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Fort Vallonia Days

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Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

2014 - Overall Top Female in the Crossroads of Indiana Race Series

2015 - Overall Third Top Female in the Indiana Timing Race Series

Short-Term Running Goals:

Short-term Goals:

  • Complete a marathon in 4 hours or less
  • Complete a half-marathon under 2 hours
  • Improve my 5K race time
  • Try some 10K's

Goals met:

  • PR 5K - 23:30
  • PR 10K - 50:50
  • PR Half-marathon - 1:58:52
  • PR Marathon - 4:16:19



Long-Term Running Goals:

Long-term Goals:

  • Stay injury free
  • Complete the Goofy at Disney World
  • Qualify for the Boston Marathon (?)


I began casually running in 2011 to deal with a traumatic life event. I ran several half-marathons during the next few years. My focus was to have fun and to finish respectfully. In 2014, I decided to take a more serious approach to running. I stumbled upon a race series in my surrounding community and began to race 5K's, 8K's, and 10K's in hopes of developing some much needed speed and improved race time finishes. I made positive progress. Now, however, I find myself stuck.  My race times are stagnating. I do not know how to push myself to that next level. I am hoping that this blog will foster helpful training ideas and generate new motivation to push me toward my goals.



Miles:This week: 36.50 Month: 163.90 Year: 1626.02
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 496.94
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 432.12
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 178.40
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Pace: 8:59

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 7.00
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Pace: Strength Workout (6 x 1 mile/400 recovery)

  • 8:00/mile poace
  • 9:22/recovery pace

Saucony Triumph Miles: 9.50
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Pace: Easy

Saucony Triumph Miles: 8.00
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Pace: 9:07

Saucony Triumph Miles: 9.00
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Race: Fort Vallonia Days (3.107 Miles) 24:02:09, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 1
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Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.00
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Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.00Saucony Triumph Miles: 26.50Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 7.00
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