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AM: Abby Brinkman 5k, PM: Run from the Sun 5 mi.

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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

37 Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

A bunch of Half Marathons -- PR - 1:19:20 (Aug. 2015 - Converted)

10k - 36:30 Unaided // 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

10k and 5k's to get back into the swing of thing this summer

Sept. 21:  Mill Race Marathon - Under 3:00.  LET's GO!  

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17

Personal:

400m/800m competitively in track in high school.  Took 15 years off. Started running again in 2010.  Married to my beautiful wife, Tiffany, with 2 little boys, now 4 and 6.  I'm a civil engineer working for the Indiana DOT in Seymour, IN.   I live in a slightly larger town about 20 miles north - Columbus, IN.  Originally from Lexington, KY.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1081.89
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 1216.95
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 277.85
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 314.94
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 171.83
Saucony Kinvara 11 Lifetime Miles: 237.33
Blue Arahi 4.2 Lifetime Miles: 662.17
Nordictrack TM Lifetime Miles: 358.98
Hoka Bondi 7 Lifetime Miles: 325.22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
57.310.0011.610.0068.92
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 8.67Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 60.25IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 7.25
Weight: 150.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.270.001.000.0016.27

10:30 am run - already heating up - 80-85 degrees, supposed to be in the mid 90's here the rest of this weekend.

12.1 mi. moderate - 1:31:16.  Ran with new GPS watch - Nike+ (the jury's still out on this one...)  

Splits:  

7:45, 7:35,7:26,7:22,7:16,7:19,7:23,7:42,7:36,7:34,7:47,7:36

 

3:30 pm run - 92 degrees :)

4.17 mi. easy w/ intervals - 33:58 - easy pace with 4x0.25mi. tempo (though not really :( ) - 1:26, 1:30, 1:32, 1:33

The intervals did not feel good at all :(  - they were way slow, and it felt like I was pushing...

Today is the first day of my fall marathon training schedule (mid-September race day)- Let's get it on!   

 

 

http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikeplus/en_US/plus/#//runs/detail/1094561025/823297960/all/allRuns/

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 4.17Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 12.10
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.600.000.000.0010.60

11:30am run:  85 degrees and climbing :)

goal for training this time around is to keep the "easy runs" under 8:00/mi. pace (unless legs legs/body totally fried)

The short term training goals are for shorter races, however - particularly, the 5k's coming up, and the 10k on July 4 in Lexington, KY

8.3 mi. easy - Splits: (+"7:") 48,42,48,47,34,39,36,50

Cool Off/Stretch in the neighborhood pool :)

0.3 jog back to the house

The watch seems to be working out - its not perfect, but for the $150 price tag, its adequate enough to be satisfied.  There's no function on it for differentiating between bike and run.  This will eventually matter... :)

3:30pm run:

easy 2.3 mi.

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 10.60
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.780.002.500.0012.28

5:00pm run:

12.28 mi.:

4 mi. WU over to track down SR 11,

4x800m. (3:07(?),2:52,2:55,2:56), w/ 400m rec. -- these all need to be </= 2:52 :(

2x400(74,74),w/ 400m rec.

4 mi. CD back down SR 11

I get the feeling that I need to add some days with sets of 200s...

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 12.28
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM Runs:

7.25 mi. trail run - Brown County State Park - Perfect weather, good strength building day.

Trails #7 around Ogle Lake and Trail #9 -- tough terrain w/ significant climbing -- 1:16:25

1.25 mi. neighborhood run after dinner w/ dog

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 1.25IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 7.25Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

easy 2 mile jog in the grass after work w/ dog.

Maybe 2-4 more after dinner...

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

PM run - jog the 5k course for tomorrow - 3.25 - AB course- 26:30

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
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Race: AM: Abby Brinkman 5k, PM: Run from the Sun 5 mi. (8.11 Miles) 00:49:58, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.910.008.110.0016.02

AM run for local 5k race:

50-55deg. overcast

3.66 mi. jog to Mill Race course - 29:04,

Abby Brinkman 5k race - 19:03 (4th overall, 2nd AG)

The course for this race runs through a lot of turns, grass, and loose gravel.  ITs an out and back on a narrow path, so on the way back I was having to put on the brakes for people heading out  (not paying attention and running 3-4 abreast on the path:( ).  Overall, the effort level was there, just not the time.  

The mile splits were progressively worse due to increasing amounts of runner traffic near the end as well some legs that didn't get up some hills:   5:51, 6:16, 6:24, 0:32

4.25mi jog back to house - 34:40

Run from the Sun 5mi. race near Indy (7pm) - 30:58 (6th overall, 1st AG)

Felt like I ran better in this race than this morning - go figure :).  Took the Nike watch back and exchanged for Garmin 410 :), but Garmin wasn't charged so didn't have a watch for the race.  A guy I was running with at mile 1 graciously gave me mile 1 split of 6:03.  After that, I felt myself slow down progressively.  However, it did feel pretty good to pass one of the better known local guys at about 4.5 mi. and hold onto the 6th place finish.  

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 16.02
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
57.310.0011.610.0068.92
Brooks Ravenna 3 - Blue Miles: 8.67Brooks Ravenna 3 - Red Miles: 60.25IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 7.25
Weight: 150.33
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