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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

10K - 47:47.2 / Katie McBurnett 2019

Half-Marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

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Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 106.10 Year: 1880.31
Broooks Ghost 11 (4th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 527.66
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 162.86
Brooks Ghost 12 Lifetime Miles: 206.11
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
111.6866.21177.89
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 43.55Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 134.33
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.430.006.43

Average Overall Pace: 10:12 

 

 

 

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 6.43
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.050.009.05

Overall Average Pace: 10:03

Splits: 

  • 1 mi - 11:35 / 2 mi - 10:39 / 3 mi - 10:06 / 4 mi - 9:55 / 5 mi - 9:39 / 6 mi - 9:17 / 7 mi - 9:42 / 8 mi - 10:10 / 8:40 mi - 8:25

Walk: .55 mi

 

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 9.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.070.004.07

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 4.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.110.0015.11

Long Run: (suggested pace - 11:10)

Overall Average Pace: 10:46 (I was hoping for 10:30, but when I run into town I become really distracted. My pacing suffers. I need to stop doing this even though I LOVE running downtown!

Splits: 2 mi - 10:42 / 4 mi - 10:09 / 6 mi - 10:31 / 8 mi - 10:37 / 10 mi - 11:35 / 12 mi - 11:58 / 14 mi - 10:29 / 15.11 mi - 9:45

Thoughts:

I have really struggled for the past month and a half with my running. I've lacked motivation. I've avoided and skipped races because I'm afraid of failure. I constantly worry about injuries. I could go on and on and on. I don't have the answers, but losing my fitness level, choosing avoidance, and allowing negative self-talk is not bringing me satisfaction either. For the time being, I have just resolved to keep pushing forward.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 15.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.002.917.91

Workout: Run

1 mi - 11:05 / 2 mi - 10:31 / 3 mi - 10:23 /4 mi - 10:04 / 5 mi - 10:00 / 6 mi - 9:30 - / 7 mi - 9:25 / 7.91 mi - 8:38

Brr! It was so chilly this morning! I had to hunt for the gloves and hat.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 7.91
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.506.008.50

Workout: Strength (treadmill)

Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:43

6 x 1 mi / 8:34 with 400 recovery / 9:50

I had not run on the treadmill for quite some time. I grew fearful of not being able to run faster paces so I avoided these type of workouts. I'm glad that I pushed myself to go back to the health club. It was easier than I anticipated. Isn't that how things work? The aniticpation is the worse than the actuality.

Also, the Brooks Ghost 12 are working much better for my big toe. I've barely experienced pain since switching out shoes.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.003.078.07

Workout: Recovery run

 

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 8.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.007.008.00

Workout: Tempo (treadmill)

Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:49

2 mi - 9:31 / 3 mi - 9:22 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8:57 / 7 mi - 8:49 / 8 mi - 8:34

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

I couldn't sleep, so I took a little run before work.
 

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Running for riley Patients 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:26:00, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.113.11

This race was sponsored by a former first grade student. She is now a senior in high school. I love supporting their endeavors and appreciate how they stay connected with me through the years.

In typical fashion, I am a slow starter. If I could figure out how to improve my first mile, I might enjoy 5K events better.

1 mi - 8:58 / 2 mi - 8:04 / 3 mi - 7:58 / 3.20 mi - 7:48

I tried my hardest to keep my finish under 26 minutes as I neared the time clock. Unfortunately, my best efforts failed me. It was a tough finish running uphill. Overall, it was good race with an overall average pace of 8:23.

 

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 3.11
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Race: Fort Vallonia Days 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:25:29, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.003.115.11

This was my second 5K race in two days. Surprisingly I was faster today than yesterday which is odd because this was an afternoon race. I literally only run in the morning! My first mile is still significantly slower, but negative splits are nothing to complain about when racing.

1 mi - 8:38 / 2 mi - 8:17 / 3.107 mi - 8:06

I ran 2 additional miles following the race with a friend to loosen our legs and just catch up. It was fun except for the food fair stench! I guess I am a fried food snob while exercising.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 5.11
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.005.919.91

Workout: Just run

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:52 / 2 mi - 9:38 / 3 mi - 9:47 / 4 mi - 9:40 / 5 mi - 9:12 / 6 mi - 9:20 / 7 mi - 9:21 / 8 mi - 9:03 / 9 mi - 9:45 / 9.91 mi - 9:13

This run felt great! It was nice to get some extra miles in before work since I was unable to do a long run over the weekend.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 9.91
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.505.008.50

Workout: Strength (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:39
  • 4 x 1.5 mi /  8:37
  • 800 recovery / 9:49

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.513.009.51

Workout: Recovery Run

Overall Average Pace: 10:09

Splits: 1 mi - 12:35 / 2 mi - 9:57 / 3 mi - 10:13 / 4 mi - 10:13 - 5 mi - 10:19 / 6 mi - 9:48 / 7 mi - 9:30 / 8 mi - 9:28 / 9 mi - 9:27 / 9.51 mi - 9:26

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 9.51
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.008.009.00

Workout: Tempo (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:08
  • 2 mi - 9:30 / 3 mi - 9:22 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8:57 / 7 mi - 8:49 / 8 mi - 8:42 / 9 mi - 8:19

At mile 2, I decided that I would run one more mile. I was just not feeling the run. Then, mile 3 came and went. I decided to run one more mile. Before I knew it, I had run 6 miles. At that point I was in the groove so I finished my workout with 9 miles. It turned out to be a good workout. Runs like this are very satisfying.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Workout: Long run

I was hoping to beat the rain. That did not happen. It rained and rained and rained some more. I shortened my long run once the steady downpour refused to cease. I'll try again tomorrow.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.010.0020.01

Long Run: Suggested pace - 12:30

Overall Average Pace: 10:43

Splits: 5 mi - 11:10 / 10 mi - 10:24 / 15 mi - 10:47 / 20 mi - 10:24

Thoughts: I had a bit of trouble with my clothing at the onset. I ran home three separate times to change for the weather. First, I was too hot. Then, I was too cold. Finally, I was just right! After that, I got my pacing down and had a really nice, enjoyable run.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 20.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.003.019.01

Recovery Run: (suggested pace 10:20)

Overall Average Pace: 9:52

Splits: 1 mi - 10:53 / 2 mi - 9:50 / 3 mi - 10:13 / 4 mi - 10:14 / 5 mi - 9:52 / 6 mi - 9:50 / 7 mi - 9:38 / 8 mi - 9:36 / 9 mi - 8:50

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 9.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.006.007.00

Workout: Tempo

Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:46

2 mi - 9:31 / 3 mi - 9:22 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8:57 / 7 mi - 8:49

I was going for 9 miles this morning, but I ran out of time. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow morning. My plan is to run outside since it is a recovery run. We'll see if I can make up my mileage and stay ahead of the rain!

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.004.0910.09

Recovery Run: (suggested pace 10:20)

Overall Average Pace: 10:00

2 mi - 10;52 / 4 mi - 10:05 / 6 mi - 9:35 / 8 mi - 9:57 / 10.09 mi - 9:34

I beat the rain for 6 miles! The next 2 miles were a light drizzle, but the final 2 miles were wet, wet, wet! The run felt good nonetheless!

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 10.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.506.008.50

Workout: Strength (treadmill)

Warm-up / 1 mi / 11:15

2 mi x 3 / 8:34 by 0.50 mi x 3 / 9:49

 

 

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
111.6866.21177.89
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Miles: 43.55Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 134.33
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