Wintergreen Training Log 11.16.14

Kitchener-Waterloo has a new runners Meetup group. The last two expired despite healthy memberships of 20 plus people. I couldn’t get to any of the Meetups. I might not be able to get to any of these either. My schedule presents a bit of a challenge for human companionship. I tried to start a running club at my church as we have lots of runners for a small community but more » Read more

Peppadew’s Training Log – 11.10.2014

Okay so I realize that there is a week missing from my training log after my “breakthrough” Sunday run of two weeks ago… and there is no explanation or excuse for that gap so we will just leave it at that mmmmmkay? The picture is from our running club awards dinner which is the one running related activity that I did partake in last week. Chugging a beer can hardly more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 10-19-14 to 11-1-14

I’ve been swamped lately, so here goes the game of catch-up! 10/19:  RNR Denver Half.  I was fortunate enough to receive a free entry, and I had a long run scheduled, so I figured I would use the race as my long run for the day.  The start line was packed, and the race started 10 minutes late!  I managed to run fairly even:  7:22/7:25/7:30/7:34–uphill/7:15/7:17/7:39–uphill/7:24/7:12/7:28/7:23/7:29/7:38–slight uphill into headwind.  It was definitely a different more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11-16-14

  I unintentionally had a streak going on this month. I also continued to stray away from the Smart Coach Plan. The reasoning behind it all is simple: I want to run more miles. I rediscovered the old burning flame recently and I feel energized. I don’t feel as swift yet but I do feel stronger endurance-wise. Looking ahead, I do plan to finally run a marathon next June and so more » Read more

Catnip’s training log — weeks ending 11/2 and 11/9/14 (before and after Monumental Marathon)

So after my Columbus Marathon DNF, I decided to give it another shot at the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. I ran my PR 2:51:58 here in 2011, but this time around didn’t end so well – not even close… Monday (10/27): off. I work 8 am – 6:30 pm on Mondays so scheduling a run is a challenge and sometimes the stress of it is counterproductive. Tuesday: 5 mi @ 8:04  more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 11.16.14

This time last year I ran a 20 miler on the treadmill because the  roads were covered in ice and snow and it was 5 below zero. But of course, now that I’m coming back from an injury and can only wog (walk/jog) a few miles a week, NOW the roads are 100% clear and temps have stayed in the 30s for weeks! But you know what’s crazy? If I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.16.14

So, uh, winter. Yikes! Jasmine wasn’t kidding when she said winter was effectively here this week. Geesh! Time to get flexible! I believe strongly that the way to get through winter training is to be flexible. Move workouts around, switch inside as necessary and go with the flow. Winter is the time to learn to be adaptable. This week wasn’t too bad. I ran on the treadmill for a few more » Read more

Jasmine Training Log – 11.16.2014

Let’s see…. so that injury from almost six weeks ago: One week, two orthopedic sports medicine appointments, X-rays and an MRI later, we have a diagnosis: Level 1 MCL strain. “…There is a disruption of a few of the fibers of the medial collateral ligament just distal of the joint line with surrounding edema, but the majority of the fibers remain intact….Mild MCL strain with surrounding edema” That’s much better more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 11.15.2014

I’ll be honest. This week was a bit rough (in running, in work, and in “real life”). But on the bright side, I am uninjured, the forecast for tomorrow is 28 degrees and sunny, my roommate just made me a tuna melt and a salad for lunch and we are listening to wild animal sounds on youtube. So things are looking up! Sunday (11/9): A fantastic longer run along Willamette Blvd. more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – weeks ending 10/19 and 10/26/2014 (before and after Columbus Marathon)

I am way behind on my training logs, so here’s a quick catch-up post. I have finally finished my race report(s) so look for that soon — and if you don’t want a spoiler stop reading now! Monday (10/13): off Tuesday: 4.3 miles @ 8:47 avg. pace Wednesday: 4 miles @ 7:57  avg. pace with 2x 1 mile at marathon pace with 3 minutes jog rest. Felt easy. Thursday: 3.2 more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 11.9.14

Little by little, I’m coming back! And when I say little, I mean LEEEEETTLE. But since I wrote all that crap I wrote about being grateful for what you CAN do, and eliminating scarcity thinking, I probably should take my own advice and just be glad that I no longer have to hang out in the pool for hours on end with the elderly. (No offense to Bill, the kindly more » Read more

Wintergreen Training Log 11.9.14

During its short life-span the internet has proven itself particularly adept for is endless cat videos and the ability to embarrass your neighbours.   Let’s skip the cat videos and get to the neighbours. At the end of my run depending on the effort, I’m tired, elated and I’m picking up the pace for the last sprint home (and usually running a few minutes late). As I turn onto my street more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 11.8.2014

What a week! The panel interview thing I have been preparing for since May FINALLY happened on Monday, and then the rest of the week was a total tsunami of deadlines and meetings and social obligations. But training went well and now the weekend is here and I am lounging in my tights and half-zip, having gone to two different coffee shops in the am, and looking forward to possibly a more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.9.14

I feel like a broken record. Another good week in the books! I know have 8 weeks of 60+ miles in a row and I’m feeling good! I have noticed I have to be more diligent about foam rolling and strengthening to keep the niggles from growing into something more annoying, but so far I’ve managed to keep everything in check. I am now doing 2 days of strength training: more » Read more

Jasmine’s training log 11.9.2014

After about 4 weeks, my suspect MCL injury hasn’t gone away on its own. I’ve run over 200 miles on it since it appeared, so it is not anything debilitating. Still, I set up an appointment at Case Health services Tuesday morning (Yeah, I love how they are always dying to do same day appointments)  and was referred to sports medicine at UH. I have enough clues that something is wrong more » Read more