Salty’s Training Log – 10.26.14

This week ended with my fall goal race. Back in the spring when I picked this race, I had hoped to log a huge 10k PR (more than a minute faster than 39:06). But after spending the spring spinning my wheels and then the wheels finally coming off of my training in mid-July because of low iron, I was just happy to toe a line! I spent a whopping six more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 10.26.14

The last two weeks have been tough both from a life and training standpoint, but things are looking up on all fronts. The longer I go without being able to run the more aware I become of how much I rely on running to help me deal with anxiety and relieve stress. I’ve missed it so much in the past five weeks, and it will take a good deal of more » Read more

Jasmine’s training log 10.26.2014

I started writing up my training summary for the season, which is supposed to turn into an article. I’ve watched closely what a lot of fast women do. I’ve watched their training logs, read their blogs, and tried to take from it a hint of what I am supposed to be doing. I found a couple interesting things. Almost half of my gains this year came from weight loss. Do more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 10.26.14

I had a breakthrough race this week, today’s Canton Fall Classic 10K.  The race went about as well as any race I’ve ever run in my life, I PR’d by four and a half minutes on a hilly course, and I placed 3rd overall female.  But the thing that made me happiest about the race was I was able to push through some serious pain and fatigue in the final more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 10/12/14 – 10/18/14

This week started off by running some of the Chicago Marathon, got even better with a decent workout and ended with a gorgeous bike ride outdoors! 10/12:  CHICAGO MARATHON!  Well, not really.  I was able to get a bib from a friend’s mom who couldn’t run.  I had an early flight back, and the hotel was just a few blocks from the 20K mark.  As much as I wanted to more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.19.14

So training is definitely catching up to me, so I appreciated a slight cut in mileage this week. It was fairly uneventful and not spectacular, but also not horrible. But it was solid, so that’s good. This week, I’ll run my fall goal race, a 10k. I haven’t raced a 10k since a few months after my first child was born and before that, 2007 when I set my PR more » Read more

Jasmine Training Log 10.19.2014

Let’s jump right to the highlight for this week: The Columbus Marathon race day. It all came together. I hit my race plan almost dead-on. 2:58:54 (net chip). Officially 2:58:58 and 14th place, by USATF rule 245. My parents drove in that day to bike around the city and watch. I met Catnip in person. Coming up soon, a race report and a summary of year-to-race training (so you have more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 10.19.14

This week I did two more time trials with Coach Cathy, the 800m and the 200m, as part of our goal of trying to find my best distance.  I ran the 800m in 2:50 and the 200m in 33s, which interestingly correlated almost exactly with what would be predicted based on my recent mile time trial of 6:09.  This also correlates with a very slightly sub 21:00 5K, and a more » Read more

Molasses Training Log – 10.19.14

This was a good week with some short, intense runs and some cross training that I got in during work. I had one really frustrating day that just pissed me off and fired me up; I feel like I am getting faster (over the short distances) with less muscle fatigue and no DOMS. Although I’m eating plenty, I guess that 15-miler last Sunday was a little more than my body more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 10/5/14 – 10/11/14

I got to spend most of the week in Chicago working the Marathon Expo at the Newton booth.  The nice thing about traveling with runners is that you are likely to find someone to run with at some point during the day.  We had a lot of fun at the expo, and we met a lot of great people.  It’s not really work when you get to talk about running more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 10/12/2014

After being knocked down by a virus a couple weeks ago and missing a big training week,  I’m getting my confidence back for the Columbus Marathon. Maybe it’s a good thing I had to struggle because I’ve often gone into my previous marathons overconfident and burning myself out running the early miles too fast. I need to remember that breaking 3 hours is just an arbitrary goal at this point in more » Read more

Lemongrass’ Training Log: 10/14 – Possible Stress Fracture Edition

You read it right. I might have a stress fracture in my left talus bone (ankle). I can’t even describe the feelings I have as I am 19 days from my dream race, the NYC Marathon, and I might be sidelined. Here’s what happened, with a bit of back-tracking for reference: 10/3- Ran 20 miles. My last long, long run before I started winding down. I knew my shoes were more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.12.14

I had a solid week. It would have been perfect, except track was really rough for me for some reason and I had to cut the workout short.  I reminded myself that week after week of B+ training is better than an A+ and a crash. My goal now is to put in the consistency and be patient. I’ve been working on some mental training these last few weeks that’s more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 10/12/14

Well, another week of zero mileage is in the books. But with every step I’m NOT taking, I’m getting one step closer to running again. I can definitely feel improvement in the area of the metatarsal stress fracture as it’s not bothering me at all when I walk and doesn’t seem as weak. I could even do lunges with zero pain. The area on my fibula where I suspect I more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 10.12.14

This week I recovered from last week’s race – but it was mostly mental from completely missing my time goals, as physically I didn’t need much recovery.  Coach Cathy and I had a debriefing/strategy session, which was helpful, especially since I feel there has been a lot gained over the past couple months of training, even if my race performance didn’t reflect this.  I’ve certainly gained fitness, and I’ve been more » Read more