, ran in sand, tripped on roots, and kind of took a wrong turn. Luckily I noticed we did it and called everyone back. At that point I was in third, and my friend Olivia was in second. Since she had a 15-20 second lead on me, she ended up almost a minute behind me because of the wrong turn. So I slowed down in mile 12 to let her get me. I figured all I wanted was a workout, and I wanted the results to be fair. She deserved it. I can probably subtract about a minute from my time associated with all of the confusion and waiting. 

I'll have to get my splits later although they don't mean much on this course. We did run a couple of sub-7s in the middle, even with some hills in there.

The funny thing is my time on this crazy course was faster than my half marathon PR pace. I really need to run a good half to get that down. I decided to do the Hoover Dam Half on Halloween when I am in Vegas for my brothers wedding. I don't know how I'll run out there though.  

 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 12.40
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4.000.004.00

I don't know why the sight of me jogging down the sidewalk angers people so bad they have to yell at me out their car window.  I guess they're jealous of my RHPC shirt :)

Easy run in a nice cool drizzle.

New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.503.106.60

Normal Thursday tempo.  It is summer again, with a heat index in the upper 90s.  I ran okay... 22:20ish.  Not too good, not too horrible. 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.60
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15.000.0015.00

Went pretty well, even though it was waaaay too hot and humid outside. Yuck. We had such a tease last week with the cool weather. 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 15.00
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4.000.004.00

New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 4.00
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5.500.005.50


New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 5.50
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thursday tempo. worst in a while. i really think i just need the heat to go away, i felt so tired. a cold front is coming through tonight and should leave nice weather for the weekend.

didn't get my time, but it was over 23 minutes. not worth stopping the watch for! 

Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 6.60
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What a gorgeous day!! A cold front went through yesterday, so it was only 42 degrees when I started :) Probably around 50 at the finish.  Felt really good for all of it until the wall at mile 14.  As long as it's after 13.1 I am okay for now!

 

Bradley's with Olivia (and IA). To the GA state line, back, then back out for 2.5 more. 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 15.00
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2.253.005.25

12x400 with the track club (relay style)

89, 90, 88, 85, 84, 86, 71 (raced a friend), 93 (jelly legs!), 91, 86, 78, 78 

Felt really good! Beautiful 75 degrees outside. 

New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 5.25
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5.000.005.00

5 easy

Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 5.00
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Race: Alan Sunberg Memorial 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:18:59, Place overall: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.503.1010.60

My sub-19 is officially not a fluke! Although I would like to go at least a full second under at some point. At WDF I ran 18:59.89 and today I ran 18:59.45.  A PR is a PR, right?

Some FSU girls came out today who I knew were fast, so I knew it was going to be a tough race. My first two miles were 6:02 and 6:04, so I thought I was going to run a really good time. I fell back the last mile, and the couple of hills didn't help, so I ran something around 6:15 or something like that.  I was in second for a little (for most of mile 2) but it didn't last. Maybe I am getting selfish, but I would really like to run a 18:58. 18:59 isn't as exciting as it used to be.

They gave out free skin cancer screenings and I have one they think I need to get removed. Boooo. I knew that was going to happen though. 

Red Flats Miles: 3.10
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Race: Hoover Dam Half (13.1 Miles) 01:36:58, Place overall: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

I finally have time to write about the race. I went to Vegas for my brother's wedding and decided to do this half while I was there.   

I will have to look up my splits later but the race went something like this:

The bus from the Strip got there late, we only had 5 minutes to check in, use the bathroom, put on chip and number, and get to the line.  Having been in Vegas the last few days, breathing in smoke, eating bad food, and not getting much sleep, I wasn't sure how this was going to go.  I also hadn't run all week because I was so busy with the festivities.

When we started off only one girl started a bit faster than me, so I decided to pass her right away and get into position with some men to encourage me to run faster.  That didn't end up working out, as it was a tiny race, and I ended up running on my own through the entire thing.  I had devil ears on as my costume but I realized quickly that they were going to be too annoying to run in, so I threw down at the mile marker.  

The first half was up and down for me.  The first mile I just couldn't catch my breath.  I don't know what that was all about.  Miles two and three I had pretty bad pain in my shins. I honestly thought I may not be able to finish if the pain kept getting worse.  When we switched to the trails I think it helped my shins out a little.  Miles four to six felt exceptionally great.  It was a gradual uphill but I didn't feel it at all in my legs.  My splits weren't super fast, but my legs felt great.  They were also my favorite miles of the course, as we ran through some tunnels that were blasted through the mountains.  It was pretty sweet, and one of the tunnels was so long that it was pitch black in the center.  During the final tunnel I saw a pretty little marathoner in a lady bug costume and it was Smooth. My first FRB meeting!!! I was super excited and screamed her name, and she yelled mine back and we both yelled to each other as we ran in opposite directions.  

Then there was a mile of small rolling hills that went okay, followed by the downhill switchbacks to the dam. I don't know what happened here, if I forgot to hit my watch or what, but my split was like 13 minutes. I got confused a little bit on the course, but it shouldn't have added more than a minute, so I really don't get it.  

Then I ran by the dam, and honestly didn't see it. I was kind of confused about the course so I didn't even notice I was in front of it. Bummer! The photog got a picture of me all confused in front of the dam, so at least I'll see what I look like in front of it even though I didn't see it.  Then it was time to go back up the switchbacks- it was horrible. And the next mile was the rolling hills, which were much, much harder in this direction.  My split for this mile was like 10 minutes.  I think this actually pretty true, I had a lot of trouble recovering from the switchbacks and following hills.  

I was nervous because I saw the second place girl and figured she was only a minute or two behind me.  The rest of the race was gradual downhill for the most part, which proved tough on the loose gravel on the trails. But I pushed really hard, and I was surprised how hard it was for me to keep the pace.  I was able to get my splits to about 7:05 for the last few miles but it took a lot of work. I won, and once again it was fun to slap Jason's hand as I ran to the finish line, although he knew I wouldn't be too thrilled about the time.

I ended up getting a PR (I haven't run many halfs) so I am happy about that, but I really wanted to be much faster. I was expecting to be at the very least under 1:35.  But with my confusion about the course and a few other setbacks, I guess I should be happy with the time. The trails proved really tough for a half marathon- they weren't that great for trying to keep a fast pace.  I really slid around a lot on my way down.  

It was cool running out west; the scenery was beautiful.  My nose bled from the dry air after the race.   TMI?

I'll get my splits on here later.  

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 13.10
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Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 68.80New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 18.75Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 11.60Red Flats Miles: 3.10
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