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November 2014

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Location:

Draper,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 11, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5K- 16:37

6K CC - 19:55 

4 miles- 22:10 

10K- 34:38

15K- 49:57 

Half Marathon- 1:12:03

20K - 1:08:38 

Marathon- 2:35:49

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay fit and have fun doing some local races.

Get my youth cross country team, www.racecats.org off the ground.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Feel energized. Stay healthy and balanced

Personal:

Four awesome kids ages 4, 8, 10, and 12 years old. Love to run, play, and write. Married to entrepreneurial Aaron.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Book Dissolved Lifetime Miles: 6539.00
Altra Intuition Lifetime Miles: 35.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.003.000.0016.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

8:02 AP

Had a hard time sleeping last night and many nights this week. Nightmares. Probably my subconscious mind replaying our family trauma from this same week two years ago. Going to see my wise natropath and do some emotional release tomorrow.

I need a good hard workout. Pretty please, hip? Let me try to run fast tomorrow?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Decided to join in the group workout at East Boulder Rec.

7:37 AP  

Bunch of shorter invervals but I didn't bother taking splits.

Didn't really plan on going too fast, but my heart yearned for speed. Mid-workout, my heart and lungs were on FIRE, and thanking me for it.

Afterwards my hip was a little whiney, but suprisingly my achilles and calves were more cranky than the hip. 

Did some emotional relase with Dr. Belote which was enlightening and helpful.

Spent some quality time on the foam roller this afternoon while my 6 year old read me a riveting book: "Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. Mcguire!" Spoiler alert: It was only birthday cadles. No children were harmed.

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One of the strangest yoga classes I've ever attended. Complete with a side of humble pie.

They were obviously a tight nit group, very comfortable with each other, and I was the "new girl."

Started out with political discussion I didn't really feel like diving into, then it turned into a request session where the pupils were suggesting what moves we do. We were trying all sorts of positions I could not do, including handstands and splits.

The male instructor must have been an entertainer in his former life, because the wise cracks were ROLLING.

"Four children! Wow. I was going to ID you when you came in, but you already have four children, so must be of legal age."

"Where are you from? Utah! No kidding! How did I guess you'd say that? How is Boulder for you?" 

"Oh wow, your hamstrings are something else. You can bend your knees in this position if you need to. You must be a runner, huh?!"

"Have you ever done yoga before?"

 

Have I ever DONE yoga before? Was I really THAT bad?

In his defence, he did spend a LOT of time correcting me and trying to help me, as I was the new girl and so obviously less advanced than his other students, but I just felt a little out of place. I didn't realize this class must have been intermediate. I'm banishing myself back to the meditative, peaceful, non-chatty entry level class. 

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