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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,Us

Member Since:

Aug 26, 2014

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

2014 Idaho Falls Half- 1:27:18

2014 Xmas Gift Run 5k (19:38)

2015 Behind the Rocks Ultra 50k: 5:24:02

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

1:26 half

sub 40 10k

3:05 marathong (unaided)

20+mph bike

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run until I can't walk anymore.

Personal:

Full time engineer, mom and wife. Can't get enough of the outdoors with my family- hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, running, skiing, snowshoeing- anything outside!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 108.50 Year: 1164.10
Runs With Luca Lifetime Miles: 2671.60
New Balance Venzee Trail Lifetime Miles: 128.00
Hoka Hupana Lifetime Miles: 285.50
Saucony Freedom ISO Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Adidas Boost Ultra Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
200.500.000.000.00200.50
New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 55.50Altra Escalante Black Miles: 100.00New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 40.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

easy 7

New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

Foothills plus some repeats. Warm and windy...

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 in the wind. Full taper this week.

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

ran to the cc course, 5 hillsprints 3 x 200m strides at the end of the run. Legs felt really good!

New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 in some wind.

New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4x 200m strides

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy morning run with Luca before another busy day at work.

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 3.00
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Race: Running up for Air (18 Miles) 04:31:23, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

Friday was sunny and 60 in SLC. Woke up Saturday to clouds, snow, and 30ish.

Race was 6hr to complete as many laps to the summit as possible under 6 hours. Each lap was 3 miles to the top with 3,000 ft gain. Mark your number at the top and turn around and head back down.

My goal was around 5 hours to complete 3 laps... just under the female winners from previous years.

I felt strong the first lap up- ran the entire way up. Headed back down making sure not to push too hard and burn my quads out in the first lap. Quads were great, toes were on fire!! First time racing in my NB Venzee trail shoes. I had worn them for a bunch of 16 mile training runs with lots of hills and never had any problems. I put nanospikes on my shoes about half a mile from the summit due to icy snow-packed consitions.

First lap took 1:24 (top and back). Felt good the second lap up. Hiked the last 0.4 miles to the summit. Toes were on fire again all the way down. I  couldn't stride out on the way down. 2nd lap was about 1:28 (top and back).

Third lap was still strong but stomach was quesy- thought for sure I was going to puke after the race. Started back up for the third lap at 3:55 and started thinking that I might be able to go for a fourth lap, which I was not planning on. No women have managed 4 laps under 6 hours. Partial laps don't count and if time goes over 6 hours and you're not done, lap doesn't count.

On the way down I made a cut-off time. If I made it to the bottom by 4:25 I would head back for a 4th lap, if not I would end. My toes were throbbing the entire way down again and I couldn't really coast down. Made it to the bottom at 4:30. Went back and forth on attempting a 4th lap, but just not sure I could have made it up and back in 1:30. 3rd lap was 1:35.

If my toes had been ok I think I would have been able to do 4 laps.  It would have made the 2nd and 3rd laps faster and I would have been able to really pound down on the 4th lap.

The trail was a pretty technical single track with lots of loose rock, and big rocks, and people all over the place, and snow on the last mile and muddy/wet conditions on the rest of the trail.

Overall a pretty fun race (minus the fact that my toenails are going to come off and still hurt to the touch!). Quads are screaming, but I felt strong the entire race and ended up not puking!!!

 

New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 18.00
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30 minutes biking. Quads are on fire. Toenails are worse...

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35 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes rowing. Quads still on fire- the flight of stairs to my office are brutal...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

1-hr spinning class, 10 minutes on the stairstepper.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy, slow, very tender miles...

New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

EAsy 3

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 3.00New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 with Luca

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

3 with Luca, 1 with the whole family, 6-yr old wanted to come with me for the last 6. Made it 3 miles before she was almost a popsicle. Called hubby to come grab her. Super windy and cold!

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

5 with Luca. 7 with 8x 3 min on 1 min off at 6:55 pace. Felt pretty good. Directly to weight lifitng class. Quads too sore for squatting or lunging much. focused more on upper body and abs. Felt pretty good. Additional hips and abs at home.

 

signed up for Ogden marathon. Going to try for 3:00 or less...

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Pretty miserable out today. 15F with a 15-20mph wind resulting in windchill of -7. That wind was nasty.... couldn't tell how I felt b/c I was just trying to push through the wind...

New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

much nicer today... easy 10

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 3.00New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

uptempo 8- in a hurry at lunch...

New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

15 with 30 minutes tempo on the cc "w". 1-hr lifting class

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

2.5 with a running group before soccer.

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 in a blizzard!!!

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 10.00
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3 with Luca in a blizzard. 7 at lunch a little less blizzardy...

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 3.00New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 7.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

3 with Luca in fresh skiff of snow. 7 at lunch on plowed paths.

Altra Escalante Black Miles: 3.00New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

great day for 10. 10 x 100m strides.

Track for Boise Betties. 6-yr old wanted to go so she could run with the head girl. She ended up running about 3 miles and raced the girl every time she came around the track- it was pretty funny to watch.

Workout 1 min on, 5 min regular pace

2 min on, 6 off

3 min on, 3 off

4 on, 2 off

5 on 1 off

 

 

New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
200.500.000.000.00200.50
New Balance Speed Ride Miles: 55.50Altra Escalante Black Miles: 100.00New Balance Venzee Trail Miles: 40.00
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