Closing the Gap

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Location:

tigard,or,usa

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

  • Boston '08,
  • #3 woman in '09 Columbia River Gorge 1/2 marathon (1:33),
  • #1 woman in'09 Death Valley Marathon (3:24)
See all results on athlinks

Short-Term Running Goals:

Carve 10 minutes off my PR for the next 4 marathons, qualify for the Trials.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Always be a winner in my age division; help hundreds of other runners accomplish their goals through my coaching.

Personal:

Married, 4 kids.  I'm an RN who now works as a personal trainer (NASM) and running coach (RRCA).

Trainer Cara Esau

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.000.000.004.00

Felt great today.  I didn't wear my Garmin, but I think I was running about 7:20-7:30 for 4 miles.  

Did 1:25 of chest and abs.

 

Tomorrow I'll really rest--from running and weights.  Well, maybe I'll just do a few core exercises.  And lots of stretching.

Comments
From Burt on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 01:41:38 from 206.19.214.144

When's the race?

From Coach Cara on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 17:57:04 from 74.107.148.31

Hi Burt! The race is Sunday.

The weirdest thing happened to me today--I was stretching in the sauna and began to feel too hot, so I got out. But when I exited, I began to feel so dizzy. I sat down on the floor for a bit, but really felt the need to lie down, which I didn't want to do on the nasty cement floor. So I eyed the bench, which was only a few yards away. I got up to walk over there, and next thing I knew, I was looking up at the ceiling, just feeling a ton of hip pain and wondering where I was. So odd.

Well, my first thought, once I remembered what had happened, was that my race is the day after tomorrow, and I REALLY hope I didn't injure anything when I passed out. I'm glad I didn't hit my head in the fall though.

From Burt on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 19:33:59 from 98.177.220.145

Oh my, that's scary. I hope you're okay. Maybe you were dehydrated or something.

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