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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



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: 43.50 Month: 189.61 Year: 1223.31
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 462.94
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 111.51
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 127.00
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Pace: 9:34


  • 77°
  • 87% humidity


  • 2 BLOKS prior to run
  • 3 fluid ounces of Gatorade during run


  • Pain throughout day on the outside of my left knee and the inside of my left thigh (boo!)

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 9.00
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Pace: Strength Workout/3 x 2 miles/800 recovery

  • Strength Pace - 8:30
  • Recovery - 9:30

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 9.50
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  • Slow/11:12
  • Fast/9:41

Saucony Triumph Miles: 9.00
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Pace: 16

Saucony Triumph Miles: 16.00
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Saucony Triumph Miles: 25.00Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 9.50Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 9.00
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