Boston? Maybe?

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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
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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