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Seymour Half-marathon

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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: 0.00 Month: 13.46 Year: 1051.98
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 54.89
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 307.54
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
82.32133.43215.75
Saucony Triumph Miles: 1.20Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 128.00Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 80.55Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.207.058.25

Pace: 9:10

Conditions:

  • 48°
  • Wind: WSW 14 mph
  • Humidity: 66%

Goal for the Day:

  • Focus on maintaining a faster pace (under 9:30)

Observations:

  • I need to lift weights again - my arms and abs are not tight (very aware of them while running)

Saucony Triumph Miles: 1.20Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 7.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.507.009.50

Pace: Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • 3 x 2 miles/800 recovery
  • Warm-Up/Recovery - 9:20
  • Strength - 8:40

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 9.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.047.008.04

Pace: Tempo Workout (trreadmill)

  • Warm-up - 9:34
  • 5K - 8:34
  • Tempo (3 miles) - 8:28
  • Cool-downish - 8:58

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 8.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0011.0311.03

Pace: 9:38

Conditions:

  • 44° (feels like 40°)
  • Winds NNW 8 mph
  • Short duration of light rainfall

Observations:

  • I am in a mental running slump
  • I really need to follow my training schedule of slow runs which means that I run 10:00 miles or above on my longer runs. i am not seeing any improvement. I attribute that to being physically worn-out. I never truly rest my body.

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 11.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.530.0014.53

Pace: 10.07

Conditions:

  • 41°
  • Wind: NW15 mph

Running Goal for the Day:

  • Run my easy pace which is 10:15

Observations:

  • Mentally this was a game changer. I was more motivated. I experienced little, if any, defeatest self-talk.
  • The real test will be tomorrow morning. Will I still be mentally motivated to run?
  • Splits: 2 miles - 10:09 / 4 miles - 10:01 / 6 miles - 10:13 / 8 miles - 10:09 / 12 miles - 10:16 / 14 miles - 10:00 / 14.54 - 8:21

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 14.53
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.097.09

Pace: 9:30

Conditions:

  • 42°
  • Wind S4 mph

Observations:

  • Splits 1 mile - 10:09 / 2 miles - 9:39 / 3 miles - 9:39 / 4 miles - 9:31 / 5 miles - 9:16 / 6 miles - 9:14 / 7 miles - 8:57

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 7.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.007.0010.00

Pace:  Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • 1 mile warm-up/9:31
  • 4 x 1.5 mile/8:32
  • 800 recovery/9:20
  • 1 mile cool-down/8:58

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.009.0010.00

Pace: Tempo Workout (treadmill)

  • Splits / 1 mile - 9:39 / 5K - 8:57 / 2 miles - 8:49 / 2 miles - 8:41 / 1 mile - 8:34

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.046.04

Pace: 9:02

Conditions:

  • 53°
  • Wind NNE 5 mph

Observations:

  • Splits / 1 mile - 9:36 / 2 miles - 9:23 / 3 miles - 9:16 / 4 miles - 9:00 / 5 miles - 8:40 / 6 miles - 8:11

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Pace: 9:41 (easy pace)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.040.0013.04

Pace: 9:37

Conditions:

  • 61°
  • Wind WSW 11 mph

Goal of the Day: Go for a steady, easy half-marathon run

Observations:

  • Finally dressed appropriately and brought the correct amount of nutrition and fluids - Yeah me!
  • I ran a different route and it was a welcome change!
  • Splits - 2 miles - 9:48 / 4 miles - 9:36 / 6 miles - 9:28 / 8 miles - 9:31 / 10 miles - 9:46 / 12 miles  - 9:22

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pace: Slow, easy pace in preparation for half-marathon this weekend

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.056.05

Pace: 9:07

Conditions:

  • 68°
  • Wind: SSE 7 mph
  • Humitdity 73%

Goal:

  • Complete my final tempo run before half-marathon
  • Running outdoors instead of the treadmill so anything may happen with my pacing

Observations:

  • It was hot, hot, hot!
  • Splits / 1 mi - 10:11 / 2 mi - 9:30 / 3 mi - 9:07 / 4 mi - 9:01 / 5 mi - 8:45 / 6 mi - 8:09

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.880.004.88

Pace: 9:40

Conditioins:

  • 75°
  • Wind SSW 11 mph
  • Light rain and lightning (had to cut my run short)

Goal of the Day: Easy, slow pace to keep legs loose

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 4.88
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.253.25

Pace: 9:17

Conditions:

  • 68°
  • Wind: SSW 4 mph

Goal for the Day: Slow, easy pace

Observations:

  • It was good to get a sense of the outdoor temperature. Tomorrow's race mirrors todays temperature
  • I could not get my Garmin to talk to me today which meant I ran much too fast
  • Already in panic mode. I stopped 3X to check my settings. they were all correct. I am clueless as to why I had no audible voice.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 3.25
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Race: Seymour Half-marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:00:02, Place overall: 41, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Pace: 9:07 (13.37 miles according to my Garmin)

Conditions:

  • 65° (feels like 69°)
  • Wind SE 8 mph
  • Humidity 85%

Goal of the Day:

  • Run with the 2:00:00 race pacer
  • Finish around 1:57:00

Observations:

  • Don't rely on the pacers accuracy for finishing time - I finished 5 minutes ahead of the pacer, but still missed my goal.
  • Splits / 2 mi - 9:07 / 4 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 9:00 / 8 mi - 9:05 / 10 mi - 9:08 / 12 mi - 9:13 / 13:38 - 9:05
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Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.020.0010.02

Pace: 9:36

Conditioins:

  • 67°
  • Wind S 12 mph
  • 88% humidity

Goal for the Day:

  • Loosen my legs from yesterday's run

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:46 / 4 mi - 9:34 / 6 mi - 9:42 / 8 mi - 9:30 / 10 mi - 9:25

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 10.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

Pace: 9:29

Conditions:

  • 57°
  • Wind SE 3 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:06 / 2 mi - 9:38 / 3 mi - 9:40 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi 9:22 / 6 mi - 8:49

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.016.049.05

Pace:

  • 6 mi - 9:14
  • 3 mi - not timed (Girls on the Run practice 5K)

Conditions:

  • 55°
  • Wind NW 0 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:29 / 2 mi - 9:36 / 3 mi - 9:25 / 4 mi - 8:52 / 5 mi - 8:42 / 6 mi - 8:16

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.257.25

Pace: Tempo Workout (treadmill)

  • 1 mi - 9:40 / 2 mi - 9:31 / 3 mi - 9:13 / 4 mi - 8:57 / 5 mi - 8:41 / 6 mi - 8:27 / 7 mi - 8:12

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.036.03

Pace: 8:37

Conditions:

  • 54°
  • S 8 mph

Goal of the Day:

  • Slow, easy pace
  • 5 miles

Observations:

  • First two miles were quicker than normal, so I just pushed to see what I could do
  • Splits / 1 mi - 9:35 / 2 mi - 8:47 / 3 mi - 8:53 / 4 mi - 8:17 / 5 mi  - 8:05 / 6 mi - 7:58
  • RUN FELT AWESOME THE ENTIRE TIME!

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.0713.07

Pace: 9:27

Conditions:

  • 70°
  • Wind: WSW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 81%

Goal of the Day:

  • Steady marathon pace - 9:35

Splits: 

  • 2 mi - 9:39 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 6 mi - 9:25 / 8 mi - 9:34 / 10 mi - 9:23 / 12 mi - 9:31 / 13.07 - 9:00

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 13.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.060.007.06

Pace: 9:45

I had planned to run 10 miles this morning. Then, I noticed a ton of Secret Service vehicles parked near our small town airport. I stopped and watched the Vice President land at our airport for a clandestine visit. I got a few good pictures and experience a fun, chance encounter.

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 7.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0011.4811.48

Pace: 9:25

Conditions:

  • 61°
  • Wind S 5 mph

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:22 / 4 mi - 9:51 / 6 mi - 9:19 / 8 mi - 9:28 / 10 mi - 9:32 / 11:48 - 8:40

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 11.48
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.955.95

Pace: 9:04

Conditions:

  • 58°
  • Wind SSW 5 mph
  • Humidity 79%

Splits:

  • 1 mi  - 9:44 / 2 mi - 9:30 / 3 mi - 9:12 / 4 mi - 8:52 / 5 mi - 8:42 / 5:95 - 8:20

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.95
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
82.32133.43215.75
Saucony Triumph Miles: 1.20Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 128.00Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 80.55Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.00
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