Stroller pushin in Texas

Valentines Base Run 2015

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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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Run The Base Miles: 33.25NB V4 Blue Miles: 47.60
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I was sick over the weekend so I didn't get to run Friday or Saturday :(  BUT I feel much better today and hopefully I will be able to attain my goals for this week and month.  I am training for Boston and I really want a sub 3:20.  I know I have the ability, I just have to do speedwork, hill work, some cross training, eating healthy, rest (hahaha), and get some really great quality long runs in the tank,  That is really the plan for this race.  Currently, I can't get a total of 8 hours of sleep straight.  The baby still wakes up twice a night for feedings.  Ready for that to end but I would still be up to listen to her cry.  

Today I ran in the morning because David didn't have to leave so early.  I got 7 miles in an 8:00 AP.  Yesterday I really didn't eat great, to say the least ( Super Bowl).  I am ready to be on track this week.  So my stomach felt pretty gross on this run.

Run The Base Miles: 7.00NB V4 Blue Miles: 7.10
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This stunk.  Evening run and my guts were not having it.  Workout was:

1.5 mile warm up

3x1k@ 5k pace (6:30)

1.5 mile cool down

I actually got 4 of them in, I wanted 5. Then my stomach screamed and I stopped.  Extremely frustrated.

Did the stairmill for 5 min and I had to get off. 

NB V4 Blue Miles: 4.75
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7 miles in dark:30. Baby was up a lot of the night (teething).  This was a real emotional run for me.  I cried for awhile and I sounded like a dying dog in the dark.  It was misty and lonely.  I ran housing loop 3x because certain parts of base were in total darkness. Got home and realized what a baby I had been.  For those 50 minutes, I seriously contemplated laying down in the middle of the road.  But who would get the baby when she cried?  Oh wait! me.  I wouldn't be able to run or walk and I would still have to listen to a crying baby.  I need to get over myself. 

Run The Base Miles: 7.00NB V4 Blue Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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I love redempotion runs.  David got up early again so I could go run.  I let Naomi "Cry it Out" last night and it wasn't that bad.  I felt more rested when I woke up.  

It was pretty cold outside and the wind was fierce, so I opted to do the speed portion of my workout on the TM. 

2 mile warm up outside

4 miles @ 10k pace (6:58, 8.6 on the TM) .5% grade

2.25 miles to cool down  

It is so nice getting my runs done first thing in the morning.  Got home to baby cuddles.

Run The Base Miles: 4.25NB V4 Blue Miles: 8.25
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5.5 slow on the TM

NB V4 Blue Miles: 5.50
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Race: Valentines Base Run 2015 (3.15 Miles) 00:20:50, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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Oh wow, what a great race and long run.

Got up with David and we decided that it was warm enough to bring Naomi along to the race.  It was his turn to push her in the stroller, so I got to test my speed.  We warmed up for about ten minutes and lined up to go.  This of course is the same exact course it is every race. and it the most difficult in the last half.  I watched David effortlessly push Naomi to the front of the one guy between David and I.  I wanted to beat that guy, but he was just too fast.  I thought that at the West gate I could catch him (that is where I usually catch people).  He did get slower but I couldn't get him.  I remember when I was barely starting to go up Commander's row, I looked up and I saw the lead vehicle with David on the club street.  Dang it, why does he have to make it look so easy peasy???  He was at least 2 minutes ahead of me at that point.  I don't think I will ever catch him.  

I came in after blue shirt at 20:50, which is REALLY good for that course.  The last part of the race goes back up to the gym.  I was pleased with my time and I didn't feel great to my stomach.  We ran about two more miles after the race so I only had about 8 more miles by myself.  I started out pretty slow on my own and then I hit the last few miles of hills at a great speed.  

I think the AP of my run was somewhere around 7:40.  I love it when I do that.

Run The Base Miles: 15.00NB V4 Blue Miles: 15.00
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Run The Base Miles: 33.25NB V4 Blue Miles: 47.60
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