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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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.804.004.000.0019.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.000.000.003.80

Now I'm really tapering, so this was an easy 30 minutes on the track.  I felt like a slow poke. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.004.000.006.00

Felt great on this workout.  My goal was to do 4x 1 mile at 7:30, but I ended up just naturally doing those miles around 7:10.  I kept trying to hold back, but I felt so good.  Also, did a mile warm up and a mile cool down.  

 

Then did an hour of back and biceps.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

20 minutes of easy running, plus an hour of triceps and shoulders

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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.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I spent a good hour stretching in prep for the race. Unfortunately, I stretched in the sauna too long  and as I walked away from the sauna and toward a bench, I passed out on the pool deck, badly bruising my hip, elbow and head.  I was very worried about how this might affect my race. I went home, iced it, took Ibuprofen, and fell asleep the whole day!  Also, I had a bad headache.  I'm suspecting it may have been a very slight concussion.  At least I still have teeth.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Wanted to see if my passing out hip injury would allow me to run.  I felt it with each step, but it wasn't terrible.  Went home and fell asleep again, still recovering I guess.  But I did decide that I'd head to Eugene for the race on Sunday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.804.004.000.0019.80
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