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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 17.20 Month: 126.52 Year: 482.27
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 360.18
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 582.22
Brooks Ghost 11 (3rd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 47.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
56.230.0056.23
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 56.23
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
22.030.0022.03

Workout: 22 miles easy, run the first 10 miles conservatively

Overall Average Pace:  10:00

Splits:

  • 5 mi - 10:03 / 10 mi - 9:57 / 15 mi - 9:53 / 20 mi - 10:09 / 22 mi - 10:00​

Thoughts:

  • I located a running trail, Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Park, which was a 13 mile out and back path. The trail was paved, flat, and very scenic.
  • Somewhere along mile 10 - 15, my running food fell out of my running pack. Since I run with headphones, I did not hear my Cliff bar and beans drop to the ground. 
  • Once I realized that I was out of nourishment at mile 15, the run became a bit of a mental and physical  struggle.
  • I am glad, however, that my pace did not suffer too much after mile 15.
  • I was hoping to attain a slightly faster overall average pace than 10:00. All in all, it was a solid long run.

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 22.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.650.006.65

Workout: 60 minutes easy with 5 x 30 splits (60 seconds easy recovery)

Overall Average Pace: 10:03

Conditions:

  • 30
  • Wind NW 15 mph
  • Snow and ice covered roads

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:38 / 2 mi - 9:57 / 3 mi - 9:36 / 4 mi - 9:31 / 5 mi - 11:50 / 6 mi - 9:22 / 6.65 mi - 9:02

Thoughts:

  • I am now in Carlisle, PA
  • I set out for an easy run. The roads were extremely slick so I decided not to run the stride portion of the workout. To my good fortune, I stumbled upon the sports fields of Dickinson College. A running track went around the baseball and soccer fields. I was able to safely run my strides on the track since the surface was gravel and not icy!

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.65
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.030.006.03

Workout: 60 - 70 minutes easy

Overall Average Pace: 9:51

Conditions:

  • 28 (feels like 19)
  • Wind W 19 mph
  • Snow Flurries

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 9:40 / 3 mi - 10:22 / 4 mi - 9:57 / 5 mi - 9:20 / 6 mi - 9:05

Thoughts:

  • The run was a challenge today. I felt tired. I was cold. I pushed through anyway. Knowing that tomorrow is a rest day helped a tremendous amount.
  • I used today to help sort out a course for Friday's long run. I need a 6 - 7 mile stretch where I can run my MP. Since I am running in an unfamiliar area, I didnot want my pace affected by uncertainity.

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.03
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Workout: 50 minutes easy

Overall Average Pace: 10:00

Conditions:

  • 28 (feels like 24)
  • Wind W 8mph
  • Snow flurries

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:28 / 2 mi - 10:19 / 3 mi - 9:54 / 4 mi - 10:04 / 5 mi - 9:51 / 5.50 mi - 8:47

Thoughts:

  • This was a hard, fought run. I had zero pep in my step. 
  • I need to run my long run tomorrow as Saturday I fly back home.

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 5.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.020.0016.02

Workout: 16 mile long run: 7 miles easy, 8 miles at MP, 1 mile cool-down

Overall Average Pace: 10:04

Conditions:

  • 30 (feels like 22)
  • Wind WNW 28 mph
  • Snow flurries

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:27 / 4 mi - 10:32 / 6 mi - 10:25 / 8 mi - 10:06 - / 10 mi - 10:02 / 12 mi - 10:07 / 14 mi - 10:03 / 16 mi - 8:32

Thoughts:

  • Considering that I was running in an unfamiliar city and in unfavorable weather conditions, I was just happy to have finished the mileage. I did not realize until I typed this workout entry that I was to run an additional mile of cool-down.
  • I am really struggling to run my MP. It's not that I can't run it. It's just that I fear I'm going to hit the wall so I delay it. Before I know it, my long run is over and done.
  • The wind overwhelmed me today. I barely weigh 100 lbs. There were times when I could hardly move forward. When the wind was at my back, I could hardly stay on my feet. Happy though to have persisted!
  • I fly home tomorrow. My fingers are crossed that I'll experience better weather conditions!

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 16.02
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56.230.0056.23
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 56.23
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