Boston? Maybe?

Santa Hustle

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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I am no great runner, by any means. I'm at an ordinary - or perhaps more like mediocre - level. But that's not important. I am just a girl that loves the fresh air on my face and the feel of my shoes on the pavement.

I began Fast Running Blog a year ago to ensure that each run carried a specific focus to attain my goal of qualifying for Boston. "Ready. Set. Go!" I wrote. And with that, I ran and I ran, day after day piling up miles and races, bit by bit.

During my long distance training runs I discovered that the only opponent I had was myself, the way that I used to be. Had I improved over yesterday?

Yes. I had improved! I qualified for Boston! I only have 1:50:10 under the qualification cut-off, so I don't know if that will be enough. In the meantime, I continue to train, run, and stay injury-free. I remain positve and enjoy the possibility that this ordinary lover of running may be running the streets of Boston!

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

As long as I have the sense of satisfaction at having done my very best - and, possibly, learned some significant discovery about myself in the process - then that in itself is an accomplishment, a positive feeling that can carry over to the next run or race.

Long-Term Running Goals:

My long-term goal is to be injury-free. I am really focusing on post run stretching and yoga throughout the week.

Personal:

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

Miles:This week: 20.12 Month: 76.45 Year: 2602.60
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 420.08
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 251.96
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
48.2328.2276.45
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 28.11Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 29.66Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Overall Average Pace: 10:24

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.020.0016.02

Overall Average Pace: 10:26

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 16.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.580.005.58

Overall Average Pace: 10:03

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.004.606.60

Fartlek Workout (treadmill)

  • 1 mile warm-up / 9:31
  • 3 min/2 min x 7
  • 3 min / 8:34
  • 2 min / 9:22
  • 1 mile cool-down

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.090.006.09

Overall Average Pace: 9:44

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 11:10 / 2 mi - 10:10 / 3 mi - 9:43 / 4 mi - 9:25 / 5 mi - 9:02 / 6 mi - 8:55

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 6.09
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.523.028.54

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 8.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.007.507.50

Tempo Workout (treadmill):

  • 1 mile warm-up / 9:31
  • 4 miles / 8:57
  • 2 miles / 8:49
  • .50 mile cool-down / 9:22

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 7.50
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Race: Santa Hustle (13.1 Miles) 02:06:23, Place overall: 99, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Overall Average Pace: 9:39

Conditions:

  • 22° (12° windchill)
  • Wind N 15 mph

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:01 / 4 mi - 9:08 / 6 mi - 9:14 / 8 mi - 9:32 / 10 mi - 9:26 / 12 mi - 9:37 / 13. 74 - 8:14

Thoughts:

  • I am disappointed with my overall finish time and average pace. I just don't understand why I can not run under 2 hours.
  • The course was very hilly, but I felt as if I maintained my pace well through those parts of the race.
  • At the first mile, the police officer directed us to a wrong turn. I, and other runners, ran an extra 1/2 mile in total due to his error. I don't really think that this affected my overall time too much except that perhaps I overcompensated and ran too fast at first to make up the distance in order to get back on track.
  • I really need to think through my training and decide if I want to just run or if I want to run to race faster. I am really at a crossroad. I'm pretty discouraged because whatever I try just does not seem to work.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.020.007.02

Workout: Easy Pace with 4 x 30 second strides (30 seconds recovery) / Treadmill

  • 6.50 mi - 9.33
  • .50 mi - 7:55 (strides at mile 5)

 

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 7.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
48.2328.2276.45
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 28.11Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 29.66Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
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