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Member Since:

Feb 13, 2017

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

I have just recently started running.  I ran my first race on April 29, 2017  It was a 5K race in Singapore.  My time was 18:37.4.  I hope to continue running for enjoyment for a long time, and run in races occasionally.

Since my first race I have lowered my 5K time to 17:47.58 (June 30, 2017, Singapore)

And then again in August 2017 (while staying with my grandparents in Champaign, Ill.) I lowered my 5K time again to 17:19 (non-certified course, could have been longer or shorter, but probably fairly close).

I have also run 61 sec for  400m, and 2:13 for 800m.

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to increase my training and become faster.  I would eventually like to become the fastest in my age group.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would love to continue running as long as I can.

Personal:

I am Vietnamese-American and I am 15 years old.  I am home schooled so do not run on a team. 

I started running in the Fall of 2016 when my mom and I were living in Salt Lake City.

 I love running everyday.

My favorite subjects are History and Math.

I would love to be a history teacher or math teacher someday.

I am currently (since Oct 2017) living in Japan because my step-father, who is an architect, is working here for 3 years on a large project.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.00 Year: 1210.12
Total Distance
15.00

AM:

Ran a warm up run to the park, then ran and easy 10K (6.2 miles) with my mom at 8:00 min/mile pace.  I kept trying to pick up the pace and my mother would get after me.  She said that on easy days, I need to take it easy.  It is hard for me to go easy.  I always want to go hard.  She says I can either "Train" my body or "Break" my body,.  She says if I don't make the easy days easy I will be "Breaking" my body instead of "Training" my body.  She (and also my grandfather) have the way of thinking that you should only do hard work outs when your body is feeling good and you can give the workout 100%.  My mom has been reading some of the blogs on here recently, and says she can't believe how many runners on here are injured, and then she looks at their training and shows me that it is because they are "Breaking" their bodies instead of "Training".  She doesn't understand what their coaches are thinking.

We ran 5 hills (400 m hill).  Ran up and walked down.

Then did a cool down to reach about 10 miles.

Well, I am on my way to school.  It looks like it is going to be a hot day here today.  I will run again later when I get home from school.

PM:

Ran an easy 5 miles.

Comments
From Eugene on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 16:37:59 from 107.219.99.239

Iíve always thought it was crazy that I run more mileage than just about all the people my age on here, yet Iím one of very few to remain injury free(and Ryan of course). I accredit it to listening to my body. If you go out every day knowing ďeasyĒ Pace has to be so fast, youíre probably gonna get injured because thereís no way of predicting how easy an easy run has to be. If you try to go 6:30ís every easy run youíre probably gonna get injuries because itís noy true easy par.

From allie on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 16:40:26 from 172.4.198.186

does your mom coach?

From Eva Splaine on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 17:05:40 from 124.100.111.26

Allie,

My mom is not a coach but she kind of coaches me.

I agree with you Eugene. Listening to you body is the most important. I think that is what my mom is trying to teach me.

From Brandon on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 17:59:34 from 174.23.47.19

Is your mom letting your race?

From Eva Splaine on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 01:19:37 from 124.100.111.26

Brandon,

Yes, I think she will let me run. I am searching for a race to run in right now.

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