Salty’s Training Log – 8.31.14

5 weeks on the liquid ferrous sulfate and 2 weeks on vitamin D supplements. On vacation, I noticed I was feeling a lot better and had hoped I’d notice a big improvement at the track this week. I did notice a difference. Instead of the weird shaky, weak, heavy leg feeling I had before, this week I just felt out of shape. I could actually do proper strides and wasn’t more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 8.31.14

More group runs with Columbus Moms Run this Town! Early, early (we’re talking 4:45 a.m.), but lots of fun and outside of my comfort zone and more focus on the sociability of running aspect. They motivate me to keep on trucking despite 2 am breastfeeding sessions and leaky boobs…you know, all that fun ‘mom’ stuff. Monday 8.25 – 3 miles easy, recovery from 10 miler Tuesday 8.26 – 4.5 miles more » Read more

Lemongrass’ Training Log: 8/11-9-2

Why, hello there, internets! I’m back after my crazy few weeks of summer travel. In that time I’ve pretty much traversed the entire east coast and somehow kept running. Before I get into the specifics of how I’ve been running, let me fill you in on where and why I’ve been going. Vacation #1: Five days in Charleston, SC. Girls day/night with my best friend at her new(ish) home with more » Read more

Molasses Training Log 8.31.2014

Why haven’t I been writing training logs? Because I haven’t been running!  I’ve been in a deep running rut. It’s really not that I haven’t had time to run (who does? we just make time for what’s important to us), it just hasn’t been on my list for awhile. What was on my list instead? I totally went diving with great white sharks! Okay we were in a cage (you more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 8.31.14

This week I was cleared to run a whopping 7 miles for my long run and to add some “speed” (marathon pace) to ONE mile of ONE my 5 milers. Still, it’s progress. I seem to have adjusted well to the orthotics and my hip isn’t bothering me much at all during runs anymore. I still have some soreness when I’m not running (particularly several hours after a run), but more » Read more

Mint’s Training Log – 8.31.2014

Week # 13 is in the books – just 6 weeks until the Chicago Marathon! I ended up having to miss some of my  scheduled workouts last week, but this week I was bound and determined to not only hit all of my prescribed workouts, but to also bump it up a notch so I could get to 70 miles for the week.  I don’t know why, but that level more » Read more

Garlic’s Vacation Training Log 8.31.14

Greetings from scenic Vermont!  I spent the week with my family hiking, swimming in lakes, going to beer festivals and doing other Vermonty things…a lovely end-of-summer vacation.  I continued to adjust to my new running program of two speed workouts and a long run, and enjoyed some beautiful but very hilly mountain runs while I was here.  So sad to leave tomorrow – I could get used to this! Monday: 5 more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.17.14 & 8.24.14

It’s been 4 weeks now since I started liquid iron and 2 since I started vitamin D supplements. I am noticing an improvement in my energy levels, mood and in the feel of my runs. I’m starting to get excited! Two weeks ago, the big kids were in camp together in the mornings all week, so I ran a lot of miles in the daylight pushing the baby in the more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 8/24/14

If my marathon were to be held on a treadmill, I know I could nail it. Unfortunately, I’ve developed a recent pattern of relying on the treadmill for most of my hard runs. One of my weaknesses as a runner is pacing, so I really need to get outside and pace my workouts independent of a motorized belt. However, it’s been hot and very humid here, I’m struggling to stay more » Read more

Mint’s Training Log – 8.17.14 and 8.24.14

I forgot to post my training log last week, but I am still rolling forward with training training for the Chicago Marathon.  I had a few set-backs and scheduling switch ups, but overall everything is continuing to go well.  The first week was a cut-back week and race week.  The second week, was a strong training / building week.  I Week Ending August 17, 2014 – RACE WEEK! Monday is my more » Read more