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Member Since:

May 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post High School Road PRs

Mile         4:30 (2016)

5K          15:24 (2017)

10K        31:48 (2018)

10M       52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:14 (2018)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M, half marathon






Long-Term Running Goals:

2019 Race Schedule

1/1               New Years Day 5k (1st, 16:08)

2/3               For The Love 10k 

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Marathon ?


9/29             Berlin Marathon




Live near DC in Fairfax, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 71.00 Month: 232.75 Year: 232.75
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
New Balance 890v6 Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Adidas Supernova.6 Lifetime Miles: 197.75
Total Distance
New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 20.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 10.50
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A long day in the car, traveling about 9 hours. I had a hangover from the wedding alcohol last night and am running on  little sleep.  I'm taking a day off...although I don't want to I'm just dead tired and my legs have not reacted well from Friday's long car ride.  In addition to my running, I'm used to walking several miles per day running errands, going to work, etc.  Sitting in a car really does a number on my legs.  Ouch!

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10.5 easy then 4x100m power strides with a full set of drills/strides.  Burpees and push-ups.

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 10.50
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AM: .5 WU then 7x1100m hill circuit with 500m incline hard, jog portion, 150m very quick downhill, jog a portion, continuously repeat. 2 mile CD.  VERY humid...like living in a greenhouse...no joke.

PM: Standard ab routine. Throat tickle has not gone away...

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00
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10 easy then drills + standard ab routine + row machine, back machine, stretch trainer, ab bench, etc.

humid as all hell. Still Sick with sore throat and cough.

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 10.00
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5 miles easy to work + standard ab routine

5.5 miles back from work + 2x100m fast strides and light drills on track.

I'm sick and I don't feel that great.  Luckily it's not the flu and I don't believe I have a fever...my running is fine so I am still planning on racing Saturday.


Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 10.50
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 not running today.  I am still sick and it has mutated in the past few days from a throat scratch, to a cough, to a severe sore throat, to nasal/sinus running, to a combination. I'm taking a half day at work today because I don't feel good.  Still feel like racing tomorrow though.  I've been eating well and getting plenty of sleep but can't shake a cold in two days.

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Race: Lawyers Have Heart 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:33:41, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 8
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I registered for this race over a month ago.  Last week I emailed the race director so that they could add me to my team for the team competition....showed up this morning to check in and my name wasn't on the list despite having a confirmation code...so they gave me a bib and I filled out a new form. Luckily I didn't have to pay again.  Needless to say once I finished it turns out that I'm not listed in the results.  Good thing I kept my watch time. Maybe they will add me later.  I hope that didn't cost us the team competition.  Anyway, on to the race.

I've been sick this week with a nasty cold...that's part of the reason my mileage this week sucked.  I needed a down week anyway. Luckily I have not had a fever and no aches, just a cold, so I decided to race. I Started with our phenom female team member and went out in 5:23...pace felt good, not too hard. For whatever reason the next mile marker said 5:38...but that had to be off. Anyway I quit taking splits after awhile.  I went through the 5K in about 16:52. By that point I was all alone, as I would be for the rest of the race.  I tried to keep myself surging and every few seconds to stay on the pace but I went by feel.  I concentrated on relaxing and really puching myself and it paid off. I ran a negative split. Ran 33:40 or so...who knows when/if I'll be in the results.

Pros: I'm getting faster.  The pace was fast but I was very strong all the way through...I really only felt pretty bad in the last mile and mental fortitude kept me giving my best but I really had to concentrate. Coming off of a 5 month injury and having only 1.5-2 months of real training, I'm very happy with this result and I should be able to go much faster this fall.

Cons: I've run three 10Ks faster. However, these were all on flatter courses, ideal seasons, and not coming off of injury.  I'm always by myself in these types of races.  The elites are way the hell up there and all of the casual runners, womens elites are well behind me...It's annoying.  Perhaps I should work my way into 90 mile weeks and I can compete with the pack.  We'll see.

All in all I';m on my way to better racing.  Once my summer "season" starts on July 4th, it will be all about competitive racing.

Results  (Im now in the results!)

PM: 1 hr. pool run

Photo by Cheryl Young 

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New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 20.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 7.00Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 10.50
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