Stroller pushin in Texas

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Member Since:

Jan 19, 2009



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

I have completed 27 marathons. 

Utah Valley Marathon 2013: PR 3:16:20, 1st division.

Running With the Bulls 5k 2011: 20:02, 1st place

Race For The Cure 10k, San Antonio 2013: 42:47, 2nd overall

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 3:20 @ Air Force Marathon 2015.

Sub 20 min 5k


Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 3(ish) hour marathon before I am 40. 





1.  God

2.  Family 

3.  Running

Mother. Wife. Runner.  I chase stroller on the border of Mexico. 

Now is the time to run the race of your life!  Elaine Dalton  

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 139.35
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 40.70
My TM Lifetime Miles: 838.35
Boston Blues Lifetime Miles: 146.00
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Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 41.20
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Exciting day at the Lasano fitness center.  

First off, I went to the running clinic at the HAWC (Health and Wellness Center).  They offer a lot of great things like running analysis, body fat testing, a sports nutritionist (free), and much more.  I need to be taking advantage of all the FREE help they offer to the military.  I better hurry before they cut that stuff out of the budget like they do so many other services.

Today we discussed the importance of the mid-strike of the foot while running.  We practiced what it feels like to propel your body forward and to run on the balls of your feet while cutting out the heel strike.  As I did this, I felt myself glide across the gym floor.  Running was A LOT more efficient practicing this.  We watched this.

Went to TM class and I focused on the technique we had just learned about.  

5 min warmup.

30 second sprint, 90 second recovery repeat 5X

Run at base and add 1% incline every minute for five minutes

Sprint on an incline for 30 seconds, recover 90 seconds, repeat 5X

Recover 5 minutes.

I did some lifting, 100 sit ups.

Went back to the TM for another 4 miles.  Started at 7.5 and went up on the TM every quarter mile until I was at 8.  Started the series again.  Cool down for 1 mile. 

Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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4 miles with the Mr.  I felt yucky.

Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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5 miles on my own at noon.  I ran to ten songs equaling to a 43 min run.  :)  I was too HOT in my capris and short sleeve shirt.  It was 80 degrees.  Beautiful now, but wait until April.... yikes.

TM class: 1 mile warm up, tempo run for 4 miles, 1 mile cool down.

Squats, calf raises and sit ups.   

Great day. 

Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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I decided that I was going to long run today... Didn't know how long, just knew it had to be long because I didn't run yesterday.  

Before I left this morning I decided to download a few podcasts because I tend to enjoy long runs when people are talking.  I downloaded a podcast about training for your first marathon, which was okay.  If anyone has any suggestions on a GOOD, HIGH LEVEL (not for beginner runners) running podacst, please let me know about it!  

 Did my first 6 mile loop like a gem.  8:32 AP

Came home took a drink and headed out for a 5 mile loop before my visiting teachers came by at 10:15.  Got back at 10:15 on the dot and I guess they already came and went???  Sent me a text wondering where I was.  8:15 AP

Back out for another 6.   8:25 AP

Extremely muggy and rather warm today, planes weren't really flying.  I looked at my e-mail this morning and they had canceled the running group due to the weather.  Really???  I thought it was rather fine.  Didn't know running gets canceled EVER due to weather.  Plus they were only doing up to 6 miles this morning.  Glad I didn't get out of bed to make a showing there.  :) 

Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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I had to finish out the week with fifty.  Ran 1 mile to the gym, 7 miles on TM, sit ups, squats, calf raises, 1 mile back home.  Legs not too tired, just sick of running.

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Blue Ice New Balance Miles: 41.20
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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