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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
33.0318.5051.53
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.06Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 45.47
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.060.006.06

Workout: 50 - 60 minutes easy pace

Overall Average Pace: 10.31

Conditions:

  • 31°
  • Wind NNE 5 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi -11:29 / 2 mi - 10:42 / 3 mi - 10:52 / 4 mi - 10:25 / 5 mi - 10:16 / 6 mi - 9:15

Thoughts:

  • Everything about this workout seemed off. My legs felt heavy. My head hurt. I had zero energy. I was just simply lackluster in every way.
  • It could have been jet lag. It could have been that I was supposed to run a race this morning, but discovered that it was a scam. How bizzarre is that? I ran the race last year, but it must have gone out of business some time after I registered. I suppose that is the risk when signing up for the early bird rate.

Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.400.006.40

Workout: 55 minutes with 5 x 30 second strides (60 seconds easy recovery)

Overall Average Pace: 10:09

Conditions:

  • 37°
  • Wind NE 6 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:20 / 2 mi - 10:14 / 3 mi - 10:22 / 4 mi - 9:59 / 5 mi - 9:44 / 6 mi - 9:52 / 6.40 mi - 9:13

Thoughts:

  • Today's run felt much better. My body felt rested. My steps were light and my mind was unencumbered.

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0010.2110.21

 

Workout: 2 miles warm-up / 4 miles MP / 1 mile HMP / 2 miles MP / 1 mile cool-down

Overall Average Pace:

  • 2 miles warm-up - 9:40
  • 4 miles - 8:59
  • 1 mile - 8:21
  • 2 miles - 8:59
  • 1 mile - 9:10

Thoughts:

  • I was disappointed that this workout was performed on the treadmill. Tuesday and Wednesday's weather was full of snow. I switched workouts around in anticipation of the impending snow, but more snowfall fell then predicted. The roads were impassable to accomplish a safe run today.
  • I struggle on the treadmill because my workouts are significantly easier on my body than when I run outside. I try to adjust my pace by increasing the speed, but I have yet to master a similar workout intensity.

 

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 10.21
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.298.29

Workout: 70 minutes easy (treadmill)

Overall Average Pace:

  • 7.29 miles - 9:04
  • 1 mile cool-down - 9:14

 

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 8.29
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.510.006.51

Workout: 45 - 50 minutes easy

Overall Average Pace: 9:57

Conditions:

  • 32°
  • Wind NW 5 mph

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:28 / 2 mi - 10:12 / 3 mi - 10:03 / 4 mi - 9:56 / 5 mi - 9:51 / 6 mi - 9:34 / 6.51 mi - 9:14

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.51
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.060.0014.06

Workout: 14 mile long run: 6 miles easy, 7 miles at MP, 1 mile cool-down

Overall Average Pace:

  • 13 miles - 9:55
  • 1 mile cool-down - 9:52

Conditions:

  • 33° (feels like 21°)
  • Wind E 15 mph
  • Rain and snow showers

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 11:19 / 4 mi - 9:57 / 6 mi - 9:57 / 8 mi - 9:36 / 10 mi - 9:34 / 12 mi - 9:50 / 13 mi - 8:38
  • 1 mi cool-down - 9:52

Thoughts:

  • Weather conditions this morning were not ideal. My first 4 miles were run in blinding snow. Fortunately, the roads and sidewalks were warm enough that the snow mostly melted upon impact. By mile 5 the snow turned into ice pellets. The roads were now slightly icy with a lot of slushy areas. Snowfall returned at mile 7 and the salt trucks thankfully were out in full force. I stayed on the roads now which helped me quicken my pace safely.
  • Overall, I was pleased with my finishing time. Mostly, I was glad that I completed the 14 miles outside instead of on the treadmill. It was a beautiful, peaceful run.
  • Also, this week marked the first time since my fall in February where I was able to squat without knee pain and run without a nose bleed! I think that I am fully recovered from my injuries!

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 14.06
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
33.0318.5051.53
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Miles: 6.06Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 45.47
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