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Fort Worth,TX,USA

Member Since:

Nov 26, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

SGM 2009 3:29:18

HobbleCreek 2009  1:39:23

FWRC 15 K 2011 1:15:32

DesNews 10K 2009 44:19

Fireman's Fund 5K 2012  21:41

5 Marathons, including Boston 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun and enjoy running.  Work on my fear of racing and learn to enjoy this "season of chaos" that is currently my life.


Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running and living an active life



"If you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves." - Bill Jacobsen

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Purple Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 315.03
Raspberry Mizuno 18 Lifetime Miles: 105.90
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Saturday: 18-22 mile run on the books  Started super early because I had work meetings most the day and despite REALLY not wanting to run, got myself out the door.   I ended up feeling pretty good most the run and ended up with miles that were probably too fast for a normal long run but felt good.   Took my 3rd GU at mile 18 and told myself to slow it down the last 4 miles, I was starting to get tired and my glutes were tire...not a good sign for a marathon in three weeks.   At mile 20 I got dizzy and started to stumble and stopped and drank a little bit of water.  I ended up calling my husband to come pick me up.  If I had been with someone else, I would have pushed on but being alone, probably not the smartest choice.   

Splits:  8:54, 8:49, 8:28, 8:39, 8:42
           8:39, 8:29, 8:10, 8:18, 8:33
           8:22, 8;21, 8:31, 8:18, 8:17
           8:17, 8:12, 8:07, 8:27, 8:28

2:50:22 / 20 miles / 8:30 avg pace

I would love thoughts on the dizziness at mile 20 and possible preventive tips.   I am running LA in 3 weeks and while originally, I was shooting for 3:30, due to work stress and a rough January, I know that is not realistic.   I am readjusting my goals to 1:  run physically and mentally strong   2:   have a great time  3:  sub 3:45 (but not hanging my definition of success for this marathon on a time goal)

Raspberry Mizuno 18 Miles: 20.00
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Thursday: (Wednesday's run) 20 min up/down with 5-7 mile tempo.   I did not feel good at all on the warm up and started in on the tempo portion and felt miserable.   I decided at a mile into the tempo to back off and just complete an 80 min run.  I never felt overly great and looking back there were a couple of issues in addition to the work stress that is consuming my life right now.   My diet had been pretty bad Tuesday and Wednesday and I was dehydrated... all together a pretty bad combo.   Finished with 1:20:04 / 9.18 miles / 8:44 avg pace.


Raspberry Mizuno 18 Miles: 9.18
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Monday:  Easy run of 40 to 50 min was on the schedule.  Ended up up with 50 min / 5.8 miles  / 8:38 avg pace

Purple Mizuno Miles: 5.80
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Purple Mizuno Miles: 5.80Raspberry Mizuno 18 Miles: 29.18
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