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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
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Well, I finally went for a run.  I ran 3 miles at a 9:55 average.  It took almost 10 minutes to get my heart rate back down to 120 though!  It will be interesting to see how much fitness I have retained after a month of sitting on my couch.  I have not gained back any weight, so that is good. 

I am having a problem with work/life balance.  Work has been extremely busy lately, and I just have not had energy, or the desire, to keep training for the marathon.  I can't do anything in moderation, though.  Basically, it's either train for a marathon and run 6-8 miles a day, or nothing.  That is a bad way to approach work/life/everything.

My husband has a stress fracture.  he was just diagnosed last week, so he is out for 6 weeks.  Unless I make some miraculous strides in the next few days, St. George is not going to happen for me.  Frankly, I'm more disappointed about not meeting all you bloggers!  However, I should have a good head start for PF Chang's.  Hopefully my husband will be able to do the half then, and he and I can do a marathon together after that.  Time will tell...

 

 

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