Besting Myself

5K Run for Literacy - Trail Run

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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

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 (?)

Personal:

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: 14.54 Month: 155.19 Year: 155.19
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 515.94
Saucony Triumph Lifetime Miles: 447.12
Brooks Ghost 8 Lifetime Miles: 355.88
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 268.75
Race: 5K Run for Literacy - Trail Run (3.107 Miles) 00:27:07, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.110.003.11

Pace: 8:54

Top Overall Female: 3rd Place

Race Reflections:

  • This was my first race since my hamstring injury in November 2016. I was completely winded throughout the race. From the moment I began running, I felt awful (slow, weighted down, sore). Mentally, it was a battle with my thoughts to finish especially the final 1/2 mile. My pace really slowed.  
  • I have a long road ahead of me to gain stamina and speed back.

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 3.11
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