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Category: 5 mile run

Can You See Me Now?

My dad says I need to stop hunching over in my pictures. Example:


So I tried and tried but for some reason I couldn’t position the camera right and this is what I continued to get:


Can you see me now?

So I gave up.


I’ll figure it out some time because I know I can fit, I just need to get the positioning and height of where I put the camera right I guess.

Run: 6 miles (whoops, only did 5) with 3x3xuphill strides (not included in the 6 miles)

We had speed development which was 3 x gradual hill strides at 87% race pace and 3 x steep hill strides at 97%

2.28 Miles in 17:38 [7:44 per mile]

7:26 – 7:42 – 2:29

3 x gradual hills

.10 @ 6:42 pace
.11 @ 7:21 pace
.11 @ 6:44 pace
my second one was slow because I stepped in a hole and hurt my ankle a little

1 Mile in 8:10 [8:10 per mile]

this was pity mileage between my gradual hills and steep hills.

1.8 Miles in 14:15 [7:55 per mile]

7:50 – 6:25

****As I am writing this, I just realized I only ran a little over 5 miles instead of 6. haha FAIL!

After my run I refreshed with a nice glass of chocolate milk.


I also decided to share with you what I wore to work on Thursday because it is a really cute shirt. However, I am sad to say the belt loop in it broke so I’m going to have to get all Martha Stewart up in here and sew it back up.


Also I drank out of my favorite mug ever.


“Tigger is that you?”

I have an obsession with Winnie the Pooh ever since I can remember. Anyway, I am totally seeing the new adventures of winnie the pooh in theatres. Start judging me now. Smile 

Q: Do you enjoy your job? I absolutely LOVE my job and that is wonderful because it’s hard to find a job you really enjoy and don’t mind working 9 hours a day or more.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Winnie the Pooh? Or do you have a sour soul and think Winnie the Pooh is stupid? I love Winnie, he is just so cute. But once Roo came into the picture, Roo became one of my close favorites too. My mother enjoys eeyore, poor guy is always so depressed and just needs a hug. I dislike Rabbit though, seriously, such a downer.



Just a Little Bit of Race Fun

I have fallen off the face of the planet obviously.

The news:

  1. I found a great job.
  2. I have moved back to school to live in our apartment and work.
  3. The apartment does not have internet.
  4. Therefore Sam cannot blog.
  5. Hopefully we can get internet set up within the next few days!

I’ll just break down my week’s training real quickly.

  • Monday: off day
  • Tuesday: 4.75 miles. (15 minute hill workout – 1.75 miles done)
  • Wednesday: 6 mile mid week long run in 48:13 @ 8:02 pace
  • Thursday: 5 mile run in 40:31 @ 8:06 pace
  • Friday: 5 mile run in 40:00 @ 8:00 pace
  • Saturday: unscheduled off day. Got home too late from helping clean up our house.
  • Sunday: 7 mile long run in 55:30 @ 7:55 pace


Yesterday I ran the Macklind Mile for the 4th of July. I ran this race last year and you can see that recap here.

Going into the race, I didn’t even expect to PR since I have only been training for a few weeks and haven’t really done much speed work. But I love this race and it’s a fun time. I did have hopes to break 5:40 but would be content with breaking 5:50 to PR.


I am a long distance girl and only really know how to pace myself for long runs so the mile was a bit hard for me. I held back too much and had a lot left at the end but not another gear to switch to. My second quarter I held back too much thinking I didn’t want to die like last year. Well I’m in better shape than I think.


I ended up with a chip time of 5:41.0 so I was definitely content with that time at this point in the off season!


I finished 3rd in my age group of 20-24 and 11th woman overall out of 302.

After my race I had to do a workout because normally our workouts are tuesday and this week was a 3 mile progressive tempo. However since I raced on Monday, coach told me to just do a 15 minute fartlek after my race.

So after I watched the Elite Wave, Alex ran my fartlek with me. It was 2 minutes on, 1 minute off. So 2 minutes fast and 1 minute slower. If you’ve done a fartlek then you know that you keep this cycle until you’ve reached your time limit.

I was pretty shocked at how fast my on’s were. Especially after just racing. I hit 6:40 pace twice and a 6:45/6:50ish pace for a few others. The rest were at the beginning and around 7:15ish pace. My legs were still a bit jelly at the beginning.

Overall I had a great day! Pretty pumped for cross country, knowing that I am in shape for a 5:41 mile currently. That makes sub 6:30 pace for a 5k sound pretty obtainable. We’ll see though!

Not sure when I will be able to blog again, but I will once I get internet! Promise!

Q: Did you run a 4th of July Race?

Q: If not, what did you do on the 4th?