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Turkey Trot 8K

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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

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

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: 7.27 Month: 115.75 Year: 115.75
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 304.30
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 318.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
92.5536.16128.71
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 25.43Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 4.13Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 94.35
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.233.036.26

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.69 mi / 10:03
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Conversation Pace / 3.03 mi / 9:17
  • Cool-down / 1.54 mi / 10:32

Thoughts:

  • I ran in the pouring rain. It was fun except for the ankle deep puddles that my feet couldn't seem to avoid. It may be weeks before my shoes dry out!

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 6.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.050.0012.05

Workout:

  • Long Run / 12.05 mi / 11:36

Thoughts:

  • This was a beyond boring run, but on the bright side I think that I have solved all of my current and future concerns at work and home! Running has a way of clearing one's mind of distractions.

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 12.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.122.014.13

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.04 mi / 11:59
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Long Run Pace / .50 mi / 11:46
  • Tempo Run / 2.01 mi / 8:46
  • Long Run Pace / .50 mi / 11:24
  • Post Run Stretching

Cross Training:

  • 30 minutes free weights
  • 45 minutes barre lift

Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 4.13
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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
8.850.008.85

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.55 mi / 10:51
  • Recovery run / 6.03 mi / 9:57
  • Cool-down / 1.27 mi / 11:09
  • Post run stretching

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.85
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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
3.542.005.54

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1:53 mi / 10:41
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • .50 / 11:56
  • Tempo run / 2 mi /8:44
  • Cool-down / 1.61 mi / 10:11
  • Post Run Stretching

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.120.0011.12

Workout:

  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Long run / 10.02 mi / 11:42
  • Cool-down / 1.10 mi / 11:51
  • Post Run Stretching

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 11.12
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.472.075.54

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 2.05 mi / 11:03
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Tempo Run / 2.07 mi / 8:31
  • Cool-down / 1.42 mi / 10:33

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.100.003.10

Workout:

  • I ran with my Girls on the Run group. We did a practice 5K in the neighborhoods around our school. The girls had so much. They were shocked that they could actually go the distance.
  • This is always my favorite lesson in the program. I love the excitement of the girls as they discover their progress and abilities to perform a difficult task.
  • We have two weeks until our actual race. The girls will be ready!
  • Girls on the run is so much fun!

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 3.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.760.007.76

Workout:

  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:38
  • Recovery / 6 mi / 10:22
  • Cool-down / .76 mi / 10:01

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.76
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • 20 minutes free weights
  • 5 minutes row machine

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.112.025.13

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.54 mi / 10:44
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Tempo run / 2 mi / 8:51
  • Cool-down / 10:49

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.466.0011.46

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.09 mi / 11:16
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • 1 mi / 12:06
  • 1 mi / 9:02
  • 1 mi / 9:05
  • 1 mi / 11:47
  • 1 mi / 9:41
  • 1 mi / 9:23
  • 1 mi / 11:55
  • 1 mi / 9:30
  • 1 mi / 9:10
  • 1 mi / 11:53
  • Cool-down / .34 mi / 11:57

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 11.46
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.542.005.54

Treadmill Workout:

  • Warm-up / 2 mi / 10:00
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Tempo run / 2 mi / 8:35
  • Cool-down / 1.54 / 10:00

Cross Training:

  • 5 minutes row machine
  • 20 minutes free weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.110.008.11

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1.53 mi / 10:53
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • Recovery run / 5 mi / 9:52
  • Cool-down / 1:58 / 10:55

Cross Training:

  • 30 minutes weight training
  • 5 minutes row  machine

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.11
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Race: Turkey Trot 8K (4.971 Miles) 41:49:00, Place overall: 43, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.004.974.97

Race Splits:

  • 1 mi - 8:34 / 2 mi - 8:29 / 3 mi - 8:21 / 4 mi - 8:08

Thoughts:

  • It's been a long time since I ran a race. I was extremely nervous. The race distance was fairly new to me. This would only be my third 8K since I began running in 2013.
  • The results were positive. I ran an overall average pace of 8:24. I earned a PR. I ran negative splits. I was the 10th female finisher.
  • Note to self - I need to practice my sprint at the finish. That was tough.

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 4.97
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.428.0613.48

Workout: Long run with varying paces

  • Warm-up / 1.02 mi / 12:01
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • 1 mi / 11:04 (faster than the targeted goal range)
  • 3 mi / 9:35 / 9:17 / 9:20
  • 1 mi / 11:36
  • 2 mi / 9:48 / 9:38 (these were slower than the targeted goal range)
  • 1 mi / 12:02
  • 3 mi / 9:55 / 9:33 / 9:00
  • 1 mi / 11:51
  • Cool-down / .32 mi / 11:44

Thoughts:

  • This was a wet, cold run. The workout was difficult on my body. It was challenging to go slow, fast, then repeat.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 13.48
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.022.004.02

Workout: (treadmill - rain and strong winds)

  • 1 mi warm-up / 10:00
  • Dynamic warm-up
  • 2 mi tempo run / 8:30
  • 1.02 mi cool-down / 9:58

Cross-training:

  • 30 minutes of weight training

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 4.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.650.006.65

Workout: (treadmill)

  • Recovery run / 6.65 mi / 10:30

Cross-training:

  • 30 minutes weight training

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.65
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Cross Training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • 20 minutes of weight training

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.002.005.00

Speed Work: Tempo

  • 1.5 mi / 12:33 / Long run pace
  • 2 mi / 8:43 / Tempo pace
  • 1.5 mi / 12:33 / Long run pace

I finished just as the rain began to fall - Winning!

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
92.5536.16128.71
Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 25.43Brooks Ghost 11 Miles: 4.13Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 94.35
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