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Thrive Alliance/JCB 5K

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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

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

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

I just really want to enjoy running again!

 

 

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: 5.13 Month: 53.18 Year: 1433.05
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 237.44
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 167.01
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
81.5051.00132.50
Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 14.29
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Pace: 10:06

Conditions:

  • 36°
  • 25 mph wind gusts 

Observations:

  • Concentrated on a slower start pace to sve for a push at the end
  • Last few miles were hard, but my push was better than usual
  • Winds really picked up on the final two miles

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pace: 10:25

Conditions:

  • 27°
  • 15 mph winds
  • Hills

Observations:

  • Quads and calves were tight from long run yesterday - Following the first hill, I had to stop and stretch. This really helped.
  • Even though I was attempting an easy run, I was disappointed with the slowness of my overall pace

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.007.00

Pace: 8.19 (treadmill)

Conditions:

  • Raining

Observations:

  • Increased speed with each mile

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.006.00

Pace: 9:28

Conditions:

  • 35°
  • Breezy

Observations:

  • Intentionally practiced a slower start and strong finish

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.008.00

Pace: 9:00 (6 miles/morning)

          10:00 (2 miles/afternoon - training with my Girls on the Run participants)

Conditions:

  • Treadmill/morning
  • 36°/afternoon
  • 25 mph wind gusts

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Pace: 9:47

Conditions:

  • 27°
  • Snow Flurries
  • 20 mph wind

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Race: Thrive Alliance/JCB 5K (3 Miles) 00:25:59, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Pace:

Conditions:

  • 32°/Wind chill factor more like 25°
  • Wind gusts of 30 mph

Observations:

  • Intentionally started out slower
  • Steadily increased pace
  • Felt good the entire race - breathing, strides, mental mindset
  • Had a strong push to the finish line
  • Frustrated again with my poor performance 

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pace: 9:45

Conditions:

  • 28°
  • 20 mph winds

Observations:

  • Loosen legs from race and long run

Take Away:

  • I need to practice a 5K pace once a week since my race times are horrible
  • I felt really strong with my pace at yesterday's race, but was totally disappointed when I saw the clock at the finish line

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.005.00

Pace: 9:27

Conditions:

  • 27°
  • No wind!

Observations:

  • Tried to run a fast 8K, but it was much slower than I was hoping for during training
  • Pretty discouraged

Take Away:

  • The season is young
  • Pace was faster than other practice runs in the past
  • My 2016 goal is to focus on the half -marathon race time

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.008.00

Pace: 9:26

Conditions:

  • 34°

Observations:

  • Dressed perfect - cold at first, but then I warmed up comfortably
  • Entire run felt smooth

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Pace: Unknown (run with my Girls on the Run participants)

 

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Race: Tour de Trails 8K (4.971 Miles) 00:42:20, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Pace:

Conditions:

  • 54°
  • No wind

Observations:

  • Extremely nervous
  • Felt good starting out, but it was clear by mile 3 that I had started too fast
  • Pace slowed significantly at mile 3 to the end of the race (so disappointing)

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 4.97
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Pace: 10:24

Conditions:

  • 50°

Observations:

  • Ugh! So incredibly slow. 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Pace: 9:44

Conditions:  

  • 48°

Observations:

  • So disappointed with my pace - truly felt that my pace was faster
  • Felt strong

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.009.00

Pace: 9:34

Conditions: 

  • 48°

Observations:

  • Thought that I was running faster - felt strong and fast

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Race: Run for the Ivy 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:54:17, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Pace: 8:44

Conditions:

  • 45°
  • Winds 10 - 15 mph 

Observations:

  • Extremely nervous - heart racing/hands shaking
  • Started slow to help with pacing
  • Felt good throughout the entire race
  • Strong push on mile 5
  • Disappointed that this race was a minute slower than my previous 10K in February

Take Away:

  • Work at stretching every day - left hip area continues to plaque me with soreness

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.21
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

Pace:

  • 10:15 (10 on my own/4 with my son)

Conditions:

  • 45°

 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.500.007.50

Pace: 9:55

Conditions:

  • 60°
  • Humid

Observations:

  • Experienced significant pain in the left hip and buttocks area
  • Stopped after a mile to further stretch those areas (helped)
  • Lost track of direction so I finished short of my 8 mile goal

Take Aways:

  • I feel as if my pace is slowing rather than improving
  1. Perhaps I am overtraining
  2. Perhaps I need to do tempo runs 
  3. Perhaps I need to change how I do hills

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.008.00

Pace: 9:44

Conditions:

  • 48°
  • Calm Winds

Observations:

  • Experienced a lot of left hip flexor pain for the first two miles - slow pace
  • Increased pace for the last 6 miles

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
81.5051.00132.50
Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 14.29
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