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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:

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:

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: 20.12 Month: 76.45 Year: 2602.60
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 420.08
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 251.96
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
93.64119.49213.13
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 153.48Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 39.30
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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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.550.007.55

Pace: Rolling Hills

  • 9:52

Conditions:

  • 42 degrees

Injury Report:

  • Pronounced soreness throughout the day/hamstring and buttocks area

 

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.55
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.334.277.60

Pace: Speed Workout (treadmill) 6 x 800/400 recovery

  • Recovery - 9:16
  • Speed - 8:22

Injury Report:

  • No hamstring or buttocks soreness during run
  • Stretching afterwards felt good, no pain

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.327.008.32

Pace: Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • Warm-up - 9:22
  • Strength - 8:57

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

Disney World Marathon Weekend:

  • Disney canceled the half-marathon due to lprojected ightning in the area during race time

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

Disney World Marathon Weekend:

  • Ran the marathon with my son
  • We just took our time and enjoyed the sights, sounds, and throngs of people

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 26.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.427.42

Pace: 9:17

 

Conditions:

  • 65 degrees
  • 14 mph winds

Injury Report:

  • Marginal inside left knee pain
  • Right calf tightness
  • Continued pain down entire right leg when sitting and driving

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.42
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.266.428.68

Pace: Speed Work (treadmill)

  • 5 x 1 km/8:26
  • 400 recovery/9:17

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.68
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.070.0012.07

Pace: 9:43 (Hills)

Conditions:

  • 33 degrees
  • Steady rain

Injury Report:

  • Following run constant left inside knee pain
  • Continuous right leg pain when sitting or driving

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 12.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.118.11

Pace: 9.27

Conditions:

  • 31 degrees (feels like 22 degrees)
  • Overdressed (felt completely weighted down)

Injury Report:

  • No knee pain (ran with a knee compression sleeve)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.100.004.10

Pace: 9:33

Conditions:

  • 38 degrees

Injury Report:

  • No pain during run
  • Too much clothing - felt weighted down; difficult to push through the feeling
  • Completed leg workout after run - some pain at left knee & right buttocks

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 4.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.266.008.26

Pace: Speedwork (treadmill) 4 x 1200/400 recovery

  • 8:30/Speed
  • 9:22/Recovery

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.007.00

Pace: 9:07

Conditions:

  • 37 degrees

Observations:

  • 6 miles - 54 minutes (just incredubly slow from a few months ago)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.107.10

 

 

Pace: Strength Workout

  • 8.59

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.030.0012.03

Pace: 9:49 (hills) 

Conditions:

  • 48 degees

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.048.04

Pace: 9:22

Conditions:

  • 46 degrees

Injury Report:

  • It has been 10 weeks since I injured my hamstring, I am happy to report that I am running painfree! I can now focus on gaining my stamina and speed.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.506.50

Pace: 9:22

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.754.508.25

Pace: Speed Workout (treadmill)

  • Recovery Pace: 9:20
  • Speed Work: 8:25

Workout:

  • 1 mile Warm-up
  • 1/4 x 400
  • 1/2 x 400
  • 3/4 x 400
  • 1 mile x 400
  • 3/4 x 400
  • 1/2 x 400
  • 1/4 x 400
  • 1 mile Cool-down

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.306.007.30

Pace: 7.30/Strength Training (treadmill)

  • Warm-up/Cool down: 9:20
  • Strength/9:01
  • 10K - 53:04

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.266.007.26

Pace: Strength Training/Treadmill

  • Warm-up/Cool Down - 9:20
  • Strength - 8:57
  • 10K - 9:00

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0014.0914.09

Pace: 9:35 (hills)

Conditions:

  • 26 degrees feels like 18)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 14.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.258.25

Pace: 9:30

Conditions:

  • 29 degrees (feels like 21 degrees)
  • Winds NW 8 mph

Observations:

  • Overdressed again, but pushed through the weighted down  feeling as best that I could
  • Did a better job of protecting my fingers

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.616.61

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.61
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.186.18

Pace: 9:08

Conditions:

  • ​37 degrees (feels like 32)
  • Winds NE 16 mph

Observations:

  • 10K - approxiamatley 54 minutes
  • still pushing to regain speed before injury

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.18
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
93.64119.49213.13
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 153.48Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 39.30
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