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Federal Way,WA,USA

Member Since:

Jan 08, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

7 5Ks : PR 23:21 (2011)

5 10Ks: PR 47:17 (2011)

9 Half Marathons: PR 1:44:19 (2010)

2 Marathons: PR 3:55:08 (2010)

Short-Term Running Goals:

STAY HEALTHY, CROSS TRAIN, STRENGTH TRAIN!  Operation no more ITB pain, ankle tendonitis, or stress fractures. 

2012 Racing Calendar:

March - Lincoln City Half Marathon 

May - Portland Rock n Roll Half Marathon

June - Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 5k in less than 23 minutes 

Run a 10k in less than 47 minutes

Run a half marathon in less than 1:44

FINISH another marathon (without wanting to die this time); beat 3:55:08, and someday BQ!


Happily married for 5 years with an adorable chocolate lab, Cooper.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Nike Free's 3.0 Lifetime Miles: 186.08
2012 Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.25
2011 Cooper Lifetime Miles: 91.27
Bikila Vibram FF Lifetime Miles: 373.87
Merrell Pace Glove Lifetime Miles: 316.70
Saucony Mirage Lifetime Miles: 325.76
2012 Cycling Lifetime Miles: 39.00
2012 Crosstraining Lifetime Miles: 11.20
Total Distance

PM - Sadly, it didn't work out for Jordanne to come and Lisa came but Denali wouldn't stop crying so she had to leave.  So this run was less lovely than it might have been!  Decided to do an impromptu tempo repeat workout (since I'm not in good enough shape to do a longer tempo!).  1 mile warm-up, then 3x1 mile at half marathon pace with 1 mile recovery after each, for 7 miles total.  

The "on" miles were all mostly downhill, thus that really is probably my half marathon pace, about 8:00 when adjusted for downhill.  So in contrast, the "off" miles were mostly uphill.  

TT: 1:01:11   AP: 8:44

"On" Splits: 7:42, 7:41, 7:34

"Off" Splits: 9:56, 9:19, 9:13, 9:43

Afterwards I wanted to ice both my shins and both my knees so I decided to suck it up and FINALLY do my very first ice bath (with no ice).  It was HORRIBLE, but still better than I thought it would be.  I will do it again someday, with more water, and maybe, just maybe, actual ice.  

Saucony Mirage Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From april27 on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 21:13:50 from

It isn't bad if you wear a shirt or put a towel over your shoulders

From rAtTLeTrAp on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 21:35:09 from

Denali should have got the ice bath :)

From DLTheo on Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 16:20:09 from

Those ice baths are always tough, but they aren't so bad on hot summer days.

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