Dill’s Training Log 11.22.15

  Alright this is it, I get to start running again!  I can’t wait to see what workouts I have this week from my coach. I check my plan for the week: Monday: 3 miles Tuesday: nothing Wednesday: 4 miles Thursday:nothing Friday: 5 miles Saturday: Nothing Sunday: 6 miles Ok.  I guess we’re taking this recovery thing seriously.  I really should stop eating so much. Monday: Ran 3 glorious miles, more » Read more

Pumpkin’s Training Log 11.16-11.22.15

Happy Monday! This is going to be the fastest training log in the history of training logs!  Last week was a pretty great week of workouts.  I am not doing a TON of running right now, because I’m not training for anything specific and am just enjoying doing a variety of activities and having gym dates with friends. Monday 11.16 Spin class – 45 minutes/ 18 miles Tuesday 11.17 Hill more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.15.15 & 11.22.15

Here comes my busy time! Having one kid at the end of November and one at the beginning of December was not the best planning on our part. (Joking, of course!) The end of the year always is the mad crush of stuff that needs to get done and that usually means running gets pushed further down the to-do list or I end up injured if it doesn’t. Knowing this, I’m more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11/22/15

The week was, eh. I had planned to race the Fall Classic Half Marathon. I made it six miles before I decided to drop out due to intense IT band and knee pain, the same pain that started two weeks ago. The course is a double loop so after 6, I didn’t think it was a good idea to risk going back out there and possibly getting stranded. I was feeling good more » Read more

Barley’s Training Log 11.22.15

File this under weeks that finished way better than they started. Race week + Head Cold + PMS = Rage Week. As much as I didn’t want to, I knew I needed rest days this week. I do know full well that there is no fitness to be gained in the week leading up to a race, but it’s hard not to feel like I’m LOSING that fitness. Irrational fear of more » Read more

Bergamot’s Training Log – 11.22.2015

Happy Thanksgiving Week! This past week has been a little wonky from illness and injury, but I still think I got some quality work in! Fun fact: as winter approaches in Ohio and the bitter cold sets in, you can count on me to find cheap, preferably free, ways to work out inside! Last week I tried cycling at a studio where your first ride is free. This week I’m more » Read more

Pimento’s Training Log 11.21.15

Back up to over 40 miles this week; when I am not training for anything specifically I still like to keep my mileage at 45+ per week. It’s my sanity. Plus, if a race comes up out of the blue, I can do it! Sunday 11/15, 10 miles (7:45 pace) Totally solo, late afternoon/early evening run on the Row (it rhymes with “cow”) River Trail starting from a trailhead where more » Read more

Caper’s Surprise Rehoboth Seashore Marathon Training Log

At the beginning of this week, I seized the opportunity to try again to cash in on a great season of training, after a disastrous end to my NYC Marathon. I’ll be running the Rehoboth Beach Marathon in Delaware in two weeks, on Saturday, November 5. On the advice of an experienced multiple marathoner friend, who advised that the body loses speed faster than endurance, I focused my training this more » Read more

Juniper’s Training Log 11.15.2015

A little late log action… I’d completely forgotten what it feels like to be on a regular training schedule. Wow, how I missed it! Though I am quite spontaneous in other aspects of my life, when it comes to training, I am a creature of habit and routine. I like to plan out in advance what I will be doing and eating every day of the week. It’s perhaps the more » Read more

Cocoa’s C-section recovery log – week 3

I feel this week was a success. My mom is still here, which helps immensely, and my sister just arrived as well. It helps having all the support at home, plus it’s just fun to have them around. I had a “successful” return to running this week, with “successful” being defined as: I was able to do it.  In truth, my “running” pace was slower than a fast walking pace, more » Read more

Catnip’s training log – 11.15.15

Not much running to talk about this week, but I had a nice trip to Denver for a professional conference. I don’t like mixing running and travel so that resulted in 4 days off, although I did a lot of walking. To make up for this week’s boring training log, I’ll probably have a few races to report on in the coming weeks! Monday: 3.1 miles @ 8:05 pace. Couldn’t get more » Read more

Molasses Training Log – 11.15.2015

TEN WEEKS UNTIL THE HOUSTON MARATHON. I’m not ready. It’s time to turn it on and stay focused because holy cow do I feel like I’ve hit a slump the last couple of weeks. I’m not ready. So…time to get ready. Monday (11/9) – I needed some confidence after Saturday’s super slow run. That run felt really hard, by the way. Harder than eight miles has any right to. So more » Read more

Caper’s Marathon Recovery Training Log

Two weeks after the NYC Marathon, I feel 99% recovered, in good shape and wishing I could find a place to race in a few weeks. I am finally learning to listen to my body, recover when it is time to recover and find the right level of effort for harder runs. Can’t wait to see what I will be able to do with that when the time comes (at more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11-15-15

This week was bittersweet. I hit both of my workouts and felt great aerobically. Both workouts were better than any other tempo I did in the spring. However, the bitter part was that I’ve been struggling with some IT Band and knee pain. It isn’t injury territory yet and I hope to be able to keep it at bay. I’m back at the chiro and also increasing the amount of more » Read more