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Member Since:

Jul 23, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 22:15 (January 2005);
10K-48:40 (November 2005)
Half-marathon: 1:50:25 (, March 2006);
Marathon: 3:54:16 (January 2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:


Finish half marathon in January 2010

Run consistently

Lose pregnancy weight + 10 pounds 



Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete an Ironman triathlon; run the Comrades Marathon in South Africa (55 miles)
Marathon: sub 3:30
Half marathon: sub 1:40
10K: sub 42 minutes
5K: sub 21 minutes

Find out what my potential is and reach it.


I've been running since high school (mid-1990s) and do pretty well when I'm focused on a goal. My main problem  is running consistently when I'm NOT training for something specific. I'm an attorney, and I've been married to my husband, also a runner, for 5 1/2 years. We live in Phoenix, Arizona.  We had a beautiful baby girl, Caroline, in August 2009.

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I already know that today will be a big fat "zero" because I am sick and staying home from work today.  I have a horrible sore throat that came about from: (1) running 20+ miles in shorts in near-freezing temps; (2) lots of yelling at the white elephant gift exchange at my work party; (3) standing around in the cold for 30+ minutes deciding where to go after the restaurant closed; and (4) not enough sleep for several nights.  Not to mention, I am STILL extremely sore from the 20.5-mile run on Saturday.  I'm not sure why I am so sore.  I haven't been this sore in a very long time. 

I'm glad I'm staying home today because something is going on with my family.  In the last two weeks, my brother had hernia surgery, my other brother got food poisoning (no hospital stay required), my mom got a horrible nosebleed that required a trip to the ER and some very painful treatment, and my grandfather went to the hospital last night with kidney stones!  I'm staying home and locking the door....  :-)

From Mik'L on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 22:09:56

Good call! I wouldn't chance it with that streak going on! Take a day off and relax...I hope you feel better quick!

From Mark on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 23:17:57

Great job on your 20.5! Now get well soon so you can run again once you feel better :)

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