Boston? Maybe?

February 2017

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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
97.79111.73209.52
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 184.93Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 16.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.005.407.40

Pace: Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • Strength/8:38
  • Recovery/9:10

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.726.72

Pace: 8.54 (treadmill)

  • Strength Training

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.72
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.080.008.08

Pace: 9:45

Conditions: 

  • 13 degrees

Observations:

  • I have been ill with something that has caused my lymph nodes to enlarge
  • My eating has been sporadic and next to nothing
  • I could really feel the effects of being sick and ill-nourished. The run was difficult. I was supposed to run 10 miles, but could only make it to the 8 mile point.
  • Tomorrow is a new day. Attempts will be made to eat today.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.170.0013.17

Pace: 10.02 (easy pace)

Conditions: 

  • 34 (feels like 25)
  • Winds west 11 mph

Observations:

  • Run was better than anticipated since I am still not feeling well
  • Running an easy pace really made a positive difference

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.17
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.228.22

Pace: 9.20

  • 6 miles - 9:56:06 (still so slow)

Conditions:

  • 60°
  • South 17 mph

 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.756.75

Pace: Speed Day (treadmill)

  • 7 x 800/400 recovery
  • Speed/8:35
  • Recovery/9:17

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.107.10

Pace: 8:48 (treadmill)

  • Strength Workout

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pace: 9:40 (easy pace)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.14
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.160.0015.16

Pace: 9:39 (rolling hills)

Conditions: 

  • 50 degrees
  • South 11 mph

Observations:

  • Maintained a steady pace
  • Hills are getting easier

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 15.16
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.200.0010.20

Pace: 9:47

Conditions:

  • 60 degrees (feels like 52)
  • South 18 mph

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.036.03

Pace: 9:25

Conditions: 

  • 30 degrees

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.344.007.34

Pace: Speed Work (treadmill)

  • 4 x 1600/400 recovery
  • Speed - 8:34
  • Recovery - 9:20

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.34
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.007.348.34

Pace: Tempo (treadmill)

  • Warm-up - 9:30
  • Tempo - 8:58

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.34
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.036.03

Pace: 9.25

Conditions:

  • 41°
  • N 7mph

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0014.1114.11

Pace: 9:29

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 14.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.080.0010.08

Pace: 9:40 (easy pace)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.076.07

Pace: 9:03

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.358.35

Pace: 9:31

Conditions:

  • 50 degrees

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.35
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.506.509.00

Pace: Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • 6 x 1 mile / 400 recovery
  • 9:34 - recovery
  • 8:34 - strength

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.267.008.26

Pace: Tempo Run (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / Cool down - 9:34
  • Tempo - 8:57

Observations:

  • Today should have been a day off, but due to curcumstances I needed to run 
  • Felt tired toward the final 2 miles

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.004.114.11

Pace: 9:18

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 4.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Pace: 9:42

Conditions:

  • 34° (feels like 18°)
  • Winds 18 mph
  • Snow flurries

Observations:

  • Training schedule suggests to run 16 miles at or under 2:40:00
  • My time was 2:34:59
  • Struggled toward the end because my fingers were so cold

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Pace: 9:40

Conditions:

  • 32° (feels like 22°)
  • NW 13mph

Observations:

  • Legs were very tired from yesterday's long run
  • I tried to pace above 10 minutes for my easy day - the 9:40 range seems to be my current go to pace
  • I need to work at being more cognizant of my pace so I really run an easy pace
  • I wore my ski gloves so i would not have the same problem with my fingers yesterday - much improved

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.008.00

Pace: 9:15

 

 

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
97.79111.73209.52
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 184.93Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 16.00
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