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August 2018

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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
131.3530.73162.08
Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 156.52Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.56
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross Training:

  • 30 minutes weight training

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.004.007.00

Workout: Strength on the treadmill (HMP)

  • 1.5 mi warm-up / 10:50
  • 4 miles / 9:20
  • 1.5 mi cool-down / 10:00

Thoughts:

  • My paces on the treadmill were significantly slower than I had planned to run. My foot hurt the entire workout. I stopped periodically to stretch the area and to take additional Advil. Nothing relieved the pain today.
  • I'll wear my boot all day today.
  • I'll start again tomorrow with new hope!

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 30 minutes weight training

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.175.17

Workout: Just run 5 mi (goal pace 10:00)

Overall Average Pace: 9:16

Conditions:

  • 73 °
  • 77% humidity

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:07 / 2 mi - 9:06 / 3 mi - 9:09 / 4 mi - 9:20 / 5 mi - 8:50 / 5.17 mi - 8:20

Thoughts:

  • I was not sure what to expect since my foot pain was unbearable yesterday during the run.
  • I kept my boot on all day and night. Perhaps this helped because I barely had any pain while running!
  • I was extremely satisfied with my overall workout. I have no stamina at these faster paces, but I am realistic with the gradual build-up.

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 5.17
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.930.0010.93

Workout: 10 miles easy pace (goal pace 10:05)

Overall Average Pace: 9:59

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • Wind SW 5 mph
  • Humidity 60%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:56 / 4 mi - 9:56 / 6 mi - 9:39 / 8 mi - 9:52 / 10 mi - 9:32

Thoughts:

  • Overall, I am pleased with my performance. I am trying to build my stamina and push my easy run pace to under 10:00. Ipurposely slowed mile 7 & 8 to ensure that I could finish the full 10 miles.
  • My foot was bad for the first two miles. I repeatedly stop and stretched. The pain eventually worked itself out to a minor annoyance.

Cross-Training:

  • 10 mile bike ride

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 10.93
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.280.006.28

Workout: 6 miles slow easy (goal pace - 10:30)

Overall Average Pace: 10:08

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • Wind S 5 mph
  • Humidity 71%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:08 / 2 mi - 10:23 / 3 mi - 10:15 / 4 mi - 10:18 / 5 mi - 9:34 / 6:28 mi - 9:14

Thoughts:

  • I am incredibly out of running shape! I can't believe how difficult of a run this was for me!

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.28
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.015.01

Workout: 5 miles easy

Overall Average Pace: 9:33

Splits:

  • 1mi - 10:52 / 2 mi - 9:20 /3 mi - 9:29 / 4 mi - 9:52 / 5 mi - 9:10

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 5.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.504.507.00

Workout: Speed on the treadmill

  • 1.5 mi warm-up / 10:54
  • 4 x 1200m / 8:34
  • with 400 m jog rest / 10:00
  • 1 mi cool-down / 10:00

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.004.027.02

Workout: Strength

  • 1.5 - Warm-up
  • 4 miles HMP
  • 1.5 cool-down

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:18 / 2 mi - 10:31 / 3 mi - 9:44 / 4 mi - 9:11 / 5 mi - 9:13 / 6 mi - 8:41 / 7 mi - 9:12

Thoughts:

  • My foot hurt so badly I chose to run the first 3 miles as my warm-up. I stopped a lot during the first mile to stretch the foot area. By mile 4, the pain was minimal. I was able to run closer to my HMP. Unfortunately, my stamina is not strong. I might have had two more miles left at that pace.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 7.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

Workout: 6 miles easy

Overall Average Pace: 10:38

Conditions:

  • 79°
  • Winds WSW 6 mph
  • Humidity 73%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:42 / 2 mi - 11:06 / 3 mi - 10:37 / 4 mi - 10:20 / 5 mi - 10:06 / 6 mi - 9:00

​Thoughts:

  • So much pain. Part of the problem is that I am back at work. I am on my feet from 7 AM until 5 PM. I am selective about my work shoes, but I am probably going to have to wear my boot to work. Ugh!

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.050.0012.05

Workout: 12 mile long run

Overall Average Pace: 9:41

Conditions:

  • 72°
  • Humidity 70%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:54 / 4 mi - 9:48 / 6 mi - 9:44 / 8 mi - 9:20 / 10 mi - 9:11 / 12 mi - 9:17

Thoughts:

  • Overall, this was not an epic fail. I was happy to see that my last 6 miles were  faster than my first 6. I purposely slowed at mile 10 because I did not feel that mentally I would finish. My stamina is just so poor.
  • My foot held up pretty well. I consumed a fair amount of Advil along the way.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 12.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.070.006.07

Workout: Easy run

Overall Average Pace: 9:51

Conditions:

  • 63°
  • Humidity 89%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:29 / 2 mi - 10:23 / 3 mi - 9:53 / 4 mi - 9:42 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8:42

Thoughts:

  • My foot pain was not too intense this morning. I was not sure what to expect since I ran 12 miles yesterday.
  • While running, I realized that I need to run more weekly miles to increase my stamina. If I run this half-marathon in Septmeber, I am 6 weeks behind in the training schedule for race day. Currently I am able to run about 5 miles easily. I've got my work cut out for me.
  • I'm just not sure how much I should push myself. It is pretty clear that if I race my performance is not optimal with my foot issues.

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.060.006.06

Workout: 5 miles eay

Overall Average Pace: 10:41

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 13:07 / 2 mi - 10:49 / 3 mi - 10:31 / 4 mi - 9:57 / 5 mi - 9:27 / 6 mi - 10:12

Thoughts:

  • This was an awful, awful, awful run.

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.030.005.03

Workout: 5 miles easy

Overall Average Pace: 10:00

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 5.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Workout: 5 easy miles

Overall Average Pace: 10:27

Thoughts:

  • This is just a bad, bad week in terms of running.

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.002.036.03

Workout: 8 easy

  • Lightning cut my run short

Overall Average Pace: 10:24

Conditions:

  • 73°
  • Humidity 98%
  • 0% chance of rain - epic fail with weather report

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:15 / 2 mi - 11:01 / 3 mi - 10 : 27 / 4 mi - 10:05 / 5 mi - 9:38 / 6 mi - 8:36

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.990.0011.99

Workout: Easy long run

Overall Average Pace: unknown

  • At mile 8.44, I stopped my Garmin to grab a quick bite and drink for energy. I fogot to turn it back on! I didn't realize it until nearly 2 miles later.

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • Wind NNE 6 mph
  • Humidity 63%

Splits:

  • 1mile - 11:02 / 2 mi -10:29 / 3 mi -10:24 / 4 mi - 9:54 / 5 mi - 10:01 / 6 mi - 9:43 / 7 mi - 9:30 / 8 mi - 9:40 / 11mi - 8:15

Thoughts:

  • I have a new night boot. I've worn it twice. It is very uncomfortable, but it seems to be helping. My foot pain is slightly less in the morning and throughout the day. I hope this trend continues. I'd really like to see a significant drop in time for my first few miles. I can't imagine shaving off enough minutes to secure a mariginally decent half-marathon finish if my I continue to start my runs so slow.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 11.99
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.001.008.00

Workout: Easy run

Overall Aaverage Pace: 10:04

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:12 / 2 mi - 10:17 / 3 mi - 10:22 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 5 mi - 9:55 / 6 mi - 9:43 / 7 mi - 9:41 / 8 mi - 10:03

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.005.008.00

Workout: Strength (I usually do this workout on the treadmill. My headphones are not working so I decided to take it ourside. The cool, crisp morning air felt good.

Overall Average Pace: 10:07

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:30 / 2 mi - 11:07 / 3 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:40 / 5 mi - 9:16 / 6 mi - 9:08 / 7 mi - 9:16 / 8 mi - 9:14

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.020.008.02

Workout: Run to build stamina

Overall Average Pace: 9:49

Conditions:

  • 64°
  • Humidity 91%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:03 / 2 mi - 10:27 / 3 mi -10:03 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 5 mi - 9:19 / 6 mi - 9:08 / 7 mi - 8:58 / 8 mi - 9:15

Thoughts:

  • My splits were better except for the first two, but I could barely walk on my foot afterward.

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 8.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Thoughts:

  • My foot is still throbbing and hurts when I put pressure on it.

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.480.0012.48

Workout: Run extra miles to build stamina

Overall Average Pace: 10:36

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 12:05 / 2 mi - 10:54 / 3 mi - 10:44 / 4 mi - 10:47 / 5 mi - 10:05 / 6 mi - 10:02 / 7 mi - 10:29 / 8 mi - 10:52 / 9 mi - 10:10 / 10 mi - 9:50 / 11 mi - 9:52 / 12 mi - 10:01

Thoughts:

  • That first mile - ugh!
  • My right foot and now right knee - so much pain!
  • Just beat the downpour - my silver lining!

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 12.48
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.190.009.19

Workout: 9 miles with some speed

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:09 - 2 mi - 10:03 / 3 mi - 9:56 / 4 mi - 9:32 / 5 mi - 9:24 / 6 mi - 9:13 / 7 mi - 9:44 / 8 mi - 9:07 / 9 mi - 8:55

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 9.19
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.150.004.15

Workout: Walk

  • I've done something to the interior of my knee. I've had minor pain in the area for several weeks, but following my long run on Saturday the pain was significant. I stretched and rested all day on Sunday.
  • Today, I walked at the gym on a curved treadmill. It was a fast paced walk. It took me a few moments to get the hang of it, but I really liked it. It was not a jarring as a regular treadmill. My knee responded well to it.
  • Tomorrow I'll try to run a few miles outside prior to spin class.

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 4.15
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.560.005.56

Workout: Curve Treadmill

  • Walking
  • 45 minutes spin class

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
131.3530.73162.08
Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 156.52Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.56
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