Chive’s Training Log – 9.25.16

9/12: 9.5mi–easy, with C. 9/13: 9mi Track–12x400m. I did these in two sets of 6, taking 60s jog between reps and 400m jog between sets. The first set was 86-87 and the second set was around 85. I didn’t feel very in control of the pace. It didn’t feel extremely difficult but the times seemed to fluctuate a decent amount without me feeling like I could do anything about it. more » Read more

Cayenne’s Training Log 9.25.16 and Mini Race Report

Marathon Week! Monday: Strength and run Light arm, ab and leg workout 1 hour walk Tuesday: Light speed workout This workout was on curvy roads.  I was slow but didn’t care. 1 mile warm up, 4 X 400 (not fast), 1 mile cool down Wednesday: Easy run 6 miles (9ish pace) 20 minute swim arms, abs Thursday: off Friday: Shakeout run 2 miles (7:52) Saturday: Marathon! The weather was good-overcast and low more » Read more

Pesto Training Log 9.12-9.18.16

Happy first Tuesday of Fall! I started off last week feeling rather sick (as the entire DC area has a cold of some sort at the moment) which threw a wrench into the works. Thankfully we were able to modify things and took this as an opportunity to have a little ‘mid training cycle taper’ (I don’t even know if that’s a thing) and to focus on getting better before the bug more » Read more

Spikenard’s Training – 9.18.16

On the first day of spring, right after my fiancé proposed along the San Andreas Fault in Palm Springs, CA, I went on a run. Though on vacation and high on love, I was set to compete at the Vancouver Sun Run in Vancouver, BC (I’m a huge fan of BC Athletics and their support of emerging and sub-elite runners). As I ran, a pain grew to intolerable in my left more » Read more

Raspberry’s Training Log – 9.26.16

While I’m not quite sure what “fine-tuning” means, I completed my 2nd week of it, and am now in full taper mode. I *think* I’m starting to feel stronger and less tired. I ran a handful of hilly runs this week, and my legs didn’t feel like lead. Now that I’m moving into taper, I’m excited to eat well, sleep well, and think positive thoughts! Monday – rest Tuesday – 5 easy more » Read more

Olive’s Training Log-9.25.16

I finished out week 8 of Hanson’s advanced half marathon training plan, and I’m excited to move on to the strength phase this week. I really like the structure of the program-1 week has longer long runs and easy runs, and the next week cuts back. This allows me to push through those longer mileage weeks, knowing that I’ll get a break! This week was a higher mileage week, though more » Read more

Barley’s Philly Marathon Training Log 9/19-9/25/16

Earlier this summer I was titling my logs “Barley’s Return to Running Logs”. After a while, it didn’t make sense anymore and they were simply my “training logs”. Well, another title change that will stay until November as I’m now officially training for a marathon again. I’ve known for a while this was probably going to be the case, and that it would most likely be Philadelphia Marathon. But, it more » Read more

Caraway’s Training Log of Great Inner Drama and Woe, 11-25 Sept. 2016

After my last hard longer workout of the training cycle on Saturday, September 10th – a hilly, very challenging 10-mile cross-country race – it was time to taper! Just don’t do anything stupid and you’ve made it to race day unscathed! Ha. After the cross-country race, my feet were a little sore and my calves very tight. I’d given it a good effort, trying to go uphill with a spring more » Read more

Cilantro’s Training Log – 9.25.16

My first peak week of the season, I knew this week would be tough – I just didn’t know how tough (foreshadowing, are you intrigued?). The workouts: Monday:  Recovery day, 5.5 easy miles (estimated pace 9:00, I wasn’t wearing my watch, but I know the distance and the time it took me to cover it). Crossfit after work: 10 RFT: 7xKB swings, 5xburpees. Strength: 3×10 deadlifts Tuesday: 8 miles total, more » Read more

Pimento’s CIM Training Log, 9.19-9.25.16

I went ahead and skipped my non-training but still running a lot logs for the end of the summer. In a nutshell, I ran a ton like I wanted to on varied terrain and built up my base for this cycle. I ended my summer by crewing and then successfully pacing my friend for the last 33 miles of her first 100-miler, the Pine to Palm 100-mile Endurance Run in more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.18 & 9.25.16

Well, you win some and you lose some. The week preceding 9.18.16 was capped off by my first race in a year and my best race in longer. The time was not historically something for me to freak out about – two minutes slower than my PR – but, in the grand scheme of the last couple of years I was super happy with it. And all week after, I more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 9.18.2016

Another crazy two weeks. I love all of the things that I’m doing. I love my job and running obviously. And the church groups and book clubs and family time and activities with friends and music. All of it. I love it all. But sometimes I get overwhelmed and the past couple of months have been teetering on the edge of “is this really fun right now?” because I haven’t more » Read more

Poppy’s training log – 9.11.16 and 9.18.16

This wraps up the final two weeks of training heading into the Rock n Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon (race report coming soon).  By two weeks out from the race, we were pretty sure it was going to be warm and humid on race morning.  So, as I’ve done many times in the past when a goal race looks like it’s going to be warm, hot or humid, I started overdressing more » Read more

Barley’s Training Log 9/12-9/18-16

This was one of those weeks where I went into it knowing I had to be flexible and had to be diligent about recovery. It wasn’t so much about the running part but because it was going to be the biggest work week for me that I have had in a while. 7 days of work, 4 of those days being both jobs (12-16 hour days). While it wasn’t ideal, more » Read more

Cayenne’s Training Log 9.18.16

Marathon Training Week 15 Monday: Strength and run 5 miles (7:58 pace) Light arm and ab workout Tuesday: Speed-Yasso workout! 2 mile warm up (8:27), 10 X 800 (3:00, 3:01, 3:00, 3:01, 3:01, 3:01, 3:00, 3:02, 3:00, 2:59), 2 mile cool down (8:19) The goal was 3:00 for all.  I was consistent but a little slower on some.  It definitely got harder, especially in the heat.  Allegedly this workout is a more » Read more