Cardamom’s Training Log – 7.27.15

I had an amazing week of training! Tuesday – Key Run #1 Track Repeats (2×1200 @5:22 with RI 2 min & 4×800 @3:31 with RI 2 min) I ran this workout on a treadmill because it was hot. There’s only so much suffering that I can handle. I warmed up for a half mile at 6.0 mph. I ran .75 miles in 5:10 and 5:11 (8.7 mph, the second set was more » Read more

Sage’s Training Log–7.12.2015-7.25.2015

These were the last two weeks before taper begins for the Water to Wine Half Marathon at Kendall-Jackson Winery on August 9. I modified my training, as my right hamstring/gluts are still a bit twitchy after longer runs and interval training. Very frustrated because this may be a repeat of having to forestall the May Windsor Green Half Marathon because of similar issues. I know I can run, slowly, 13.1 more » Read more

Tarragon’s Training Log — 6.26.2015

Uggghhhughhghhg. Friday morning I said to Cordelia, “Is it really Friday? Did I really make it?” This week was demanding at work, and for the first time in a long time, I didn’t have mental energy left for running. My body and brain were so over hard workouts. All I wanted was to run until I felt free from anxieties, so I could return to those anxieties fresh and focused. more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 7-26-15

And we’re back up on schedule! The past week was a lot better without all of the pressure to train for an “A” race fall marathon. I continued to focus on running for self care and for the pure enjoyment of moving forward as the Zoloft withdrawal symptoms lessen. The highlight of the week was helping Cilantro as both a crew member and pacer for the last 10 miles of the more » Read more

Basil’s “Training” Log – 7.26.15

Nope. Still not taking the quotes off “training”. Or “running” for that matter. But I am putting one foot in front of another these days, to the tune of 14.5 weekly miles. I know it’s tough, but try not to be too jealous of my high mileage. I mean, we can’t ALL be ultra runners. Speaking of ultra runners, how ’bout that CILANTRO? Wow! One huuuuundred miles! In one sitting! more » Read more

Jasmine’s training log 7.26.2015. Status: In-season

Anything interesting to report? I guess so. Time to update status. Status: in-season.      Columbus….It’s on.  (or at least I’m thinking Columbus) So, this was a 74 mile week and included a 16 mile run on the Burning River 100 race course watching Cilantro race the last ten miles…..and a MP workout with 6 miles at what will probably be target sub 6:40 pace. The dream is 6:35 pace, but more » Read more

Caper’s Training Log — 7.26.15

  I enjoyed week 6 of training for the NYC Marathon. I did my speed work this week while watching the sun rise along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago.  I stumbled into a way to immediately boost my easy pace, running more than a dozen strides on my driveway.  And I felt a sense of accomplishment after toughing it through a 21 mile training run in 81 degree weather. My training more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log Catch Up

The last two weeks kind of flew by and before I knew it, I hadn’t written about the training that occurred. I completed my Zoloft taper last Wednesday and since then, I have been experiencing some more withdrawal symptoms that I believe have effected my training. As a result, I have decided that it is best to hold off on a fall marathon, at least in the sense of making it more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.19.15

I think I’m really getting a handle on this moderation thing. I’m really digging the concept of not planning my life around training. It’s very liberating. Having things like my health and sanity, family experiences and my well-roundedness as a human being now take precedence over running, I managed to enjoy the sh*t out of myself this past week, when in my former life I might have felt pretty darn more » Read more

Cardamom’s Training Log – 7.20.15

Tuesday – Key Run #1 Track Repeats (3×1600 @7:18 RI 400 m) On the treadmill, I ran 3 one-mile repeats with a quarter mile walking rest interval. I ran the intervals in 7:09, 7:13, and 7:18. I’m happy that I ran the first two mile intervals a little faster than the intended target because a 7:18 on a treadmill is easier than on a track or road. Wednesday – Key more » Read more

Tarragon’s Training Log — 7.19.2015

Highest mileage week ever was energetic, healthy, and fun. I’m really pleased with how my body seems to have adapted to 40-ish mile weeks instead of 30-ish. Monday — Tempo with Anna at Edwin Warner Park. We did 4x[(3 min @6:45)+(1 min push)]. This is essentially a 1000m workout at goal pace, but thinking about time instead of distance. 5.5 miles Tuesday — Feldenkrais bending right and left lesson. It more » Read more

Oregano’s Training Log – 7.18.2015

Well, as of this weekend, it’s back to 97 degrees in Portland (which makes keeping this laptop on my lap nearly unbearable), but the past week was actually quite pleasant. Sunday (7/12): Run: 9 miles trail Monday (7/13): Bike: 6 miles, Run: 5.5 miles Tuesday (7/14): Bike: 6 miles, Run: 5.5 miles Wednesday (7/15): Run: 6 miles (Started a workout…but ended up doing only 1×1 mile…) Thursday (7/16): Bike: 18 miles, Run: 7 miles Friday (7/17): I took this day off to work more » Read more

Caper’s Training Log — 7.19.15

Week 5 of NYC Marathon training was fun.  The best part was taking my Vizsla puppy Deena on her first runs, seeing what a natural she is and looking forward to someday having a great running companion.  During this third week following a plantar fasciitis injury, I also transitioned toward normalcy by shifting from running my hardest quality workouts toward on the AlterG and elliptical, and easy runs on the more » Read more

Dandelion Training Log – 7.19.15

Coming into this week, I was pretty beat up. Evidenced by the fact that after my Sunday long run, I immediately made an appointment for a massage the following day. Now when I say massage, I really mean pummeling. Like with a meat tenderizing mallet outcome. But it was so needed, and I think my legs eventually started speaking to me again. Aside from being a bit gimpy this week, more » Read more

Cilantro’s Training Log – 7.19.2015

Dear taper:  You sounded so good whilst I was peaking, but now that I’m in the midst of you, you kind of hurt my heart and mess with my head.  Love, me. My famous last words (or my last last training log) mentioned how darn excited I was to start tapering.  And, frankly, I’m still excited for the idea of tapering that I had in my head (e.g., laying around with more » Read more