Mom & Daughter started this journey in 2007 to run a marathon the same day but 7,440 miles apart. From Seattle to Bangkok. The events came and went. Seattle was done but Bangkok, due to Force Majeure, was a no go.
Now, mom & daughter continue their journey with new plans, new goals and different paths. They still run through life alone but together.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Let's Now Put My Feet Up
Week 4 - Phase III - Core Workout: VO2 Max - 09/10/12 - 09/16/12 - Week Total: 80.0 -
Training season is over. I closed the week with my highest
mileage ever, 80 miles, and my two best Half Marathons of the year. On Saturday
9/15 I ran JBLM Half with a PR of 1:45:22 for an 8:03 min/mile, and following day,
on Sunday 9/16, I ran my second best in the hilliest course I’ve run in Washington
State: Edmonds Half finishing with a strong 1:47:36 for an 8:12 min/mile. We
climbed 980 ft, and although we ran a loop, everybody wondered how it seemed we
climbed all the way. Frank Yamamoto, the soul of Edmonds’ running, designed the
course. We could’ve
cursed Frank’s name, but we didn’t. There is no escape in Edmonds. It’s a brutally hilly town. To the contrary, we praised Frank. He had a heart attack this week, and just went through open heart
surgery. He’s recovering well, and we wait to see him back to take control of
the sports in the area… We may tell him to flatten the course a little for next
year, though!!! :) Get well, Frank.
I am starting my tapering as we speak, and plan on a good
and well deserve resting for the following 3 weeks. I am very impressed that I
had been able to put all these miles, run these races at a fast pace, and haven’t
felt fatigued or sore any given week. I cannot be happier with the results.
I am skipping Race For A Soldier
this coming Sunday. It’ll be hard to miss that fantastic race, honoring our military
personnel and helping those with PTSD, but Gig Harbor is also a hilly course,
and I know I will be tempted to race it. I want fresh legs for my Utah
marathon. Let's now put my feet up.
JBLM Half Marathon I
was down and blue on race day due to recent events, but ran my race like if there was no
tomorrow. I was
very surprised of the PR - 1:45:22, considering my legs had already run 50 miles during the
week, including a 20-miler on Wed. Last 5K of the race were run in 23:17
min which is almost my 5K pace. Got 2nd place in the division.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edmonds Half Marathon - My second best Half. A day after my best on an 80-mile week??? Phenomenal. Got 1st place in the division. Splits 1- 9:02 2- 8:37 3-4-5- 24:11 (missed the splits) 6- 7:55 7- 8:41 8- 10:03 9- 6:23 10- 8:27 11- 8:36 12- 8:37 13- 6:26 13.1- 0:30 - (6:26)