Amanda Elliston

Amanda Elliston

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Update false start epic finish 

  • Jun 26th, 2018 at 11:20PM

After reading through I realized I ran farther than 22 Km-so maybe I was speedier than this post suggest—running sub pace for last three km.
I knew this ending of program would be a challenge because I had not registered for race for this precise ending—a marathon looms in late September. When I knew I would be in the road for a work trip, I ran a couple days before final run with the thought that maybe I could squeeze in 22 km on trails in beautiful Ashland, Ore, but only managed 12 very hilly Kilometers and chickened out because I got turned around. Today in Portland I tried again in beautiful Forest Park, a sluggish —too much car time and non-diet compliant food—uphill first 11 km , then at turn around I managed negative split (is that correct) hitting my goal pace on the downhill! I made it. No PR, but on a trail path, I don’t know my PR. I learned a lot about day before fueling— fewer veggie for easier start, and don’t hold back when on unfamiliar path. There is a reason PRs are set in real race conditions. Crowds/community gives one a push! Thanks to Kenzai for keeping me going: half complete! Yay!

 
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Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
Head Traineralmost 4 years ago

Even when the going gets bumpy, and if you run enough it will get bumpy, there is just so much to take away from smashing a run-based training program like Kenzai Half, Amanda. You look strong and lean. That doesn't happen without work. So the ending may have fizzled a bit, but more often than not you sizzled over these 42 days. It's been a treat to guide you. We're looking forward to seeing where your training takes you next. COMPLETE!


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