4752 total / 856 in 2015

2015 goals - Run at least 1,500 miles, continue to improve my speed, attempt another BQ marathon and get more races on the track.

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  • 14 miles
  • 01:13 time
  • 1486 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    alright 1600, 1200, 800, 400 @ 5k pac... 5 mi

    I hit the track tonight for a ladder workout. I ran well but after my upper glute was quite sore. I'm not sure what the deal might be so I have made the decision to rest completely tomorrow.... read more

  2. RUN
    good Urbandale Avenue out and back 4 mi 00:32 08:03 pace

    It's another sweaty one out there. Things felt good!

  3. RUN
    great Urbandale Avenue out and back 5 mi 00:41 08:10 pace

    It may have been hot and humid this morning but I felt AWESOME running! Maybe I like running in humidity?

  4. RUN
    good IMTDMM Training Run 15 mi 01:58 07:51 pace

    I am over the moon about how well this marathon training run went!! I ran with my friend Jim who is training for Chicago and started out at 6:15 to beat the heat and humidity as best we could. He... read more

  5. RUN
    great Alter G 5 mi 00:38 07:34 pace

    Nice Friday run! Good break for my legs!

  6. RUN
    good Women on the Go 3 mi 00:31 10:14 pace

    I went from my workout with my coach over to Fleet Feet and ran 3 more with the ladies. It gave me 9 miles for the day!

  7. RUN
    good 20 minute tempo + WU & CD 6 mi

    After being frustrated in Monday's workout with my coach, I was determined to not give myself any excuses to not try as hard as I could. It was quite warm and so the goal pace range was upper... read more

  8. RUN
    great Urbandale Avenue out and back 5 mi 00:41 08:11 pace

    I felt awesome this morning! I ran into girls from a local XC team on their morning run. Let's just say my pace sped up a little at that point. :) It brought back such fond memories I have... read more

    • Kelli
      Kelli Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Sounds like fun!

      10 days ago

    • Stephanie

      Nice run! You just keep getting better. I wish I would have run when I was younger.

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Maria L.
      Maria L.

      Congrats on your near quarter century!

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      Having run for so long definitely gives me good perspective on my ability. There have been so many great memories and relationships built in this sport that I love. I will keep running as long as I can.

      9 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Urbandale Avenue out and back... 4 mi 00:35 08:49 pace

    The best parts about this morning's run: 60s and low humidity and hot air balloons flying overhead as I ran. So cool!

  10. RUN
    alright 1,2,3,4,5 min fartleks with 2... 5 mi

    In tonight's workout with my coach, I was reminded that I have a lot more work to do when it comes to being mentally tough. My goal was to try to maintain a consistent pace throughout each fa... read more

    • Stephanie

      Sara I understand your frustration and how you have great goals. Keep your head up! We all have better days than others don't be too hard on yourself! You still did a great job and finished it out where others may have given up.

      11 days ago Like

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Way to hang in there! Perhaps with the importance that speedwork serves you at least can negotiate avoiding traffic with your coach; possibly a less traffic prone course can be chosen--or a track is available? Simulating conditions is one thing but no race will be stopped by traffic.

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Kraig D.
      Kraig D.

      They can't all be great workouts. You are an amazing runner don't forget that!

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      Thanks all! Each of you made great points. You can't get hung up on any one workout because, as you say Kraig, they can't all be great. Stephanie, my coach actually said something similar to what you did about finishing when others usually give up. To your point Paul, sadly my coach's office is not near a track and since he has clients after me, we can't leave to go to one and make it back in time. We were on a nice paved trail most of the time but got caught in two spots with traffic.

      11 days ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    A friend of mine took this photo during my 1500 race.

  12. RUN
    good Iowa Games 1500 meter run 0.94 mi

    I LOVE RACING ON THE TRACK! I ran a 5:21:79 for 1500 meters!!! I felt strong the entire way! My coach and I had a loose goal of 5:30 and felt that was very doable given my speed workouts. I kne... read more

  13. RUN
    good Treadmill Recovery Run 5 mi 00:42 08:24 pace

    I was all set to run outside this morning despite the rain and then the flashes of lightning started so to the treadmill I went. I'm too chicken to risk it. I couldn't run tonight becau... read more

  14. RUN
    great 12x200m hills with 200m recov... 6 mi

    This workout was tough but honestly felt great at the same time. Sounds weird, right? It was raining but it felt good and kept me from overheating. My goal was 1500m pace so right around 45 seco... read more

    • Kelli
      Kelli Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Nice job, Sara! I've been procrastinating on my hill workouts, hate hills.

      15 days ago

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      I do as well but boy they do make you stronger when you work on them. I have a lot more work to do.

      13 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Treadmill - 5 miles + 3x200 a... 5 mi 00:41 08:15 pace

    I ran on the treadmill this morning because it was easier for me to pace the 200s. I felt really good. I ran 3 miles to warm up and then started the 200s with recoveries in between. I ran the 20... read more

    • Kelli
      Kelli Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Wow, fantastic job, Sara! You'll do great on Sat.

      18 days ago

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    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Gotcha. Makes sense about setting the treadmill up but I have such a hard time on a treddy when you start dipping down into the low 5's.

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      I've never had to go that fast on one but I imagine it would be tough.

      16 days ago Like