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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
63.9554.77118.72
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 111.64
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.103.10

Quick Run: 8:59

I was scheduled to run an afternoon 5K recovery race, but my migraines have been off the chart. I woke up with a bad headache so I thought it best to get a run in while I still felt okay. Glad I did because I was in no shape to run later in the day.
 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 3.10
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Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes weight training
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.020.007.02

Recovery Run: 9:40

Finally a no glove morning! Is April fooling me?

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.02
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Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes weight training
  • 45 minutes of spinning - My favorite instructor is leaving at the end of this month. Early morning spin class will only be offered once a week. I'll have to think about plan B.

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0.008.048.04

Recovery run: 9:20

This was a little fast for a recovery run. I should have paid better attention to my Garmin. I was supposed to run a 10:20 pace. I think that I was excited that the early morning temperature was in the 50's. It felt so refreshing!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 8.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.027.02

Run: 9:26

It was a tough week with my head. Doctor changed my migraine medication. He said that it would take about 3 weeks for me to notice any real changes. Oh, joy! On the positive side, I had my biometric screening meeting with my corporations helath coach. I scored a 99%. It's reassuring to know that all of this healthy living is paying off!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.580.007.58

Recovery Run: 9:54

The chill is back! Spring is just a big tease!

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.103.10

Workout:

  • Treadmill: 9:20
  • 45 minutes spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.930.006.93

Recovery Run: 9:50

I love when I can out run the rain! I stepped onto the porch just as the first raindrops began to fall. Booyah!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.93
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.100.003.10

Workout:

  • 3 miles: 9:20
  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.230.0010.23

Long Run: 9:46

  • 2 mi - 10:14 / 4 mi - 10:33 / 6 mi - 9:12 / 8 mi - 9:42 / 10 mi - 9:19 / 12 mi - 8:09

The meds seem to be helping my head, but the fluctuation in the weather patterns is not helping. Looking forward to some stable weather patterns soon! I am pleased with my final 4 miles. I am also pleased that I am up to date on tracking my mileage!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 10.23
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.506.50

Treadmill Run:

2 mi - 10:00 / 4 mi - 8:30 / .50 mi - 9:45

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.50
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Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes weight lifting
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.580.007.58

Recovery Run: (suggested pace - 10:20)

  • 1 mi - 11:27 / 2 mi - 10:26 / 3 mi - 9:53 / 4 mi - 9:50 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 6 mi - 9:50 / 7 mi - 9:48 / 7:58 mi - 8:47

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.58
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Cross-training:

  • 10 minutes weight-training
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.254.006.25

I was scheduled to run an 8K race. The race was rescheduled to next weekend due to flooding along the trail route.

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:00
  • .50 mi (8:25)  6x / .25 (10:00)
  • Cool-down / .75 mi / 9:30
     

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.466.047.50

Workout: 4 miles Conversation Pace (9:30 suggested pace)

I am entering my next speed phase to prepare for a half-marathon in four weeks.

  • Warm-up / 1 mi - 10:47 / 2 mi - 9:53
  • Conversation Pace / 3 mi - 9:18 / 4 mi - 9:10 / 5 mi - 8;49 / 6 mi - 9:08
  • Cool-down / 7 mi - 9:46 / 7.46 mi - 9:51

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.024.006.02

Workout: Tempo Work

  • .5 mi @ 10:00
  • 2 mi @ 8:43
  • .5 mi @ 10:00
  • 2 mi @ 8:43
  • .5 mi @ 10:00

I may have a groin injury. I'll stretch throughout today and see how my recovery run goes tomorrow. This is something that I have never experienced. The pain is more of an awareness that I have a muscle there.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.310.006.31

Workout: Recovery Run (goal pace / 10:20)

  • 1 mi - 10:56 / 2 mi - 10:17 / 3 mi - 10:57 / 4 mi - 9:55 / 5 mi - 9:47 / 6 mi - 9:27 / 6.31 - 8:34
  • I took Advil prior to the run. My groin pain is very noticeable this morning. I did a lot of stretching before heading out this morning in the rain.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.31
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Race: Tour De Trails (4.971 Miles) 00:41:55, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.004.974.97

Tour De Trails 8K / 3rd Overall Female

It was a miracle that I made it to this event. I just currently do not want to race. On my way home from work last evening, I noticed that a section of the People's Trail was submerged under water. My initial thought was, "Hallujah! The race will be canceled for a second week in a row!" To my disappointment, there was no cancellation notice this morning.

I literally willed myself to the race and to the starting line. Once the race began, I got into an easy rhythm with my pace. My self-talk was positive. I encouraged other runners along the race course. I felt strong at the finish line. Whatever forboding I was anticipating, it just did not happen. I'll need to remind myself of that for my next race in four weeks.

Splits:

1 mi - 8:42 / 2 mi - 8:26 / 3 mi - 8:24 / 4 mi - 8:23 / 5 mi - 8:23

 

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 4.97
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.468.0012.46

Workout: Long Run (12 miles)

  • 1 mi - LR- 12:00 / 2 mi - CP - 9:30 / 1 mi - LR / 2 mi - CP / 1 mi - LR / 2 mi - CR / 1 mi - LR / 2 mi - CR
  • Splits / 2 mi - 9:34 / 4 mi - 9:53 / 6 mi - 9:32 / 8 mi - 10:27 / 10 mi - 10:12 / 12:02 mi - 9:42 / Cooldown - .44 mi - 10:21

Lesson to be Learned:

  • Whatever issue I had with my groin seems to be gone. I had zero pain yesterday and today. I am still stretching and will continue to keep that as part of my pre and post running routine.
  • My legs felt strong following yesterday's race! It also felt nice to be running on a Sunday morning. The time alone really helps me get my week focused.
  • This routine appears to be a part of my training plan for the next few weeks. I'll need to make sure that I keep saving each segment of the workout. I don't really know how closely I stayed to that 9:30 pace during the 2 mile stretches.
  • It was a windy, chilly morning. Where is Spring?

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 12.46
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.010.005.01

Workout: 4 miles Conversation Pace (9:30)

  • Warm-up - 10:40 / 1 mi - 9:34 / 2 mi - 10:34 / 3 mi - 9:28 / 4 mi - 8:47
  • This was a hard workout. My legs were tired from Saturday's race and Sunday's long run. I really had to push myself. I'm not sure why that 2nd mile of my conversation pace was so slow, but I was just grateful to have gotten the workout completed.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 5.01
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Workout:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • I should have lifted weights. Maybe I'll get it in this afternoon after work.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
63.9554.77118.72
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 111.64
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