Starting over...

December 2018

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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
123.0138.13161.14
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 139.75Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 16.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

Workout: Long run / 12:33 projected pace

  • Long run / 14 miles / 10:59

Afterward I ran another 3.1 miles with my Girls on the Run team for our end of season 5K. I was able to run each of them to the finish line since the girl I ran the race with finished before all of our other girls. That was so much fun to bring each girl in to a strong finish!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 17.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.501.005.50

Workout: Speed Work 1 (treadmill)

  • 1.5 mile warm-up / 12:33 long run pace
  • 800 x 4 / 2 minute walking recovery / 8:03 long interval pace

I don't measure distance well so I'll be heading to the treadmill more often to complete my speed work.

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weight training

 

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • 20 minutes of weight training

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.040.008.04

Workout: 6 mile recovery / 10:22 pace

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 12:07
  • Recovery / 6 mi / 9:41
  • Cool down / 1.04 / 10:04

This was a tricky run as the sidewalks and roads were slick with ice. It was hard to see the ice at 5 AM.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.04
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Cross-training:

  • 45 minutes of spinning
  • 30 minutes of weight training

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.511.005.51

Workout: Speedwork 1 (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 12:33
  • 800 x 4 intervals with 2 minute walking recovery / 8:10
  • Cool-down / 1mi / 12:33

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weight training

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.51
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.009.0012.00

Workout: 12 miles (treadmill)

  • 1 mi warm-up / 12:33 / Long run
  • 2 mi / 9:30 / Conversation pace
  • 2 mi / 8:33 / Tempo pace
  • 2 mi / 9:30 / CP
  • 1 mi / 12:33 / LR
  • 2 mi / 9:30 / CP
  • 1 mi / 8:33 / TP
  • 1 mi / 12:33 / LR

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of weight training

I dressed to run outdoors. The weather, however, had a different idea. The windchill dropped the temperature down significantly. It really wasn't bad running the sidtance on the treadmill. I actually enjoyed it.

My foot really hurt during the run and for the remainder of the day. I booted my foot in the afternoon. I'm not sure that my foot will ever be the same again!

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.133.006.13

Workout: Speedwork 2 (treadmill)

  • Warm-up / Long run pace /12:33
  • 800 x 6 @ long interval  with 2 minute walking / 8:10
  • Cool-down / Long run pace / 12:33

Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.13
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross Training:

  • 20 minutes weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.790.008.79

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1:59 mi / 10:50
  • Recovery Run / 6:04 mi / 9:56
  • Cool-down / 1:16 mi / 9:31

Thoughts:

  • This should have been an easy run, but I really struggled.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 8.79
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Cross-training:

  • 20 minute weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.633.006.63

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 12:00
  • 500 x 6 / 8:10
  • with 400 walk / 12:00
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:50

Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

 

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.63
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.009.1312.13

Workout: Long run

  • Lots of different paces scheduled for this workout - slow pace, conversation pace, and tempo pace
  • Today's workout was easier than last weeks attempt
  • The weather turned chillier and began to mist as time wore on

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 12.13
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Workout:

  • Recovery run / 10:00
  • Treadmill

Cross-train

  • 20 minutes weights

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross-Training:

  • 20 minutes weights
  • 45 minutes spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.440.007.44

Workout:

  • Recovery run / 6 mi / 9.54
  • Cool-down / 1.44 mi / 10.01

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 7.44
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Cross-Training:

  • 20 minute weights
  • 45 minute spinning

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.003.005.00

Workout:

  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:30
  • Conversation Pace / 3 mi / 9:30
  • Cool-down / 1 mi / 10:30

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.040.0014.04

Workout:

  • Long Run / 14 mi / 11:10
  • I was just glad to have finished. I felt sick the entire run.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 14.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Workout:

  • Recovery run / 6 mi / 10:30

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.003.009.00

Workout:

  • Recovery run / 6 mi / 10:22
  • Conversation pace / 3 mi / 9:30

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.263.005.26

Workout:

  • Treadmill - steady rain outside
  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:20
  • Conversation pace / 3 mi / 9:30
  • Cool-down / 1.25 / 10:00

Cross-training:

  • 20 minutes of weights

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.040.0016.04

Workout:

  • Long run / 16 miles / 11:39
  • My pace was supposed to be 12:33 so I was not too far off.
  • The weather was a balmy 54°. I took advantage of the warmer temperature and did my long run today instead of tomorrow.

Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 16.04
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.273.005.27

Workout: 3 miles at conversation pace (9:30)

  • Treadmill
  • Warm-up / 1 mi / 10:30
  • CP / 3 mi / 9:22
  • Cool down / 1.27 mi / 10:20

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.27
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.360.005.36

Workout:

  • Recovery Run / 5.36 / 10:02

This is the final run of 2018. Here's hoping for a better, healthier year of fitness.

Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 5.36
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
123.0138.13161.14
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Miles: 139.75Asics Gel-Nimbus Miles: 16.13
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