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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I am no great runner, by any means. I'm at an ordinary - or perhaps more like mediocre - level. But that's not important. I am just a girl that loves the fresh air on my face and the feel of my shoes on the pavement.

I began Fast Running Blog a year ago to ensure that each run carried a specific focus to attain my goal of qualifying for Boston. "Ready. Set. Go!" I wrote. And with that, I ran and I ran, day after day piling up miles and races, bit by bit.

During my long distance training runs I discovered that the only opponent I had was myself, the way that I used to be. Had I improved over yesterday?

Yes. I had improved! I qualified for Boston! I only have 1:50:10 under the qualification cut-off, so I don't know if that will be enough. In the meantime, I continue to train, run, and stay injury-free. I remain positve and enjoy the possibility that this ordinary lover of running may be running the streets of Boston!

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

As long as I have the sense of satisfaction at having done my very best - and, possibly, learned some significant discovery about myself in the process - then that in itself is an accomplishment, a positive feeling that can carry over to the next run or race.

Long-Term Running Goals:

My long-term goal is to be injury-free. I am really focusing on post run stretching and yoga throughout the week.

Personal:

Personal Bests:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

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

Miles:This week: 20.12 Month: 76.45 Year: 2602.60
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 420.08
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 251.96
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
52.958.2661.21
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 61.21
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.270.0019.27

Overall Average Pace: 10:57 (recovery run)

Conditions:

  • 46°
  • Wind SE 8 mph
  • Humidity 34%

 

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 19.27
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.020.008.02

Overall Average Pace: 9:28

Conditions:

  • 59°
  • Wind SSE 4 mph
  • Humidity 56%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:27 / 2 mi - 9:42 / 3 mi - 9:45 / 4 mi - 9:26 / 5 mi - 10:04 / 6 mi - 9:12 / 7 mi - 8:54 / 8 mi - 8:29

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.540.007.54

Overall Average Pace: 9:42

Conditions:

  • 65°
  • Wind SE 6 mph
  • Humitdity 84%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:41 / 2 mi - 10:09 / 3 mi - 10:02 / 4 mi - 10:00 / 5 mi -9:15 / 6 mi - 8:49 / 7 mi - 9:06 / 7.52 - 8:59
  • I am not happy with my slow overall pace for the last two days. I think that not being accepted into the 2018 Boston Marathon is affecting my motivation and drive to push myself to faster paces. I really need to snap out of my funk.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 7.54
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.268.26

Overall Average Pace: Tempo workout on the treadmill

  • Warm-up - 9:22
  • 6 x 1 mi - 8:34
  • 400 recovery - 9:13

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.26
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.020.005.02

Overall Average Pace: 9:28

  • Loosen up my legs for tomorrows half-marathon
  • I am pacing my son at a 10:10 pace

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 5.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
52.958.2661.21
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 61.21
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