11540 total / 1418 in 2015

To maintain my Successfully Dysfunctional runner status. [PR's 5k-19:09, 5M- 32:15, 10k-41:20, Half-1:28:44, Full-3:04:03, 70.3-6:09]

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  • 46 miles
  • 05:27 time
  • 3221 calories
  • 8 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FIT
    good 00:18

    Stretching, rolling, yoga

  2. RUN
    good Friday Evening Miles 6.39 mi 00:52 08:05 pace

    Did this a little later since I had a little stomach scare this afternoon. Luckily it settled down and felt comfortable venturing out. Nice easy progression. Picked it up the last little bit for s... read more

  3. 1 year into being a coached athlete after many without one.-->

    • Victoria A.
      Victoria A.

      Very well stated. It sounds like you have a good working relationship with your coach and it is helping you a lot.

      about 7 hours ago Like

    • Chad W.
      Chad W.

      Athletes like you are a coaches DREAM!! I find balance between all the athletes I coach and staying the course in my own training is a true balance. My philosophy is never give them something I wouldn't do. Good for u Laura you are doing it all right and the balance you have found seems dead on! Get IT.

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • Amy Lauren S.
      Amy Lauren S.

      That was a good read. I'm glad coaching is working out for you and that the coach is a good fit, I have known a few people to go through a few to find the right one. Plus you are running great lately! You'll get that 5K PR soon.

      about 3 hours ago Like

  4. RUN
    good Heffalump 12.02 mi 01:28 07:17 pace

    Oof. One of THOSE DAYS. Everything was rubbing together like wiggly jiggly. My stomach was like hey I don't like this heat. But I got my ass out there. First 6 felt decent. Plan was to be aro... read more

  5. VELO
    good Rolling Around 8.23 mi 00:32 15.2mph pace

    Short active recovery after work today. Got Fiona out for second day in a row and enjoyed the summer day. Now off to a concert for the evening!

  6. My second post for Saucony/Competitor group, something I really practice in my own training- course specific work. I like to know what I am in for come race day and be prepared for it. ---> http... read more

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Great job!

      3 days ago Like

    • Jona F.
      Jona F.

      Great post Laura! Question: the marathon (my first!) that I'm running this fall is local... and I mean only minutes away. I've been avoiding the course over the past two months because I'm afraid that if I run on it often, I'll be bored come race day. Do you suggest running at least one long run on the course (or as many miles as possible) or suggest avoiding the course? Interested in your opinion :)

      2 days ago Like

    • Laura A.
      Laura A.

      Jona if possible I would get SOME runs in on the course- preferably longer ones or a workout. But all your miles don't need to be on it- but try and mimic some of the components of it (where hills are etc.)

      about 8 hours ago Like1 person

    • Jona F.
      Jona F.

      Roger that! Thank you :)

      about 7 hours ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Summer Burn 3.25 mi 00:19 05:50 pace

    Hot summer night at the track, I was admittedly nervous for this workout but it actually went well. I was chugging water ALL day in prep and maybe over did it a tiny bit but in general felt decent.... read more

  8. RUN
    Up/Down 2.5 mi 00:20 07:55 pace

    1.25 mile warmup, form drills, workout, 1.25 mile cool down.

  9. VELO
    to/from track 4 mi 00:18 13.5mph pace

    Rode my bike to/from track for the workout. Only have a few lights but hit about half of them.

  10. RUN
    good DJ MILLIN' 10 mi 01:20 08:01 pace

    Training cranks up this week, as does the temperature. I decided with the 90 degrees and blazing sun, this would be better suited on the mill. Where I could have a fan, still look out garage, have ... read more

  11. RUN
    Silly 17 17 mi 02:17 08:03 pace

    I slept in past my alarm and then dilly dallied around this AM and left way later than I should have. Hot and sweaty but got it done, at least it wasn't a pace specific run, just easy time on ... read more

  12. RUN
    good Summer Rain 6.39 mi 00:51 07:54 pace

    Muggy to start then the rain came and it felt great. Last time I ran in rain that heavy was Boston - this was warmer though:)

    Now off to celebrate a 90th birthday! My feisty little Russian great ... read more

  13. RUN
    good Morning Fartlek 8.35 mi 01:00 07:12 pace

    Morning fartlek session- weather was beyond perfect for it. Like, please give me that weather in 51ish days please! Used first mile as warm-up and well lets be honest, also a wake up mile. Then the... read more

  14. RUN
    good F. 4 mi 00:25 06:14 pace

    Womp womp. Was due for a less than stellar workout. Pace wise it was slow and I was generally irritated to begin with.

    Wanted to ride bike to track. Flat tire and couldn't find pump (may hav... read more

  15. RUN
    Easy Monday night 8.04 mi 01:06 08:09 pace

    Meh this felt about as expected. Not great but not horrible either. Legs were heavy and felt good to just meander around for an hour. Did GVP and canal path after swimming.

    8:47, 8:25, 8:16, 7:59... read more

  16. swim
    Short recovery swim 1000 m 00:22 35:13 pace

    Slow recovery swim. I really wasn't into this today so I kept it short, not that I ever swim super long anyways.

  17. RUN
    good Tibbets Point Lighthouse 10k 6.2 mi 00:42 06:48 pace

    Used this as a workout today instead of a race. Started at 10AM. WHY! Anyways. It was insanely hot and I was drenched but met my goal of running goal MP for the race and came out with the win as we... read more

    • Dave P.
      Dave P.

      Nice when you can run at MP in a 10K and still post a win! Great job!

      12 days ago Like1 person

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    • Tia S.
      Tia S.

      I agree with Ivan. A 10 am start time in the summer? Doesn't sound like RD is a runner. Great job on the win!

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Amy Lauren S.
      Amy Lauren S. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Great job on the race Laura! Stinks that it started at 10 AM in the summer. It's crazy hot here by then, heck even 8 is a little late right now. But you still did a great job and didn't let that stop you (don't blame you to use this one as a workout and not shoot for a goal time though!)

      11 days ago

  18. RUN
    good Post Race Miles 2.04 mi 00:17 08:11 pace

    Post race miles