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March 2019

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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

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

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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 17.20 Month: 126.52 Year: 482.27
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 360.18
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 582.22
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 47.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
92.3734.15126.52
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 79.48Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 47.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.350.003.35

Workout: Recovery run (treadmill)

  • 10:22

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 3.35
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.080.0020.08

Workout: Long Run (10:30)

  • I completed my run with an overall average pace of 10:33. I am satisfied with that finish.
  • I ran outside. Another storm front is moving in so I feel that I beat Mother Nature at her own game. The temperature was probably ideal for most runners (34°). For me, it was still a tad bit cold. I ran home at mile 15 to change my clothes and grab my ski gloves. My fingers were numb and turning white.
  • On the positive side, my nutrition went well. I think that I've got that aspect figured out which is awesome and one less worry!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 20.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.564.006.56

Workout: Conversation Pace (9:30)

  • Treadmill
  • 20 minutes weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.210.003.21

Workout: Recovery Run (treadmill)

  • Temperatures are back down below 0°
  • 45 minutes spinning - We had a substitute instructor. Her workout fired up my quads this morning.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 3.21
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.276.008.27

Workout: Recovery run (treadmill)

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.27
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.276.008.27

Workout: Conversation Pace (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:10
  • CP / 6 mi / 9:33
  • Cool down / 1.27 mi / 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.27
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.080.0020.08

Workout: Long run (Goal pace / 10:15)

  • 2 mi - 10:15 / 4 mi - 9:37 / 6 mi - 9:34 / 8 mi - 10:09 / 10 mi - 9:23 / 12 mi - 10:09 / 14 mi - 9:38 / 15 mi - 10:00 / 16 mi - 10 :18 / 17 mi - 10:05 / 18 mi - 10:14 / 19 mi - 9:47 / 20 mi - 10:20

Thoughts:

  • 34° / Wind ESE 14 mph / Drizzles of rain throughout the run
  • Overall, the run was a positive experience. My nutrition went well. I practiced my fast walking while drinking and eating. I had no problem getting back on track with my targeted pace.
  • I dressed appropriately for the outdoor conditions. I wore different mittens which kept my fingers warmer than last week. I had a few problems with my running belt. It came loose around mile 7.  I had to stop and readjust it. I'll need to consider how to secure the straps so this does not happen on race day.
  • I was a little disappointed with my final 5 miles. It felt that I was running faster than my recorded paces.  I was hoping for a stronger finish.
  • I am looking forward to beginning my taper weeks!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 20.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.504.507.00

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:00
  • CP / 4.5 mi / 9:30
  • Cool-down / 1.5 mi / 9:50

 

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.660.002.66

Cross-Training:

  • Warm-up / 2.66 mi / 10:02
  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 2.66
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.560.006.56

Workout: Recovery run (10:00 targeted pace)

  • Run / 6.56 mi / 9:54
  • The fresh air felt good

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.504.507.00

Workout: Conversation pace (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:00
  • CP / 4.5 mi / 9:30
  • Cool-down / 1.5 mi / 9:55

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.280.0016.28

Workout: Long run (Goal: Run 16 miles in 2:40:00

  • 16 mi / 2:38:29 / 9:52
  • Splits: 2 mi - 10:13 / 4 mi - 9:27 / 6 mi - 9:28 / 8 mi - 11:06 / 10 mi - 9:44 / 12 mi - 9:51/ 14 mi - 9:33 / 16 mi - 9:42

Thoughts:

  • I don't know what happened between mile 8 - 10. I don't recall struggling through those miles. Perhaps I became mindless and lost focus.
  • I felt pretty disheartened when I finished. The thought of running 10 more miles seemed an impossibility today.
  • My family pointed out that I prepared my body and mind to run 16 mles. My body did what it was supposed to do. I should feel satisfied.
  • Also, it was a difficult week. I had 4 migraines. Those deplete me of all energy. I can't eat. I can't focus. I barely exist. I should be grateful that I was able to complete this workout.
  • Here's hoping for a better week of health and tapering!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 16.28
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.496.037.52

Workout: Conversation Pace (9:30)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:12
  • Conversation Pace / 2 mi - 9:20 / 3 mi - 9:18 / 4 mi - 8:59 / 5 mi - 9:01 / 6.03 mi - 8:53
  • Cool-down / 1.49 mi / 9:26

Thoughts:

  • This was the first day in over two weeks that I did not run with a pounding headache. The cool fresh air felt good on my head.
  • My calves felt extremely heavy and tight. I was surprised with my pace because every stride was a struggle.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.560.002.56

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 2.56 mi / 10:33
  • 45 minutes of spin class
  • 30 minutes of weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 2.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.003.127.12

Workout: Recovery run (10:33 suggessted pace)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi - 12:11
  • 2 mi / 10:41
  • 3 mi / 10:29
  • 4 mi / 10:02
  • 5 mi / 9:28
  • 6 mi / 9:08
  • 7 mi / 9:38

I am still running with massive headaches. I keep thinking that the fresh air and the rise in blood flow will alleviate the pain. They do not. So grateful for Spring Break.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.12
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
92.3734.15126.52
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 79.48Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 47.04
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