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Wilson Motor Indoor Track Meet @ USU

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Location:

Logan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

1600m STATE CHAMP '08
2006 & 07 XC Region Champ

PRs:

    1/2--1:20:21(Bryce'09)
    10k--36:53.7(USG'07)
    XC 6k--21:38.8(PreNat '10)
    XC 5k--17:17.1 (USU '09) 
    XC 3mi--17:38.0 (MSU'08)

Outdoor Track:

5000m - 17:10.71 (April '09)

3k steeple - 10:43 (April '09)

1500m - 4:48 (April '09)

3200m - 11:15.34 (May '08)
1600m - 5:08.37 (May '08)
800m - 2:22.62 (May '08)
400m - 1:03.13 (May '08)

Indoor Track

3000m - 9:59.48 (Feb. '09)       5000m - 17:36.72 (Feb. '09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

*Stay healthy and positive

*Top 3 Individual in WAC XC 

*3k - 9:45, 5k - 16:45, steeple - 10:15

*WAC Champ Steeplechase

*TEAM WAC CHAMPS!

Long-Term Running Goals:

*Qualify for NCAA Nationals (XC and Track)
*Marathons after college - FAST!
*Keep working hard & improving

Personal:

In my fifth semester at Utah State University. A sophomore Cross Country and a junior in Track and Field. Majoring in Math Education, planning to graduate in 2013.

Joy = {roller-blading, running, fancy cheese, friends, ultimate frisbee, Jones Cream Soda, Star Wars and turtles} 

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Happy New Year!

Bloomington loop with a couple extensions this afternoon for a nice 9 miler.  My whole body felt pretty achy. Calves are especially sore from yesterday's 400s. Beautiful day out again, I've been loving running in a t-shirt this week! (K

After the run, I went and and got a massage from April. Hopefully it'll help my hamstring/knee issue for the upcoming track season.

New Year calls for a new color! I'm thinking I'll go green. And resolutions? Hmmm.

1- Stay injury free.

2- Run 2500+ miles this year.

3- Keep improving in track and cross country.

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Washington Fields 8 miler with a couple extensions. (K 244.9)

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Treadmill sweaty icky sticky gross not-so-fun miles. New record for number of miles run on a treadmill at once. Next time I won't wait until 8 pm on Saturday to do my long run. (K 257.9)

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Warmed up (or more accurately, froze) outside on the long way to the Laub -2 miles- before our mile time trial in there. 8 laps on the turf-type field indoors. No fun at all. Ran a 5:26, better than last time but still not very fast. I think that my time was 3rd on the team though, so almost nobody did very well. After, Ashley and I ran around and around and around and around the Laub for 40:00 to cool down. Jessie and Erin joined us for some near the end. It was fun to hang out with my teammates again after a long break! (DS 7.5) (M spike 14.9)

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I'm far too cowardly to face the nasty weather outside, so I opted out on freezing and ran an hour on the treadmill this morning instead. While I ran, I attempted to read my assigned Calc 3 reading. Double torture! It was tolerable only because I had some new tunes to jam out to while I was at it. Yay tunes! (K 265.3)

This afternoon we had weights. Ran there, but walked back up the hill after.

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Legs were a little stiff today from yesterday's circuit. Ran to the Laub, then warmed up for 30:00 with the team before our speed workout.

First, we did 3x1000's at 85% date pace (GP 4:00 - easy) with 2:30 rest between. Times for those were 3:51, 3:52, 3:53 - a little under, but still easy. Then a 10:00 break. Once got our rest, we did 6x400's at mile goal pace (for me-5:04, GP 1:16). We had 3:30 for each of the reps, so about 2:15 recovery between. Times for those were 1:16, 1:12, 1:13, 1:13, 1:15, 1:12. A bit fast, but I was excited to feel some speed in my legs! Pretty tired out by the end, but they felt awesome. (M 18.3)

After, Aimee and I cooled down 2 miles the long way back to the dorms. Feels like my legs are pretty well juiced, so tomorrow's run should be a nice recovery. And I'll probably be super sore. (DS 14)

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60-minute loop. Probably shouldn't do that one anymore, since running on the canal trail was kinda tricky with all the snow. About halfway in, I ran into Ashley who was just starting out on her run, so we ran together until I was done. It was fun to chat and run easy. (K 272.8)

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Ran to the Laub, then 30:00 warmup and 16x400. Coach told us our GP, then let us pick our own recovery times. Justine and I both had 1:31, so we buddied up for them. Since the pace was pretty easy, we did 30 second recoveries between each. They went well, with all reps at or below GP (when below, it was by about 2-3 seconds). 2 mile cooldown back home. Legs feel tired out and I'm excited for the weekend!! (DS 20.5) (M spike 22.3) 

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Big long loop through Providence and around town for 14.5 miles. Not terrible, but kinda boring. Left a bit late, so it was getting dark and really cold by the end. (K 287.3)

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Yucky sick today. Ran to the Laub and did our 30:00 warmup and could hardly breathe. Instead of today's workout, Coach told me to go home and sleep. So I did. (DS 25)

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Still feeling pretty crappy, so I ran super slow. And I'm still exhausted. I wish I could sleep all day. Alas, I have class. (K 293.5)

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Warmups as usual, then our workout in the Laub. First we did four 1000's - 600m at 85% date pace, then date pace for the last 400m. GP 3:45 and 4:00 recovery between each. Times: 3:50, 3:43, 3:45, 3:44. The first two were off on the 85% and date pace, but the last two were right on. Especially tough because my whole body feels exhausted from being sick. Then we had 10 minutes break before our 4x300 accelerations - 100m at mile race effort, then 100m at 800m race effort and the last 100m at 400m race effort. Ouch! Sprinting (or at least, my pathetic attempts at it) hurts, especially around the 200m loop on the turf in the Laub. Dead tired when I finished, so I only ran .85 cooldown back home. (DS 30.5) (M spike 25.6)

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Actually had some energy today! The run went  pretty well, just out-and-back on the time-trial course with some tunes. Easy, but not super duper slow like Tuesday. 7:52/mi avg. (K 301.1)

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Team run from the fieldhouse with three 5:00 pushes at 3.5 effort. Well, they were supposed to be 3.5 effort... the last one was way too fast. And I already felt really really tired out, so I wish they hadn't pushed the pace. Oh well!

Good luck to me in the race tomorrow - I'm doing the 3000m. First time ever! Goals... um, I don't really know what to expect. Somewhere in the mid 10:00's? I guess I'll just run hard and try to stay consistent with my splits and see what comes of it! (K 308.3)

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Race: Wilson Motor Indoor Track Meet @ USU (1.875 Miles) 00:10:37, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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First 3000m ever today! I was feeling kinda crappy before, but it went really well. Warmed up about a mile outside, then another mile and a half (or so) indoors with Vanessa and Kim.

Started off the race with Kim and stuck right behind her for the first while. With 4 or 5 laps to go, I was still feeling good and she was slowing a bit, so I passed her up and tried to pick it up a bit for the last few laps. The middle laps were a bit slow I think, but now I have a lot of room for improvement! I like this race (even though it is 15 laps, ugh) and am not so sad about indoor track now... still a little though. Good race, got 3rd overall and 1st from Utah State. And a PR... but that's assumed with the first time thing. (DS 33.8) (M spike 27.5)

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Long run on the loop I mapped out last week. Not too bad of a course, just running up Main for 27 blocks is a bit too boring. And my hands froze! It was 10 degrees out at the warmest part of my run, so sad. At least the snow is minimal. Mostly just relaxed and sang along to some excellent tunes. Good times. (K 322.8)

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Braved the canal trail again so I could do the 60-minute loop. Wasn't too bad except for the super icy spots. Not a single fall, though! I'm proud of myself. Easy run again. Legs are feeling good after a couple of rest days. Weights after. (K 330.2)

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Sore, stiff and tired today! Probably from weights. No fun. Hamstrings are especially tight. The usual warmup with the team before our speed workout for the week. Then the workout: 3x2000 @ 7:30 w/4:00 recovery, 8x200 @ 40sec w/35sec recovery and 2x300 accelerations (mile, 800 and 400 race pace for each 100) - a total of 41 laps around the Laub. Eew. 

The 2000s went pretty well: 7:29, 7:28, 7:27 for them. Nice. Then the 200s - 41, 40, 38, 39, 38, 39, 38, 38. Took a bit to get going, but not bad once I got into the groove of it. The 300's were untimed, but I just about died on the last 100m of each of them. One of my toes had the biggest blister on the side, so it throbbed during the entire workout. Once I got home, I drained it and it feels much better. Tired out! Long day, long workout. Cooled down to the engineering computer lab, then home after I'd finished my project. (DS 40) (M spike 32.6)

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Again exhasted and sore. Ran around a bit this morning, then later I did 60 minutes on the sweatmill at the Lundstrom Center. It's supposed to snow the rest of the week, so I'll probably be stuck on the treadmill lots in the near future. I'm going to get even better at singing along out loud to music while I'm running though! But I'm not sure when that'll ever come in handy. Scaring people away maybe? Greater lung capacity? Killing-you-guy? Anyway, it was boring. After, weight circuit as usual. (DS 48)

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Ran around town in the rain listening to some new tunes. Did my 3x5:00 pushes at 3.5 and they were all right. Got pretty dirty with all the wetness and rain and mud and stuff. Decided not to run up the hill up highway 89 on my way back, so I hiked up the steep mud side instead. Fun adventure. Went a little over 60 minutes, but a good run overall. (K 338.7)

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Froze to death on my run this morning. I thought it was only sprinkling rain so I only wore my water-resistant jacket, not my water-proof one. And I got thoroughly drenched. Brrrrr! I was intending to go a bit longer, but I couldn't stand it anymore. (K 346.9)

Later in the afternoon Sam wanted to run some, so I joined him for a half-hour run. We went 4 miles in the drizzle: from the fieldhouse, down 7th north onto highway 89, on the canyon road then up 6th east and back up 4th north, up the old main stairs and across campus back. Fun little run, minimal rain and good company. (DS 52)

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Warmed up for about 45 minutes (give or take a few) around the Laub. I only survived because Lexie, Justine and Vanessa and I talked for most of the time and goofed off. Felt pretty nervous for the workout coach had emailed to us: 4x1600, 4x800, 2x600!

Started the workout off with the 1600's: GP 5:44. Did the first one in 5:48, got a 4:00 break, then ran the second in 5:48. As we lined up to do our next one, coach gave us a most welcome surprise and told us we were done with our 1600s! Whew. After a 10 minute break, we started on our 800s: GP 2:44. Times were 2:45, 2:44, 2:44 and 2:44. Right on, but hard, especially on the last couple. Finally we were on the 600s: GP 1:51 (1:14 per 400). 1:54 and 1:52 for those. Man, did they KILL. I just about passed out on the last lap of each of them.  I have no idea how I would've handled today's workout had we done all four 1600s!  But it went pretty well and I'm excited to race again this weekend. Cooled down 2 miles in the snow back home. Brrr. (DS 59.5) (M spike 37.3)

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Ran on the treadmill at the Lundstrom this morning. This time I brought my laptop and read a book off it while running, so it wasn't quite as bad as usual. A bit tired out from yesterday, but nothing too unbearable. Slower at the start, faster at the end, but mostly 8:00/mi pace. (K 354.5)

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Instead of risking death by running in the snow storm, I opted to treadmill it today. Not super fun, but bearable, since it was broken up with some fartleks. Ran 16 minutes at 8:00 pace to warm up, then did 4x5:00 pushes at 6:07 pace with 3:00 recovery between. After those were done, I did 10x20 second pushes at 5:00 pace with 40 second recoveries. Then 17 minutes of cooldown at 8:00 pace. Got into the groove a couple times on the 5:00 pushes, but trying to run that fast on a treadmillfor the 20 second pushes just felt odd. (K 365)

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After a long day of travel, we went on a 60-minute run out in Moscow. Yes, I'm in Moscow! ...Idaho... And I decided once again that I HATE snow. The parts that weren't snowy were good though. (K 372.5)

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Ran with the team around Pullman for a half hour and did our 5:00 push in the middle. Feeling really good, so I ran around on the track for another 15 minutes. Then I did a 400 meter acceleration on the track in my spikes to get the legs feeling fast. (K 378)

Excited for the race tomorrow! I'm going to do the 3k again - my goal is to break 10:30. The faster the better!

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Race: WSU Indoor Meet 3000m (1.875 Miles) 00:10:17, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
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Awesome race today! Went into the race hoping to get in the mid 10:20's and did even better than I'd planned. The race started off pretty fast, one of the girls was going for 9:45, so I might've started off too quick. I felt strong for most of the race. Had I not lost sight of the lead pack, I think I could've even gone faster. Great race, though - 20 second PR and I can still do better! 

After the meet ended, all us distance girls kept with tradition and ran back to Moscow from Pullman (8.5 miles). We went pretty quick, too! Around 7:30/mi avg. Nice, but a bit tiring. (DS 69.5) (M spike 39.2)

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