Vanilla’s Training Log 1-11-15 to 1-17-15

Here goes another week in Boulder! 1/11:  In anticipation of my upcoming half, I headed out for my longest run since November.  Goal was at least 10, and I made it 10.3 miles.  My Garmin died about halfway through the run, so I estimated the distance based on my route.  I’m not gonna lie–I was tired for the rest of the day and had to go to bed early that more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 1/25/2015

I feel like I am really hitting my stride! This is my 4th week in a row over 70 miles and (other than scheduling issues — see Wednesday’s entry below, for example) the miles are flying by rather easily! My workouts haven’t been very challenging recently, so once I up my tempo pace and maybe insert some other speedwork I expect this to change. JB is coming up on his more » Read more

Juniper’s Training Log – 01.25.2015

Plans shmans. That’s basically what this week boils down to. Every Sunday I put into my phone calendar my planned workouts for each day of the week, but sometimes life happens, and you can’t do the things you laid out for yourself. A year ago I would’ve had an epic meltdown about not being able to do exactly what I had set out to do for the week, but I’m more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.25.15

The revelation that my injury was most likely a symptom of a bigger problem, namely overtraining, led to something you won’t see often in my training logs. 4 big fat zero days in a row. I did no exercise at all for 4 whole days. And I didn’t hate it! I spent the time cleaning the house and getting it to a less-embarrassing state of disarray for a visit with more » Read more

Jasmine Training Log 01.25.2015

Exciting news part one: I’m about to take a job offer as an applications engineer for an automotive semiconductor supplier (The one I’ve been a customer of for the last two years) and move to the suburbs of Detroit This is a Belgium  based company. They even have a company triathlon, and I heard they take it seriously. I’m looking for tips (even smart-ass ones), anything is helpful, on the topics of: looking for more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 01.25.15

The marathon mileage build-up following my stress fracture last fall has been so cautious and gradual, I’ve barely felt the impact. Kind of like the oblivious frog in a pot of increasingly hot water, only, unlike the frog, for me this is a very good thing. I have 12 (twelve!) weeks left to get ready for Boston. That doesn’t feel like much time, seeing as it took me a solid more » Read more

Mint’s Training Log – 1.25.15

Good news, Salties!  This week I hit all of my scheduled runs + 40 extra minutes.  I may just be back on track. I am still very low mileage and progressing slowly, but it is the path I need at this time.  I am also committed to making yoga a regular part of my training regime.  I’ve resisted stretching for too long, but it is now time to get back more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 1-25-15

Cross training prevailed over running this week as the Achilles pain came back. Granted the pain is still mild but I am being extra cautious as I have already signed up for a couple of big races this spring. In April, I will run a local 10 mile race. In May, I will run a half marathon at the Cleveland Marathon and in June, my “A” race with be the more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 1.24.2015

This was my first week really back into cross training/tri-training. And it made me kind of tired. I am definitely not in Tri-shape anymore! Salty’s post about listening to your body and not just pushing through with “the plan” was very timely. Though I did not meet my goal of 3x Bike Commuting, I feel good about the week in general. In other news I impulsively signed up for a more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 1-4-15 to 1-10-15

First full week of 2015! 1/4:  I did not feel like doing anything today!  I planned to run, but it was 5 degrees until noon, and then it didn’t warm up at all like forecasted.  When I finally found some motivation to exercise, I decided to hop on my bike for 90 minutes.  But, after 2 miles, it was obvious that my body wasn’t happy, and the thought of riding more » Read more

Catnip’s indoor 5000m race report and training log (1/18/2015)

I raced this week! I rarely get nervous for races, but the indoor track always gives me goosebumps. The last time I raced was in November, and following my 2-week break in December I haven’t done many uptempo runs recently so I was pretty uncertain of what to expect, adding to the nerves. I entered myself with a 18:45 seed time, but my real goal was to run a smart more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.18.15

If you read today’s post you might know where I’m going to go with this training log. I ran 6 days last week and did one elliptical tempo workout – the 10/2 that Chamomile wrote about. It was a great workout! But even that felt really off. Over the course of the week my enthusiasm for running went from luke warm to nonexistent. 4 milers at a pace 1:00 slower more » Read more

Wintergreen Training Log Jan 18/15

I am submitting to the track. That’s a four letter word, right? Oops. Five letter word. I have rationalized my submission to the track for these two reasons: I actually like running fast and my wee ego is taking a beating over slowing down due to the elements. I want to break 2 hours in a half marathon in April. I’m paying twenty five dollars for a training plan from more » Read more

Wintergreen Training Log Jan11/15

I volunteer with three organizations including a women’s crisis agency. Budget, quarterly reports, grant submissions and organizational restructuring means three hour long meetings following my paying job. This is why you haven’t seen me around lately. On Wednesday January 7 I volunteered with an event called Voices Carry. We raised $10,000 dollars that was divided between The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (where I am on the board more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 12-28-14 to 1-3-15

Happy 2015!  I hope you all had a nice holiday and celebrated the new year in style!  Here’s to new goals and challenges in 2015! 12/28:  It was only 12 degrees with lots of snow still so I opted for the treadmill.  Set it right under 8:00 pace with the goal of 1 hour and ran 7.65 miles. Longest run in awhile–building up the mileage.  18 miles on the  Computrainer later in more » Read more