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

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Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

A bunch of 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:


5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2RGot It!! (about 13 hours)

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx   17:47

9/28: Mill Race Marathon - 2:49:xx

11/9: Tunnel Hill 100 - Let's Finish the distance !  


Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

Wonderland Trail, JMT,

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17


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:

Miles:This week: 37.20 Month: 216.15 Year: 216.15
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Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 234.75
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 180.34
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 635.80
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 267.10
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 133.30
Clifton 4 Blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 752.55
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 727.43
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

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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