Boston? Maybe?

Seymour Half-marathon

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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I am no great runner, by any means. I'm at an ordinary - or perhaps more like mediocre - level. But that's not important. I am just a girl that loves the fresh air on my face and the feel of my shoes on the pavement.

I began Fast Running Blog a year ago to ensure that each run carried a specific focus to attain my goal of qualifying for Boston. "Ready. Set. Go!" I wrote. And with that, I ran and I ran, day after day piling up miles and races, bit by bit.

During my long distance training runs I discovered that the only opponent I had was myself, the way that I used to be. Had I improved over yesterday?

Yes. I had improved! I qualified for Boston! I only have 1:50:10 under the qualification cut-off, so I don't know if that will be enough. In the meantime, I continue to train, run, and stay injury-free. I remain positve and enjoy the possibility that this ordinary lover of running may be running the streets of Boston!

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

As long as I have the sense of satisfaction at having done my very best - and, possibly, learned some significant discovery about myself in the process - then that in itself is an accomplishment, a positive feeling that can carry over to the next run or race.

Long-Term Running Goals:

My long-term goal is to be injury-free. I am really focusing on post run stretching and yoga throughout the week.

Personal:

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

Miles:This week: 20.12 Month: 76.45 Year: 2602.60
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 420.08
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 251.96
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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