Basil’s Training Log – 8.17.14 – The Sidelined Pollyanna Version

Well, another two weeks have come and gone, and I’m still trotting along for five miles at a time at an easy pace. I know I should be grateful that I still get to run at all, but I’m struggling to be content with just 25 miles a week. I’m working with a physical therapist to try to fix what’s wrong with my right hip (suspect that the TFL has more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 8/17/14

Well, I hoped this would be the week I’d get the sub-18 5k off my back, but not yet. I’m hardly disappointed, though, because the rest of the week (running and otherwise) went very well and I’m feeling energized about my goals and plans. Monday: 3.5 miles/30:53 in the morning, 7.5 miles/1:05:30 after work. Tuesday: 8.6 miles/1:01:50 including 7 miles at marathon pace-ish. Averaged 6:44. Wednesday: 7.6 miles/1:04:20. Legs were more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 8.17.14

This week I started working with a new running coach, and I am so excited about it.  A couple weeks ago, I contacted the head coach of a competitive women’s team I’m interested in joining, and I met with her on Thursday.  I will eventually join her team, but am going to work with her individually for a while first.  We connected very well right from the start of our more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 8.17.14

This week has been a super exciting one! We welcomed our little niece, Cameron Eliza Lindamood, on Tuesday! Family has been in town and there have been lots of hospital visits (My sister had to stay a few extra days. She had a c-section since the little babe decided to be breech!). Besides one big spill on Thursday’s run complete with big old cuts and scrapes that look really sexy more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.10.14

The week started out about the same as the week before – still tired and felt pretty terrible at the track. But I began to suspect things were beginning to turn around when during my baby tempo workout my paces were faster and easier feeling than I expected them to be and I made it through 15 miles at 7:41 pace feeling better than I have on a long run more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 8/10/14

I’m happy to have completed my second straight 70 mile week feeling strong! I’m a little disappointed I wasn’t able to complete more quality miles this week (especially during Saturday’s long run), but I’m reminding myself that it’s better to be slightly undertrained and healthy than flirt with exhaustion at this point. Ten weeks to the Columbus Marathon! Monday: 7.1 miles/1:02 in the morning, 3.5/31:33 after work. Tuesday: 8.1 miles/1:06:35 more » Read more

Lemongrass’ Training Log: 8/10

All week I stressed about the weekend. How was I going to fit in my long run and attend a post-rehearsal dinner party and a wedding/after party? Who was going to run with me? In the end, it all worked out beautifully, which is probably a good lesson for me about going with the flow more. Here’s how it shook out: Monday: Rest day. We drove back from the beach more » Read more

Pepper’s Training Log – 8/10/2014

Back to marathon training as planned! Three weeks to the NCTM. I accidentally assigned myself and my husband next weeks tempo instead of this weeks, which made it easier for me to do the workouts for sure coming off the 50 mile night last weekend because it was a 3 mile tempo as opposed to 5.Whoops. The track workout went surprisingly well and I was actually excited to run this more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 8.10.14

After many months of utilizing exertion-based training, without any knowledge of what paces I’ve been running, over the past few weeks I’ve finally started to feel mentally ready to know how fast I’m going so I’ve been starting to put some numbers to the effort levels during my runs.  I’m only doing this for workouts, not easy or long runs – I don’t really care how slowly I run on more » Read more

Mint’s Training Log – 8.3.14 and 8.10.14

Training for the Chicago Marathon and the boys’ half marathon is going along very well.  I’ve had to get a bit creative meshing the two – particularly since I was also balancing vacation this week.  So far, so good. Week ending 8.3.14 (week 9): Monday is my rest day. Tuesday I did my arm weights and intervals.  2 mile warm up; 4 x .75 mile @ 6:58 pace; .25 recoveries; more » Read more