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Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 21 miles
  • 03:50 time
  • 2960 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:45 10:35 pace

    Frost on the grass this morning. Definitely an invigorating morning of snappy cold and bright sunshine. I wanted a good steady run before heading indoors for a retreat at church with Corin and I ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Oh yes! I love that kind of snappy running weather. Good work fitting this one in with the other commitments of the day. Enjoy the retreat!

      about 20 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Mid-Week Eight 8 mi 01:28 10:57 pace

    I think it was reading Bethany's report of the Boston Marathon. It's made me crave big miles. I love the mental ecosystem that only seems to exist on long runs: long stretches of drifti... read more

  3. RUN
    good 3 mi 00:33 10:59 pace

    It's been feeling different to be living without a training plan this spring. For the most part I have liked the more relaxed, make-it-up-as-I-go approach to running. But I do miss the stead... read more

  4. RUN
    good The Good Ferry 5.7 mi 01:04 11:15 pace

    Haven't pushed the distance on a weekday run in a long while. But with the renovation starting on the house today I just wanted to get away and not obsess over every little move by the contra... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Oh no!!!! At least you had woods to ditch into. I think it was a great idea to go on this run, all things considered.

      5 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Me & Melissa 6.41 mi 01:14 11:30 pace

    I told Melissa that I had two goals for this run. One was not to denigrate myself for going slowly and the other was not to stop and walk. I did a great job on #1 and we did one stop so didn'... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Nothing wrong with breaks!!! Good job on sticking to your goals. Nice run, and say hi to Melissa!!!

      8 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good First Bug 5 mi 00:54 10:45 pace

    Spring is officially here. I ate my first bug of the season on today's run. This run was unexpectedly great. I spent yesterday on my feet, moving stuff out of David's studio. Hours of... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Hahaha first bug! That's asure sign. Was it tasty?! This is a great run after all that heavy lifting.

      10 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good It's Not Boston but . . . 4.5 mi 00:49 10:54 pace

    Don't have any close friends running Boston this year, but there are some folks I know who are doing it so it's fun to have them in mind as I do my Patriot's Day run. This run start... read more

  8. RUN
    good Good Company 5.8 mi 01:06 11:24 pace

    Ran with Melissa and special guest star (and friend) Carrie this morning. Carrie's just getting back to running and is a champ for doing nearly 6 miles. The conversation was great and the p... read more

  9. RUN
    good What a Feelin' 4 mi 00:44 11:05 pace

    Chris told me my outfit was straight out of the 80s with my various neon colors and striped leggings. The sunshine just makes me want to bust out the color. Good run, although legs still tired fr... read more

  10. RUN
    good It's a Beautiful Day in the N... 4 mi 00:43 10:49 pace

    Downright gorgeous day: mid 50s, full sun, no wind. I got to wear my rainbow knee socks, running skirt and just a l/s tshirt. I kept thinking I was forgetting something as I headed out the door b... read more

  11. RUN
    good The Heat is On 7.01 mi 01:21 11:35 pace

    Ok, it wasn't hot out. At all. But I was able to run without gloves and in capri leggings. So that's something. I was a contentedly slow bunny on this morning's run. I felt like... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      hooray for the great conditions! Perfect variable pacing for a general fitness run, I think.

      22 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good S(no)w 4 mi 00:45 11:15 pace

    More snow, but the road was clear enough for a run. Took it nice and slow - in part because of the slippy footing and in part because I wanted to kick back and enjoy myself on the run.

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      nooooo! Not snow again. May winter be late and short for you next year. You've certainly taken it "in the teeth" this year. Nice run.

      23 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:43 10:05 pace

    Pushed the pace a little today just to see if I could. Felt good and strong throughout.

  14. RUN
    good Soggy Saturday 5.26 mi 01:02 11:48 pace

    Rain this morning, but not much use waiting it out because the forecast is for it to turn to ice and snow, with winds picking up as the day goes on. Melissa needed to get 8 but I was feeling more... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      sorry it was wet - but that's better than what you'd have gotten if you'd waited. There are days I'd like a GoPro to record random running convos to see what they are really like when I'm not running!

      29 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Slow Thaw 3.6 mi 00:40 11:06 pace

    Good to get a short run in this morning before an afternoon/evening of meetings. Did this one with Chris and she caught me up on her trip to CA and her Oakland half marathon. Nice to hear about wa... read more

  16. RUN
    good Schnotfest 4 mi 00:46 11:25 pace

    Pretty good run, although I'm sick again (grrr) so I struggled at times because of coughing. In the upper 20s and dry air so my lungs were feeling banged up with each inhale. I just slowed i... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      noooo! No schnotfest allowed! Good job getting your run in. Dry air and snot aren't a fun combo, but you soldiered on. Props to ya.

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. RUN
    good Going Long 7 mi 01:20 11:28 pace

    Slow and steady and we got it done. Melissa's training for a late May half and asked if I'd like to join her. She tends to be faster than I am, but was happy to trade quicker pace for c... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      Sometimes, cutting back is good for us. So I think it's a great sign that you felt like you could have kept on keeping on. Yay for you!!!

      about 1 month ago Like

  18. RUN
    good Easy Three 3 mi 00:32 10:44 pace

    Kept it loose and easy today. Love that 3 miles felt really short. It makes me eager to start adding on the miles.

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      yeah! now that's what we're talking about. Pile on the miles, friend!

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    great Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:44 10:10 pace

    Sunny day, temps just above 40 degrees, no wind, and I wore capri leggings under my skirt so naked calves!!!!

  20. RUN
    good Guster 3.5 mi 00:38 10:59 pace

    Late afternoon run, as I waited for the wind to dip below 20 mph. First half of the run felt good. Second half of the run was me v. head wind and so it was more of a battle. But I'm pleased... read more