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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
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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