Starting over...

Monumental Marathon

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesNora Jo's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2015201620172018
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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: 27.66 Month: 73.60 Year: 1201.22
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 181.55
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 330.12
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
56.6276.36132.98
Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 52.58Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 41.92Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.5310.53

Pace: 9:14

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 10.53
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.326.32

Pace: 9:24

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.32
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Easy Pace

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.00
Add Comment
Race: Monumental Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:08:10, Place overall: 1972, Place in age division: 12
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0026.2026.20

Pace:

10K Split: 9:01

13.1: 9:08

30K: 9:16

Last Half: 9:49

Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.006.00

Pace: 9:25

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.218.21

Pace: 9:06

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.21
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.506.008.50

Pace: 6 x 1 mile/400 recovery

  • Recovery/9:22
  • Speed/8:00

 

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.50
Add Comment
Race: Hilly Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:56:07, Place overall: 59, Place in age division: 4
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Pace: 

  • injured myself on mile 9

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Pace: 10:35 (I loathe injuries!)

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 5.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.330.0010.33

Pace: 10:37

  • Hate, hate, hate that I have injured my hamstring and buttocks
  • Miles are down to nothing
  • Doing my best to rest, stretch, and be postive

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 8.33
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

Injured - on the treadmill

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 4.25
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.280.007.28

Pace: 11:15

  • I am so impatient with my injury! 

Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Still injured - on the treadmill

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Injured - on the treadmill

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Pace:  10:26

  • Attempted to run outside - too painful to continue

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 2.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.260.004.26

Pace: 10:36

Injury Report: 3rd week

  • First time running outside in two weeks
  • Continue to experience severe buttocks and hamstring pain on right leg
  • Stretching exercises are experiencing less pain with each day 
  • Flexibility is increasing
  • Realization - I am going to forfeit my 2nd overall female place in the year-long race series

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 4.26
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Pace: 11:00

Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
56.6276.36132.98
Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 52.58Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 41.92Brooks Ghost 8 Miles: 3.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com