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Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008



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










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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Mizuno Waverider 12 Lifetime Miles: 333.61
Nike Air Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 507.20
Pink Pegs Lifetime Miles: 595.58
Pink Nike Avant Lifetime Miles: 624.04
Crappy Asics Lifetime Miles: 146.72
Adidas Adizero Mana Lifetime Miles: 113.32
Blue Avants Lifetime Miles: 653.33
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 18.08
Lunarfly Lifetime Miles: 468.47
Total Distance

7:07 AP.  workout was 3x3 at MP.  

1 mlile warm up 8:32

3 MP 7:02, 7:01, 6:51

,5 at 7:38 pace

3 MP 6:51, 6:55, 6:53

.5 at 7:37 pace

3 MP 6:50, 6:59, 6:40

I don't know that it is really accurate MP but once I set the cruise control the pace is quite  manageable.  I never checked my watch.  I plan on checking it only at the halfway point in Houston and then towards the end if I need motivation. 



Lunarfly Miles: 11.04
Weight: 0.00
From Burt on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 10:48:37 from

That's like uber fast.

From Tracy on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 10:52:58 from

I love how you get faster at the end of your runs! That'll help make for a gooood race.

From april27 on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 15:25:44 from

sounds like a solid run!

From SlowJoe on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 17:52:52 from

I agree with Burt again!

You're smart to run by feel like that in the race. I'll probably be frantically checking my watch every 30 seconds...

From Rhett on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 18:08:47 from

6:52 will get you 3 hours. Nice job! Good luck with not checking your watch during the marathon.

From allie on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 20:31:19 from

you're on your way to a sub-3!

i always agree with burt, except when it comes to opinions on politics and topher grace.

From seeaprilrun on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 20:40:52 from

Choke. I dunno about sub-3. sub 3:10 is my goal! I will make time goals after the first half of the race(if it is a miracle day and I go through the half under 1:30 feeling good, then and only then will I entertain the possibility!).

From JulieC on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 15:49:31 from

How do you not look at your watch on race day? Are you going to hide it under your shirt sleeve? What is the weather supposed to be like? I guess we are still too far out for a weather forecast. I am very impressed. It must be all those "One a Days WITH iron" : D. GREAT WORKOUT!!!!!!

From seeaprilrun on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 20:20:23 from

I am going to try really really hard to not look the first half, because I will either freak out if I think I am going too fast or I will push the pace too early if I think I am going too slow, so the only way to play this right is run totally by feel the first half. What happens, happens. My "feel" is what in my head I call "freedom pace"==I'm not slacking, I'm working but not redlining, and I feel strong and I run freedom pace for the first half and then see what's going on.

From allie on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 20:55:59 from

april - i think this is a great idea. i did that in CIM (for the most part). i took my splits, but i only looked at them every five miles or so. the body is amazingly good at finding the right pace all on its own.

bonnie (aka the wisest runner ever) once gave me a tip: wear a piece of tape over your watch to reduce the temptation to check your splits. if you really, really feel the need to see your pace, you can just peel off the tape. i set a PR in the 5k when i did this.

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