Vanilla’s Training Log 4-5-15 to 4-11-15

Last hard week before the New Orleans 70.3!  Doubts and uncertainty are starting to set in, but I’m also ready for it to be over with. 4/5:  48 miles on the bike.  It was awful.  I had no cadence, and I just felt off.  I couldn’t wait for the ride to be over with!  6 easy miles in the evening before a big Easter dinner. 4/6:  Rest day.  Went to more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 4-26-15

The mileage continues to grow and this week I got to practice pacing, fueling, and managing general jitters at a 10 mile race on Saturday. I am very pleased with my training thus far, particularly because I am remaining healthy as the mileage increases. I’ve been keeping the intensity a bit on the lower side compared to previous training programs so I think that is helping as well as continuing more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 4.26.15

Nothing demonstrates the difference between my training under my old coach and training with McMillan more than a race. With a 10 mile race this past Saturday, my week’s load was light. Even better, I get to enjoy a recovery week after the race. So nice! Much better than following up a 10 mile race with a hard week and then getting injured (duh). I’m excited to rest up from a solid performance more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 3-29-15 to 4-4-15

Birthday week training log!!! 3/29:  55+ on the bike with my friend, Eddie.  A little chilly and windy at times. 3/30:  Super easy 3.7 miles at lunch. Weights in the evening. 3/31:  About 7 miles in the evening with my run group.  Coached a 25 minute tempo workout. 4/1:  My Birthday!!!  I took the day off from work to relax and have my own schedule.  First, I ran 8 miles more » Read more

Oregano’s Questionably Accurate 4-Week Training Log – 4.25.2015

I’m back! An insane work schedule and “special project” led to my 4-week absence, but now it’s over! I’m back I’m back I’m back! An abbreviated training schedule and short overview of the past four weeks is below as I know you’ve been on tenterhooks. . . (does anyone actually say that??) 3/29 – 4/4, Run: 48 miles (Bike: 23 miles) -Workout Wednesday: 4 mile variable pace tempo run: 6:47, 6:10, more » Read more

Honey’s 2-week Training Log – 4.19.15

Well, in the face of a few crazy weeks that included a Great Gatsby scale family wedding in Florida and an intense week at my middle school, I’ve kept my commitment to my three workouts a week. Barely. The downside is that I won’t be as prepared for my trail half marathon in two weeks. On the plus side, though, is that I made the leap to a Garmin (exciting!).  Inspired by more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 4.19.15

I had a pretty darn great week of training! Decent mileage, fun workouts and great weather really helped me feel like my old self this week. I’m cautiously optimistic about my upcoming races this spring. I’m racing this upcoming Saturday and while that’s almost certain to not be a PR, I think I might be able to come closer to my goal times for my later season races than I more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 4-19-15

Now the real work begins. This past week was an eye opener for me. My long run was definitely humbling. I completed my first official 16 miler on Saturday and my mileage total increased to 44 for the week. Despite the minor challenges, which are gifts in disguise, I continue to run healthy with no major pain or questionable niggles. The work done outside of running is often harder than more » Read more

Salty’s Training Logs – 4.4.15 and 4.11.15

The only excuse I have for being so behind on my training logs is that I schlepped two little kids across the country by myself and spent 4 days at Disneyland cavorting with my best friend and my best sister (Cinnamon). I managed to finish up the Salty Madness tournament by creating polls and posts on my phone (with varied success), but beyond that I just didn’t have time or more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 4-12-15

I’m up to 40 miles now and things are going well. I’ve been trying to focus on acknowledging negative emotions during runs rather than getting freaked out by them or letting them ruin the entire run. Much of this process involves telling myself, Ok, I feel this way. Let’s relax a little, let it pass on its own. This mindset helped on my long run, where I told myself I would more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 3-22-15 to 3-28-15

Hello Salties!  What happened?  I have fallen off the training log wagon again, and it happened without warning.  Here’s my attempt to catch up! 3/22: Double brick of 20 mile ride/3 mile run.  It was pretty chilly, so I opted to do the workout inside.  First ride of 20 miles was just over 18 mph and felt fairly easy.  Run after was 3 miles in 22:56 with just about 3 minutes more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 4-5-15

The past week was the first down week of this training cycle. It was a pretty uneventful week. However, there was one good workout and not because I effortlessly hit my times but because it tested me. On Wednesday, the little workout was 3 miles at 7:30 pace. 7:30 pace always seems to psych me out even though I’ve run a half marathon at that pace. In fact, every time more » Read more

Clove’s Training and Food (So Much Food) Log: 3.28.15 – 4.3.15

As I have no training this week, I shall provide a fun look into 100-mile recovery! Saturday, March 28:  100 miles in 19:13, pajama pants. Sunday, March 29:  Rest with legs elevated until it becomes necessary to fly home.  Attempt to drink apple juice to take edge off of growling but nauseated stomach.  Become obsessed with thought of scrambled eggs.  Decide that scrambled eggs are the only edible food on more » Read more

Honey Training Log 4.5.15

With an insanely busy spring that combines working extra hours with a couple big races, I’ve been wondering about how I can maximize my training. I’m thinking the answer is in the Rule of Three. Three workouts that is. One speed workout, one tempo run, and one long run. Monday/Tuesday – Sloppy weather and after work meetings made me take a couple of rest days. Wednesday – Speed. 1.5 mi warmup, three sets of more » Read more

Basil’s (Boston Taper) Training Log – 4.5.15

Every run these days begins with pain. The hip never feels good on the first step. Sometimes, after 4-5 miles, I forget all about it. I don’t know if it’s because the hip stopped hurting or I stopped noticing, or maybe because something else hurts more. The good news is, I feel better as I go, not worse. And though I always pay for the 20 milers in the days more » Read more