Starting over...

May 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: 5.54 Month: 53.49 Year: 1304.65
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 224.82
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 56.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
32.924.2237.14
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 18.04Hoka Cavu Miles: 19.12
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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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  • 50 minutes pilates
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Cross Training:

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Recovery:

  • I am wearing a boot at night.
  • During the day, I wear my Hoka slides. They look incredibly classy with my dresses! NOT!

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5.060.005.06

Workout: Gage level of heel pain (Level 1 - 10)

  • 1st 2 mi / pain level 6)
  • Final 3 mi / pain level 2)

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Conditions:

  • 58° (I wore shorts for the first time this Spring!)
  • Wind E 1 mph
  • Humidity 81%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 10:08 / 3 mi - 10:02 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 8:44

Thoughts:

  • I am happy with my Asics shoes! They are cushioning my heel well. I noticed that I was rolling my right heel slightly to outward to alievate some pain. I need to pay attention to that movement so I don't create an injury to the other side of my heel.
  • This is my fourth run in four weeks. Today I noticed my loss of fitness. Hopefully with my continual healing and spinning, the fitness will not take too long to gain back!
  • I have a half-marathon mid-June. It may become a training run as I heal. A week ago, I considered giving my registration to someone else so there is progress!

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.06
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  • 50 minutes pilates
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4.590.004.59

Workout: Run to gage heel recovery

Overall Average Pace: 9:54

Conditions:

  • 50°
  • Wind SSW 2 mph
  • Humidity 79%

Splits:

  • 1 mi / 11:12 / 2 mi - 9:55 / 3 mi - 9:19 / 4 mi - 9:23 / 4:59 mi - 9:32

Thoughts:

  • My heel hurt the entire run so I cut it short.
  • I slowed my pace at mile 4 since the pain was not improving with mileage.
  • I'm feeling less encouraged this morning, but I know that these injuries take time.
  • I experienced lingering pain all day.

Cross Training:

  • 50 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

Hoka Cavu Miles: 4.59
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Cross training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

Thoughts:

  • I am still experiencing lingering pain from yesterday's run. I think that the pain may be from wearing high heels at work on Monday and Tuesday.

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5.380.005.38

Workout: Run to gage heel recovery

Overall Average Pace: 10:32 (ugh!)

Conditions:

  • 61°
  • Wind SSW 12 mph
  • Humidity 36%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:53 / 2 mi - 10:47 / 3 mi - 10:18 / 4 mi - 9:50 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 5:38 mi - 9:01

Thoughts:

  • My heel hurt a lot for the first 1 1/2 miles. I purposely ran slow trying to run more on my toes than striking with my heel.
  • I switched shoes at mile 1 because I just can't figure out which shoes work the best. Honestly, I think my heel needs more of a warm-up.
  • I had zero lingering pain throughout the day. That is  exciting!
  • I'm going to attempt another run tomorrow. I'll stop if my heel does not adapt after 2 miles.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.38Hoka Cavu Miles: 1.00
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2.024.226.24

Workout: Easy run to build stamina

Overall Average Pace:

  • Warm-up: 11:05
  • Run: 9:19
  • Fast mile: 8:50

Conditions:

  • 70°
  • Wind SW 10 mph
  • Humidity 71%

Thoughts:

  • This was the first attempt at running two days in a row. I gave myself two miles to warm-up. My heel did well with the longer warm-up.
  • My fitness level has dropped considerably. I was tired at 5 miles. I stopped and walked a few yards before pushing through the final mile.
  • I hope that I can regain my fitness quickly.

Hoka Cavu Miles: 6.26
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5.080.005.08

Workout: Run to improve my stamina

Pace:

  • 2 mile warm-up / 11:11 / moderate heel pain
  • 3 mile / 9:45 / minimal heel pin

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • SSW 6 mph
  • Humidity 49%

Thoughts:

  • I was on my feet A LOT this weekend. No doubt this affected my pain level.
  • I  need to stop worry about gaining speed. I probably should find the pace that builds my stamnia while allowing safe heel recovery.

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.08
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  • 45 minutes spinning

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5.770.005.77

Workout: Run

Overall Average Pace: 10:15

Conditions:

  • 70°
  • Wind NE 6 mph
  • Humidity 58%

Thoughts:

  • The run went well. I kept my pace slow and steady. My pain level was fairly mariginal after the first mile.
  • Unfortunately, my heel hurt badly all day.

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes pilates
  • 45 minutes spinning

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 1.50Hoka Cavu Miles: 4.27
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5.020.005.02

Workout: Run

Overall Average Pace: 10:41

Conditions:

  • 67°
  • Wind S 6 mph
  • Humidity 92%

Thoughts:

  • I had ZERO heel pain (sweet!)
  • I had SEVERE pain on the top of my foot (sigh!)
  • I am treating the pain with the assumption that I have extensor tendinitis(unbeleiveable!)
  • I hope this injury involves a quick recovery(fingers crossed!)

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 2.02Hoka Cavu Miles: 3.00
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32.924.2237.14
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 18.04Hoka Cavu Miles: 19.12
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