Wednesday, October 21, 1987

Why Run Like A Llama?

In my junior year of college, I went to a track meet with my club, the WTC. I had a pack of fruit snacks from the kids tv show "Go Diego Go", and on the front of the package there was a picture of Diego riding a llama. Since the show has something to do with teaching kids some basic words in Spanish, it also said "Corre! Run! Run Like A Llama!" and for some reason, my teammates and I thought that was pretty hilarious. It became kind of a running joke for us the rest of the season, and we would yell it at each other during races and stuff.

I originally started this blog after freshman year of college, and I think it's gone through several names [and long hiatuses] since then. But in my junior/senior year I decided I was going to make this more of a thing that I actually posted on regularly to ramble about my training and racing and other running related craziness. I wanted to pick a unique name, no "Born To Run" or "Running Down A Dream" or any of that...and for some reason, I thought of that crazy fruit snacks packet. And so, "Corre! Run! Run Like A Llama!" was born.

Monday, May 25, 1987

2008-2009 Season Results

  • Baystate Marathon - 3:39:15 (52/185 AG 20-29, ~108/~624 F, 582/1562 overall) (PR/BQ!!!) Race Report
  • Madison Mini Marathon (half marathon) - 1:48:31 (32/192 AG 20-24, 170/1278 F, 686/2431 overall) Race Report
  • Inaugural WTC Beer Mile - 13:13 (6/14 overall, 1/5 F ;))
  • Elkhart Lake Sprint Triathlon - 1:18:44 (1/24 AG, 9/210 F, 45/372 overall!!) Race Report
  • Madison Half Marathon - 1:42:25 (20/357 AG, 76/2182 F, 366/3687 overall) Race Report
  • Berkeley Running Company Black Tie/Diploma Dash 5K - 21:48 (1st overall female!)
  • Wisco Twilight - 3000 steeplechase 12:53 (8/9) (PR!)
  • Loras Open - 5000m 20:32 (13/24) Race Report
  • Phil Esten Challenge @ SMU (MN) - 5000m 19:53 (22/23) (PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Race Report
  • Platteville Invite - 5000 m 20:18 (20/24) (PR!!!) Race Report
  • Oshkosh Invite - 5000m 20:27 (14/25) (PR!!!!!!) Race Report
  • WLC Warrior Invite - 5000m 21:04 (4/10) Race Report
  • Wisconsin Badger Open - 3000 m 11:50 (PR!) Race Report
  • Valentine's Day 5K - 22:08
  • UWSP Invite - 3000 m 12:12 (PR), Mile 6:10 Race Report
  • Tadd Metzger @ Carthage - Mile 5:58, 3000 12:32, 4 x 400 ? Race Report
  • Whitewater Invite - Mile 6:00
  • Badger Track Classic - Mile 6:02 (13/20)
  • RACC Run Into The New Year - 5K Road 21:58 (98/568, 19/282 women, 2/33 AG) Mini Race Report
  • Jingle Bell Run - 10K Road 46:30 PR (40/266, 8/125 women, 2/48 AG) Race Report
  • NIRCA Nationals - 6K XC 26:57 (94/183) Race Report
  • Oshkosh Open - 5K XC 20:46 PR!!! (11/37) Race Report
  • Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invite @ UW-LaX - 6K XC 25:49 (276/444) Race Report
  • Ripon College Invite - "5K" [3.3 miles] XC 23:17 (38/75) Race Report
  • Midwest Collegiate Invite @ UW-Parkside - 5K XC 22:03 (122/223) Race Report

PRs

'In track it's all there in black and white. Lots of people can't take that kind of pressure; the ego withers in the face of the evidence. We all carry our little credentials around with us; that's why the numbers are so important to us, why we're always talking about them...' ~Once A Runner

These are my best numbers so far, the ones I'm always chasing...:)

Track
College
5000 m - 19:54.62 (Phil Esten Challenge @ SMU, 2009)
3000 m - 11:50.69 (Wisconsin Indoor Open, 2009)
3000 m steeplechase - 12:53.86 (Wisconsin Twilight, 2009)
1500 m - 5:28.72 (Phil Esten Challenge @ LaX, 2008)
1 mile - 5:44.57 (Wisconsin Indoor Open, 2008)
800 m - 2:31.32 (Wisconsin Twilight, 2007)
400 m hurdles - 1:10.83 (Wisconsin Twilight, 2007)
High School
100 m hurdles - 16.2 (Arrowhead Myhrum Invite, 2005)
55 m high hurdles - 9.31 (Nelson Daniel Classic @ UW Whitewater and Woodland Conference Indoor @ Carthage College, both 2005)
55 m low hurdles - 9.12 (Woodland Conference Indoor, 2005)
300 m hurdles - 49.45 (Waukesha North Sectional, 2005)

Cross Country
6K - 25:39 (Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invite @ LaX, 2007)
5K - 20:47 (Oshkosh Open, 2008)
4K - 17:54 (Meet of Future Champions, 2004)

Road
Mile - 6:02 (Capitol Mile, 2007 - only one)
5K - 20:12 (Providence RMH Women's Classic, 2010)
4 mile - 28:51 (Firecracker Four, 2007 - only one)
5 mile - 33:23 (Super Sunday 5M, 2017)
5.25 mile - 37:42 (Old Fashioned "Ten" Mile 2014)
10K - 43:30 (Narrow River 10K 2015)
12K - 56:29 (Bedford 12K, 2010 - only one)
15K - 1:06:59 (Frank Nealon Boston Tuneup 2016)
Half Marathon - 1:32:21 (NYC Half 2015)
25K - 2:01:35 (Around Cape Ann 25K, 2010 - only one)
30K - 2:19:20 (Stu's 30K, 2015)
20 mile - 2:30:32 (Black Cat 20M 2014 - only one)
Marathon - 3:17:30 (Boston Marathon 2015)

Triathlon
Sprint (400m swim/20K bike/5K run) - 1:18:44 (Elkhart Lake Triathlon, 2009)

Misc
Beer Mile - 11:06 ;)

Tuesday, April 28, 1987

2010 Season Results

~Super Sunday 10K - 2/7/10, Boston, MA
   44:20 PR 125/799 OA, 26/472 F, 22/233 F19-29
  Race Report

~New Bedford Half Marathon - 3/21/20, New Bedford, MA
  1:38:34 PR  623/2309 OA, 48/314 F19-29
  Race Report

~Boston Marathon - 4/19/2010, Boston, MA
  3:46:48  12036/22629 OA, 3665/9524 F, 2513/4981 F18-29
  Race Report

~Mystic River Herring Run 5K - 5/16/2010, Somerville, MA
21:17 road PR [slightly long course]  22/272 OA, 4/150 F, 1/58 F18-29
Race Report

~Bedford Rotary 12K -  5/22/2010, Bedford, NH
56:29 auto-PR  281/536 OA, 11/14 F18-24
Race Report

~Around Cape Ann 25K - 9/6/2010, Gloucester, MA
2:01:35 (2:01:16 watch time, no chips) auto-PR 162/624 OA, 27/241 F, 14/51 F20-29
Race Report

~Nahant 30K - 9/12/2010, Nahant, MA
2:25:54 (2:25:49 watch, no chips) auto-PR, 65/258 OA, 14/116 F, 9/40 F20-29
Race Report

~RMH Providence Women's Classic 5K - 10/3/10, Providence, RI
20:12 Road PR 48/450 OA/F, 27/80 F20-29
Race Report

~Baystate Marathon - 10/17//10, Lowell, MA
3:22:10 PR 327/1564 OA, 32/586 F, 14/188 F20-29
Race Report

~USATF-NE Cross Country Championships - 11/7/10, Boston, MA
27:20 70/104
Race Report

Monday, April 27, 1987

2013 Results

GBTC Invite track mile - Brighton, MA
6:06.17 20/30 open women
Race Report

Great Stew Chase 15K -  Lynn, MA
38, light snow
1:07:04 PR (7:12 pace) 51/265 OA, 11/100 women, 9/52 F0-39
Race Report

USATF-NE Championships track mile - Brighton, MA
6:04.18 28/38 open women
DMR mile leg: 6:07

New Bedford Half Marathon - New Bedford, MA
40, windy, sun
1:35:03 PR (7:15 pace) 547/3135 OA, 54/384 F20-29
Race Report

Crystal City Friday 5K #2 - Arlington, VA
75, sunny, humid
21:41 (6:59 pace) 122/1715 OA, 16/940 women

Crystal City Friday 5K #4 - Arlington, VA
high 60s, breezy
21:05 (6:47 pace) 117/2018 OA, 8/1101 women

Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K - Washington, DC
70, overcast, humid
21:50 (7:02 pace) 24/357 OA, 3/181 women, 2/42 F20-29

North Andover 4th of July 5K - North Andover, MA
85, humid, sunny
22:39 (7:18 pace) 24/487 OA, 2/256 women, 2/44 F20-29

Yankee Homecoming 10M - Newburyport, MA
80, sunny
1:17:22 technically a PR, but probably have faster 10M splits from at least 2 HMs (7:44 pace)
291/1300 OA, 66/599 F, 12/67 F25-29

George & Whitey King 4 x 1600 Relay - South Boston, MA
70, humid
GBTC Team 23:22 (personal split 6:13), meet record!
6/9 OA, 1/2 F

Thomas Chamberas XC 6K - Carlisle, MA
75, sunny
26:52 (7:13 pace) 127/206 OA, 27/74 F, 16/21 F 20-29

Lehigh Valley Via Marathon - Allentown, PA
70, sunny, humid
3:45:43 (8:36 pace) 613/1360 OA, 147/524 F, 27/70 F 25-29

Boston Mayor's Cup 5K Open XC - Boston, MA
45, windy
22:33 (7:14 pace) 120/210 OA, 23/81 F, 12/54 F0-39

Doggy 5K - Boston, MA
45, sunny
22:44 (7:20 pace, with Dayton!) 16/79 OA, 3/52 F, 2/19 "small dog" category!

Sunday, February 22, 1987

2014 Results

Old Fashioned 10 Mile (5.25 miles)
Foxboro, MA
30s, sunny, race run on 80% snow/slush
37:42 (7:11 pace) 
51/409 OA, 10/212 F, 2/31 F 20-29
Race Report

Black Cat 20 Mile 
Salem, MA
20s, breezy. Most likely long course (~20.2)
2:30:32 (7:31 pace, PR)
40/349 OA, 17/195 F, 11/55 F20-29
Race Report

New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA
30s, sunny, windy
1:34:05 (7:11 pace, PR)
546/2872 OA, 108/1277 F, 45/329 F20-29

Boston Marathon
Boston, MA
High 60s-70, sunny, no wind
3:32:14 (8:06 pace, course PR)
10003/31931 OA, 2416/14356 F, 1800/6979 F18-39

GDRNE Run With The Pack 5K
Tewksbury, MA
60, cloudy, humid
21:56 (7:04 pace, PR for Dayton!)
5th place OA, 2nd place F

RaceMenu Summer Series 5K #1
Boston, MA
60s, overcast (evening race)
21:11 (6:50 pace)
44/219 OA, 10th woman in open race, 9/58 F21-29


Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon
Harwich, MA
50, breezy
1:42:12 (7:48 pace)
78/610 OA, 22nd F, 10/107 AG

Madison Marathon
Madison, WI
High 30s, sunny, windy
3:22:47 (7:45 pace)
121/1236 OA, 13/504 F, 7/118 F 25-29

Wolf Hollow Half Marathon
Nashua, NH
High 40s, sunny, calm
1:35:57 (7:19 pace)
39/573 OA, 3/317 F, 2/80 F 20-29

Wednesday, February 04, 1987

2017 Results

GBTC Invite - 1 mile (indoor track)
1/22/17 - Harvard Gordon Track
5:52.86, post-collegiate best
9/10 in section, 10/22 open

Super Sunday 5M
2/5/17 - Cambridge MA
Cloudy, mid 30s, windy
33:23 (6:41 pace official) PR
162/1285 OA, 35/708 F, 26/302 F 20-29

Amherst 10M (Grand Prix race) 
2/26/17 - Amherst, MA
Sunny, low 40s, 15-20mph wind
1:11:52 (7:11 pace) PR
304/745 OA, 54/289 F, 39/144 open women (0-39)

Black Cat 20M
3/11/17 - Salem, MA
Bitter cold, 20 mph winds with 30+ mph gusts
2:29:50 (7:29 pace) PR
24/219 OA, 3rd overall woman (/135)

New Bedford Half Marathon
3/19/17 - New Bedford,  MA
Mid 30s, gale force winds
1:34:34 (7:12 pace)
415/2293 OA, 68/1084 F, 26/254 F20-29

Sunday, February 01, 1987

2015 Results

Super Sunday 5 Mile
2/1/15 - Cambridge, MA
Frigid, breezy
34:17 (6:52 pace) PR
216/1419 OA, 32/746 F, 21/322 F19-29

Stu's 30K
3/1/15 - Clinton, MA
20s, cloudy, blustery
2:19:20 (7:28 pace) PR
55/343 OA, 10/142 F, 3/23 F0-29

NYC Half
3/15/15 - New York, NY
40, cloudy, breezy
1:32:21 (7:02 pace) PR
968/19434 OA, 171/10147 F, 60/2324 F25-29

Boston Marathon
4/20/15 - Hopkinton to Boston, MA
50, windy, intermittent rain
3:17:30 (7:31 pace) PR
6356/26610 OA, 849/12022 F, 731/6011 F18-39

Narrow River 10K
5/9/15 - Naragansett, RI
60, overcast, humid
43:30 (7:00 pace) PR
9/99 OA, 2/58 F

Harpoon 5 Mile
5/17/15 - Boston, MA
70, sunny, hazy
33:39 (6:44 pace) ? short course, Garmin 4.92 miles/6:51 pace, PR
180/4313 OA, 34/2489 F, 21/1053 F21-29

Newport 10 Mile
6/7/15 - Newport, RI
60, sunny
1:12:18 (7:13 pace) ? short course (9.86/7:19 pace), PR
63/2105 OA, 11/1519 F, 3/252 F25-29


Lazy Lobster 10 Mile
6/21/15 - Wareham, MA
Low 70s, light to pouring rain
1:12:41 (7:16 pace), official 10M PR
8/118 OA, 2/63 F

Lynnfield Athletic Association 4th of July 5K
7/4/15 - Lynnfield, MA
75, overcast, humid
20:44 (6:41 pace)
29/276 OA, 5/136 F, 1/20 F20-29

Falmouth Road Race (7 miles)
8/16/15 - Falmouth, MA
Low 80s, sunny, humid
51:09 (7:17 pace), auto-PR
457/10777 OA, 117/5903 F, 86/3091 F20-29

Around Cape Ann 25K
9/7/15 - Gloucester, MA
mid 80s, sunny
2:02:10 (7:52 pace)
41/280 OA, 10/126 F, 2/21 F20-29

Fall Classic 5K (workout mid 17 miler)
9/20/15 - Cambridge, MA
70s, sunny, humid
21:31 (6:56 pace)
146/2415 OA, 18/1418 F, 9/625 F 19-29

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
10/4/15 - Grafton to Milwaukee, WI
mid 50s, overcast
3:17:57 (7:33 pace)
169/2281 OA, 24/1083 F, 3/167 F25-29

Pell Bridge Run (official distance 4 miles, Garmin 3.92)
10/25/15 - Jamestown to Newport, RI
high 50s, overcast, windy
27:57 (7:07 pace)
58/2828 OA, 12/1855 F, 7/175 F25-29

Gobble x 3 4M
11/27/15 - Somerville, MA
45, sunny, breezy
27:33 (6:53 pace) PR
146/2649 OA, 32/1524 F, 12/357 F20-29

Winter Classic 5K (official 3.45 miles)
12/6/15 - Cambridge, MA
40, sunny
22:36 (6:33 pace) PR, unofficial 5K road PR
161/3200 OA, 14/1836 F, 9/832 F20-29



Saturday, January 17, 1987

2016 Race Results

Winter Warlock Half Marathon
Plymouth, MA - 1/17/16
30s, cloudy, dirt road course
1:36:21
21/167 OA, 6/82 F, 2/34 F20-29

GBTC Invite Open 3000m (indoor track)
Harvard Gordon Track
11:59 (post-collegiate best), 33/36

Super Sunday 5M
Cambridge, MA - 2/7/16
40, sunny
34:24
213/1324 OA, 52/714 F, 35/289 F20-29

USATF-NE Championships DMR (1200 leg, indoor track)
Harvard Gordon Track
1200 split 4:21 (5:47 pace), total time 13:48
1/2

Rock N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon
New Orleans, LA - 2/28/16
mid 60s, sunny
1:36:22
236/11579 OA, 43/7817 F, 10/990 F25-29

New Bedford Half Marathon
New Bedford, MA - 3/20/16
mid 30s, sunny, windy
1:33:32 (7:09 pace)
441/2480 OA, 83/1161 F, 36/263 F20-29

Frank Nealon Boston Tuneup 15K
Upton, MA - 4/2/16
mid 40s, rain throughout
1:06:59 (goal of GMP tempo run, 7:11 pace), PR (lol!)
40/332 OA, 11/165 F, 6/21 F19-29

Boston Marathon
Hopkinton to Boston, MA - 4/18/16
low 70s, sunny, headwind
3:35:21 (8:12 pace)
9327/26639 OA, 2411/12168 F, 1827/5948 F18-39

Harpoon 5 Mile (4.9 miles, short course)
Boston, MA - 5/22/16
33:11 (official pace 6:39, garmin pace 6:46) PR
209/4260 OA, 36/2445 F, 22/1091 F21-29

Lazy Lobster 10 Mile

Craft Brew Fest 5K
Rehoboth, MA - 7/31/16
70s, humid (first race back after injury)
22:27 (7:13 pace)
12/76 OA, 4th F, 2nd AG

Running of the Bears 5K
Stratton, VT - 9/4/16
SO VERY HUNGOVER
22:43 (7:19 pace)
11/31 OA, 5th woman, 3rd AG

Fall for the Fells Trail 5K
Medford, MA - 11/6/16
40s, drizzling, trail race
25:14 (8:08 pace)
33/263 OA, 3/25 AG

Milwaukee Turkey Trot
Milwaukee, WI - 11/24/16
30s, windy
21:27 (6:54 pace)
43/2390 OA, 10/1523 F, 3/234 AG

BU Mini Meet #2 - indoor track mile
Boston, MA - 12/31/16
5:54 (post grad PR)

Thursday, January 01, 1987

Awesome Abs!

Awesome Abs!

                              Beginner                 Intermediate                Advanced
Knee Hugs                5                               10                               15
Crunches                  10                              15                               20
Alt Hand Toe Touch 6 each hand                10 each hand              20 each hand
Leg Raises               5                                 10                               15
Jackknives               5                                 10                               15
Side Crunches         10 each side                15 each side                20 each side
Double Crunches     10                               15                               20
Crunches                 10                               15                                20
Knee Hugs              5                                 15                                20
Jackknives              5                                  10                               15
Leg Raises              5                                  10                               15
Hold crunch position 10 sec                        15 sec                          20 sec
Bicycles                 6 each side                   10 each side                  20 each side
Alt knee toe touch  6 each side                   10 each side                  15 each side
Knee hug position  5 sec                             10 sec                          10 sec
Ab stretch!
Lower back exercises (all on your stomach)
Swimmers  15 seconds
Arm raise  15
Leg raise   15
Arm + leg raise 15

Exercise descriptions:
-Knee hugs: Sit with your knees up at a 90 degree angle and your arms out.  Straighten your knees and lean back, then come back to hugging your knees.
-Alt hand toe touch: Lie on your back with your legs straight up in the air, alternate reaching towards your opposite foot
-Jackknives: Lie on your back, bring your arms + legs up so you're in a 'V' position, then go back down (if you're doing it right, it will be hard!)
-Double crunches: Lie on your back with your knees in the air at a 90 degree angle, do a crunch and lift your butt up at the same time
-Alt knee toe touch: Start with both legs in the air, bring one leg close to the ground and reach for the knee of the leg that's in the air with your opposite hand...alternate back + forth