Ginger’s Training Log – 7-13-14

After my recent 5k breakthrough using the SmartCoach training program, I went ahead and generated another program with a goal race on Labor Day (8 weeks out). However, I won’t be following this next round of training as closely as I did the first time. For the most part, my mileage will still be low and my workouts and long runs will be the same. Other than that, I won’t more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – 4 Weeks Left

It’s time for another check in and we’re getting down to the wire. I just completed my final “down” week of the training program. This program featured two down weeks, where there are no workouts or long runs. This past down week, I felt like I was getting sick so I took an extra day off from the program. I didn’t quite hit the mileage the way the program suggested more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Checking In

Eight weeks complete, six to go in my RLRF experiment. I decided to do a round up post of the last three weeks of training as this plan is quite monotonous. On one hand, the monotony helps create a sense of predictable structure. On the other hand, it makes for boring weekly training log posts. During Week 6, I continued to incorporate cross training into the plan on my non-running more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Weeks 4 and 5

A double dose for you all! Salty land was busy last week so I’ve combined the last two weeks of my training experiment into one post. A month of the experiment has passed! What I miss most about this plan is all out sprinting. During Week 4, I incorporated an all out 400 but didn’t get the memo that it was a 400 and not a 200 (see also out in more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Week 3

This week’s recap is going to be somewhat NRR. NRR is Letsrun.com speak for a non-running related topic on their world famous message boards. My NRR is on aging. Friends, help me out. When I turned thirty last year, nothing really felt that different. I didn’t feel old. I didn’t feel tired. I didn’t feel achy. I felt like I did the day before when I was 29. Enter 31. more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Week 2

Welcome to the recap for Week 2 of 14 of the RLRF Experiment. The highlight of this week occurred during a piddly 2 mile run on Friday. I had been quite sore from Thursday’s workout (more on that later) and so I went into the run assuming I would feel like crap. I was judging the run before I even took one step. In fact, I did this for an more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Week 1

I grew up on Spaghetti-Os and Doritos. Occasionally, my mom, sister, and I would delight in a home cooked meal by Grandma but canned goods and snacks were the staple of our working single parent household. As I got older and began running, I upgraded to pre-washed bags of iceburg lettuce and cooked noodles out of the box instead of the can. Without a solid foundation in cooking, I grew more » Read more