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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
70.986.0277.00
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 55.54
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.360.008.36

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.500.0016.50

Overall Average Pace: 9:59

Conditions:

  • 65 degrees
  • Wind 4 mph
  • Humidity 57%

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:45 / 4 mi - 9:34 / 6 mi - 9:18 / 8 mi - 10:11 / 10 mi - 10:10 / 12 mi - 10:22 / 14 mi - 10:17 / 16 mi - 10:02 / 16.52 - 9:58
  • I set out to run 22 miles. I am running in PA at my daughter's home. It was more humid than I expected. I also did not know the area so I was not very adventurous. Boredom set in quickly. I also finished my hydration sooner than anticipated.
  • I thought that at mile 14, I would run to her house and refill my bottles. Unfortunately, I spent the next two miles being lost. i kept making a circular loop, but could not figured out how to locate her street.
  • I finally had to stop and call her from work. By this time, I had a long delay. I was two blocks from her home. My legs were done. I was dehydrated. I called it quits for a 22 mile run.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 16.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.520.0010.52

Overall Average Pace: 10:06

Conditions:

  • 64 degrees
  • Wind 8 mph
  • Steady rain

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 10:45 / 4 mi - 9:53 / 6 mi - 9:57 / 8 mi - 9:46 / 10 mi - 10:09 / 10.52 mi - 10:04
  • I am finding it very difficult to quicken my pace while running in an unknown town. Today, I found myself stopping constantly at busy intersections. I am also very foucused at trying not to get lost.
  • I worry that I have lost my mojo since not getting into Boston. I have a marathon in a month. I feel as if my running is imploding and I can not fix it.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 10.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.006.028.02

Overall Average Pace: 9:24

Conditions:

  • 59 degrees
  • Wind E 10 mph
  • Humidity 90%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 9:36 / 3 mi - 9:48 / 4 mi - 9:21 / 5 mi - 8:33 / 6 mi - 8:34
  • 1 mile warm-up & cool - down

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.500.0020.50

Overall Average Pace: 9:50

Conditions:

  • 54 degrees
  • Wind ESE 7 mph
  • Humidity 90%

Splits:

  • 5 mi - 8:39 (I don't think this is accurate) / 10 mi - 10:12 / 15 mi - 10:06 / 20 mi - 10:13
  • I was happy getting 20 miles in this morning. I am still in PA so running in an unknown area is tricky to navigate.
  • I had a lot of stops and starts throughout the 20 miles. I had to gather my bearings, refuel my hydration, and confirm my flight assignment. My legs did not respond well to this, but I managed to push through any way.
  • I won a $100 gift card at my last race. I need to invest in a new air of shoes. The Brooks Ghost 9 are just not working for me. My feet constantly hurt.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 20.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
70.986.0277.00
Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 55.54
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