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June 2017

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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
67.24166.28233.52
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.02Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 142.27Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 33.90Saucony Triumph Miles: 6.33Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 34.67
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.028.02

Pace: Tempo Run (treadmill)

  • All miles under 9:00 minutes

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.5713.57

Pace: 9:14

Conditions:

  • 63°
  • Wind WSW 0 mph

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:41 / 4 mi - 9:19 / 6 mi - 9:16 / 8 mi - 9:41 / 10 mi - 9:10 / 12 mi - 9:07 / 13:58 - 8:10

Observations:

  • I had planned to run my marathon pace, but my pace felt comfortable so I kept going
  • Attempted to slow pace at 8 miles, but then thought let's practice pushing through fatigue
  • Overall, am happy with final 3.5 mile push

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 13.57
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.106.079.17

Pace: 9:20

Conditions:

  • 58°
  • Wind NE 0 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:03 / 2 mi - 9:26 / 3 mi - 9:25 / 4 mi - 9:04 / 5 mi - 9:14 / 6 mi - 8:39
  • Girls on the Run 5K - no time/ran as a buddy

 

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 9.17
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.0213.02

Pace: 9:38

Conditions:

  • 63°
  • Wind SSW 0 mph
  • Humidity 60%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:13 / 4 mi - 9:42 / 6 mi - 9:29 / 8 mi - 9:38 / 10 mi - 9:41 / 12 mi - 9:15 / 13.02 - 9:09

Observations:

  • I was fatiqued from the get go today. Just happy to have finished.

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 13.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.026.02

Pace: 6.02

Conditions:

  • 68° (feels like 70°)
  • Wind SW 6 mph
  • Humdity 86%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:57 / 2 mi 9:23 / 3 mi - 8:57 / 4 mi - 8;33 / 5 mi - 8:13 / 6.02 - 8:57
  • Oh my goodness! Was it ever HOT and STICKY! I did not get out the door until 7 AM.
  • Take away from that run - Get up earlier!

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.105.468.56

Pace: Speed (treadmill) / Hill (treadmill)

  • 8 x 800/400 recovery/8:37/9:31
  • Hill - Level 5 (wimp)/9:10/1.26 miles

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

Pace: 10:13

Conditions:

  • 59°
  • Wind N 5 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:47 / 2 mi - 10:53 / 3 mi - 10:22 / 4 mi - 9:54 / 5 mi - 9:14 / 6 mi - 8:50

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.108.1011.20

Pace:

  • Tempo (treadmill)
  • Hill (treadmill)
  • 5K - Midnight Run

Splits:

  • 1.5 mi - 9.31 / 3.0 mi - 8:57 / 4.5 - 8:49 / 5.5 - 8:41 / 6.5 - 8:34 / 7.0 - 8:09
  • Incline - 5.0/1.10 mi - 8:59

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.10Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0014.3014.30

 

 

Pace: 9:38

Conditions:

  • 62
  • Wind NW 8 mph

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:35 / 4 mi - 10:03 / 6 mi - 9:38 / 8 mi - 9:50 / 10 mi - 9:54 / 12 mi - 9:30 / 14 mi - 9:02 / 14:30 - 8.40 

 

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 14.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0010.00

Pace: 9:26

Conditions:

  • 64°
  • Wind S 9 mph
  • Humidity 60%

Goal of the Day:

  • Slow easy pace - 10:00

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:13 / 2 mi - 9:12 / 3 mi - 9:36 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 5 mi - 9:39 / 6 mi - 9:47 / 7 mi - 9:27 / 8 mi - 9:31 / 9 mi - 9:38 / 10 mi - 8:52

Observations:

  • Realized after 2 miles, I was running too fast - Although I was happy with that pace. I am typically a slow starter. That pace felt easy, breezey!
  • Began to purposefully slow my pace
  • Around mile 6, I realized that it was a lot of hard work to slow my pace to 10:00. I decided to just run and let my pace drop to a natural flow. It appears that somewhere between 9:30 and 9:35 is my sweet spot.

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.026.02

Pace: 9:36

Conditions:

  • 76°
  • Wind SSW 8 mph
  • humidit 66%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:29 / 2 mi - 10 :01 / 3 mi - 9:33 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 5 mi - 9:36 / 6 mi - 8:34

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.095.248.33

Pace:  Speed (treadmill) 8 x 800/400 recovery

            Hill (treadmill) 1 mi/Level 5 - 8:57

  • Warm-up/Cool-down - 9:12
  • Recovery - 8:57
  • Speed - 8:27

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.007.378.37

Pace: Tempo (treadmill)

  • 1 mi - 9:34 / 2 mi -8:57 / 3 mi - 8:49 / 4 mi - 8:41 / 5 mi -8:34 / 6 mi - 8:27 / 7.25 mi - 8:00
  • Hill (treadmill) - 1.12 mi/8:59/5.0

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.37
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.386.38

Average Pace: 8:56 (Holy cow!)

Conditions:

  • 68°
  • Wind SE 0 mph
  • Humidity 90%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:38 / 2 mi - 9:13 / 3 mi - 8:52 / 4 mi - 8:57 / 5 mi - 8:48 / 6 mi - 8:25 / 6:38 - 8:04
  • Running was relativily easy today!

 

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.38
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0012.0412.04

Averae Overall Pace: 9:29

Conditions:

  • 71°
  • Wind S 16 mph
  • Humidity 57%

 Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:33 / 4 mi - 9:38 / 6 mi - 9;16 / 8 mi - 9:24 / 10 mi - 9:33 / 12 mi 9:24

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 12.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Average Pace: 10.02 

Conditions:

  • 57
  • Wind ESE 5 mph
  • Humidity 57%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:05 / 2 mi - 10:16 / 3 mi - 9:27 / 4 mi - 10:00 / 5 mi - 9:29  / 6 mi - 9:34 / 6. 50 8:40
  • Running in Reno, Nevada - Clueless as to where I was going so time was slow

 

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0010.00

Overall Average Pace: 9:02

Conditions:

  • 64
  •  Wind E 7 mph
  • Humidity 19%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:30 / 2 mi - 9:28 / 3 mi - 9:16 / 4 mi - 9:30 / 5 mi - 10:06 / 6 mi - 9:17 /  7 mi - 8:12 / 8 mi - 8:31 / 9 mi - 10:25 / 10 mi - 9:05
  • Ran without any hydration since the dogs chewed chewed the bottles for my running belt. With the low humidity in Reno O only felt hot and parched at mile 9.
  • Easier run today since I knew where I was 

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.540.009.54

Average Overall Pace: 9:44

Splits: 

  • 1 mi- 10:59 / 2 mi - 10:02 / 3 mi - 9:30 / 4 mi - 9:05 / 5 mi - 9:09 / 6 mi - 9:02 / 7 mi - 9:42 / 8 mi - 10:15 / 9 mi - 10:03 / 9.54 - 9:20

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 9.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.870.008.87

Pace: 11:12 (San Francisco)

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.87
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.570.009.57

Average Pace: 10:09 (trail run)

Walnut Creek, CA

Observations:

- This is what ran through my mind as I ran,

"With a hill, hill here,

And a hill, hill there,

Here a hill, there a hill,

Everywhere a hill, hill..."

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 9.57
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Pace: 9:47 (Walnut Creek, CA - hills)

Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.330.006.33

Pace: 9:40 (back home in Columbus, IN)

Conditions:

  • 72°
  • Wind WW 13 mph

Saucony Triumph Miles: 6.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0210.02

Pace: 9:29

Conditions:

  • 62°
  • Wind W 6 mph
  • Humidity 57%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:01 / 4 mi - 9:35 / 6 mi - 9:52 / 8 mi - 9:01 / 10 mi - 8:55
  • I felt extremely sluggish this morning
  • My new shoes felt tight and heavy

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.558.55

Pace: 6 x 1km / 400 recovery (treadmill

  • Speed - 8:34
  • Recovery - 9:22

Hill: 8:59/5.0/1 mile

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.55
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.708.70

Average Overall Pace: 8:48

  • Strength Training - run was phyisically and mentally difficult up to mile 4
  • Treadmill
  • Hill - 1 mile

Yesterday/Rest Day:

  • 30 miles on bike (mostly flat

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.70
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.407.40

Average Daily Pace: 9:25

Conditions:

  • 74°
  • Wind S 14 mph
  • Humidity 61%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:01 / 2 mi - 9:44 / 3 mi - 9:57 / 4 mi - 9:16 / 5 mi - 8:58 / 6 mi - 8:49 / 7 mi - 8:32 / 7:40 - 8:33
  • I really felt the heat when I started running at 5:15 AM. Also, my toes and the tops of my feet hurt for the first few miles. I had to mentally focus on other thoughts otherwise I would not have finished my run.
  • I had hoped that by going back to the Brooks brand of shoes this foot problem would go away. It may just take some time. I know that the shoes are wider than my Saucony's.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
67.24166.28233.52
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.02Saucony Triumph Iso2 Miles: 142.27Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 33.90Saucony Triumph Miles: 6.33Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 34.67
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