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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: 5.13 Month: 53.18 Year: 1433.05
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 237.44
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 334.25
Brooks Ghost 11 (2nd Pair) Lifetime Miles: 167.01
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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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
56.230.0056.23
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 56.23
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