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November 2009

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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:

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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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80.003.1083.10
Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 34.00New Brooks Blue Miles: 10.60New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 12.00
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go away already stupid sinus infection, i need to train for my marathon!!!!!

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Not sure if I was going to be able to fit this run in, so man am I glad it's done. A little pain in the inner shins again.

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 16.00
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sore knees! it really is funny the difference between a 15 and 16 miler. i declare 16 miles a "long run" while 15 is only a "medium run." maybe it's mostly in my head, but it's definitely in my knees too. my arms are a little sore too.

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easy recovery run

New Brooks Blue Miles: 5.00
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easy tempo in the dark

New Brooks Blue Miles: 5.60
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New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 5.00
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Woo hoo one more long run down! Only two 20s to go. I was going to run an 18 mile race today but the girl I was carpooling with got sick. So I stayed home and ran (at Bradley's) on my own, figuring it would save time and money.

I usually say a good long run is an uneventful one. While this one was not so uneventful, it still went pretty well running-wise.

Long story short, at mile 6 I took a bottle of water out of my fuel belt and realized "surprise... soap!" I had soaked them in soapy water over night (I hadn't used them since last year so they were musty) and I must not have rinsed them out well enough. The bouncing associated with my running turned my water into soap suds. I had no idea what to do. Do I run back to my car and only run 12 miles? The thought of attempting the long run again in a few days did not sound fun, so I just kept going.  At least I had soapy water to wash my hands with after I used the woods as a restroom.  In a sense it motivated me to run harder, just to get back to my car and get home for some water.  

My legs felt pretty good the whole time, I was able to pick up the pace along the way and dropped a couple sub 8s in the second half. The problems came from the toes on my left foot (awkward toenail cut perhaps?) and my stomach.  Both made me stop a few seconds several times during the run.  My stomach really started cramping at the end... maybe dehydration? But my legs felt as good, if not better, than I had hoped.  I was waiting to reserve my hotel room until I got this run over with and was sure I was up to a marathon. But I think I will go ahead and book it! What a relief.  

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 18.00
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just ordered my shoes for race day!

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A little tenderness in the hamstring left over from the long run.

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!!! 

New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 7.00
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Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 34.00New Brooks Blue Miles: 10.60New Balance 903 (Orange) Miles: 12.00
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