Boston? Maybe?

Mill Race Marathon

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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
98.60117.20215.80
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 63.96Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 165.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.170.0020.17

Overall Average Pace: 9:32

Conditions:

  • 54°
  • Wind NNE 8 mph
  • Humitdity 100%
  • Light, steady drizzle of rain

Splits:

  • 5 mi - 9:54 / 10 mi - 9:41 / 15 mi - 9:44 / 20 mi - 8:36

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 20.17
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.200.0013.20

Overall Average Pace: 9:38

Conditions:

  • 56°
  • Wind 6 mph
  • Humidity 70%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:02 / 4 mi - 9:54 / 6 mi - 9:39 / 8 mi - 9:33 / 10 mi - 9:37 / 12 mi - 9:13 / 13.20 mi - 9:19

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.520.006.52

Average Overall Pace: (recovery run)

  • 2.18 mi  - 9:47
  • 4.34 mi - 10:41 (with my son)

Conditions:

  • 61°
  • Wind S 6 mph
  • Humidity 94%

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.434.386.81

Overall Average Pace:

  • Warm-up - 9:43
  • 7K Virtual Race - 8:24

Splits:

  • Warm-up / 1 mi - 10:00 / 2 mi - 9:17 / 2:54 - 9:52
  • 7K - 1 mi - 9:21 / 2 mi - 8:48 / 3 mi - 8:27 / 4 mi - 7:46 / 4:38 - 6:26

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.91
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.118.11

Strength Workout: (treadmill)

  • 2 x 3 miles / 500 recovery
  • 8:33 - speed / 9:22 - recovery
     

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.059.05

Overall Average Pace: 9:27

Conditions:

  • 49° (brr)
  • Wind NE 0 mph
  • Humidity 84%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:25 / 2 mi - 9:35 / 3 mi - 9:41 / 4 mi -9:19 / 5 mi - 9:01 - 6 mi -9:19 / 7 mi - 9:16 / 8 mi - 8:50 / 9 mi - 8:35

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0022.0822.08

Overall Average Pace: 9.12

Conditions:

  • 54°
  • ENE 10 mph
  • Humidity 36%

Splits:

  • 5 mi - 9:47 / 10 mi - 9:36 / 15 mi - 9:18 / 20 mi - 8:44 / 22:08 mi - 7:44
  • Now if I can just repeat this if I have to run a marathon in two weeks.
  • Here's hoping that my current Boston qualifying time is fast enough to make the 2018 cut!

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 22.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.150.0012.15

Overall Average Pace: 11.04 (recovery run)

Conditions:

  • 49°
  • Wind NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity 81%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:56 / 4 mi - 11:28 / 6 mi - 10:57 / 8 mi - 10:47 / 10 mi - 11:12 / 12 mi - 11:15 / 12.15 mi - 9:51

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 12.15
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.030.006.03

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Conditions:

  • 49°
  • NE 11 mph
  • Humidity 46%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:03 / 2 mi - 10:22 / 3 mi - 9:44 / 4 mi - 9:27 / 5 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 9:13

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.050.004.05

Overall Average Pace: 9:33

Conditions:

  • 58°
  • Wind ENE 14 mph
  • Humidity 66%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:23 / 2 mi 9:18 / 3 mi 9:25 / 4 mi - 9:44
  • I ran with my son this morning. I was scheduled to run 9 miles, but I failed to hear my alarm. I was running late. I was just happy to get a few miles in for the day.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 4.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.546.54

Overall Average Pace: 9:10

Conditions:

  • 62°
  • Wind 6 mph
  • Humidity 94%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:04 / 2 mi - 9:36 / 3 mi - 9:32 / 4 mi - 8:56 / 5 mi - 8:36 / 6 mi -8:32 / 6.54 mi - 8:37

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.658.65

Overall Average Pace: (treadmill)

  • Speed work
  • 3 x 1.5 mi - 8:20
  • 500 recovery - 9:22
  • Hill / 1 mile - 8:48

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.65
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.518.51

Overall Average Pace: 9:28

Conditions:

  • 57°
  • E 1 mph
  • 44% Humidity

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:57 / 2 mi - 9:46 / 3 mi - / 10:00 / 4 mi - 9:35 / 5 mi - 9:46 / 6 mi - 9:03 / 7 mi - 8:59 / 8 mi - 8:39 / 8.56 mi - 8:22

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.51
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.470.0010.47

Overall Average Pace: 11:25

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.47
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.120.008.12

Overall Average Pace: 10:50

Conditions:

  • 63°
  • Wind WWW 1 mph
  • 87% Humidity

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:00 / 2 mi - 10:56 / 3 mi - 11:14 / 4 mi - 11:21 / 5 mi - 10:31 / 6 mi - 11:05 / 7 mi - 10:37 / 8 mi - 9:54
  • Winding down before Saturday's race / Submit my Boston time tomorrow
  • If I make it into Boston, then I'll stay with the half. If my time is not fast enough, then I'll switch to the marathon.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.12
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.058.05

Overall Average Pace: 9:01

Conditions:

  • 69°
  • Wind S 7 mph
  • Humidity 100%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:48 / 2 mi - 9:24 / 3 mi - 9:09 / 4 mi - 8:56 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 9:01 / 6.54 mi - 8:30 / 7.54 mi - 9:10 / 8 mi - 8:03

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.698.69

Overall Average Pace: Strength work on the treadmill

  • Strength / 6 x 1 mi - 8:34
  • Recovery / 400 - 9:22

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.69
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Race: Mill Race Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:00:12, Place overall: 314, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Overall Average Pace: 9:05

Conditions:

  • 68°
  • Wind NW 4 mph
  • Humidity 87%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:07 / 4 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 9:03 / 8 mi - 9:03 / 10 mi - 8:52 / 12 mi - 8:49 / 13.46 mi - 9: 34
  • By the time I finished the race, temperatures had spiked (86°). I could barely stay hydrated. Grateful that I brought along both water bottles to help with the later miles so that I wouldn't have to make stops.
  • Even though I won my age group, I took zero pleasure with that fact. Completing a half marathon in over 2 hours is beyond disappointing.
  • I have another half-marathon nect weekend. I'll hope for a better performance and cooler temperatures.

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.893.3613.25

Overall Average Pace: 10:51 (recovery run)

Conditions:

  • 66°
  • Wind W 1 mph
  • Humitdity 80%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 11:12 / 4 mi - 11:05 / 6 mi - 11:12 / 8 mi - 11:20 / 10 mi - 11:45 (with my son)
  • 12 mi - 9:19 / 13.25 - 8:59 (on my own)

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.119.11

Overall Average Pace: 9:19

Conditions:

  • 66°
  • Wind SSW 3 mph
  • Humidity: 75%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:09 / 2 mi - 9:33 / 3 mi - 9:51 / 4 mi - 9:17 / 5 mi - 8:52 / 6 mi - 9:13 / 7 mi - 8:38 / 8 mi - 8:51 / 9 mi - 9:26 / 9:12 - 8:38
  • I lost my phone around mile 9 so I had to back track and search for it in the dark. My pace slowed because I was afraid that I would not find it.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 9.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.577.57

Oveall Average Pace: 9:30

Conditions:

  • 66°
  • N 8 mph
  • Humidity 60%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:27 / 2 mi - 9:51 / 3 mi - 9:26 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 5 mi - 9:31 / 6 mi - 9:33 / 7 mi - 9:13 / 7:57 - 9:17

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.57
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.570.005.57

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Conditions:

  • 56°
  • Wind N 4 mph
  • Humidity 78%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:25 / 2 mi - 9:55 / 3 mi - 10:18 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 9:13 / 5 :58 - 8:55
  • Slow, steady pace to keep the legs loose for Saturday's half-marathon
  • Am also suffering from low right buttocks pain / Making sure that the pain does not worsen

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.57
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Race: Indy Women's Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:58:49, Place overall: 194, Place in age division: 7
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Overall Average Pace: 9:05

Conditions:

  • 49°
  • Wind ENE 10 mph
  • Humidity 32%

Splits:

  • 6:55 mile - 9:05 / 0:59:30
  • Last half - 9:04 / 0:59:20

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
98.60117.20215.80
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 63.96Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 165.04
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