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Running my Twin Cities marathon in October 2014.

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  • 18 miles
  • 03:21 time
  • 2571 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Eminem 8.22 mi 01:30 10:56 pace

    This was one of those "could keep on going forever" kind of runs. I kept cycling through various paces, never getting discouraged by the slow stretches because I knew I'd find a spe... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      woo hoo! Nice run there. Makes up for the carpy one from the other day. Wish they could all be like this!

      about 18 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    tired The Good Ferry 5.7 mi 01:04 11:10 pace

    I'm doing my best to stay positive when I have slow runs. I look at my watch and say "It's fat burning time!" when I see those 11+min/miles.

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      hahaha yeah. I want to watch the fat melt off my butt in the heat while I run! The heat and humidity just sucks it right out of you, doesn't it?!

      3 days ago Like

  3. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:47 10:58 pace

    Was feeling pokey this morning: inertia in running shoes. I pushed myself towards the end of the run so that I could squeak in under 11 min/miles. It's going to be another go-go-go week at w... read more

  4. RUN
    good Eight with a Pit Stop 8 mi 01:27 10:53 pace

    This run went by quickly. I did a mile to Melissa's then ran 4.5 miles with her before she headed home. I finished up with 2.5 miles on my own. It was so nice out that I purposely finished ... read more

  5. RUN
    good Home! 4 mi 00:43 10:46 pace

    Happy to be home after the trip to CA and happy to have gotten more sleep last night than the previous three nights combined. Whew. Good solid run after several days off.

  6. RUN
    good Rainy Friday Run 8.52 mi 01:32 10:50 pace

    Drizzly day. I was wearing my MDI marathon outfit and that + rain = happy memories of running that race with Christy Z. After the first couple of miles I found a good groove and got faster and fas... read more

  7. RUN
    blah Happy (?) Trails 4 mi 00:47 11:37 pace

    Last night when I thought about the coming day's run I felt the thud of boredom. Somedays I liked the familiarity of my routes and some days it feels as exciting as the treadmill. I remember... read more

    • Chris C.
      Chris C.

      I'm pretty sure I know exactly where you were because I have done the same damn thing there. I've complained to the powers that be (the one that I live with, anyway :-) about how poorly the top end of that trail is marked! The non-trail looks like a trail, is straight ahead, and has flagging, while the real trail takes a steep jog to the left without a clear blaze to mark it!

      17 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:44 10:20 pace

    I had zero desire to run this morning but knew that the day would be built upon regret if I stayed in bed. So I got up and hit the road, telling myself I could go as slowly as I wanted to go. The... read more

  9. RUN
    tired Eight-er Tot 8 mi 01:28 10:57 pace

    Yeah, with I am getting low on puns for the 8 mile distance. Need to get more creative or up my long runs. Never quite found a groove on this run. Instead I felt like I was keenly aware of every... read more

  10. RUN
    tired HufflePuff 4 mi 00:44 10:57 pace

    Maybe it's having a cold. Maybe it's extreme humidity. And maybe it's just one of those days. But this run was hard. I felt slow and lumbering and tired from the get go and it ne... read more

  11. RUN
    tired Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:47 11:01 pace

    Caught a summer cold from my niece and nephew when I was in DC this weekend. It's left be feeling kind of spacey and worn out so this run felt like it took a lot of effort. At least it got a... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      noooo! No summer colds. Boo. :(

      However, runs are certainly good for clearing out the gunk - even if the positive effects are short-lived. Good work getting out and doing it.

      26 days ago Like

    • Christy Z.
      Christy Z.


      26 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Leaving On a Jet Plane 10 mi 01:46 10:37 pace

    Flying to DC tonight to surprise my aunt for her b'day. Since I'm away over the weekend, I got my long run in this morning. Headed into it without much of a plan. Figured I'd aim ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      ooohh I like this report! You have fun in DC - esp. knowing that you got this done!

      29 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi 00:47 10:57 pace

    No rain! Beautiful light this morning and the smell of lilacs everywhere. Was feeling a little creaky and slow early on in the run but found my groove esp. when my new favorite running tune, Whist... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      I'm jealous you still have lilacs around! My favorite kind of run. Very lovely, my dear.

      29 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    good Time Trial 3 mi 00:32 10:33 pace

    Whew. I did this run at 5:30 this morning, which given the busy pace of the day, feels like it was 6 years ago. Much of the run is hazy in my recollection. Or maybe it's just blurry because... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      ooooh great mile there! Rock on with your bad self! I hope you're able to enjoy your crazy busyness.

      about 1 month ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Get To The Point (And Back) 4.28 mi

    Splish splash, another wet run today. It was raining pretty hard so I left Garmin Miranda at home and just used the force to determine my pace.

  16. RUN
    great Accentuate the Negative 10 mi 01:47 10:40 pace

    What a great run today!!! Nearly 100% humidity but the cloud cover stayed low and thick so the temp was in the 50s for the run. I ran the mile to Melissa's and then we ran 5 miles together. ... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      woo wooooo! Such a wonderful-sounding run. Love it when it all comes together.

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. RUN
    good Hum-a-ditty 4 mi 00:44 10:54 pace

    Super humid this morning after last night's thunderstorms. I was a sopping mess by the second mile. My legs started out feeling heavy and tired but that got worked out in about ten minutes an... read more

  18. RUN
    good The Good Ferry 5.7 mi 01:02 10:52 pace

    Started out in pouring rain but after about a mile it was just a light drizzle. I was soaked but it was in the low 50s so never got chilled, nor all steamy.

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      there's something to be said for low 50s and rain, I swear. Nicely done!

      about 1 month ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Eminem 8.22 mi 01:31 11:03 pace

    David and the boys are away for the weekend at a soccer tournament. I stayed behind to work on the new comm project and to be on hand, as this is the first weekend that there are renters in our ne... read more

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      What a lovely run! I can imagine how unusual this situation feels. Wish I could have run it with you.

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Five at Five 5 mi 00:54 10:52 pace

    Beautiful morning for a run. I was dragging in the first couple of miles but locked into a steady pace for the last couple of miles. Now onto another crazy busy day!

    • Alison T.
      Alison T.

      you have been incredibly busy! Good work getting the runs in. Glad it was a beautiful day, as well.

      about 1 month ago Like