Pimento’s (Newport Marathon) Training Log 5.28.16

Week one of taper complete. Phew. I got online this week to search for a new pair of shoes for the race, I am flying through them lately. I was waffling between getting another pair of Saucony Kinvaras or my go-to shoe, the Brooks Pure Cadence. I bought a pair of Kinvaras recently because the newest update (5) on my beloved Brooks was truly heart-breaking and, although I like the more » Read more

Cilantro’s Training Log – 5.29.16

Back into running this week!  It felt so good, but by the end of the week, I was exhausted. The workouts. Monday: 3 miles, 26 minutes; 3 miles walked. CrossFit after work: Warm-up: :30 air squats, :30 plank, repeat 3 times.  Workout: 25 dips, 50 rows (TRX), 75 lunges, 100 sit-ups. Tuesday: 6 miles, easy.  Average 9:30 pace (on the mill, so slower).  CrossFit after work: 20 mn: 5 deadlifts more » Read more

Caraway’s Berlin Marathon Training Log, 5.29.16

This week started out a bit rocky as I overdid a workout in the heat, then followed it up with a 2-hour long run. I never used to get this sore, even after the stupidest bouts of running myself into the ground! On Sunday, we had a stereotypical only-while-marathon-training exchange when my husband said “are you running long today?” And I said “nah, I’m just doing 8 or 9 miles more » Read more

Catnip’s Taper Logs – 4.17 & 4.24.16

Seems like I always struggle once I hit taper. I know most runners struggle with cutting back mileage , but I’m sort of the opposite: I cut planned mileage wildly and skip runs for crappy reasons. I even dropped the ball on two weeks of training logs! I do think this lax approach probably negatively affected my marathon and in the future I’d like to experiment with a shorter taper more » Read more

Dill’s Training Log: May 16th thru May 22nd.

Something amazing happened this week… something that never ever ever happens… I ran all of my runs outside!  Yes, not even one quarter mile run on my trusty treadmill.  I’m not sure how the stars aligned to make this happen, but it was a good week. Monday: accumulator – 10 rounds of crazy exercises Tuesday: I signed up for a 30 minute leg class and a 30 minute pilates mat class. more » Read more

Spearmint’s Training Log 5.22.16

I did quite a bit of whining and crying this week because it rained EVERY. DANG. DAY. Otherwise, it was a solid training week. Monday: 4 miles in the morning/10×3 min fartlek in the evening Tuesday: 4 miles in the morning/10 miles in the evening Wednesday: 4 miles in the morning/10 miles in the evening Thursday: 16×400 on the track. I had a huge attitude the whole time and thank more » Read more

Poppy’s Training Log – 5.22.16

I started this week thinking I’d do a few more light workouts and get in another good week of mileage.  However, by midweek I came to the realization that I’m still feeling pretty beat, presumably from my condensed racing schedule in mid April to early May.  So, husband-coach and I came to the decision that I’m going to do an active down time for the next couple of weeks – more » Read more

Pimento’s (Newport Marathon) Training Log 5.22.16

So ended the last week of training before I head into my two-week taper. I am so beyond ready for this couple of weeks to cut back, recover, and rest before the big day. The physical and mental stress from the months of hard training, which technically began in December when I started training for the half in March before transitioning straight into marathon-mode, is adding up. I am exhausted, more » Read more

Ginger’s Training (V)Log – 5.22.16

When I wrote this week’s Friday 5, the idea came to me to start vlogging (video logging) my training for the 2016 Erie Marathon via Snapchat. So on Thursday, I made my first video and I hope that you’ll come follow along (@jinger.nicole). Mainly I hope you will follow along because it is easier to record video than to sit down and write out a log. I can’t promise a digital log more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 5.22.16

So. Yeah. God, the alignment of the stars, my body, luck, fate, whatever. None of these things seems to want me to marathon train. Week two of my training plan and BOOM! Nailed with some horrendous illness. I was sick on Monday with what I thought was a cold, but by Tuesday afternoon I was passed out in bed shivering in my parka under the blankets. I stayed in bed, more » Read more

Caraway’s Berlin Marathon Training Log, 5.22.2016

This week, I couldn’t avoid it any longer: the marathon mileage build. It’s on! I was very lucky to be able to get in all my planned runs, and even luckier to feel pretty good on all of them. Monday 5/16: Long run of 11.5 miles on legs that felt tired in a good way: not heavy or super-sore or dead, just happily lazy after the previous day’s out & more » Read more

Cilantro’s Training Log – 5.22.2016

While a recovery week was already built into my training this week, I didn’t expect this sort of recovery would be what was required.  Last week, I mentioned my dramatic fall at the end of Saturday’s tempo run.  When I wrote the log, I didn’t realize how serious my injury was, or how slow recovery would be.  I expected that I’d be back running in no time, ready for my more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 5.20.2016

Plan for the week: This week had three workouts, so I needed to make sure and take my rest day and “easy” run days nice and easy. It was an especially chill week as far as social obligations were concerned, so I planned to get 7+ hours of sleep every night and give a good, honest effort for each workout.  Saturday 5/14: Chill Saturday with a hill workout – the first workout more » Read more

Poppy’s Training Log – 5.15.16

Somewhere on social media over the past few days I saw something that said, “Remember when Prince died and then it rained for two weeks?”.   I read it and then realized it really has been raining for what seems like weeks.  Monday was the only day this week that I didn’t run with some sort of rain gear and it was the only day I did a baby jogger run more » Read more

Dill’s Training Log: May 9th thru 15th

This week was another good week of building back up miles and working on my strength  training.  My legs are feeling pretty zapped during my runs, especially my long runs, but I think I just need to give my body time to get used to the strength training and other forms of cardio I’m throwing in here and there.   Monday: Accumulator Workout – I’m really enjoying this workout because more » Read more