Slow & Steady Wins the Race :-)

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Location:

Federal Way,WA,USA

Member Since:

Jan 08, 2008

Gender:

Female

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!

Personal:

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

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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
8.80
2011 Swimming Miles: 1.592011 Crosstraining Miles: 10.18Bikila Vibram FF Miles: 10.182011 Cycling Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 144.50
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Day #15.  Swam 30 laps (1,500 yards) this morning (20 laps or 1,000 yards in a row) - a new record!  Worked on flip turns but I suck - its more like a side turn.  Then Jordanne and I did one hour of Centergy.  Book club fun, then went back to the gym just for 20 minutes with Justin and did leg weights (we had good intentions but went to Costco on the way and ended up getting there just 20 minutes before it closed).  LOVE 3 DAY WEEKENDS!

2011 Swimming Miles: 0.852011 Crosstraining Miles: 0.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

Day #16 :-)  First run outside in the FF - did 3 miles with .1 walk breaks between each mile (3.58 miles total).  Hope I didn't overdo it FF-wise or ITB-wise.  ITB felt pretty good, but I could sense it couldn't go much further.  Think I will try to do 3 the next few runs before upping it again.  Then went to the gym with J, 30 minutes on the elliptical and arm weights.  I'm tired!  Back to homework now...

Bikila Vibram FF Miles: 3.582011 Crosstraining Miles: 3.58
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Day #17.  60 minutes on the elliptical, first 30 mins intervals 6-10, second half I practiced my big presentation (in my head!).  Feb 4th, 10am, finally got scheduled today.  I better do well enough they agree I can continue towards getting my PhD!

Tired today, long day. 

2011 Crosstraining Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.00

Day #18 in a row!  26 swimming laps (1,300 yards), 14 (I think; 700 yards) in a row, before Justin got there and swam too!  That was fun.  Sat in the lovely hot tub afterwards, then ran 29 laps on the indoor track (hahaha, that sounds like a lot, but since its 12.65 laps to a mile, it was only 2 miles running with some walk breaks).  It was really hard to keep track of the running laps, it may have been a few more laps than that.

Bikila Vibram FF Miles: 2.302011 Swimming Miles: 0.742011 Crosstraining Miles: 0.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Day #19 - almost there!  Got to the gym at exactly 5:20 so decided to sample the Group Kick class that was just starting.  Again, I just jumped around the whole time so I got a really good workout especially on my calves.  At the end we had to do all of these hip adductor strength stuff which killed and I'm sure was perfect for my ITB.

Then I came home and made coconut chicken which was the BOMB, I'm very proud of myself!  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 144.50
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Total Distance
3.80

Day #20 - I made it!  3.8 miles running outside!  I am feeling very very very VERY encouraged.  :-)  I wanted that 4 so bad but I'd already told myself I wasn't going to do more than 3 so I forced myself to stop.  Justin had his wisdom teeth out this morning so I ran in the neighborhoods around the clinic while he was getting the surgery - cute little loop around a lake and golf course.  So wonderful to run outside in the light (just a little rain!) on a weekday!  

Hopefully I'll go to the gym later, need to catch up on work for now.

Bikila Vibram FF Miles: 4.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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50 minutes on the recumbent bike, leg strength stuff halfway through.  

2011 Cycling Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.80
2011 Swimming Miles: 1.592011 Crosstraining Miles: 10.18Bikila Vibram FF Miles: 10.182011 Cycling Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 144.50
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