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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: 17.62 Year: 733.84
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Lifetime Miles: 362.91
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 44.29
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 24.81
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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