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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
26.953.800.000.000.0030.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.003.800.000.000.003.80

I ran outside in the Phoenix heat tonight.  It was muggy!  I ran on a dirt path near my house when it was getting dark, so I had to avoid potholes, etc.  My pace has been averaging around 9:00 per mile lately, so I was very happy with my performance.  I stopped at stoplights to catch my breath, and I stopped one other time.  It was a great run!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Well, tonight was a different story.  It was warmer than last night, 93 degrees, which is actually very cool for a Phoenix summer night.  So my husband and I decided to run outside again.  I kept the 9:00 pace for the first half, but barely.  Then I had to WALK.  Hubby had the watch, so I don't know my exact time, but I ended up walking about a mile.  Back to the treadmill!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

It poured outside today, so the temp was down to the mid-80s, but it actually felt a little cooler, so I was able to run outside!  I did 5 miles in 45:20, a 9:04 pace.  I'm finally getting back down to my "in-shape training pace."  I always try to run the second half faster than the first half.  Tonight I ran my first half in 22:18 (first mile in 8:30) and the second half in 23:02.  The first half felt really easy, even though I seem to be running faster now, which is good, I guess.  I need to work on staying strong for the second half.  My heart rate came down fairly quickly.  I was down to 120 bpm after about 6 minutes.  I'm always going for 5 minutes.  Overall, I'm very happy with my progress lately.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.250.000.000.000.004.25

Well, it's been an interesting weekend.  I didn't run on Thursday because I had something to do after work (I need to be a morning person!!).  Friday my husband and I traveled to Colorado intending to do a long run in the mountains on Saturday.  Our flight was cancelled, they lost our luggage, and we didn't get to CO until midday Saturday.  Our luggage arrived Saturday night, so we had no running shoes or clothes until then.

We were finally able to go today.  We went hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Forest with family members who don't run.  We had intended to do about 6 miles, but it started POURING on us.  I ran back down the mountain.  Once I got going, my body heated up enough to where I wasn't cold, even though I was soaked.  It was actually very liberating.

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Back to Phoenix today, with the intention of lots of running this week to prepare for our trail 10K this weekend in northern AZ (and burn off all the junk food from the family reunion!).

It was frustrating to not be able to run, especially because it was out of our hands!  Next time I fly, I'm carrying on my running shoes and clothes!

Thanks to those of you who posted comments.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.700.000.000.000.002.70

We ran 1.1 miles outside and decided to complete our run in the gym because a HUGE storm was coming.  It ended up being a good decision.  The outside portion of the run went fine, but once we got to the gym, I felt awful.  I did some pushups, ab exercises, and squats at the end.

Pace: 1.1 miles outside: 8:21.  1.6 miles inside: 9:06.  Average pace: 8:47

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
26.953.800.000.000.0030.75
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