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Topeka to Auburn half marathon

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Location:

Wichita,KS,

Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

marathon pr:  2:59:49.  Saint George 2011

Praire Spirit 50 mile winner 7:36:30 2013

I accidentally ran 100 miles in November 2013.  it was hard.  I threw up a lot.  decided to do a better job next time

I did it again on purpose October 2014--Heartland 100 winner and CR 17:38:37

Heartland 50 winner May 2014

Psycho Wyco 50k winner February 2012

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

sleep more than 30 hours a week.  run a marathon this year anyway

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

 

Sub 3 hour marathon--SOMEDAY!  Done!

 

New long term goal:  pr in any distance before 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal:

I'm a single Mom.  I work all night as a Paramedic and chase my two daughters all day so I don't sleep.  I miss when I could just go out and run every day. It will happen again.  I'm retiring at 50 with my public service pension.  11 more years and Mama is gonna rest.

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Total Distance
290.38
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8.00

sick and wheezing from bronchitis and the hives are back, so I shouldn't have, but I did, right there on the treadmill decorating my apartment dining room that I haven't sold yet.  Haven't weighed in a long time but pretty sure i am at an alltime low.  Hoping to get well and get strenght back for a half on the 19th.

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7.00

dining room mill again because me and Nessa are still sick and I am stubborn.  half mile warm up then 3 x .5 up 4% at 7:30 pace with .5 rest which on my treadmill is significantly more gut wrenching than the ones at the Y.  then I did 3 one minute at 6:00 pace, which I swear is 5:00 pace on my mill, then my tired body said enough and I jogged the rest.  Hoping for a long run tomorrow.

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Total Distance
16.50

estimate on distance.  24 degrees.  no watch.  felt good.

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8.00

ez.  legs felt good.  warm enough for shorts!

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12.00

bittersweet.  ran with the honey badgers.  10 ez then last two at 6:44.

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8.00

ez on the mill at post 11

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9.00

my poor daughter is still home sick.  so.  dining room dreadmill again.  4 mile warm up ez.  two miles 6:40, 6:35.  5 minute jog then 5 x 2 minutes at 6:27  pace with one minute rests.  cooldown to 9 miles.  these paces on my   mill are pretty gut wrenching, had to fight for that last 2 minutes.  did core afterward.  musing on what sort of time i can run my half on the 19th.  the course is a hilly beast.

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Total Distance
16.50

ez on the hs reverse route.  today ez was ahead of the 8:00 girl, which i think is a good sign

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Total Distance
8.25

one hour fight club, then super easy pace on the run.  rainy, 43 degrees--shorts and t-shirt today!

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8.25

one hour fight club.  super ez run after.  these workouts at fight club, they just flat scare me.I have experienced new heights of muscle fatige.  I never thought I could jump over stuff, do burpees, pushups, crunches, punch bags, do lunges and squats and hurl medicine balls until my muscles just give out and collapse.  It's got to be making me stronger.

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8.00

6:45 AP.  dreadmill, downtown Y.

.5 warmup 8:34.  2 miles up 4% 7:30.  5.5 down -2% 6:18.

clinging to this notion of breaking 1:30 next weekend although it is quite a stretch.

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Total Distance
16.00

ez in -3 with windchill.  legs feel surprisingly good despite all the mileage.

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Total Distance
8.25

one hour of a particularly brutal fight club, lots of bagwork(love), jumping jacks, and jumping over and around stuff.  nice plod on the run.  easy miles this week, will probably skip fight club thursday and friday so all systems are somewhat fresh on Saturday.

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one hour fight club.  very little sleep. drained.  actually taking a running day off.

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8.00

Indoor track at downtown Y.  2 mile warm-up.  3 miles hard in 18:45.  3 mile cooldown including 4 sprints.  So my hope is 6:15 pace today makes 6:50 pace on Saturday feel easy.

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Total Distance
8.25

nice n easy

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Total Distance
8.25

oh so slow.  butterflies in my stomach and tingling in my legs, about the right way to feel the day before the race.  a whopping 5 weeks of training.  I am putting my faith in the fact that the body remembers how to run, it always remembers.  Urish hill, here I come!

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Race: Topeka to Auburn half marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:33:44, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.50

Not the time I wanted, definitely forgot how wicked and up, up, uphill this course was.  Upside, I felt strong the whole time, just told myself to keep it under control and run.  Think I kept it too under control because next thing I knew it was over and I felt way too good.  Legs were burning from all the climbing but aerobically felt awesome, could've talked the whole time.  I feel like if I keep plugging away and get back to trained up this could be a really great year.  Rode up with the honey badger team and we cleaned up awards, was pretty fun.  Didn't wear a watch, but knew from running near my team mate most of the first half that splits when not climbing were right around 6:45 so really,  a 1:29 in a few months is likely.  maybe sub-3 this fall.  feeling good!

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Total Distance
18.50

nice and slow.  not sore, so figured I would put big miles on tired legs--getting ready for the battering of the Psycho Wyco 50k in 3 weeks, want to best my performance from last year.

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8.00

No school today, headed to the downtown Y so Vanessa could go to kidzone.  8 miles on the indoor track then 40 minutes core and plyo.  Legs feel good.

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8.50

one hour fight club.  then out for the run, I knew my legs were fatigued but short on time so threw in a little tempo.  .62 warm up then 2 at 6:30, 6:45.  These just felt hard.  ugh.  Then I just went to jog it out and on a whim did the last two 6:41, 6:49.  I concentrated on just staying relaxed and cruising and these felt much, much easier and were in control.  weird.  I think a few days of recovery jogging are in order because my legs are pretty fatigued.

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8.25

one hour fight club.  8.25 at a gentle plod.

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7.25

so tired after work this morning, skipped fight club and went to bed.  squeezed this little run in and off to work.

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8.25

one hour fight club and then my run.  I wanted to go 12, but I was just too tired from working all night.  I may do a second run after some sleep.

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Total Distance
12.00

downtown Y.  dreadmill first:  .5 warm up 8:34, 2.5 miles up 4% 7:30, then 5 down -2% 6:27, 6:22, 6:22, 6:22, 6:18.   4 mile cooldown easy.  haven't been able to muster up this workout in a long time, so feels good to be able to do it.

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work ran late, I was there from 6pm to 7:30am this morning, then not much sleep.  My body just feels tired. I decided to take a running day off so I can nail the fast finish long run tomorrow.  will at least get some abs in before bed.

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Total Distance
18.78

60 degrees!  7:41 AP.  felt really good, last 4 6:51, 7:01, 7:06, 7:09.  These were good enough for me considering most of them were into a 20mph south wind, so I just kept a solid effort.

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Total Distance
11.10

after work, squeezed in 4.4 while Vanessa was at her appointment, got chased down by a fire engine, one hour fight club, sleep, 6.5 more and off to work.

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Total Distance
8.00

one hour fight club after work.  a little sleep.  8 ez on the indoor track at the y.

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10.00

a.m.  one hour fight club

p.m.  stuck on the mill.  meant to do 10 ez then two hard but just couldn't take it on the dreadmill today so did 8ez then 2 more 6:31, 6:27.  felt decent.

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Total Distance
290.38
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