Catnip’s training log – week ending 9/14/2014

If there’s been a theme to these past few weeks, it’s HUNGRY. Even when I was stringing together 100+ mile weeks pre-pregnancy, I wasn’t this insatiable! But breastfeeding burns 500+ calories a day or 3500/week which is the calorie burn of 40-50+ miles at my proportions. No wonder I catch myself fantasizing about Reese’s peanut butter cups — and then making that fantasy a reality. Anyway, running: I am still pleasantly surprised more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.14.14

Things seem like they are on the up and up! I had a good track workout on Tuesday and then felt great on all my early morning runs all week and ran them about 30 seconds per mile faster than I had been. And then the moment of truth: a Sunday 5k I signed up for way back when I thought I’d be in shape by now. Yikes! On Monday more » Read more

Jasmine’s first 80 mile training week 9.14.2014

What’s new this week?  I got a footpod because I thought it would provide more accurate pacing than GPS. The short summary is that I’m unimpressed. This was the 80 mile training week of my life. Marathon pace is starting to feel less aggressive. I turned in a competitive race team (Team Ohio) application. It is just a normal week, but I feel like I’m approaching the home stretch of training. more » Read more

Lemongrass’ Training Log: 9.15.14

I’m in the thick of it now, lovely blog readers. I suppose that this is the part of training that really tests one’s mettle, and subsequently, the part of training that really makes it all worth it. That is, if one gets through it. But getting through it, I am! It’s a blur, so it’s not too fun but I’m getting through it. Here’s how it looks: Wednesday, 9/10: 5.23 more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 09.14.14

It was another light week of training due to continued restrictions from my physical therapist. I’ve agreed to follow his recommendations and be super conservative in coming back from this hip issue with the end goal of being healthy and ready for Boston. And speaking of Boston, I got the official confirmation this morning!! I’m IN! Woohoo! That was definitely the highlight of my running week! Monday -5 miles. Had more » Read more

Garlic’s Training Log 9.14.14

This week I started working with a very experienced PRI therapist, Donna, who is also a physical therapist at a hospital near where I live.  I had met her at the two PRI courses I took at Northeastern this summer, and contacted her about working with her both to receive treatment, but also to learn more about using the PRI progressions.  I’m excited about working with her; with only a more » Read more

Mint’s Training Log – 9.14.2014

I’m not going to lie: when I saw my training schedule for this week, I was a bit worried as it was very intense.  Add in a busy week with work, kids’ sports, and Girls on the Run and, well, I was feeling a bit intimidated.  I knew I would have to see a fair bit of 4:30 am to get things done.  But I reminded myself that I only more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 8/31/14 to 9/6/14

I know…I’m late!  Here goes: 8/31:  Longest run since I can remember!  13.65 miles.  First 9 averaged 7:44, and then the last 4 were easy.  My legs definitely felt like it had been awhile!  1,650m swim in the evening. 9/1:  September already!!!  A little chilly in the morning, so I waited a few hours before heading out on my bike.  Some weights first and almost 40 miles. 9/2:  Easy day!  3 more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 9.14.14

Sunday – 6 miles before heading out to watch my mom walk in the New Albany Walking Classic. Monday – First day back to work and dropping off Connor to daycare. What an emotional day! I went for a hard 3 miles at 4:30 a.m. to get my mind ready for the day. There was a bright and beautiful full moon. Tuesday – 4 miles with Otto Wednesday  - 3 more » Read more

Molasses Training Log – 9.14.14

Had a pretty lazy week this week. I’m working with a friend who wants to run her first marathon next April, right now my goal is to get her up to five miles without needing to stop and rest (she is up to 2, so we are making progress!). I’m thinking as we increase distance I’ll just start incorporating walk breaks every three to five minutes. Meanwhile, my own running more » Read more