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Mill Race Marathon

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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

8K - 41:49.9 / Turkey Trot 8K 2018

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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 17.20 Month: 126.52 Year: 482.27
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 360.18
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 582.22
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 47.04
Race: Mill Race Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:04:48, Place overall: 474, Place in age division: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.4613.46

Thoughts:

  • I signed up for this race 11 months ago. It is my favorite race because it is in my hometown. Also, the race promotors give a Ford truck with a Cummins engine to one race finisher. I have a 5 year losing streak with this truck give-away!
  • In September, I stopped running altogether because my foot hurt so badly. I sat in the car for 30 minutes prior to the race debating whether I should run.
  • After the first few miles, I got into a steady rhythm. I noticed a female runner slightly ahead of me. She continuously checked her watch. I decided to stay unobtrusively behind her and match my pace with hers for the remainder of the race.
  • At mile 12, I left her and pushed hard to the finish.
  • My son works at the finish line medical tent. As I approached the finish, I could see him cheering and clapping for me. I realized at that moment that the only opponent I needed to beat was myself, the way I used to be. I was better today than I was yesterday.  I had beat my discouragement, my injury, my lack of training; and that was enough.

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:02 / 4 mi - 9:14 / 6 mi - 9:21 / 8 mi - 9:30 / 10 mi - 9:34 / 12 mi - 9:21 / 13.1 mi - 9:01
  • By the way, my losing streak is rock solid. I did not win the truck this year!

 

 

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 13.46
Comments
From Tom K on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 18:05:09 from 47.201.51.108

Good job on the finish! It's a big, bold move to run a race on no training. I'm glad it worked out. How's the foot feeling now?

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