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Location:

London,UK

Member Since:

Jan 02, 2006

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Collegiate: 100m - 13.2 (1985) 200m - 27.0 (indoors, 1989) 400m - 62.3 (indoors, 1989) Post-Collegiate: 5K - 21:37 (1998) 5mi - 35:15 (1998) 10K - 45:04 (1998) 15K - 1:11:36 (2006) 20K - 1:35:34 (2006) Half - 1:42:03 (2007) Marathon - 3:37:04 (Cal International, 2000)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get my weekly mileage in the 35-40 range.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I guess at this point I just want to keep running for fitness and weight control.

Personal:

I was born in Moscow, Russia in '68, where I started running sprint events in '83. I moved to the US (NYC area) in '91 and didn't run again till '96 when I discovered road racing scene. I was hooked after my first 5K race. I had another break in running from '01-'04 and decided to seriously get back into it in August of '05. I'm married and have 16 year old daughter. I have moved to London in August '06, will probably stay here for a few years.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Gel Nimbus 9 Lifetime Miles: 354.40
Mizuno Wave Rider 9 (3) Lifetime Miles: 350.73
Adidas Supernova Cushion (2) Lifetime Miles: 293.25
Asics DS Trainer XI Lifetime Miles: 134.68
Saucony Fastwitch Endurance Lifetime Miles: 120.98
Brooks Defyance Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Asics Gel Nimbus 10 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

The weather was fantastic today, a perfect shorts and t-shirt day, 15C. But I felt heavy and fat - just the way I actually am right now - and slogged through my 6 miles without much enjoyment.

Total time: 56:24 (9:24 pace).

Asics Gel Nimbus 9 Miles: 6.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.000.000.000.008.10

This has been the longest run this year. I have a 10 miler next Sunday, so I think I can finish it, but the best I can hope for is 9 min./mi  pace. I still have not decided if I should go to the race at all. I have to return the chip anyway, and they give out a nice beer glass to all finishers, so I'm trying to pump myself up for that. It's also a nice flat course along the Thames towpath, so could be a nice run if the weather cooperates (or a miserable one if it rains). But it's hard to get excited about racing when I'm so out of shape. I'll have to treat is just as a training run if I go.

Total time: 1:16.05 (9:23 pace).

Mizuno Wave Rider 9 (3) Miles: 8.10
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

This is a cumulative entry since beginning of the year to get my mileage up to date. As is obvious from the mileage above, I haven't been running much. The biggest mileage week I had this year was a meager 22 miles. The main reason is lack of motivation to train hard, and when I don't train hard, I find it dificult to train at all. I know it doesn't make much sense, and it's not an excuse, but that's how it is for me.

I'm trying to get excited now for the track season ahead, and I have a 10 mile race scheduled next Sunday, so I'm trying to re-invent my running. I also want to lose about 10 lbs that crept up over the last couple of years.

 Edit: I moved the miles to the last week, as I noticed that I got on top of the Mileage Board when I put all my miles in this week - it certainly was not intended!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.100.000.000.000.000.000.0014.10
Mizuno Wave Rider 9 (3) Miles: 8.10Asics Gel Nimbus 9 Miles: 6.00
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