Boston? Maybe?

Colts 5K

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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: 41.37 Month: 179.58 Year: 2235.56
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 560.48
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 281.79
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 41.36
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
72.47176.79249.26
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 249.26
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.016.01

Pace: 9:05

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:00 / 2 mi - 9:18 / 3 mi - 9:20 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 8:37 / 6 mi - 8:03

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.026.02

Pace: 9:08

Conditions:

  • 65°
  • Wind NE 0 mph
  • humidity 93%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:54 / 2 mi -9:21 / 3 mi - 9:31 / 4 mi - 8:54 / 5 mi - 8:35 / 6 mi - 8:22

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.118.11

Pace: 9:13

Conditions:

  • 71°
  • Wind SSW 7 mph
  • Humidity 89%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:51 / 2 mi - 9:41 / 3 mi - 9:40 / 4 mi - 9:27 / 5 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 8:42 / 7 mi - 8:43 / 8 mi - 8:20

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0016.0316.03

Pace: 9:31

Conditions:

  • 54° (unbelieveable)
  • Wind SSE 2 mph
  • Humidity 84%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:19 / 4 mi - 9:15 / 6 mi - 9:32 / 8 mi - 9:22 / 10 mi - 9:37 / 12 mi - 9:37 / 14 mi - 9:28 / 16 mi - 8:52
  • I planned to  do 13 miles, but the temperature was so favorable I decided to go further. I felt strong and could have kept running. I figured that I'd save some miles for tomorrow.
  • I will finish the week about 3 miles shy of targeted goal for the week. It is always a struggle getting back into sync following summer break.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 16.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0710.07

Overall Average Pace: 9:28

Conditions:

  • 65°
  • Wind NE 2 mph
  • Humidity 75%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:43 / 6 mi - 9:49 / 8 mi - 9:01 / 10 mi - 8:33
  • I have been pleased with my strong 4 mile pushes at the end of my run. I am hoping that this practice will help me at the end of my upcoming 3 half-marathons.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.186.18

Overall Average Pace: 9:15

Conditions:

  • 65°
  • Wind N 9 mph
  • Humidity 100% (steady rain)

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:07 / 2 mi - 9:35 / 3 mi - 9:16 / 4 mi - 9:00 / 5 mi - 8:45 / 6 mi -8:49

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.18
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.506.50

Pace: Speed Work (treadmill)

  • 4 x 1 mile / 400 recovery
  • Speed - 8:00
  • Recovery - 9:13

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.588.58

Overall Average Pace: Tempo Workout

  • 8:55 - 6.08 miles

Conditions:

  • 61°
  • Wind NE 0 mph
  • Humidity 79%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:44 / 2 mi - 9:01 / 3 mi - 8:59 / 4 mi - 8:40 / 5 mi - 8:37 / 6 mi - 8:22
  • 1 mi - 9:01 / 2 mi - 8:33 / 2.50 mi - 7:46 (This last 2.50 miles was supposed to be a cool-down but it did not turn out that way)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.58
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.966.96

Overall Average Pace:

  • 4.46 miles - 8.51
  • 2.50 miles - 8:36

Conditions:

  • 66°
  • Wind WSW 8 mph
  • Humidity 62%

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.96
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.208.2816.48

Overall Average Pace:

  • 5.17 miles - 9:12 (on my own)
  • 8.20 miles - 10:52 (paced my son)
  • 3.11 miles - (on my own)

Conditions:

  • 65°
  • Wind N 7 mph
  • Humidity 84%

Splits (my individual miles):

  • 1 mi - 9:53 / 2 mi - 9:26 / 3 mi - 9:56 / 4 mi - 8:42 / 5.17 mi - 8:01
  • 1 mi -10:06 / 2 mi - 8:35 / 3.12 mi - 8:18

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 16.48
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.007.0611.06

Overall Average Pace:

  • 4 miles - 9:46 (paced my son)
  • 7.06 miles - 9:05

Conditions:

  • 59°
  • Humidity 90%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:49 / 2 mi - 9:21 / 3 mi - 9:20 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 9:00 / 6 mi - 8:38 / 7 mi - 8:08

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 11.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.009.00

Overall Average Pace: 9:26

Conditions:

  • 64°
  • Wind W 1 mph
  • Humidity 81%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:25 / 2 mi - 9:38 / 3 mi - 9:39 / 4 mi - 9:23 / 5 mi - 9:19 / 6 mi - 9:11 / 7 mi - 9:24 / 8 mi - 9:12 / 9 mi - 8:36
  • I tried not to push my pace this morning. I mostly pushed for higher mileage. This week I need to run 61 miles. I am not sure how that is going to happen! I have 41 more miles to run after today.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.019.01

Workout: Speed Work

  • 6 x 1 mile / 400

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.0210.02

Overall Average Pace: 8:53

Conditions:

  • 74°
  • Wind SW 6 mph
  • Humidity 62%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:34 / 2 mi - 8:51 / 3 mi - 8:49 / 4 mi - 8:37 / 5 mi - 8:43 / 6 mi - 8:34 / 7 mi - 8:45 / 8 mi - 8:35 / 9 mi - 9:15 / 10 mi - 9:04

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.576.57

Average Overall Pace: 9:05

Conditions:

  • 72°
  • WindW 11 mph
  • Humidity 60%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:58 / 2 mi - 9:25 / 3 mi - 9:24 / 4 mi - 9:03 / 5 mi - 8:38 / 6 mi - 8:29 / 6:57 mi - 8:13

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.57
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.048.5017.54

Average Overall Pace: (easy pace day)

  • On my own - 9:30
  • With my son then on my own - 10:25

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • Wind SSE 4 mph
  • Humidity 94% (off and on drizzles throughout the run)

Splits:

  • On my own: 1 mi - 10:10 / 2 mi - 9:26 / 3 mi - 9:30 / 4 mi - 9:16 / 5 mi - 9:15 / 6 mi - 8:59 / 7 mi - 10:11 / 8 mi - 9:07 / 8:50 - 9:00
  • With my son: 1 mi - 10:31 / 2 mi - 10:36 / 3 mi - 13:54 / 4 mi 11:51 / 5 mi - 10:43
  • On my own again - 1 mi - 9:33 / 2 mi - 9:24 / 3 mi - 9:05 / 4 mi - 8:51

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 17.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.080.0013.08

Overall Average Pace:

  • On my own: 9:33
  • With my son: 10:42

Conditions:

  • 70°
  • Wind NW 0 mph
  • Humidity 78%

Splits:

  • On my own: 1 mi - 10:08 / 2 mi - 9:38 / 3 mi - 10:38 / 4 mi - 9:01 / 5 mi - 9:21 / 6 mi - 9:12 / 7 mi -8:43
  • I was a distracted runner this morning. I just couldn't focus. My pacing shows it.
  • With my son: 1 mi - 10:29 / 2 mi - 10:18 / 3 mi - 10:49 / 4 mi - 11:00 / 5 mi - 11:17 / 6 mi 10:04

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.516.0210.53

Overall Average Pace:

  • Fast - 8.53
  • Slow - 7:48 (my garmin turned off for 1/2 a mile or so. This is NOT correct!)

Conditions:

  • 74°
  • Wind NW 6 mph
  • Humidity 87%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9;54 / 2 mi - 9:03 / 3 mi - 9:06 / 4 mi - 8:37 / 5 mi - 8:45 / 6 mi - 7:53
  • It was incredibly hot at 4:30 AM. I ran back home after mile 6 to get more gatorade. My goal was to slow my pace.
  • 1 mi - 9:36 / 2 mi - 9:07 / 3 mi -8:53 / 4 mi - 3:23 (?) / 4:52 - 8:09

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.53
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.009.00

Overall Average Pace: Speedwork on the treadmill

  • 4 x 1.5 mi (8:27)
  • 400 recovery (9:22)
  • 1 mile hills

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.050.009.05

Overall Average Pace: 9:11

Conditions:

  • 57°
  • Wind NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity 33%

Splits: (easy pace)

  • 1 mi - 10:07 / 2 mi - 9:20 / 3 mi - 9:16 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 9:27 / 6 mi - 8:41 / 7 mi - 8:47 - 8 mi - 9:16 - 9 mi - 8:52

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.540.005.54

Overall Average Pace: 9:18

Conditions:

  • 58°
  • Wind N 4 mph
  • Humidity 87%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:06 / 2 mi - 9:16 / 3 mi - 9:31 / 4 mi - 9:30 / 5 mi - 8:56 / 5.54 mi - 7:51
  • Great weather, but I kept my pace at a moderate level.
  • I have a fun run in the city tomorrow. I don't expect a PR, but I'd like to perform well within my age group. I know this is a challenge when there are 1000's of runners, many of whom just come to walk and dress up.
  • Yes. I'll wear a tutu for the fun of it too!

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.54
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Race: Colts 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:24:27, Place overall: 256, Place in age division: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.103.10

Average Overall Pace: 7:56

Splits:

  • Since this was a run/race, nerves always get the best of me. That meant, once again, technology failed me. My mapmyrun tracker did not start recording my pace until the end of mile 1.
  • 2 mi - 7:19 / 3 mi - 7:45
  • My goal was to just have fun! I wore a tutu, so I was pretty surprised to see that I placed 3rd overall in my age group.
  • Perhaps with my next 5K fun run, I should try to win my age group! But, wait! I really do not like 5K races!

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.050.0019.05

Overall Average Pace: 9:36

Conditions:

  • 58°
  • Wind ENE 6 mph
  • Humidity 31%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:14 / 4 mi - 9:47 / 6 mi - 10:03 / 8 mi - 9:42 / 10 mi - 10:02 / 12 mi - 9:31 / 14 mi - 9:28 / 16 mi - 9:29 / 18 mi - 8:39 / 19:05 - 8:34

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 19.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.019.01

Overall Average Pace: Strength Workout

  • 3 x 2 mi / 8:19
  • 400 recovery / 9:22
  • 1 mi hill repeats /  8:57

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.108.10

Overall Average Pace: 9:22

Conditions:

  • 62°
  • Wind NNE 4 mph
  • Humidiy 64%
  • Dense Fog

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:52 / 2 mi - 9:37 / 3 mi - 9:55 / 4 mi - 9:35 / 5 mi - 9:35 / 6 mi - 9:16 / 7 mi - 8:37 / 8 mi  - 9:23

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.668.66

Overall Average Pace: 9:07

Conditions:

  • 64°
  • NE 9 mph
  • Humidity 51%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:48 / 2 mi - 9:24 / 3 mi - 9:24 / 4 mi - 9:01 / 5 mi - 9:37 / 6 mi - 8:55 / 7 mi - 8:36 / 8 mi - 8:36 / 8:66 - 8:19

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.66
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
72.47176.79249.26
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 249.26
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