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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
31.200.000.000.005.1436.34
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

I made it out for a run-what a miracle!  It went fine-the weather was beautiful.  I had some random aches and pains, probably from weeks of sitting on the couch.  I am still not very motivated, though, even though my clothes are fitting a little tighter.  I've been so busy with work (which is going great) that it has become a bigger priority than running.  I know this needs to change, and I'll figure it out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Whew!  My friend was in town from San Diego and is training for her first marathon.  She needed to do a long run, so I volunteered to come along.  We ran 6 together, stopped back at my house, and then I went along for the next 10 miles...on my bike.  It was a fun way to catch up with her and get in a great workout.

Tomorrow is the Ironman!  I'll probably go watch for a few hours.  I have a friend trying to qualify for Hawaii.  Watching should be enough to guilt-trip me into getting off my ever-expanding bootie!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No running today, but my husband and I went down to the Ironman and watched a couple hours of it.  A friend of ours was participating, trying to qualify for Hawaii, and we just got word that he finished in 10:05-amazing!

It was so inspiring to watch.  It's not often that marathoners can observe an even longer race.  We saw the second and third place females finish-very cool! 

Maybe someday, after I run Boston, and learn how to bike and swim!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.600.000.000.000.003.60

3.6 miles with no watch.  It was a beautiful night for a run.  Afterwards, I rode the bike around the neighborhood for 1.25 miles, which was fun.  I'm thinking about doing a 4.2 mile race on Saturday morning.  It's a huge race that we did last year, and the shirts are great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.570.000.000.005.148.71

I don't know what has gotten into me, but I am really enjoying this run/bike thing.  Tonight I decided to bike first.  I took an out and back course that was slightly uphill the whole way back but still recorded negative splits.

When I started running, my legs felt like lead.  I have never done a triathlon, so this was almost an entirely new feeling.  Imagine my surprise when I looked down and saw I was running under 9:00 pace!  I ran the first mile in 9:09 and then slowed down a bit.  Total time was 33:38, average 9:25 pace.  This is even more surprising given my supreme laziness over the last month or so! 

I think it's safe to say I'm back to regular workouts (although I will not be able to work out every night this week).  My clothes are getting too tight, and I REALLY don't want to go up a size.  I've been at or below my current size for 4 years, and I'm NOT going back up.  I even signed up for St. George today!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

I experienced gadget revolt tonight.  My Garmin wouldn't even turn on, and the "battery charging" light didn't come on either, so I hope it's not broken.  I took my old heart rate monitor/stopwatch, but that kept turning off too.  I had wanted to track my pace to see where I am fitness-wise, but I guess it was not to be.

Five miles felt a little challenging, but I completed the whole run without incident.  I drank almost all of my water, though-it's getting warmer!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.030.000.000.000.005.03

It's getting hot!  It's 7:00 pm, and it's in the low 80s right now, so it was probably in the high 80s when I started my run.  Total time was 49:49, average pace 9:55.  I'm glad the Garmin worked this time: now I know how fit (or unfit) I am after several weeks of laziness.

Normally I would not run on a Sunday, but I went to the mall this afternoon to look for some casual summer weekend pants.  In four separate stores, not a single thing in my size fit!  I refuse to succumb to the bigger size, so I didn't buy anything (except shoes and shirts, which still fit OK).  So, until I lose weight, I will either be (1) very hot, or (2) not able to breathe, and I will definitely be a slow runner.

Goal for the week: run 20+ miles, lose 1-2 pounds.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Well, that was rough.  It was 96 degrees when I started and 90 degrees when I finished.  I realized on the run that I have hardly eaten any carbs today, except for fruit, so that was another reason that I was feeling so sluggish.  I actually had to alternate running and walking on the way back.  I would walk one song, run one song ,etc.  Not fun...

Average pace was 10:10 for the first 2.5 miles and 12:51 for the last 2.5 miles.  Yikes!

The good news: I am already down 2.5 pounds from yesterday.  That probably just means I was retaining water or something from the weekend, but I'll take it!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
31.200.000.000.005.1436.34
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