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Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016



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Running Accomplishments:

I am no great runner, by any means. I'm at an ordinary - or perhaps more like mediocre - level. But that's not important. I am just a girl that loves the fresh air on my face and the feel of my shoes on the pavement.

I began Fast Running Blog a year ago to ensure that each run carried a specific focus to attain my goal of qualifying for Boston. "Ready. Set. Go!" I wrote. And with that, I ran and I ran, day after day piling up miles and races, bit by bit.

During my long distance training runs I discovered that the only opponent I had was myself, the way that I used to be. Had I improved over yesterday?

Yes. I had improved! I qualified for Boston! I only have 1:50:10 under the qualification cut-off, so I don't know if that will be enough. In the meantime, I continue to train, run, and stay injury-free. I remain positve and enjoy the possibility that this ordinary lover of running may be running the streets of Boston!


Short-Term Running Goals:

As long as I have the sense of satisfaction at having done my very best - and, possibly, learned some significant discovery about myself in the process - then that in itself is an accomplishment, a positive feeling that can carry over to the next run or race.

Long-Term Running Goals:

My long-term goal is to be injury-free. I am really focusing on post run stretching and yoga throughout the week.


Personal Bests:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

Half-marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

Miles:This week: 13.56 Month: 124.05 Year: 2450.33
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 560.48
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 335.54
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 202.91
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Strength Workout: (treadmill)

  • Workout: 4 x 1.25 mi / 400 recovery
  • Recovery Pace: 9:22
  • Strength Pace: 8:34

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.50
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Overall Average Pace: 9.26


  • 1 mi - 9:58 / 2 mi - 9:43 / 3 mi - 9:31 / 4 mi - 9:17 / 5 mi - 9:07 / 6 mi - 8:57

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.06
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Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.56
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