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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

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: 0.00 Month: 17.62 Year: 733.84
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Lifetime Miles: 362.91
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 44.29
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 24.81
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
39.7723.6063.37
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 63.36
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.020.0016.02

Average Overall Pace: 9:46

Conditions:

  • 71°
  • Wind W 13 mph
  • Humidity 79%
  • Downpours and showers on and off throughout the run

Splits:

  • 2 mi - 9:39 / 4 mi - 9:39 / 6 mi - 9:56 / 8 mi - 9:50 / 10 mi - 9:54 / 12 mi - 10:01 / 14 mi - 10:25 / 16 mi - 9:10
  • The run had a lot of starts and stops due to the weather conditions. It is really hard for me to access my stamina when I am resting between mileage.
  • My new shoes did a good job addressing the narrowness of the Ghost 9's on my toes. I still feel a lot of hard strikes with my heel. I feel that I need more cushioning at the heel.

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 16.02
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.536.53

Overall Averrage Pace: 9:12

Conditions:

  • 47°
  • Wind NW 4 mph
  • Humidity 80%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:46 / 2 mi - 9:39 / 3 mi - 10:14 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 5 mi - 8:50 / 6.53 mi - 8:53
  • I wonder why mile 3 pace consistently slows with each of my runs?
  • I did not feel as if I had much pep with my steps this morning so finishing my last two miles under a 9 minute pace was encouraging

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 6.52
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.758.009.75

Overall Average Pace: Speed work on the treadmill

  • 1 mile warm-up / 9:22
  • 3 x 2 mi / 8:39
  • 400 recovery / 9:22
  • 1 mile cool-down / 8:48

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 9.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.009.079.07

Overall Average Pace: 9:19

Conditions:

  • 49°
  • Humidity71%

Splits:

  • 1 mi - 10:12 / 2 mi - 9:31 / 3 mi - 9:49 / 4 mi - 9:38 / 5 mi - 9:15 / 6 mi - 9:11 / 7 mi - 9:03 / 8 mi - 8:43 / 9 mi - 8:36

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 9.07
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
22.000.0022.00

Overall Average Pace: 10:11

Conditions:

  • 52°
  • SSE 5 mph
  • Humidity

Splits:

  • 5 mi - 9:40 / 10 mi - 10:06 / 15 mi - 11:18 / 20 mi - 10:01 / 22 mi - 9:16
  • My son met me at mile 11. We ran together until 15.5 miles.
  • I picked up my pace after we went our separate ways.
  • I was encouraged that I could increase my speed after running slow for 4 1/2 miles. I was disappointed with how long it takes to slash time from your overall pace.
  • It was a good learning session to make sure that my first half of a marathon is not too slow. Also, I learned that I can push myself after mile 18.

Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 22.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
39.7723.6063.37
Altra Torin 2.5 Miles: 63.36
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