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June 23, 2018

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Location:

Mesa,AZ,

Member Since:

Apr 04, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Prs:

1 mile:  6:31

5K:  23:37

Half Marathon: 2:04

My first post-high school 5K, in which I thought I was going to die

The first time I won my age division.  Yippee!

My first half marathon, in which I attack Sasha

The time I beat my high school PR for the 5K (as a 31 year-old mommy of 3!)

My first 5K barefooted

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

I'm just getting back into running after a long break to have my last child.  I would like to race some 10Ks, a half, and a marathon in the next 2 years.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be the oldest woman to complete a marathon.  Yea!  But hopefully I will also complete some BEFORE I geezer up, like, before I'm 40 for sure.  I think it would be fun to dress up really strange for marathons, like impersonating celebrities and stuff.  Except I don't really like celebrities, as a rule, so maybe I'll have to stick to the age old question of ninja, or pirate.  I say ninja. *Hyah!*

Personal:

I am happily married to James W (Cool Runnings). We have 3 boys and 1 opinionated little girl.  I love reading and I'm also a news junkie.  I am a stinker.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.500.001.50

I ran 1.5 miles (10:25 pace) to go pick up my car from the oil change place around 1 pm.  I was intending to run another 1.5 in the evening, but it didn't happen. This was the first time I've run in the sun in a long time.  It was hot, but I also felt kinda shy because I was running along these really busy roads.  I hate it when people watch me run.  Left over stuff from high school, I guess.  I always feel like they are watching me and thinking that I am so slow!  But logically, it is much more likely that people are either thinking "man, I really need to start exercising again like this girl" or "what kind of crazy person would be running in the middle of the day in Mesa in July?"   They have a point there.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Comments
From Brent on Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 13:12:02

Lybi, thanks for your comments about the race. it is always great to hear from you. By the way, I have one thought about your running. When I first started running I remember what a mental barrier 30 minutes of running was. If you could somehow fit in your schedule to run a longer than normal run every week or two, it may really improve your conditioning. I remember when I increased my average daily run from 4 miles to 5 miles, made a world of difference in my conditioning. It seems everyone has almost a magical point in training that when you get past that point, your level really jumps. Sasha may have some scientific terminolgy and reasons behind this barrier thing.

By the way, I did the same thing a few weeks ago to pick up my truck, it feels weird to run in a part of town that we normally do not run. I was not worried about people looking at me, I was hoping they would see me and not hit me.

B of BS Rools out

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