Starting over...

October 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: 5.54 Month: 53.49 Year: 1304.65
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 224.82
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 56.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
81.6541.89123.54
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 84.00Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 14.56Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 24.98
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.016.01

Workout: Just run

Overall Average Pace: 9:29

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:14 / 2 mi - 9:58 / 3 mi - 9:53 / 4 mi - 9:27 / 5 mi - 9:04 / 6 mi - 8:14

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.030.003.03

Workout: Just run

Overall Average Pace: 10:12

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:03 / 2 mi - 10:09 / 3 mi - 9:26

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 3.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.035.03

Workout: Just run

Overall Average Pace: 9:24

Splits:

  • 1 mi -9:53 / 2 mi - 9:19 / 3 mi - 9:29 / 4 mi - 8:59 / 5 mi - 9:21

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 5.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.360.006.36

Workout: Just run

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:52 / 2 mi - 9:39 / 3 mi - 9:44 / 4 mi - 10:17 / 5 mi - 9:28 / 6 mi - 9:07 / 6.36 mi - 8:43

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.36
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.503.024.52

Workout:

  • 1.5 mi warm-up / 11:53
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • 3 mi / 8:34

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 8:25 / 2 mi - 8:36 / 3 mi - 8:44

Cross-Training:

  • 30 minutes strength training
  • 45 minutes spinning

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Workout:

  • 1.5 mi warm-up / 11:02
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • 5 mi recovery pace / 10:22

Overall Average Pace: 10:11

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 10:19 / 3 mi -9:55 / 4 mi - 10:06 / 5 mi - 10:04

Thoughts:

  • Pacing is so difficult. I had to change my coaching function from every 5 minutes to 2 minutes, to 1 minute, then to 30 seconds. It was totally annoying. Until I am able to naturally run these specific paces, I better get used to that coaches voice.

Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 30 minutes strength training

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 6.50
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Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes spinning
  • 30 minutes weights
  • 2 hour hike with the grands - love them so!

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.283.684.96

Workout:

  • Warm-up /  1 - 1.5 mi / 9:57
  • Conversation Pace / 3 mi / 9:18 (should have been 9:30)
  • 3 strides / 7:32

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:13 / 2 mi -9:30 / 3 mi - 9:08 / 3.5 mi - 9:32

Cross-training:

  • Weights

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.96
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.530.009.53

Workout: Long Run / Goal Pace / 12:35

  • Warm-up / 1.5 mi / 11:58
  • Dynamic warm-up / 5 minutes
  • 8 mi / 12:09

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:51 / 2 mi - 12:03 / 3 mi - 11:58 / 4 mi - 12:02 / 5 mi - 12:02 / 6 mi - 12:49 / 7 mi - 12:11 / 8 mi - 12:17

Thoughts:

  • It was incredibly hard to force myself to run at this slower pace - not that I am fast by any means.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 9.53
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.493.004.49

Workout: Conversation Pace / 9:33

  • Warm-up / 10:52
  • Dynamic warm-up / 5 minutes
  • Conversation pace / 9:21

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.49
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.960.006.96

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1:89 / 10:33
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • 5 mile recovery / 10:17

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.96
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.123.055.17

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.5 mi / 10:33
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • 3 mile (CP) / 9:21
  • Cool dwon / .62 mi / 10:41

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.17
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.040.0011.04

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.57 mi / 11:00
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Long run  / 8.01 mi /12:00
  • Cool-down / 1:47 mi / 11:04

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 11.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.943.055.99

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.55 mi / 10:27
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Conversation pace / 3.05 mi  / 9:26
  • Cool-down / 1.39 mi / 10:09

Splits:

  • 1mi - 10:05 / 2 mi - 9:22 / 3 mi - 8:58

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.99
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.873.024.89

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.32 mi / 10:11
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Conversation Pace / 3.02 mi / 9:12
  • Cool-down / 0.55 mi / 8:44

Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes spinning

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.89
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.030.008.03

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.54 mi / 10:41
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Recovery run / 5.06 mi / 9:48
  • Cool-down / 1.43 mi / 10:34

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 8.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.023.036.05

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.58 mi / 10:06
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Conversation Pace / 3.03 mi / 9:19
  • Cool-down / 1.44 mi / 10:16

Thoughts:

  • My heel started to hurt again. I plan to stop at the running store to purchase a new pair of shoes. Hopefully this will take care of the discomfort.

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.460.0012.46

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.63 mi / 11:08
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Long Run / 10:11 mi / 11:33
  • Cool-down / .72 mi / 12:39

Thoughts:

  • Foot pain was bad again today even with new shoes.
  • I had a really good month of running which brought me much joy and pleasure. I'll hop on the elipitcal for the next few days and boot my foot again.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 12.46
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.563.004.56

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.56 mi / 10:06
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Conversation Pace / 3 mi / 8:59

Cross-Training:

  • 45 minutes spin class

Thoughts:

  • My foot felt much better. I'm glad that I took yesterday off.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 4.56
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.966.007.96

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.52 mi / 10:45
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Recovery / 6.0 mi / 9:58
  • Cool-down / .44 mi / 10:35

It was a balmy 61° this morning. I finished my workout just as the sky opened up with rain.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.96
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
81.6541.89123.54
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 84.00Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 14.56Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 24.98
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