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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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
4.700.000.000.000.000.000.004.70
Night Sleep Time: 15.00Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 15.50Weight: 141.47
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paddleboating, water triking, Tony Grove walk around the lake It was very pretty but are all of the frogs gone?  We looked for tadpoles and came up empty.  We did see a couple of water snakes, lots of little fish, and of course water bugs.

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Walked an hour, probably only 4 miles because some was on the beach, where some ladies aparently get together to do on the beach yoga.  They invited me to join, but I told them I don't know yoga (which is true).  

We rented an 18ft boat and that was way fun, though I thought I might flip off an die when I was towed on a tube at full speed.  It was very frightening and thrilling.

Then we went to North Beach for several hours.  I ran in the lake for 21.5 minutes.  

Then we rented two seadoos, and we had a great time doing that.  Paul and I traded off who was with Benji, who could handle more speed, and Mickie and JJ, who could not.  They all took turns driving.  It was good too introduce them to this.

Then we rented a bike surrey, and our kids rented banana bikes, and we biked to a shake shop, I got a brownie shake (it wasn't that good :( ) and then we went back to the KOA and raced around the park until our hour ran up.  I was wearing a skirt and it would billow up when I biked hard AND I was the one who was steering, so I was holding my skirt with one hand and steering with the other, it was hilarious.   

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Walked about 5 miles (1:11).  I made biscuits and gravy over an open fire, then we broke camp.

We spent our last beach time on a trampoline over the water, and the kids collecting shells and making sand castles.  Benji challenged me to swim to the white buoys and back (that's where the lake is 8 ft deep.  It looked like a couple lengths of pool, so I agreed.  Well it took me 9 minutes of sometimes frightened swimming to make it out and back.  I didn't actually touch a buoy since I ended up between two, so I didn't get to have a break.  I haven't done this since I was a kid, but at least this wasn't the ocean.  I did get a little paniced at one point thinking, "If I have trouble noone will be able to get to me before I drown,"  but then I told myself that if I had a panic attack I would drown, so stay calm, and I had done backstroke for over 50 minutes in the Lehi pool, so I should be fine, and I was.  I think given the time the distance out and back was about 250m or so.  It was tiring, but more from the swimming scared, than from the distance or effort.

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Walked 6.01 miles in 1:20:42, 13:26 ave pace

Weight is just a temporary jump from pizza, raspberry shake, brownie shake, bacon cheeseburger & fries, mini reese's cups, smores, biscuits and gravy and cheetos.  Now its back to consuming less than I work off.  Oatmeal is so boring compared to campfire food.  Oh well. 

Hey so I got approved to go on Enbrel if necessary.  We'll see how the running goes. 

Finished Ellyptical assembly and tried the sucker out, for 11 minutes.  I isolated a part I hadn't screwed in sufficiently and now it runs smoothly.

Also loaded a pick up with dead tree trunks and unloaded them in SF.  Feel the burn! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 142.40
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AM: Walked 2.01 miles @ 13:14 pace, warming up for the frigid waters.  30 minutes of water running.

Marion navigated me up to the reservoir, where we disturbed the fisherman by getting in the cold water.  Marion is a put one toe in, then the other, then one ankle, then the other type of girl.  I walked right in, true I was squealing by the time I got to my pits, but then I was off and running.  Air was about 64, water was colder?  I felt fine for the first 20 minutes but then my brain and legs got less function slowly, Marion can attest that by the end I had trouble putting a sentence together.  I made it to 30 minutes.  I would say with current conditions 25 min is safe, but if the air were 75ish, then that time would likely be suspended.  I was a frozen popsicle when I came out, a frozen popsicle with fish flavor.  Marion got a nice IT band ice, but other than that she was basically my lifeguard, did you get waist deep, babe?  It was great fun, but not the best way to get in water running.  I need to make friends with someone with a pool :)

I need to walk my 5k race course today, and I might even do my first running today. 

Midday:Walked another 1.8 with JJ, slow (slower than 20min/mile),

PM Walked 1.83 on my own later (measuring and marking course), immediately thereafter 1.2 on the treadmill, 3 min walking, then 5x1 min run/walk (10:00 for run, felt just right), then 3 min walking cool down.

Total exercise today:  6.34 miles walking, 30 min water running, .5 mile running.  Does this mean I get dessert?

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 141.80
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Elliptical for 20 min, then 4.23 miles of walking up in WH, 15 something average, the hills are not conducive to fast walking.  

I have no SI pain, but my hamstring injury, which never really went away, is more irritated (about a 2).  Its mid hamstring and at attachment.  It may be the walking in WH -very hilly and exhausting, and my rheum said to walk flat (I've been pretty good about that until yesterday and marking this course).   

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 140.20
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I did no specific workout, but I was in charge of Woodland Hills Days races, and I did about a mile of running all day long.  

Marion was kind enough to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to help me set up and saved the race from insufficient-volunteer-meltdown.  I appreciate her coming!  She is so generous and a great friend.

Since it was Woodland Hills Days, there were activities all day long, and our house is right by the park where the festivities are, so Marion's hubby DD came up with their three boys and they spent the day with us (community breakfast, pet parade, children's carnival).  I was about ready to melt into the half dead grass by the end of the very hot afternoon.  I won't tell how Marion and I each bought a gourmet brownie, and shared them (ok, she gave part of her's to David).

I am quite sure I walked at least 5 miles today, between the walking back and forth from my house, the race directing, and evening walking.

In the evening we had a community dinner, then the kids hung out at the park and played with their friends for 2 hours.  JJ brought his bike to the park and he learned how to ride without his training wheels for the first time, and he was so good at it.  So I ran along side him on the road (he's not so good at stopping and there were occasional cars), so even though my running was more like 30 sec segments, I think I still got my 8 minutes of running in.  I plan on running 1 mile straight through on Monday.

Night Sleep Time: 2.50Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 3.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.000.000.000.004.70
Night Sleep Time: 15.00Nap Time: 0.50Total Sleep Time: 15.50Weight: 141.47
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