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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING


1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under


Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second


10K in 46:00 or under


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle


God willing, I will run until the end.


I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Iso Lifetime Miles: 133.20
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Saucony Miles: 20.60
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I chickened out about running outside.  It was colder than yesterday (but hugely less windy).  And since it was my last day for the gym, I went there to ask some questions.

The run was pretty good.  I warmed up for 10 min at 6.5 pace, then did a ladder workout.  2 min. hard, 2 min. easy.  I started at 7.0 for hard and went by .5 up to 8.5, then back down.  My easy pace was always 6.5.  I did this pretty much for the next 30 minutes, except at first I was going to do the last 4 minutes at 6.5 pace.  Instead I did 4 min at my last hard pace (7.0) and finished on an easy 2 minutes.


Saucony Miles: 4.60
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Warmed up .5 mile, then did a 5K at 8:00 pace.  After that I cooled down.

This was a treadmill workout--I renewed my gym membership.  I'm nervous about doing any fast running on the treadmill and was ultra conscious of the positioning of my feet.

It was pretty nice outside today, but I was too hungry right when my husband came home, so I ran at about 7, after I ate.

Saucony Miles: 4.60
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I worked out at home while I watched the second 1/2 of the Illini game (they won).  I would say it was about 4-4.5 miles (I went for 45 minutes).

Then I lifted.

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I remember nothing about this run.  I think the distance was 4.6, but it might have been 4.7.

 I don't remember pace at all.  I think I ran it at 8:41 pace, but I'm not sure.  I think it was done in 40 minutes, so I'll stick with 8:41 pace, although I think I varied throughout.

Saucony Miles: 4.60
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I started with a 10 minute run at 9:13 pace.  Then I increased my pace.  I went up to 8:57 for 15 minutes, then 8:41 for approximately 20 minutes, and then I finished with my last 2 miles at 8:34 pace.  

Saucony Miles: 6.80
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Saucony Miles: 20.60
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