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Indian Harbour Beach,FL,

Member Since:

Mar 05, 2007



Goal Type:

Half Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:


I owe my PRs to the friendship, support and expert tips I've found here on Fast Running Blog!


5K  24:25 ('07 Run for Kids)  24:12 ('08 Spring Into Summer 5K, FL)

10K 52:34 ('07 Spectrum) 49:30 ('08 Spectrum )

Half Marathon 1:59:47 (Hurricane '07) 1:53:42 ('08 Painter's)

20 Miler 3:00:48 (The Trails River Run Sept. '08)

Marathon 4:00:54 (St. George Marathon '07, 1st marathon- yah!)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Following Hal Higdon's Novice 2 Half Marathon Training Plan for Space Coast Half Marathon Dec.1, 2013

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep it in balance.  



Blessed to be LDS. Married to world's greatest guy for over 16 yrs w/ 2 amazing kids. Busy being a mom to 2 active teens (a very equestrian minded daughter & a soccer obsessed son). Mental Health Counselor by training.  Loving Life at the Beach. Running to eat & fit in my jeans. 

I'm much more active on Facebook- find me there Christi Lovelace Dieckman


Favorite Blogs:

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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Back to real life today after a WONDERFUL week at Lake Powell.  We stayed on a houseboat in a Cedar Canyon (N. Lake Powell)  Not much beach, nowhere to run.  I swam, wakeboarded, wakesurfed and tried running in the water (my husband got a laugh out of that).  Nice active week with my family (sister & brother and their spouses & kids & mom & dad- my one sis who lives in NC couldn't make it- sad!) .  I hope not running doesn't negatively affect my marathon too much, its like tapering too soon.  Usually when I go to Lake Powell, we have to go into the marina for something so I brought running clothes to run around the marina- but we never ended up going in.  Weather was perfect, water was glass.  Great time! I finished New Moon and have started Eclipse- what will I do when these books are over?

Ran 8.5 today, my left knee was a little sore at mile 5.  This used to happen early in my marathon training when I'd get over 5 miles.  I guess the knee is trying to argue with jumping back into training after a week off.  I just stopped to stretch a little and its OK.  It never really got any worse during the run.  So I'm not too worried.

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Weight training video at home today.  Enjoyed it, haven't done weights in over a week.  I'm excited to get back to more weights after the marathon.

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Ran last 5.2 of Marathon route today- started out downhill then flattened out.  Fun run.  Buff joined Heather & I which was good for our pace.  We were going off watches and some dispute about actual start time, but pace was average of 9:25. (One of us clocked 9:13, the other 9:36- so I'm going with the average) Buff is pretty quick and this was with her talking and entertaining us with stories the whole time.  (Took some pressure off me since I'm usually the blabbermouth, I enjoyed just listening for a change) She is thinking about going for a boston qualifying time this year which I think she is totally capable of! I'll have to let you know how she does.  My body is still in a bit of shock after not running for a week.  I just felt stiff for most of the run.  Seems like I felt good the last 1/2 mile only! Ah well... It'll get better.  Plan for this week: run w/ club girls tomorrow, Fri. run little valley loop (5 mi), Sat. Heather & I are doing Veyo hill repeats (we really know how to have fun)

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The little valley 5 mile loop today, cut it a tad bit short by walking to the end of my street to start and ending again at end of my street (so it ended up 4.9 instead of 5 miles).  Today was an intentionally challenging run.  I was going it alone, just me and the IPOD and started late (11:30 ish).  The first 2 miles felt pretty good which is usually the opposite for me- usually it takes me at least 2 miles to get into a run.  But the last 3 were a challenge.  I was trying to do a tempo run and see if I could hold close to 9 min. miles.  But the heat got me.  I was running at noon and although it was cooler than it has been, it was 88 degrees- the heat still got me about 1/2 hr. into my run when the sun was right over head.  But I think this was good training to run in some heat- I haven't done that in awhile and it may get warm at the end of the marathon for me.  My average pace today was 9:15, I'm not thrilled with that, I wanted it closer to 9.  I think I better plan on a slower marathon finish time- I was daydreaming about breaking 4hrs, but I would have to hold 9 min. miles the whole time which probably just won't happen this year.  But hey we can always try right?!  I will just try not to be disappointed when I come in after the 4 hr. mark....

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Probably should have ran 5 today, but did a hilly 4 instead 'cause its convenient to my house and heck- I like it! 9:09 pace.  A little quicker than yesterday.  Felt much better today.  Maybe my body is getting back into it after a week off.  I did have a buggy foot cramp (around the arch) that was really irritating the beginning of the run, I did stop & stretch it briefly then it was a better, but still there for the rest of the run.  Two of my toes are also bruised .  I may not have picked the best shoes this time, but I don't dare change them with the marathon so close - so I'll just live with it.  Despite all this complaining I did have a great run, put some new tunes on the IPOD and the weather was beautiful! Still went out late (10:00 am) but not as late as yesterday so it wasn't as hot.    

Tomorrow Heather & I (and hopefully Chris) will be running Veyo hill repeats (6-8 miles depending on if we do 3 or 4 repeats, I guess the hill is a mile long? going off other runners' experience w/ this marathon) to try to psychologically prepare us for that tough part of the marathon.  I'm actually pumped to do it- am I sick or what?! hee hee...


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Today we ran veyo hill 3x.  Boy it was harder than I remember, I've only run it once (run/ ran- can't remember my grammar).  Anyway- I'm glad we didn't it.  I think be better mentally prepared for that tough part of the course.  And I know I need at least 4 good IPOD songs to get me through that part!

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