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February 2017

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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

	Complete my marathon without hitting the wall

	Complete my marathon under 4:10:00

 

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: 13.89 Month: 145.04 Year: 341.34
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 535.86
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 435.63
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Lifetime Miles: 156.92
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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