Basil’s Training Log – 3.24.15

Brace yourselves, dear readers. Because I’m about to use the words “fun” and “treadmill” in the same sentence.  I met up with my friend/coach (“froach”?) Michelle this morning to run at the clubhouse for employees of the local running store, and I had the best, most fun treadmill run ever! The treadmills there are tricked out and amazing (so very forgiving for the joints!) and have a fabulous view of more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 03/22/2015

How about a happy and a crappy? Has anyone ever played that game? Happy: In contrast to last week, my long run went well on Saturday. I completed 18 miles with two 3-mile uptempo segments at 18:44 and 18:36, including my first sub-6 mile outside of a 5k race since 2013! I think these were net downhill, but still a good result! Crappy: Plantar fasciitis. I’d been feeling some twinges more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 3-22-15

Week 3 of 15 is in the books. This week saw a little bit bigger bump up in miles to 34. And the best news to report is that most of my running this week was entirely pain free. I had some hammy niggle thingy going on mid-week but my chiro appointment easily took care of it. For this week’s long run workout, I had absolutely no pain, which I more » Read more

Juniper’s Training Log – 03.22.2015

Week ending 03/22/2015 Despite the teensy weensy set-back of giving myself shin splints, this was a fairly solid (oxymoron?) training week. Yes, I gave myself shin splints, something I haven’t had to deal with in years because I usually know better. A series of not well planned out decisions led to that, and I have no one to blame but myself. However, I am happy to report my leg is feeling more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 3-8-15 to 3-14-15

Spring is my favorite season.  I love watching the flowers bloom, and I love that the days get longer.  I do not, however, enjoy the time change.  It has always messed with me, and it takes me about a week to acclimate.  But, I always tell myself that it’s worth it. 3/8:  4 miles pretty easy, then I met my friend, Eddie, for an easy ride of just over 32 more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 3.21.2015

Aaaaaaaaand, another crazy week with no end in sight. Good thing I like everything I’m doing ; ) I’m sitting on the couch right now typing this, and even though it’s getting late and I am so tired and I’m supposed to get up and run 15 miles with friends tomorrow morning, I don’t really want to go to bed because it just feels so nice to be home and more » Read more

Honey’s Training Log – 3.15.15

It took the whole winter, but I finally feel like I am back on the horse as far as training is concerned. The longer daylight hours and the fact that I can finally see the path and the grass along the river (hardly any snow – yay!) don’t hurt either. Monday – 6.5 miles along the Hudson River at an 8:44/mi pace Tuesday – Club Night at the Races at the New more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 3/15/15

Confession: In the past year, whenever I’ve heard a runner complain about waking in the middle of the night or not getting 8+ hours of sleep, I get annoyed. I skip through any running articles that mention the importance of sleep for recovery. And there is no way in hell I am interested in tracking my sleep to see just how little I get. I never thought I’d be able more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – week ending 3/8/2015 (road 5k!)

I’m just quickly catching up with my training logs and wanted to make sure this week got recorded officially since I’m pretty happy with how it went! First of all, exceeding 80 miles is great for me right now. Second, I ran an awesome tempo run approaching my dream goal marathon pace. And third, I achieved a Saturday-Sunday back-to-back long run & 5k! So here’s the details: Monday: 4 miles more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.15.15

The week was going along ok until I noticed I was feeling a little bla. Not full-blown sick, but my stomach, shall we say, was off and I had a head ache. My son was complaining of similar symptoms. I wrote it off as one of those bugs that would pass, but on Thursday the school nurse called me and asked me to pick up my son who was now more » Read more

Juniper’s Training Log – 03.15.2015

Training is all about setting goals and taking on challenges you might otherwise avoid, and those goals can come in every shape and size. This maxim certainly rang true for me this week. For example, I set a goal that I would plan out my training for the week and stick to that plan, even if I didn’t feel like it (and after the CrossFit Games announced what my Friday more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 3.14.2015

Well, this week was a bit. . .unusual. I left on Sunday to go to Maui for work, spent the week in meetings, cavorting about on the beautiful (though kind of cold and rainy) beach and of course going down the water-slide at the resort. There was a lot of eating and. . .drinking and also stand up paddle-boarding (or in my case kneeling paddle-boarding) and running at 6:15 every more » Read more

Basil’s Training Log – 3.15.15

I spent the first half of this week in warm and sunny (yes, really!) Portland before returning home to sub-zero temperatures in Alaska. I really can’t complain because we’ve had an unusually mild winter with only a few stretches of seriously cold temps. My hip was still pretty sore for most of the week, giving me much to worry and obsess about. But when the wave/corral/ bib number assignments for more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 3-15-15

Two of fifteen weeks complete! This week went much better on the pain front. Really, there wasn’t much pain at all. I am not sure if this is due to taking my own advice from my most recent post or the fact that I have been doing strengthening exercises and stretching every night. The later sure does go a long way. I continue to build my miles slowly, which likely more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 3-1-15 to 3-7-15

It’s March already!  Time for spring!  Time for March Madness–both in basketball and in training.  This is the month to really start focusing on the New Orleans 70.3 in April! 3/1:  Still pretty cold outside, so indoors was the only option.  25 miles on the trainer + 15 miles at race pace.  It was challenging, but I got through it.  I tried not to freak out at the stats as more » Read more