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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.

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Tonight I did 7 miles in 1:07:41, a 9:40 average, and then 4 strides with 1-minute recovery after each.  I messed up with the Garmin, so I don't know my exact splits, but I do know that I ran mile 7 in 8:46.  The whole run felt easy, and the strides felt great.  It's been about 45 minutes since I finished the run, and I'm feeling some tightness in both Achilles tendons.  I hope it goes away!  I'm getting really excited about my race this weekend!

From Lybi on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 22:12:30

8:46 for the last mile! Wow, you were still fresh! Lookin' good, Shauna!

When James' achilles get tight, I massage them with a rolling pin. It does seem to help somewhat.

From Lulu on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 22:19:36

Good luck in your race this weekend. I think you'll do great. I predict you will be under 1:53.

From sarah on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 23:28:34

Wow...great run. How long is your race?

From Shauna on Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 10:46:33

Sarah, I'm racing a half marathon this weekend. I'd love to break 1:50, which would be a PR, but I'm not sure I'm quite fast enough for that pace yet.

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