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April 2018

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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

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: 17.57 Month: 63.33 Year: 797.17
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 63.33
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.3221.8236.14
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 10.05Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 11.77Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.63Hoka Cavu Miles: 5.69
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0510.05

Workout: Just run and see what is sore

Overall Average Pace: 9:38

Conditions:

  • 27°
  • Wind E 4mph

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:20 / 4 mi - 9:53 / 6 mi - 9:42 / 8 mi - 9:33 / 9 mi - 9:26 / 10 mi - 8:59

Thoughts:

  • I stopped running for a week after my ill-fated marathon.
  • I cried. I mourned a hope lost. I cried some more.
  • I don't know when the joy of running will return, but until then I'll lace up my shoes and just run. No goals. Just run...

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 10.05
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0.006.536.53

Workout: Just run; the body should feel comfortable with the pace

Overall Average Pace: 9:27

Conditions:

  • 30°
  • Wind SSE 1 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:15 / 2 mi - 9:56 / 3 mi - 9:44 / 4 mi - 9:02 / 5 mi - 8:57 / 6 mi - 8:48 / 6:53 mi - 8:47

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.53
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0.005.245.24

Workout: Run

Overall Average Pace: 9:30

Conditions:

  • 31°
  • Wind S 4 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mile - 10:27 /  2 mi - 9:48 / 3 mi - 9:34 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 5 mi - 8:57 / 5:24 mi - 7:29

Thoughts:

  • I think that I have plantar fasciitis. I have been rolling my heel off and on all day with little relief.
  • My heel started hurting at mile 4 so I cut my run short. I thought that I'd be fine once I returned home.

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 5.24
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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • Rolling of heel throughout the day - lots of Advil
  • Purchased a new brand of shoes with better heel support - Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • Rolling of my heel throughout the day
  • No high heels today at work - heel is feeling significantly better

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Cross Training:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes of spinning
  • Rolling of heel throughout the day
  • Wearing a plantar fasciitis sleeve - slight pain with heel

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Workout:

  • 50 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Workout:

  • 50 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

Thoughts:

  • I attempted to run just to judge the health of my heel. I ran about 5 strides and turned back up my driveway.
  • I continue to roll incessantly, wear my foot sleeve, and consume Advil.

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Workout:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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5.400.005.40

Workout:

  • Run for 45 minutes
  • Gage my heel pain

Overall Average Pace: 9:53

Conditions:

  • 38°
  • Wind ESE 8 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:41 / 2 mi - 10:38 / 3 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:37 / 5 mi - 9:01 / 5.40 mi - 8:30

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

Thoughts:

  • This was my first run in 10 days. I was set to stop at any point of my run if I experienced moderate heel pain. I had a touch of pain here and there, but it resembled more of typical aches and pains of inactivity.
  • I liked my new brand of running shoes, but may still consider a pair of Hoka One shoes.
  • I am experiencing very light heel pain 4 hours after my run. I continue to roll off and on hitting the sorest of heel locations. I'll take tomorrow off and reintroduce my workouts slowly until I feel that I am back to normal.
  • It felt good to hit the pavement. I know that it is all relative because I am the tinest of females. But, not working out at the level that I am used to left me feeling heavy and sluggish.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.40
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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

Injury Update:

  • I woke up with zero heel pain!
  • When I attempted to run, I had significant heel pain. I chose to stop.
  • I'll continue to roll, rest, and try again tomorrow on the treadmill or outside on Wednesday.

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Workout:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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Workout:

  • 45 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Workout:

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4.190.004.19

Workout: Gage healing with a slow run

Overall Average Pace: 9:52

Conditions:

  • 48
  • Wind NNW 13 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:43 / 2 mi - 10:01 / 3 mi - 9:38 / 4 mi - 9:15 / 4.19 mi - 8:54

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

Thoughts:

  • I had zero heel pain all week. I did not need Advil or my heel sleeve.
  • During the first mile I experienced moderate heel pain. By the second mile, the pain was significant. Mile 3 and 4 were not bad, but I thought that it was best to stop running.
  • Throughout the day, I experienced constant heel pain.
  • I've been rolling my heel and started up with the Advil again.
  • I ran in a pair of Hoka Cavu running shoes, but I did not find them to really cushion my heel anymore than the Asics brand.
  • I do like my Hoka Recovery slides. 
  • My next race is mid-June. I'm not sure how long I can maintain a high level of fitness if I can't start running soon. The spinning is good, but I don't know how it translates to running.

Hoka Cavu Miles: 4.19
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4.730.004.73

Workout: Run

Overall Average Pace: 10:29

Conditions:

  • 37°
  • Wind S 7 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:23 / 2 mi - 10:41 / 3 mi - 10:20 / 4 mi - 10:03 / 4:73 mi - 9:43

Cross Training:

  • 50 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

Thoughts:

  • I just LOVE running. Unfortunately, my heel does NOT love running. I ran the first 1 1/2 miles in my Hoka shoes. I experienced severe pain.
  • I changed into my Asics shoes. My heel responded better. I found if I shortened my stride, the pain was slightly lessened.
  • My heel hurt all day at work.
  • I am beginning to think that I have a stress fracture instead of plantar fasciitis. I've been off of my heel for 3 weeks, but am experiencing little improvement. When I roll, I experience more pain. When I awake, my heel does not hurt. The pain increases the longer that I am on my feet.
  • I see the doctor on Thursday.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 3.23Hoka Cavu Miles: 1.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.3221.8236.14
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 10.05Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 11.77Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.63Hoka Cavu Miles: 5.69
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