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Location:

Phoenix,AZ,

Member Since:

Jul 23, 2007

Gender:

Female

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:

BQ

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.


Personal:

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
17.950.750.000.000.0018.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.700.000.000.000.004.70

Oh my goodness.  Next weekend is my half marathon, so I thought I would do at least 10 miles, maybe up to 13 today.  I started running and felt great, so I planned to turn around at 5 and work in an extra loop to get in 12.  I was getting really excited because I was surprised at how good I felt, given my lazy running lately.

Then, the unthinkable happened.  I FELL!  And not just a little stumble, either.  I fell on concrete, breaking the fall with my right knee (all bloody now), right hip, right wrist, elbow, and shoulder!  Oh, and also my Garmin and garage door opener.  I still don't really know how it happened.  I was running about a 9:20 pace at the time.  It HURT!  Of course, I started crying (I always cry!), and I think I was kind of in shock.  Luckily, a Good Samaritan pulled over immediately.  She had to help me stand up, and I realized immediately my run was over.  She drove me home, which was so sweet.

Now, assessing the damage, I think I will be fine, but I will not be able to run for a couple of days.  My knee really hurts, but I can't tell right now if it's just from skinning it up badly, or if I bruised it internally.  My wrist is a little stiff, but my elbow hurts the most.  I can't really move it.  I'll wait a day or two and reassess then.  And, my garage door opener is completely broken!  And my Garmin is all scratched up, but it seems to still work OK.

Now, it's time for laundry and cleaning for the Del Sol runners staying at my house tonight!  I'm going to milk this fall for all it's worth and make my husband do the cleaning! 

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.250.750.000.000.004.00

I was planning a longer, easy run, but it didn't happen that way.  I did 2 miles and felt sick to my stomach, so I stopped and walked for a bit.  Then I felt better and the sickness went away.  I knew I wasn't going to get my desired mileage for the night, so I decided to pump up the pace for a bit.  Then I ran/walked home.

My motivation is nonexistent.  I need a good kick in the butt!

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Run was OK, had to walk a little bit.  No watch.  I came home to find some of our bedroom furniture in the hall and the rest is basically in a pile in the middle of our room.  I'm counting down the days until it's finished!  (not that I'm complaining-the new bathroom will be absolutely worth it!)

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Wow, my calendar looks pitiful!  As most of you can probably guess, my running has not been going very well.  I have fallen into the same trap as I have in the past: experiencing a letdown after a race and a corresponding zap in motivation.  However, I did get out this morning with my normal group, which merged into a bigger group and met at a different place.  Sadly, I probably would not have gone if I hadn't seen most of them Thursday night at a party.  But I did, and it's much easier to run when someone invites you face to face.

Anyway, we did 5 miles in Paradise Valley, which was very pretty.  Total time was 49:09, an OK pace, considering my lack of running lately.  I'm going to need a training partner to get me motivated this time around, especially with the weather starting to heat up.  It got up to 87 today,  I think.

Thanks to those of you who dropped me a line during my (hopefully over now) absence.

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

OK, so I am still having trouble getting going.  I had planned on going tonight (another reason why I should run in the morning), but I am having family issues.  My sweet great-aunt, who lives out of state, is having surgery that she might not survive (she is in her 80s).  But, not having the surgery would probably be fatal as well.   So, I wanted to call her tonight, just in case it would be the last time I would talk to her.  We talked for quite a while, and she is at peace with her decision.  It's been a very hard day. 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.950.750.000.000.0018.70
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