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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
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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