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October 22, 2017

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Member Since:

Feb 13, 2017



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.


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


Ran a warm up to the park.  Then ran 8K (5 miles) at a fairly fast pace of 6:20/mile.  Then ran 6 x  400 m steep hils (fast up, walk down). 

I met some girls at school yesterday from the track team.  They are first year students (kohai) like me.  They asked me why I stopped coming.  I tried to tell them it is because we can't run in races, and because we can't train with the rest of the team (senpais).  Also, because they practice until 6:00pm, my studies would suffer.  I am not sure if they understood what I was trying to tell them.

Since then I have been doing a lot of thinking.  I wonder if I should stop putting so much emphasis on trying to be the best I can be and becoming as fast as I can be.  Maybe it should be more important for me to be associating with the other girls and having friends.  I don't want them to get the false impression that I think I am better than them.  


It is raining this afternoon.  Did a nice peaceful easy 5 mile run in the rain.

From Eugene on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 17:19:36 from

Most people who think they’re better than others here in the states often talk about their times and their achievements, even when unprompted. You don’t seem like someone to brag.

From Eva Splaine on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 17:23:55 from

Thanks Eugene!

Miss reading your blog. How is your training going?

Guess I will just have to wait for Sunday for the summary.


From Rylie on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 18:40:02 from

Friends are a great thing, but you have talent! Maybe find a way to balance both. Still train hard, but make some time to have friends. I think you will be happier with both your running and your personal life. If you make a sincere effort to be kind and friendly, they will respond. True friends will recognize that you are training because you want to reach your potential, not because you want to out do someone. Never sacrifice your training because you're afraid of others. I know what it's like to pull back because of others. You will regret it. Train hard and be friendly. They will respond.

From Eva Splaine on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 15:31:48 from

Thanks Rylie!

From Eugene on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 15:57:30 from

Haha well Eva do I have a surprise for you!

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