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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

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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
91.6993.35185.04
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 165.62Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 19.42
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.304.007.30

Workout: Tempo (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:30
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:50
  • 1 mi / 10:20
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:20
  • Cool-down / 1.35 mi / 9:46

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.0010.0016.00

Workout: 16 miles (treadmill)

  • Long run pace / 1 mi / 11:36
  • Conversation pace / 2 miles / 9:34

The weather was outdoor running, but the sidewalks were not clear. Normally this would not have detered me, but running 16 miles off and on heavily trafficked roads led me back to the treadmill. Most of the upcoming week should be outdoor runs. It will be hard to leave my newly discovered running buddy, the treadmill!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of Pure Barre - That was harder than I imagined!

Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.086.008.08

Workout: Tempo

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:26
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:52
  • Conversation Pace / 1 mi / 9:34
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:26
  • Conversation Pace / 1 mi / 9:22
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:52

I have two races on February 16th. The first race is a 10K. My running coach is using this race to determine if I am on course with my upcoming marathon. The second race is a fun run, The Hot Chocolate 5K Race. I have raced so little over the past two years, I am experiencing a GREAT deal of trepediation.

I suppose it is good that I have a coach because I would probaby do something really stupid with my training and risk injury or talk myself out of doing the events.

Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.250.003.25

Cross Training:

  • Warm-up run / 10:10
  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 20 minutes Pure Barre - Seroiusly! How can 20 minutes be so hard?
     

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 3.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.687.68

Recovery Run:

  • Overall Average Pace / 9:24
  • 1 mi - 9:56 / 2 mi - 9:28  / 3 mi - 9:36 / 4 mi - 9:35 / 5 mi - 9:28 / 6 mi - 9:09 / 7 mi - 9:07 / 7.68 mi - 8:50

The weather radar said it was cloudy. I ran in steady rain. On the plus side, the temperature was 45°!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.68
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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 20 minutes weights

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.006.008.00

Workout: Tempo (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:25
  • Tempo / 1 mi / 8:46
  • Tempo / 1 mi 8:39
  • Conversation Pace / 1 mi / 9:37
  • Tempo / 1 mi / 8:41
  • Tempo / 1 mi / 8:11
  • Conversation Pace / 1 mi / 9:26
  • Cool-down /  1 mi / 9:58

Back on the treadmill today. Yesterday the temperature was a balmy 61° but there was torrential rains. Today the temperature is a chilly 19° but there is widespread flooding. School is closed. Too bad I had already started my workout because I missed an opportunity to sleep in a few extra hours!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
21.070.0021.07

Workout: Long run

  • The outside temperature was 13°. If I had a short run, I'd be outside. 20+ miles is a long time to keep my fingers and toes warm. Dealing with Raynaud Phenomenon is a hassle at times.
  • I ran for about 3 1/2 hours on the treadmill. Yes! It was fun! My brain accomplished and orginized so many ideas! I focused on my nutrition and hydration. I visulaized my upcoming race course and strategized over the areas where I fell apart last year. I contemplated whether I could truly retire in the next few years from teaching. I realized that my will needs to be updated to include the grandkids and I formulated a children's book idea to author.
  • I ran a pace of 11:20 which was faster than the 12:35 pace that was on my training schedule. The entire run felt light and carefree.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 21.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross Training:

  • Barre Burn

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.005.257.25

Workout: Yassos (treadmill)

  • Warm-up /1 mi / 11:15
  • 8 x 800 / 8:03 / with
  • 90 second walk recovery / 14:00
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Workout:

  • 2 mi / 10:00 / Treadmill
  • 45 minutes spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 2.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.680.008.68

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Recovery run / 10:33
  • 20 minutes weights

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.68
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.494.007.49

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mile / 11:03
  • 8 x 800 / 8:03 with
  • 90 seconds walk / 14:16
  • Cool-down / 1 mile / 9:44

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes weights

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 7.49
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Race: Hot Chocolate 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:25:52, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.113.11

I actually ran this race on Saturday. I ran it six hours after the Valen Times 10K. This is significant because I never, ever, ever run in the afternoon.

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 8:19 / 2 mi - 8:04 / 3 mi - 7:59 / 3.31mi - 8:12

Thoughts:

  • I dressed better for this race. Fewer layers kept me feeling light even though I was very frigid. The wind kicked up. I kept thinking that with each turn the wind would be at my back, but it never happened!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 3.11
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Race: Valen Times 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:52:42, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.216.21

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 8:26 / 2 mi - 8:28 / 3 mi - 8:26 / 4 mi - 8:29 / 5 mi - 8:42/ 6 mi - 8:31

Thoughts:

  • Today the outside temperature had a windchill factor of 12°. I bundled up with many, many layers, buI remained  extremely cold throughout the race. Unfortunately, the layers made me feel weighted down. Each step was heavy and labored. I was just grateful to have finished the race.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.21
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.0010.0016.00

Workout: Treadmill - I tried to run outside, but it was too cold. I didn't even make it to the end of the block.

  • 1 mile / Long run pace / 12:30
  • 2 miles / Conversation pace / 9:30
  • Repeat 4 more times

I was not in the mood to run. After each 3 miles, I told myself that I was done. Somehow I pushed to the end.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.514.007.51

Workout: Yasso 800's (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:45
  • 800's / 8:03
  • 90 second walk / 13:53
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 9:48

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.51
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.250.007.25

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Recovery run / 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.525.007.52

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Yasso 800's (8:00)

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.0010.0016.00

Workout: (long run)

  • Yes! I ran outdoors!
  • 1 mi / Long Run Pace / 12:00
  • 2 mi / Conversation Pace / 9:30
  • Repeat over and over and over and over again

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.894.007.89

Workot: Yasso 800's

  • 1 mi / Warm-up / 11:00
  • 800 / 8:00
  • 1:30 minute walk / 13:44
  • 1.50 mi / Cool-down / 9:30

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.89
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Workout:

  • 20 minutes weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.003.108.10

Workout: Recovery Run (9:47)

  • Yes! I ran outside!
  • Unfortunately, another year of my name not being drawn from the random selection for the NY Marathon. My neices name was drawn. It was her first time to enter and she could have cared less! Not caring will be my strategy for next year!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.655.008.65

Workout: Speed Work (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:00
  • Yasso 800's / 8:00
  • Cool-down / 2 mi / 9;33

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.65
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
91.6993.35185.04
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 165.62Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 19.42
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