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Location:

Kowloon Tong,Hong Kong

Member Since:

Jul 02, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided:

5K - 17:11 (track Pre-kids and at BYU) (1998)

10K - 35:48 (track Pre-kids and at BYU) (1998)

10K - 35:34 (road - Shek Mun 10k 12/12)

1/2 Marathon 1:19:44 (UNICEF HM 11/12)

Marathon 2:47:08 (ING Hartford Connecticut 10/10)

Aided:

St. George Marathon 2:50:40 (10/08)

1/2 marathon - Hobble Creek 1:17:14 (8/08)

10K - Deseret News 10K - 35:02 (7/08)

Short-Term Running Goals:

PR 1/2 marathon AGAIN


Long-Term Running Goals:

Break 2:46 in Boston!

Personal:

I used to run for BYU, but only after trying out three times and finally walking on, so I was never a star. However, it was wonderful to run with great people and under Coach Shane. When you run with fast people, you can't help to improve! I graduated BYU in 1998, and didn't run a race until 2002, after having my second child. My hiatus and other crazy life commitments have made my competitive running suffer, but the last couple of years I have tried to get back into it the best I can. I have been married since 1996, to Paul Lowry, who is a runner himself. I have three boys (my three rascals), ages 12, 10, and 8.

After a great 2008 season, I was injured and eventually diagnosed and cross-diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of arthritis disease, which precludes running for all but the most stubborn.  So I am on medications, trying to stay healthy, and seeing my PT often.  And running!  Now beating the streets in Hong Kong.

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NB RC900 Black/yellow Lifetime Miles: 183.31
NB RC1300 Red/Black Lifetime Miles: 195.31
2012 MTR Lifetime Miles: 4035.70
890 Blue Lifetime Miles: 310.55
NB RC 1600 Lifetime Miles: 96.76
RC 1400 Lifetime Miles: 90.60
NB 890 Baby Blue Lifetime Miles: 233.26
NB 890 Electric Blue Lifetime Miles: 319.67
NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Lifetime Miles: 163.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
221.3926.342.488.070.000.000.00258.28
NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 100.85Puma Black Miles: 17.96NB RC 1600 Miles: 6.25NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 98.17NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 35.17
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.130.000.000.120.000.000.0010.25

In the US!  Landed in LAX on Saturday, then drove up to St. G. on Sunday.  I stayed with AmberG in St. G.  Aren't I lucky?  Such a talented, sweet, and dedicated lady.   

Monday morning I ran with AmberG's lady group--there is such a strong group of ladies down in St. G.  Really neat. And they were discussing a great book as part of a book club as part of their group run.  I was trying to keep my hr mellow (sub 140).  I ran 16.13k then did some drills and three strides with Amber and another friend. St G is about half of the elevation jump of my eventual destination, but even so it was really hard to keep hr mellow, was fine first half but creeped up to 147 by the end.

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 10.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.460.000.000.000.000.000.009.46

Ran with a friend, HR in first 2k was crazy really, it was 190 1 min in, then 207, then dropped to 170 but by 2k was 135.  I think it wasn't picking up my pulse until I started to sweat? So my first 5k ave hr was screwy (160), then second was 145, last 5k was 147 (sorry those are too high, but I wasn't looking at it often, chatting instead) mellow up and down a gradual canyon (1-3% grade).

US miles: 21 

Puma Black Miles: 9.46
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.820.000.000.370.000.000.009.19

Ran with Josse, Mack, Rachelle, Aubrey and JenH. Josse and I slowed down to make our pace easier, net uphill up Payson canyon a bit, then net downhill, 13k, then had to run to the bathroom before I could start my strides. Pace/hr for 1st 5k: 8:25/131, 2nd: 8:29/135, last 3k: 8:02/139, then 6 x strides (5:20 pace ave).

US miles: 59 

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 9.20
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Race: Freedom Festival 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:39:35, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.980.000.006.210.000.000.0010.19

I must do this race since it will be at least three years until I will next be in Provo for Independence Day.  I am not in 10k shape, so I thought I would run it a bit differently. I have run this race many times and I usually go out too fast (in the first uphill mile and the second blazing fast downhill mile, or the third .5% downhill mile) then the hills in the second half turn the race into a death march cum humility check, so since I know I am sucking wind because of the altitude and I am not in 10k shape, I thought I would try a different approach and run the first half conservatively.  However money was three deep and it appeared that Kassi was the only one who clearly outclassed me, so I thought I should keep the girl count in mind.  Paul and my three boys were also running.  Paul had gotten into Utah the day before so was suffering from jetlag but was going to muscle through the 10k and the boys were doing the 5k.  

3.6k warm up (120 ave hr), 2 strides, Paul and I chatted with Gary Lew from HK at the start, and I talked with Kassi, and Gary and I started together for the first half mile.  I wanted to keep my hr in the first half around 167 or lower then to try to push the second half and see if I could get my hr above 170, and even up past 175 by the finish (the uphills should help) (I didn't get my coach's email to not look at my hr until after the race).  So I switched my watch to miles that morning to match mile markers: mile 1: net uphill 6:27/158 5th pace in women, mile 2: fast downhill 6:02/166 4th place in women, mile 3: slight downhill 6:22/167 3rd woman, mile 4 slight uphill, started trying to close gap on #2 woman 6:21/170, mile 5 was slight net uphill but had an uphill then a downhill, 6:19/172, I passed #2 girl at about 4.5 miles, still alot of race to run, mile 6 all uphill, passed a couple more guys, but the uphill was hard b/c dodging lots and lots of slow 5kers 6:37/172, last .25: 5:38 pace despite dodging racers and 173 hr (I know my hr got higher than 172/173 but those were the averages for the splits recorded by my watch).

I was really happy with how I ran the race.  Ironically, I think this is the best race I have done on this course strategically, even though it is my worst time since 2007.  I know I ran it well for the shape I am in + altitude woes. 

US miles: 23 

NB RC 1600 Miles: 6.25NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

Gentle up and down Provo canyon, 135 hr ave for whole run, Ran with Rachelle a few minutes since we both happened to be running on the trail at the same time.

 

Puma Black Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.000.000.000.0013.50

Ran with Josse, MacK, Rachelle, AmberD, and others

US miles 21 

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.690.000.000.000.000.000.0015.69

Now at West Yellowstone, about 6500 ft. It was cold when I started, too, it is about 40-45F at the start each morning. The area where we are staying is pretty flat, though. I carried a water for about 6k, where I would be 5k out on the way back. 5k paces/hr were: 5:15/111, 5:15/133, 5:15/136, 5:08/143, then started 5k of tempo, I thought it was a progression to HM (I didn't read well enough) but I was having a hard time getting into a really hard gear. After 1.53k, my watch died, and I had gotten to 4:20 pace/154 hr, then I tried to keep the effort increasing to the end, and I may have even gone a bit more than 5k, but no hr/pace info, core workout

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 15.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.890.000.000.190.000.000.008.08

12k, then 10 sec hill sprints, though I could only find a hill that is perhaps 3-4% grade, so they were a bit more like strides, 3:24 ave pace for fast bits

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 8.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.960.000.000.780.000.000.008.74

Had to switch Wed/Thurs workouts because of early whitewater check in. Started run at 5:28am, really not a safe time to run in Montana grizzly country, so ran with bear spray and around a 2k loop in the neighborhood, 6k warm up at 5:15 pace/133 hr, then did 30" on/off fartleks at 3:44 ave pace for the on bits, 5:41 pace for off bits, then cooled down at 5:18 pace/146 hr to get to 14k

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 8.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.230.000.000.000.000.000.0011.23

still freaked out by bears so carrying spray and running a bit too fast, 5k paces/hr were 5:10/135, 5:10/147, 5:05/149, 5:05/151, core workout

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 11.23
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.410.000.000.000.000.000.009.41

Pace/hr per 5k: 5:22/125, 5:12/135, 5:07/139

NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 9.41
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
17.450.000.000.000.000.000.0017.45

Felt so much better in this run, like I have finally figured out how to breathe up here. Last run in Yellowstone so just in time. Pace/hr per 5k: 5:13/130, 4:59/138, 5:00/139, 4:54/147,4:44/152

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 17.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.140.000.000.400.000.000.0010.54

I met Josse and a friend at the story telling park and we did a 10 mile trail run.  I thought I was used to altitude but I still felt like I was hanging on.  A preview of the Des News marathon. Nice to be running with friends again.  Then 10 x 15 sec hill sprints.

US miles: 9 

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 10.54
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.320.002.480.000.000.000.0011.80

Met six other people for a run, we drove up Provo canyon and south fork for some downhill training. The first 7k down was the steepest, then it was 1-3% until 16k, and I had to go out 1.5k further and back 1.5, which was flat. Workout was 14k easy then 4k at hm pace, then 1k cool down. Paces/hr per 5k were: 4:28/140 (trying to keep up with ladies for a couple of k, then let them go), 4:32/138, 4:43/142 (4k), 3:50/169 (4k hmp tempo, legs felt wobbly already at the start because of the downhill, I think I went a bit too fast, I felt in oxygen debt the last half k and I saw my hr had jumped to 184 by the end, though it was mostly in high 160's and averaged 169). 1k cool down

US Miles: 9 

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 11.81
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.450.000.000.000.000.000.0011.45

 

 I met Mack, Aubrey, and AmberD at the mouth of Hobble Creek and went up and down easy (not as easy for me as for them--I was  sucking wind--still not adjusted to altitude like I think I should be).

Met Luz and Marion at the SF reservoir for a swim and visit.  Way fun. Swam slowly across the Res with Luz.  It got me a bit out of breath but didn't phase her.

Core workout. 

US Miles: 23 

NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 11.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.240.000.000.000.000.000.009.24

Warmed up 5.65k 5:22 pace, then did a mellow tempo for 30 minutes, 6.44k, it had four hills and two downhills, 4:40 ave pace, ave hr was 157, but got up to 160's by the end. 3k cooldown

NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 9.24
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.390.000.000.000.000.000.009.39

8:26/mile, 135 ave pace

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 9.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
17.520.000.000.000.000.000.0017.52

8:11 pace, ran with Josse, Mack, Aubrey and Amber through good old SF riverbottoms

35 us miles

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 17.52
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.070.000.000.000.000.000.005.07

8:51 pace, slow through Cedar Hills, mini taper before marathon

NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 5.07
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.740.000.000.000.000.000.003.74

Small easy run, 8:45 ave pace, 133 ave bpm

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 3.74
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Race: Deseret News Marathon 2013 (26.2 Miles) 03:06:28, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.340.000.000.000.000.0026.34

I decided to do this race because Josse was and my coach said the half or the full would be better than the 10k since I am trying to build my mileage at this early phase of training. So I came in mostly altitude adjusted (have been here since July 1st) and a bit chubby and out of shape, as all my runs have attested (trying to hang on as the ladies chat, etc).  I wondered what it would feel like to be running a marathon knowing that it is my tenth marathon and virtually guaranteed to be my slowest (prior slowest was Ogden marathon 2008 at 3:02).  I hoped it would still be a positive experience and more “fun” even though I am undertrained, because I hoped to be able to run with Josse and Mack and Aubrey (the last ended up not being able to come) for much of the race. 

I rode up with Josse and her mom to Ericka’s house the night before (thanks Ericka again—nice pad!).  I took my ambien at 8:02pm and set my alarm for 3pm but we didn’t tuck in until 9:45pm or so, so my speech got slower and sentence construction got more and more difficult before bedtime :D  Woke up 5 til 3am, felt pretty chipper, but by the time we had got half way up the canyon in the bus I was feeling tired.  It felt so weird going into a marathon with little expectations and preparation (longest run was two 17.5 milers).  So I kept pinching myself.  No good success in the port a pots but I wasn’t worried.  It was just going to be a fast long run so no prob making pit stops along the way.  I saw and chatted with Allie who seemed excited and ready to go, and she helped lather me in glide (on my back only I should clarify, I could reach everything else). 

I have never run a marathon with a hr monitor or a hr plan, so here’s the plan.  My coach says that the ideal marathon racing level is about 85% hr for the middle of the race, with some creeping at the end.  Considering my condition and preparation, he advised 75% hr for first 5-6k then 80-82% for most of the race, with the option to creep up at the end.  Josse said she was on board to follow my watch and Mack said she would follow suit.  Mack’s brother also was with us and in a similar condition.  So we all started about 3-4 rows from the start of this very small marathon (500-600 people?)  Here’s how the race went:

Mile Pace HR HR % Note
1 7:04 155 84% My hr started high (false readings—not sweaty enough) then calmed down toward the first mile mark
2 6:42 139 75% Hr now on track, Josse, Mack, Mack's brother and I are all running together.  I rip off my tshirt Josse gave me after 1.2 miles because the temps were comfortable
3 6:40 135 73%  
4 6:55 150 81%  
5 7:08 157 85% Already flattening it seems--I thought this mile was supposed to be downhill?
6 7:35 154 83% The uphill starts
7 8:14 157 85% A girl passes us as we go uphill, I think to myself, "that skinny girl is a gazelle and the laws of gravity do not apply to her"
8 7:44 153 83%  
9 6:44 147 79% after the 8th mile, the 2 mile long hill ends and we see a group of four ladies in front of us and a guy spectator tells Mack Josse and I that we are ladies 8, 9 and 10.  We know we are running conservatively and we will pass these ladies, just not sure when. They are just ahead of us at the 9 mile mark, which is close to the 1/2 marathon start, and Josse grabs a water bottle conveniently left by someone else (a new sealed one) and she shares with us.  
10 7:11 152 82% In this miles we do  a 1/4 mile out and back bit which allows us to see the front ladies (except #1 Allie who is already gone, gone gone). There is a purple lady and a pink lady quite a bit ahead of the rest of us.  We make a move on the 4 lady pack during the turn around and the gazelle and another chick respond.
11 6:50 152 82% By this mile, I pull away from Josse and Mack a bit with two ladies. I take a first gu in this mile.  We chat and get to know each other a bit.  She is very nice and admits she loves the uphills.  Our conversation makes the next couple of miles go by well, but I am troubled because gazelle's breathing is much more relaxed than mine.
12 6:54 150 81%  
13 6:58 149 81%  
14 6:51 151 82%  
15 7:20 155 84% Somewhere between mile 11 and 15 I stop for  a not so fast potty break, probably adds 45-60 sec then I make up some of it with a surge, I guess it might be here b/c of the elevation and the split, Josse, Mac, 1-2 other girls and some guys pass. Some take a couple of miles to catch
16 6:55 158 85% I catch up with Josse who is running with Cam somewhere around the 16 mile mark, and take a noncaffeinated strawberry gel provided by the race right before the 16 mile mark.
17 7:05 156 84% Cam counsels Josse and I to be patient, that there is a lot of race left.  Josse and I both agree, but I still feel compelled to break away after running with them for a bit.  It was pretty irrational because in assessing everything, my HR was too high, I was close to the distance of my longest run and still had 9 miles to go, my quads felt sore from all the downhill and my left knee hurt.  There were no girls ahead in sight, still I felt like I should push, so I did, thinking, "I will crash but ok"
18 7:21 160 86% Mile 17 and 18 on Wasath feels uphill but the course elevation shows a slight downhill.  My pace is maintaining but hr rising.  I respond by paying less attention to my HR
19 6:56 160 86% When I turn onto Foothills I am in 5th place (Allie, purple girl, pink girl and gazelle), but I can see pink girl.  I am sore but think, "ram in the thicket".  She is great motivation and I slowly reel her in.  I am also running scared of Josse behind, fearing my agressiveness will increase my pain and bonk magnitude in the last few miles.
20 7:07 161 87% Pass pink girl somewhere around 20.  I think I can see gazelle but she is way ahead.  My shoe comes untied and I need to go potty again, so I run with an untied shoe for about half a mile.
21 8:06 161 87% Port a pot stop and tying shoe at the same time, not super fast, about 3-5 guys pass me back but no girls
22 6:37 156 84% Sweet downhill, mile 2 of the 10k.  I am thinking, "I feel good, lets hope this lasts for a couple more miles".
23 7:03 161 87% This mile has some downhill and the uphill to south temple.  I try to close the gap with gazelle, but not really on the uphill.  The uphill is about 300-500m and I just relax up the hill, I didn't want to get in oxygen debt.  Then I push it again when I turn the corner and head down south temple.  She is 1.5 blocks ahead
24 6:47 159 86% She is 1 block ahead
25 6:37 160 86% I get within 75 or so meters but have a moment of doubt "Who would know I was in striking distance if I wimp out now and don't try?"  But I be brave and remember the ram in the thicket Sasha-stat (99% of all people who come into sight after being out of sight toward the end of the marathon are yours for the taking).  So I surge some more.
26 6:54 168 91% At about 25.2 I pass gazelle, and she says good job, a good sign, but right after we turn onto the last dreaded long uphill stretch.  Perhaps 1-2% elevation gain for perhaps 800m, and my eyesight is not good enough to see if the end of the race is at the end of the stretch or if there were turns.  I told myself to act as if this stretch were the end. Then I tell myself that gazelle is good at uphills and to surge with good hill form (learned from uphill sprints!) and if she is surging I am too and hopefully that will break any spirit left in her.  So for this half mile stretch I surge about three times, then have to turn a corner.
0.34 6:34 pace 168 91% I know where I am finally and have to turn one more time then kick the best I can to the finish.

 At the race food area someone asks if I was the third girl, and I said yes, and he said, “You are the gazelle!  You finished so strong!”  Wow, cool that the nickname I gave skinny hill-girl was applied to me.  Then when I picked up my bag, the guys there asked, “were you the third girl?  You are the gazelle!  You have some girls hatin’ you!  You passed them.”  That was cool. 

I am so happy with this race.  It is funny to have my worst performance in a race also be my best.  My overall time is the worst of all marathons, but I had no drop off in pace at all, so I ran it with the best effort distribution.  Over 24 hours later, I am also happy that I could feel pleased with a slower performance.  I may never be at my A game again, with Phd school starting in under two months, and I would still like to find joy and participate in races.  I am kind of a competitive person so I wasn’t sure if I could find pride in a slow time.  But I do, and that makes me happy :D  I feel like an old woman today but I feel like I have more roads to run, more races to run, more running buddies to make and to learn from.

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 26.34
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0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

55 min pool run with Josse.  Quite sore.

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0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

19 miles bike ride with Josse and MacK.  I was done by about 11 miles but unfortunately we had quiate a ways to get back to the car. Averaged 5:19/mile.  I was on a mountain bike but the ladies were on a road bike.  I was in flappy running shorts.  Bad call.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.210.000.000.000.000.000.006.21

8:30 pace.  Legs feel sore.  Ran uphill then downhill in Corona CA.  Also feel fat :(  Too much rich American food.  Too little self control.

NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 6.21
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.160.000.000.000.000.000.007.16

Went to Magic Mountain yesterday so I waited until evening to run today.  It felt really yucky.  I do not like evening runs.  So I ran shorter today and will run a bit longer tomorrow to get overall mileage right.  8:48 ave pace, 133 ave bpm

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 7.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.130.000.000.000.000.000.008.13

5:26 ave pace, felt better than yesterday because it was a morning run.

 

NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 8.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
221.3926.342.488.070.000.000.00258.28
NB 890 Tokyo Turquoise Miles: 100.85Puma Black Miles: 17.96NB RC 1600 Miles: 6.25NB 890 Electric Blue Miles: 98.17NB Charcoal 780 Miles: 35.17
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