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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 - 1:56:07
  • PR Marathon - 4:08:10 (qualified for Boston)



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: 27.00 Month: 32.00 Year: 1882.60
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 515.94
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 447.12
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 316.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 48.92
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Pace: 9:24


  • 22° (feels like 17°)

Injury Report: Outdoor Run

  • Mile 1 - Calves were sore (I can tell that my gait is not quite right yet)
  • Just the slightest hamstring pain as I began to increase my speed
  • Dressed with too many layers - felt weighted down


Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
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Injury Report: Treadmill Run

  • Legs were tight at start, but no noticeable pain
  • Starting speed - 10:00 per mile
  • Finishing speed - 8:46 per mile

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 5.00
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Pace: 10:36

Injury Report: 4th Week

  1. Ran outside - Yeah me!
  2. 1st mile sporadic pain at calves, knee, hamstring, and buttocks
  3. Tried to push a few times, but body said "NO!"
  4. Encouraged about the long-term possibilities again!


Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.00
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Pace: 10:42

Injury Report:

  • Treadmill
  1. No knee pain
  2. Slight buttocks pain on the first mile
  3. No after run pain

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 5.00
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Pace: 11:00 (trreadmill)

Injury Update: 3rd Week

  • Treadmill Run 
  1. Pain at the side of the knee
  2. Minimal pain at the buttocks area
  3. No after run pain
  4. Totally encouraged

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 4.00
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Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 20.00Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
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