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Feb 10, 2007



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I was an 800/1500 runner in high school and college, with PRs of 1:55 and 4:08. I've run as fast as 16:15 for 5k and 1:20 for a half, but my bests in recent years are 17:07 5k (Dec. '11), 37:40 10k (Jan. '12), 1:23:49 half (Sept. '08), 2:53:12 marathon (September '10), and 4:45:06 50k (March '10).

Short-Term Running Goals:

Late 2015/2016 races: 

— Seattle Soltice 10k (Dec. 19)

— Nookachamps half marathon (Jan. 16)

— Toyko Marathon (Feb. 28) 


I'm an editor at a newspaper in Bremerton, Washington and head coach of the Bremerton Jaguars youth track and field team.

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Set back today. I started off up Jacobson and Trenton for a planned 16-miler, but about 12 minutes in my left achilles tightened up. I stopped and stretched, walked and tried to start again slowly, but this was enough to make me worried. I slowly jogged back, not feeling any better, and ended up walking a few blocks. No reason at that point to do anything worse to it. Hope to ice, stretch, etc. 

So that's frustrating, in light of the progress and my hope for one longer run before the race. It did feel a little tight Thursday, so I'm not completely surprised by the decline. Back to the ice/stretch routine, we'll see what tomorrow brings. In any case I'm going into this marathon way undertrained, so I may as well take a shot at going in healthy. 

From Taylor Olson on Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 22:25:40 from

My achilles is causing my issues as well and has for a while. I'm seeing a podiatrist recommended by a friend with a similar problem... Apparently he gave her some inserts that helped. Best of luck recovering!

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