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WSU Cougar Invite (3000m)

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Jan 01, 2007



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

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


    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


Long-Term Running Goals:

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


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.

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Happy New Year! I've been a-slackin'! Well, sorta... since I've switched to Flotrack logs (as per Reeder and Mike Spence's request), it's been too time consuming to write two logs for every day. So, the fastrunningblog has suffered a bit since WAC. At this point, I'm not sure if I want to continue FRB while I'm using FT, but I think I'll at least put race results up here (if I remember). As for now, I'm trying to find a reasonable way to export my last 4 years of logs! Oh, and the color for the year is..... oRange. 

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Easy shakeout for the pre-race workout today. Later we went to the track to figure out pacing - ran a few laps easy, accelerating did a 42 lap pretty easily, then jogged some more tried out a 41 and after a couple more easy laps, hit a 39. Mostly felt good, I think I can hit a solid time tomorrow.

Tomorrow I'm running the 3000m at WSU's invitational. Starting off the season, its hard to gauge where I am fitness-wise, so the goals for the race are a little vague. Kim and I are going to go out hitting 40's and see how it feels, if the two fast Montana girls (9:30 seed times) stay around that pace, we'll do our best to stick with them. If they go out crazy fast, we'll just stick with the WSU girl with a 9:50. Overall, I'm aiming for a 10:00. I guess we'll see how reasonable that is tomorrow! :)

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Race: WSU Cougar Invite (3000m) (1.875 Miles) 00:10:06, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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Pretty good race. The first lap was right on pace - 40, then the next few laps were pretty slow - 42, 43 etc. Took control after the third lap being so slow and picked up the pace a bit to get back on track for 10:00. By 800m, we were about 10 seconds off pace total, and I was bugged. Fortunately, the Montana girls finally made a move and I hung with them, elbowing the second girl as much as was necessary to keep from being cut off. After a couple laps, she dropped off and I just stuck on the shoulder of the first Montana girl for nearly the rest of the race. I lost her as she picked it up on the last 2 laps. We ran 40s and then 39s pretty consistently and I finished in 10:06. I wished I had stuck with Montana though, she hit exactly 10:00. Still, I managed to run my second best 3k time ever! Woo!

After the race, I coughed my lungs out forever (I've been sick for the last week or so) and my body started freaking out, lots of dry heaves, cold sweats, nausea, dizziness, disorientation and such. I think it had something to do with the medicines I've been taking for my cough these last few days. Never have I felt so wretched after racing. Hopefully I'll get over this stupid cough soon.  

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