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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:

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

 I like the fresh air on my face as I step out the front door. I like the sound of my shoes taking their first strikes on the pavement. I like my ponytail whipping from side to side along my back as my pace increases. I like how clear my thoughts become with each passing mile. I like the sense of freedom that I feel in the stillness of the early morning. I like to run!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Running in 2017 did not go well. I finished the year defeated. I seriously questioned if I should even continue running recreationally. I ran a total of 2737.69 miles, but had nothing to show for it. I achieved 0 PR's. I qualified for Boston, but was one of the 5000 non-accepted qualifiers. Even my favorite brand of shoes left my feet calloused and sore.

I intend to start over in 2018 by running fewer miles, resting more, and following a new racing program that incorporates strength and mobility exercises. If you read my blog, feel free to look over my history. Any comments are welcome and greatly appreciated. I'd love to achieve the following this year:

	Finish a race with a PR

	Complete a half-marathon without hitting the wall at mile 11 or mile 12

I just really want to enjoy running again!

 

 

Personal:

I am a first grade teacher. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I truly enjoy everything about my life!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 13.46 Year: 1051.98
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 54.89
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 307.54
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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