I'm not very fast so I try to have fun!

5K Run for Literacy

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesNora Jo's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20152016201720182019
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

8K - 41:49.9 / Turkey Trot 8K 2018

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

10K - 47:47.2 / Katie McBurnett 2019

Half-Marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 106.10 Year: 1880.31
Broooks Ghost 11 (4th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 527.66
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 162.86
Brooks Ghost 12 Lifetime Miles: 206.11
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
137.5833.13170.71
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 78.04Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 92.69
Race: 5K Run for Literacy (3.107 Miles) 00:25:02, Place overall: 24, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.113.11

Race #1 - 2019

  • 1 mi - 8:25 / 2 mi - 8:07 / 3 mi - 7:57
  • Overall Average Pace: 8:03
  • I had A LOT of nerves prior to the race. I probably needed to warm-up just a little longer. My calves were pretty tight for the first mile.
  • Overall, I am pleased with my time. I'll admit that I was a little disappointed when I was able to see the finish clock. I really, really wanted to be under 25:00.
     

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 3.11
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.060.008.06

Workout: Recovery Run (goal pace is 10:22)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:02
  • Recovery run / 6.06 mi / 9:48
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:04

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.06
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.010.0016.01

Workout: Long run (targeted pace - 12:33)

  • 2 mi - 11:20
  • 4 mi - 11:36
  • 6 mi - 10:35
  • 8 mi - 11:23 (I was a little distracted running through the main streets of town. I did a bit of window shopping)
  • 10 mi - 10:49
  • 12 mi - 10:32
  • 14 mi - 10:39
  • 16 mi - 10:50 (I ran two additional miles because I feel that my weekly mileage is too low)

It was a chilly, slick morning. It took me two hours to get out of the house. I really did not want to run, but it was a pleasant, productive time with my thoughts!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 16.01
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.050.008.05

Workout: Recovery Run (targeted pace 10:22)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:39
  • Recovery / 6.02 mi / 9:59
  • Cool-down / 1.03 mi / 9:05

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.05
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 20 minutes weight lifting

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.670.006.67

Workout: Recovery run (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:30
  • Recovery / 5 mi / 9:40
  • Cool-down / .67 mi / 10:00

I woke up at 2 AM and was unable to fall back asleep. I had hoped that the run would help me feel better. The entire run felt strained. I almost fell off the treadmill at mile 3 because my footing was so awkward and off. I hung in there. Tomorrow is a new day!

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.67
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weights
  • 45 minutes of spinning

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Workout: 6 mile recovery run (recommended pace 10:32)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:32
  • 6 mi / 10:02
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:50

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
22.060.0022.06

Workout: Long Run (18 miles)

I was forced to run on the treadmill due to a snowstorm over night. I marked my mileage on my phone since I could only run around 6 miles before the treadmill stopped. Somewhere during my boredom, I lost track of my mileage. I ran an extra 4 miles!

In retrospect, I am glad for the added miles. I've been concerned that my weekly mileage is too low for my upcoming race.


 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 22.06
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.022.006.02

Workout: Tempo Run (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 11:00
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:02
  • Cool-down / 2.02 / 10:00

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.02
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights
  • 45 minutes of spinning

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.293.006.29

Workout: Tempo Run on treadmill - there is still a lot of snow/ice on the roads and sidewalks

  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 11:55
  • Tempo Run / 2 mi / 8:03
  • Conversation Pace/ 1 mi / 9:00
  • Cool-down / 1.29 mi / 9:06

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.29
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights
  • 45 minutes of spinning

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.212.006.21

Workout: Tempo Run on the treadmill

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:56
  • 2 mi / 10:58
  • Tempo / 3 mi / 8:03
  • Tempo / 4 mi / 8;03
  • Conversation Pace / 5 mi / 9:20
  • Cool-down / 6.21 mi / 9:34

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.21
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.0011.0018.00

Workout: Long run (treadmill)

  • Long run / 12:00 pace
  • Conversation Pace / 9:30 pace
  • 1 mi LR / 2 mi CP (repeat for 16 miles)

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 18.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.274.007.27

Workout: Tempo Work  (8:35 pace)

Another day on the treadmill due to ice and snow on the roads. The temperatures are hovering in the low teens, but the windchill factor makes it feel much colder. I hate to admit it, but I am starting to enjoy the mundane work on the treadmill. I like the fact that I can maintain a steady pace.

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 7.27
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Workout: Recovery Run (10:00)

Another day on the treadmill,

The weather is warming, but not much is melting. I hope that I remember how to run outside once the roads and sidewalks clear! I hung out a little longer at the health club. The heater went out this morning so the house is a tad bit cold. I hope the repair company makes a timely visit!

Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.020.003.02

Workout: Recovery run (9:50)

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minute spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 3.02
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.008.00

Workout: Tempo run

  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 11:29
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:43
  • Back-off / 1 mi / 10:17
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:03
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:50

It was -12 so I continue my workouts on the treadmill. I sound like a McDonald's commercial, but I'm Lovin' it!

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.02
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.420.0012.42

Workout: Overall Pace 10:26

I could have run outside, but can tell that it is going to take a lot of mental convincing to get me back outside on the roads. The sidewalks and road ways are free of snow and ice. The temperature was close to 20 degrees. A few snowflakes were wafting in the air. The thought of bundling up in multiple layers was just not appealing so I hopped on the treadmill.

Today was a no mile day. I feel as if this training plan does not have enough weekly miles to prepare me for a  marathon so I ran. I like the cross training aspect, but the low weekly mileage is really messing me up mentally. I must admit that my race finishes have been strong. My times are faster and my foot no longer hurts. Something is clearly working.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 12.42
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.028.02

Workout: Tempo work (on the treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:30
  • 2 mi / Tempo / 8:27
  • Slow Pace / 1 mi / 10:00
  • 2 mi / Tempo / 8:12
  • 1 mi / Coo-down / 9:43

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.02
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • 20 minutes of weights

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Workout: Recovery run

The windchill factor puts the temperature at 27 below. I can't recall a time where I have experienced this cold of outdoor temperatures. My dog is sporting her pink sweater and I am bundled in pretty much everything that I own!

I ran on the treadmill. I don't understand my current love affair with the treadmill. I ran 4 extra miles because it was just so much fun!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 10.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Workout:

My training schedule called for Spin class. On Tuesday, the instructor announced that the music for Thursday would be a battle between Queen and some other similar rock band. I knew that music would put me in a bad, bad mood so I ran on the treadmill instead. It's funny how music affects people.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.50
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
137.5833.13170.71
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 78.04Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 92.69
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com