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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
95.0150.28145.29
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 145.28
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.354.006.35

Workout: Speed Work 2 (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:30
  • 2 mi / 8:35
  • 1 mi / 10:00
  • 2 mi / 8:25
  • Cool-down / .35 / 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.35
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Workout:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • We had a new instructor. She has a very different style. I did not necessarily enjoy the class, but am extremely grateful that someone risen to take the 5;30 AM class. Too bad the days are changing to Monday and Friday. I'll have to juggle my running days.

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6.020.006.02

Workout: Recovery run (10:00)

I ran on the treadmill since it was thundering and lightning. It was a good, easy pace, but it was hot, hot, hot in the gym!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.2611.0615.32

Workout: Long run

  • LR Pace / 1.03 mi / 11:02
  • CP Pace / 3.02 mi / 9:28
  • LR Pace / 1.02 mi / 11:09
  • CP Pace / 4.02 mi / 9:35
  • LR Pace / 1.02 mi / 10:52
  • CP Pace / 4.02 mi / 9:37
  • LR Pace / 1.19 mi / 10:07

Thoughts:

  • The temperature was pleasant, mid-50's. It rained for the final 5 miles, but I was already wet from sweat so it was a non issue.
  • My mental health really needed this workout. State testing has begun. I am not sure why six and seven year olds require state testing, but here I am standarize testing them for the third time this year.
  • I do my best to keep it light and low key. But, their little legs shake. Their hands flutter in the air as they try to read that next difficult word or passage. Their eyes plead for respite. It breaks my heart. Education is a mess in the United States. It doesn't need to be this way, but as long as we have politicians leading the charge there is little hope for real, impactful change.
  • Over the past three years, I have heavily researched the educational reforms in the Scandinavian countries. I've adopted many of their educational philosophies of outdoor learning, collaboration through STEAM lessons, principles of self-regulation, and the creation of an environment of community. I know that my learners experience a great year of learning. It's a small start to perhaps a bigger change.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 15.31
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.323.004.32

Workout: 4 miles at Conversation Pace (9:30)

  • 1 mi - 9:39 / 2 mi - 9:42 / 3 mi - 9:05 / 4 mi 8:47
  • Overall Pace: 9:18

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 4.32
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Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 20 minutes weight training

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.054.007.05

Tempo Work

  • Warm-up / 1 mi /11:01
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:35
  • 1 mi / 10:00
  • Tempo / 2 mi / 8:35
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.600.006.60

Recovery Run: 10:05

1 mi - 10:43 / 2 mi - 10:03 / 3 mi - 10:44 / 4 mi - 9:42 / 5 mi - 9:41 / 6 mi - 9:43 / 6:60 mi - 9:56

I wish that I felt more like running today because the morning conditions were perfect.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.330.006.33

Workout: Recovery Run

I ran with my son this morning which is always a lot of fun. He is trying to get back into the running world. We are doing a 10K at the end of June in Indy. With Mother's Day around the corner, he gave me a new running belt which is totally sleek and form fitting. I tried it out this morning. I rocked it!

I ran a mile this afternoon with my Girls on the Run group. Running with 3rd - 6th graders is an adventure in patience. No matter how many times we talk about running strategies, they ALWAYS start at full-throttle. Our t-shirts should say, 6 second runners. That's all we've got!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.33
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Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.009.1111.11

Speed Long Run:

  • 1 mi / Recovery pace / 10:35
  • 3 mi / Conversation pace / 9:25
  • 3 mi / Conversation pace / 9:26
  • 1 mi / Recovery pace / 10:27
  • 2 mi / Conversation pace / 9:19
  • 1 mi / Converaton pace / 9:10

This was a solid workout. I am pleased that my pacing is more consistent. I really did not want to run this morning so it was nice  to perform well in spite of myself.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 11.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

Recovery Run: 9:45

  • 1 mi - 10:58 / 2 mi - 10:06 / 3 mi - 10;14 / 4 mi - 9:38 / 5 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 8:43
  • The rain held off for my run, so it was just a cool, crisp morning. I had a lot on my mind. Running always clears the muddle of my thoughts.
  • I have a viewing this afternoon of two of my former first grade students. It is so sad for these young girls as their adopted mother passed away this week. Life can be so cruel at times. I pray that another family member will take these girls in and love them as dearly as their adopted mother.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.04
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Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.000.001.00

Girls on the Run:

  • 1 mi with my girls - Boy is it difficult to get these chatty girls to run!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 1.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.470.006.47

Workout: Recovery Run (9:54)

  • 1 mi - 11:04 / 2 mi - 10:06 / 3 mi - 10:06 / 4 mi - 9:44 / 5 mi - 9:22 / 6 mi - 9:07 / 6: 47 mi  - 8:45

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.47
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.100.003.10

Workout: 5K with my Girls on the Run group

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 3.10
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Race: Seymour Half-marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:03:50, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 4
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

This was a hot, hot, hot race this morning. Temperature at start time was 75°. My running coach advised me to run a 9:30 pace  so I knew that I would not be attempting a PR. Except for the final mile, I was happy with my results. I need to figure out how to run a course tight so I am not running extra mileage.

These were my splits according to my Garmin:

  • 2 mi - 9:04 / 4 mi - 8:56 / 6 mi - 8:59 / 8 mi - 9:15 / 10 mi - 9:38  / 12 mi - 9:30 / 13:38 mi - 9:50

I am still awaiting for the official race results for my time and overall place.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 13.10
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Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

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6.000.006.00

Workout: Recovery Run (suggested pace - 10:30)

  • 1 mi - 10:49 / 2 mi - 10:04 / 3 mi - 9:51 / 4 mi - 9:42 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 6 mi - 8:21
  • Average Overall Pace - 9:42

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.00
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6.000.006.00

Workout: Recovery Run (suggested pace 10:30)

  • 1 mi - 10:57 / 2 mi - 10:42 / 3 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8;29
  • Overall Average Pace - 9:48

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.880.005.88

Workout: Got it done this morning

  • 1 mi - 11:24 (I've had some right quad tightness this week. It's taken a few miles to work it out) / 2 mi - 10:26 / 3 mi - 10:12 / 4 mi - 9;57 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 5.88 mi - 9:06
  • Recovery runs are growing on me. I enjoyed  the star-filled sky.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 5.88
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.020.0012.02

Workout: Long Run (suggested pace - 12:33)

  • 2 mi - 10:24 / 4 mi - 10:08 / 6 mi - 9:48 / 8 mi - 9:28 / 10 mi - 9:14 / 12 mi - 9:21
  • This was a hot morning. I left the house at 5:30, but the temperature was already at 71°.
  • My suggested pace seemed impossibly slow. I thought, with the heat and himidity, I would just run whatever pace my body set for itself. I was pleased with the results. I felt comfortable and relaxed the entire time.
  • I have aother half-marathon in two weeks so training in the heat is helpful. It's been such a cool Spring that last weeks heat wave really threw me off my race pace. Hopefully, at this upcoming race, I'll see improved results.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 12.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.210.004.21

Workout: Recovery Run (suggested pace - 10:30)

  • 1 mi - 10:52 / 2 mi - 10:05 / 3 mi - 9:50 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 4.21 mi - 7:54
  • I got out of the house a little bit later, but I don't think that it would have mattered in terms of morning coolness. It is just hot and humid!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 4.21
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.980.007.98

Workout: Recovery Run

  • Slow and easy this Memorial Day morning. I ran around my town's various war memorial's. It was somber seeing all of the American flags and flowers lined along the walk ways and gravestones. The stillness of the early morning gave me time to reflect on those who died during military service. I am much appreciative of their sacrifice, but realize that I know little about true sacrifice.
  • 1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 9:51 / 3 mi - 10:23 / 4 mi - 9:40 / 5 mi - 9:33 / 6 mi - 9:27 / 7 mi - 9:34 / 7.98 mi  - 8:58

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 7.98
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0.006.016.01

Recovery Run:

  • 1 mi - 10:47 / 2 mi - 9:52 / 3 mi - 9:28 / 4 mi - 9:28 / 5 mi - 9:16 / 6 mi - 8:19
  • It was a hot, early morning run, but it felt great. I manged to beat the thunderstorms that rolled in shortly after I returned home. I always love when I beat a storm!

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 6.01
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4.380.004.38

Workout: Recovery run

  • 1 mi - 10:58 / 2 mi - 9:55 / 3 mi - 9:35 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 4.38 mi - 8:26
  • Glad that I could get in a short run before my final day of school before summer break. I'll miss this group of learners.

Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 4.38
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95.0150.28145.29
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Miles: 145.28
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