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
9.000.000.000.009.00

I ran for 1 hr and 20 minutes at a comfortable pace, which turned out to give me 9 miles.  Before the run, I did some innovative chest, core, and shoulder exercises for a bit under an hour.  Then headed out into the VERY windy morning.  I arrived at the fearsome Weir Rd before the first mile.  Then it's 1.5 wonderfully unrelenting upward miles.  In two sections of the hill, it's actually 15% grade.  I wanted to start out the run on Weir because I've challenged a few friends to a Weir Rd race next Tuesday.  Two of the guys are my co-workers, and since I'm the runner among the trainers, I'd better win!  :-)  Actually, I'll be OK if I don't beat them because they ARE men, after all, and incredibly fit men at that.  

 

For today, here were the splits:  9:00, 10:01 (that was the 15% grade),  8:51, 8:46, 9:02, 8:50, 8:53, 8:11, 8:19.

I need to select a marathon to start training for.  I think May is a good time for me.  Any suggestions out there?  Anyone?  Anyone?

Comments
From Bonnie on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 21:26:26 from 128.196.228.134

EUGENE!! Allie, from the blog, is running it and it is a great marathon!

From rattletrap on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 21:38:10 from 24.19.93.139

Tacoma has a nice marathon on May 2nd.

http://www.tacomacitymarathon.com

It's a little later and a little(maybe a lot)smaller, but I'm running the Green River Marathon on June 5th. It's unique because it's the only FREE Boston qualifying marathon anywhere.

http://www.greenrivermarathon.com

From Coach Cara on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 22:01:30 from 74.107.148.31

Yes, Eugene is a BIG one for Oregonians, right after Portland. I'm sure a lot of my friends will be running Eugene.

WOW! I never heard of a FREE marathon--that's pretty cool. And for a frugal mom of 4 like me, that might be compelling. Although, I must say, when I hear "Green River," I think of its tragic past. I bet Tacoma would be nice. I do mostly prefer small marathons, with the exception of Boston, of course! :-)

From Bonnie on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:33:12 from 64.119.33.134

Cara, I prefer small races too, I thought Eugene was a perfect size ... plus they had start corrals. No bathroom lines, and parking near the start was easy as pie!

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