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Location:

New York,NY,USA

Member Since:

Nov 19, 2013

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

5K PR = 18:47 (Winter 2014)

10K PR = 39:24 (Fall 2012)

13.1 PR = 1:31:24 (Spring 2014)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1:30 Half Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 331.70
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 43450.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.000.0026.102.0094.10
Swimming Miles: 8725.00
Race: Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race (10 Miles) 01:11:29, Place overall: 223, Place in age division: 32
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I got a lottery entry into the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race with about 16,500 runners! I was in DC the week before the race for a conference, so very good timing! The race was great. Nice course, well organized. And the cherry blossoms were in bloom this year! It was sunny and in the 40s. The course is almost totally flat, so my race plan was to run even splits of 7:00. This was a bit of a stretch at my current fitness level, and I didn't take into account the wind! It wasn't horribly windy, but the last 2 miles are straight with basically no turns, and right into the wind. I was not prepared for this mentally! I slowed down quite a bit in the last two miles and ran a positive split. I was getting passed like crazy in the last few miles. Overall average pace was 7:07. 

1. 6:53 - No trouble at the start. Good waves.

2. 7:07 - Slowed down a little to compensate for a fast mile 1.

3. 6:59

4. 7:01

5. 7:06

     Official 5 mle split 35:11 (7:02)

6. 7:16

     Official 10K split 43:58 (7:04)

7. 7:11

8. 7:09

9. 7:23 - slowing down...

     Official 9 mile split (1:04:10 (7:07)

10. 7:19 - dead

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30 minute swim

Swimming Miles: 1000.00
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35 minute swim

Swimming Miles: 1550.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles easy. Went to doctor to get tibia checked out. Very likely not a stress reaction. Maybe some strength imbalance or tendenitis. Going to PT to work on it.

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Race: UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:53:10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

My dad came out to run the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in Central Park. We had a goal of under 50 minutes...and it was great weather for it. But we didn't make it because his knee hurt and the course was packed with over 8,000 runners! This is too many runners for a Central Park race... Starting in wave F of L really slowed us down (I think we would have been fine in B, my normal wave). First mile was over 9:00. We just couldn't get around people! We ran a massive negative split and passed probably hundreds of other runners. I've never passed so many people in a race. My dad has been working so hard to get fit. I am really impressed with his progress, even if we didn't get to run sub 50.

1. 9:12

2. 8:22

3. 8:49

4. 8:47

5. 8:02

6. 8:16

rest at 7:14 pace
 

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After work swim, 32 minutes

Swimming Miles: 1250.00
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3.500.000.000.003.50

Run commute, in 27 minutes

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Run commute, in 29 minutes

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Run commute and swim.

Swimming Miles: 1000.00
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Afternoon swim in 30 minutes
 

Swimming Miles: 1250.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles in 60 minutes. Ready to start getting in racing shape for the Brooklyn Half, May 21.

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3.000.000.000.003.00

Run commute home from work.

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3.000.000.000.003.00

Run commute to gym. 20 minutes swimming.

Swimming Miles: 925.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.001.504.00

6x400 @ 1:35 ish. First track work out since Jan or Feb. Uggh.

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10.000.003.000.5013.50

Early morning long run with 3 miles @ HMP (7:15ish).

Ran the 800m leg of the distance medley for my track club's annual track meet. (about 2:50)

Ran home from the track.

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5 miles easy on the Hudson River in the morning. Brisk but sunny morning.

Swimming lesson in the afternoon. (+Run to and from pool.)

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Easy miles on Hudson River. I've been feeling exhausted this week. Had a bit more energy and felt better for going on an easy run.

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Went to PT to get evaluated on running form. I haven't been able to string together very many good weeks of training lately. Video showed I am overstriding - especially on right leg and legs too close together. Bad ground force angles. Homework.

1. Think about running cues: (a) landing foot closer to body and (b) knees have headlights on them, and they have to point forward.

2. Stretch: calves, hamstrings, roll arches, work on big toe mobility, foot crunches for strengthing arch/getting more neural pathways to foot, calf raises.

3. Exercises: monster walks, clam shells, bridges.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Easy miles on Hudson River. Lovely morning! Thousands of tulips in bloom.

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45 minute swim

Swimming Miles: 1750.00
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Race: Shape Women's Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:37:45, Place overall: 69, Place in age division: 11
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The Shape Women's Half Marathon is two plus loops in Central Park. Since it is a women's only event, I got to start at the very front of the pack - right behind Deena Kastor who won in 1:16:xx. I was disappointed in my time because it was about 30 secons slower than my January half on basically the same course. On the other hand, I haven't been running that much so cannot reasonably expect to be getting faster!

1. 7:08 - started out with a team mate; went too fast.

2. 7:27 (hill)

3. 7:08 (down hill)

4. 7:44 (up and down hill)

5. 7:34 (hill)

6. 6:49 (down hill)

7. 7:55 (down hill)

(think miles 6 and 7 were not marked correctly; I was doing manual splits)

8. 7:40 (hill)

9. 7:15 (down hill)

10. 7:50 - (up and down hill) ?

11. 7:40  (hill)

12. 7:19 (down hill)

13. 7:26

The rest at 7:02 pace

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.000.0026.102.0094.10
Swimming Miles: 8725.00
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