Salty’s Training Log – 12.14.14

Had a good week, but as I’m discovering about winter training, a lot of that had to do with being flexible. You can’t count on running outside with winter weather. You can’t count on being able to run anywhere in particular – gyms could be closed, tracks locked, treadmills can break. You could catch whatever the disease of the week is amongst your kids. This week, I decided to try more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 12.15.14

Two more weeks of “running” are in the books, and that frustrating stress fracture is feeling like ancient history! The progression has been soooo much slower than I’d like as I’ve been listening to my physical therapist like a good little girl. I’m so tempted to sneak in a 10 miler when no one’s looking, but I’m pretty sure my cry-baby tendons would narc on me if I did. Anyway, more » Read more

Wintergreen Training Log 12.07.14

Another week of attempting to convince an errant body part that a spring half marathon and long runs of 15k’s plus in the dead of winter is a REALLY great idea. (Really! I think it is!) The Hiposoreus (hip bursitis) decided to reward my bubbling enthusiasm with two days of post run soreness. Enthusiasm will only get you so far. I’ve been foam rolling every day and a couple of more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 12-14-14

I shall now call my Smart Coach Plan the Dumb Coach Plan because, well, because it’s a fun play on words. Actually James made a joke about calling it that and it has since stuck. As mentioned last week, I am using this current plan as a guide while tweaking a few days/miles/workouts. This past week was week #1 and it was solid. Another thing James and I have talked more » Read more

Jasmine’s training log 12.14.2014

I can’t think of anything to write about this week. Go read the others’ training logs.  I Just remembered that I forget to mention falling on my treadmill last week. I was I was doing something stupid while reaching for my tablet on a side table. I can’t believe I see so many people run without the safety straps. They are there for a reason folks. I’m still staring at unopened Bosu balls.  It is more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 12-7-14 to 12-13-14

Happy holidays,  Salties!  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a training log.  Rather than write a long novel, here’s a quick recap of the past few weeks:  finally put my bike back together only to realize my shifter got damaged, so it went to the doctor, went to KC for Thanksgiving and won first master in the local Turkey Trot in 20:49–fastest in over 2 years, caught a more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 12.6.2014

I absolutely love the holiday season, full of traditions and lights and friends and family and music and evergreens. However, it is also a very VERY full season (even when one does not have children). In addition to normal work/life things, this week included a work offsite up to the Silcox Hut above Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood on Tuesday/Wednesday, Watching Elf with two different sets of friends, two rehearsals, more » Read more

Wintergreen Training Log 12.07.14

December means I have to have another talk with the Hiposoreus (hip bursitis) about my winter running plans. Last winters running plans included marathon training. The Hiposoreus made it quite clear that anything over 16k’s wasn’t going to happen! Now I’m thinking a quite reasonable half in spring. Hmmmm…..I’m easing into long runs of 15ks and seeing how that works. After this weeks 15 I was sore for two days. more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 11/30/2014 (TWO races!)

I love Thanksgiving week. Obviously, there’s a lot of non-running related activities to be excited for, but I’ve traditionally had some great running experiences at this time. I’ve set and re-set my 5k PR at the Holiday Hustle, won frozen turkeys at the Turkey Trot, and had win streaks going at both races until pregnancy sidelined me last year. After having a rough time at my marathon attempts, I was more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 12-7-14

This week was a race week after 6 weeks of decent training from the Smart Coach Training Plan. Things didn’t go quite as planned but I am content with the effort. I ran 22:09 in an indoor 5k open college meet. Prior to the race, I had drafted up a plan of action. In the past at these races, I would go out last because I assumed I would be more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.7.14

My baby turned two on Monday! And to celebrate I finally got into see my doctor in the afternoon and she confirmed my suspicions about my horribly sore throat and general feeling of malaise – strep. (Good thing we already celebrated with a little party for her!) Within 2 amoxicillin capsules, my throat felt worlds better, but somewhere along the way I picked up a cough that I’m still dealing more » Read more

Peppadew’s training log: 12/01/2014

A month that starts on a Monday just feels like a great fresh new start! As mentioned in my last training log I entered both the Two Oceans Ultra and the Comrades Marathon ultra and my training for those two officially started on the 1st of December. I have yet to start setting out my training plan but I am getting the runs in.  I had planned to get a more » Read more

Jasmine training log 12.7.2014

Hey! Let’s start with the week in review. I talked about my next big race being Pittsburgh. I got the official invitation this week. It is sort of exciting.  This is the first elite race registration of my life.  Who am I going to see in Pittsburgh? Then look what came in the mail. An award for “Columbus Marathon Second Place female 30-34.” This was a surprise. It’s the first sports more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 11.30.14

No turkey trotting for me this past week, although I’m happy to report I am back to moving across land a wee bit faster than the week before (and the week before that). When you’re given a training plan that’s laid out in 7 minute spurts (and by “spurts” I mean jogs, not sprints), then you learn to enjoy and appreciate every darn minute of those still too-short, too-slow runs. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.30.14

This week I didn’t even manage half of the miles I ran last week. I knew my miles would be low since I was traveling to NYC with my son, but I was hoping for upper 50’s. The first strike against this plan came when the forecast called for snow on the East Coast on Wednesday. We had a flight scheduled for 11:00 a.m., but I was able to get more » Read more