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November 2017

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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: 0.00 Month: 37.14 Year: 716.22
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Lifetime Miles: 362.91
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 26.67
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 24.81
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
143.0356.84199.87
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 89.69Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 110.18
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.020.006.02

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.090.006.09

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
27.090.0027.09

Overall Average Pace: 9:54

​Conditions:

  • 48°
  • ​Wind SSE 8 mph
  • ​Humidity 85%​

Observations:

  • This was a marathon race, but I bonked much to my dismay.
  • ​How could my Garmin show an entire extra mile? I tried to stay in the center of the road to prevent weaving and added mileage. Clearly, this was an epic fail!
  • ​The weather conditions were perfect for the majority of participants. For me, it was uncomfortably cold. I dressed appropriately, but did not fuel or hydrate because I was not sweating. I developed leg cramps at mile 20. I stretched, walked, fueled. Unfortunately, I experinced little to no relief. My pace slowed significantly. 
  • ​My hopes of negative splits did not occur.​

​Splits:5 mi - 9:18 / 10 mi - 9:40 / 15 mi - 9:39 / 20 mi - 9:59 / 25 mi - 10:38 / 27 mi - 9:45


 

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 27.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.090.0016.09

Overall Average Pace: 10:38

Conditions:

  • 25°
  • ​E 5 mph
  • ​Humidity 58%​​​

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:34 / 4 mi - 10:24 / 6 mi - 10:13 / 8 mi - 10:16 / 10 mi - 11:58 / 12 mi - 10:23 / 14 mi - 11:19 / 16 mi - 9:57

Observations:

  • I did not run for a week following my marathon. I've been in a funk. I really need to find a blog that better supports my running journey. I am clearly not fast enough to engage athletes to comment.
  • I'd like advice on how to improve my running strategy so that I can qualify for Boston with more than just a few minutes below the qualifying time. This is twice that I have qualified, but I know that my time will not be fast enough again.

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 16.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.010.0015.01

Overall Average Pace: 10:15

​Conditions:

  • ​33°
  • ​Humidity 79%​

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:32 / 4 mi - 10:16 / 6 mi - 10:02 / 8 mi - 10:17 / 10 mi - 10:06 / 12 mi - 10:34 / 14 mi - 10:14 / 15 mi - 9:52
  • ​I focused on running my slow, easy pace as outlined in the book that I am following

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 15.01
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.588.58

Overall Average Pace: Strength Workout (treadmill)

  • 6 x 1 mi - 8:41
  • 400 recovery - 9:31
  • 1 mi - Warm-up

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.58
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.130.006.13

Pace: 9:47

Conditions:

  • 40°
  • Wind SW 11 mph
  • Humidity 92%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:13 / 2 mi 9:49 / 3 mi 10:01 / 4 mi - 9:19 / 5 mi - 9:27 / 6 mi - 8:19
  • I have gone back to my Brooks 9, but my feet hurt an incredible amount with each step.
  • I taped the sides of my feet to provide some level of cushion, but received little comfort.
  • I am unclear how to address this concern other than to give my feet time to heal.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.13
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.250.008.25

Pace: Tempo Workout on the Treadmill

Splits:

  • 1 mile / Warm-up / 9:40
  • 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 9 Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.235.23

Overall Average Pace: 9:25

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:42 / 2 mi - 10:07 / 3 mi - 9:32 / 4 mi - 8:47 / 5 mi - 8:47 / 5.23 mi - 6:18

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.23
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

 Overall Average Pace: 9:49 (Moderate long run was to be 9:53)

Conditions:

  • 59°
  • Wind S 18 mph
  • Humidity 73% (light drizzle off and on)

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:30 / 6 mi - 9:48 / 8 mi -10:05 / 10 mi - 9:54 / 12 mi - 9:17

Thoughts:

  • I experienced no foot pain while running this morning. Swtiching back to my Brooks seems to have corrected whatever was happening with the different brand of shoes.
  • Trying to keep my pace according to this running plan takes a lot of concentration. My garmin talks to me at half mile splits so I can adjust accordingly by the time I run each mile. Perhaps, with time, pacing will feel more natural.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.066.06

Overall Average Pace: 9.26

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 9:58 / 2 mi - 9:43 / 3 mi - 9:31 / 4 mi - 9:17 / 5 mi - 9:07 / 6 mi - 8:57

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.507.50

Strength Workout: (treadmill)

  • Workout: 4 x 1.25 mi / 400 recovery
  • Recovery Pace: 9:22
  • Strength Pace: 8:34

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.120.0010.12

Overall Average Pace: 10:11

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:28 / 4 mi - 9:55 / 6 mi - 9:45 / 8 mi - 11:07 (I had to stop and tie my shoes twice during this two mile stretch) / 10.12 mi - 9:24
  • My overall finishing pace was on target for my required easy B pace. I just need to figure out how to maintain that pace throughout my entire run.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.12
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.187.18

Overall Average Pace: 9:34

Conditions:

  • 28°
  • Wind SSW 2 mph
  • Humidity 83%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:07 / 2 mi - 9:23 / 3 mi - 9:51 / 4 mi - 9:15 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 6 mi - 9:25 / 7 mi - 9:20 / 7.18 - 8:27

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.18
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.006.008.00

Tempo Run: Treadmill

  • Warm-up / 9:34
  • Tempo Pace / 2 - 4 mi / 8:41
  •                        5 - 7 mi / 8:34
  • Cool down / 9:34

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.030.0014.03

Overall Average Pace: 10:16 (easy slow pace was to be 10:15)

Conditions:

  • 49°
  • NW 14 mph
  • Humidity 62%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:51 / 4 mi -10:04 / 6 mi - 10:27 / 8 mi - 10:31 / 10 mi - 10:56 / 12 mi - 10:02 / 14 mi - 9:58
  • Miles 8 - 10 were slower as I stopped numerous times to search for painted rocks hidden on the main street of town. Unfortunately, I continue to not find any rocks!

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 14.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.080.0010.08

Overall Average Pace: 11.09 (recovery run)

Conditions:

  • 29°

Thoughts:

  • Pace was supposed to be 11:42. This pace felt very slow and comfortable. I could have continued for an extended amount of time and miles.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.08
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.108.0511.15

Speed Workout:

  • 1 mi Warm-up / 9:33
  • 6 x 800 / 8:34 / 8:27 / 8:12
  • 400 recovery / 9:22
  • 1 mi recovery / 9:05
  • 3.1 mi with Girls on the Run (practice 5K for Saturday's event)

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 11.15
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.020.007.02

Overall Average Pace: 9:46

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.248.24

Tempo Run:

  • 1 mi / Warm-up - 9:33
  • 2 - 4 mi / 8:47
  • 5 - 8 mi / 8:42
  • 8:24 / 9:33

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 8.24
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
143.0356.84199.87
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 89.69Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 110.18
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