The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Week 2

Welcome to the recap for Week 2 of 14 of the RLRF Experiment. The highlight of this week occurred during a piddly 2 mile run on Friday. I had been quite sore from Thursday’s workout (more on that later) and so I went into the run assuming I would feel like crap. I was judging the run before I even took one step. In fact, I did this for an more » Read more

Chamomile’s Training Log – 4/13/14

This was week #3 of a tough training block. I knew going into it that I’d be pretty tired, but the thought of tapering in week #4 kept me going. There were a few minor setbacks/tweaks over the course of the week, but nothing that can’t be remedied (I hope) with some stretching and rest. Crescent City Classic 10k is on April 19th! Getting a little nervous!! Sunday: 15 mile more » Read more

The Running Partner Break-Up

Life is full of ups and downs, but I did not see this one coming. Or maybe I ignored the signs. I have heard that there are always signs…I guess I didn’t pay close enough attention? I didn’t think I had to; I mean, we were just running together. He wasn’t my lover, he was my running partner. I asked him if we would still run together when he got more » Read more

Sucking Wind: Running at Altitude

A few weeks ago it was February vacation week here in the Northeast, which for my family meant our third annual trip to the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah.  I did some running while we were there and marveled as I always do at how challenging even a 30-minute easy run seemed at 6,800 feet elevation.  On our second day there, returning from a run winded, sweaty and more » Read more

The Run Less Run Faster Experiment – Week 1

I grew up on Spaghetti-Os and Doritos. Occasionally, my mom, sister, and I would delight in a home cooked meal by Grandma but canned goods and snacks were the staple of our working single parent household. As I got older and began running, I upgraded to pre-washed bags of iceburg lettuce and cooked noodles out of the box instead of the can. Without a solid foundation in cooking, I grew more » Read more

Navigating the No-Man’s Land of Marathon Training

When the excitement of starting a new plan wears off just as your mileage creeps steadily up, when your goal race is still too far away to feel real but your tired legs are begging for a reason to skip that tempo run–beware! You may have entered the no-man’s land of marathon training. And your motivation could be in serious danger (if it hasn’t already been snuffed out entirely). Ask more » Read more

Wasabi’s Boston Training Log: Weeks 11 – 13.

I am fighting this epidemic of blogging tardiness and delinquency with every fiber of my being, but it just won’t let up! Fortunately, this is not necessarily a reflection of how my training is going.  A lot has happened over the last 3 weeks, so to bring you up to speed (and to help me feel a little better about myself as a Salty Running blogger) I’m going to give more » Read more

Licorice’s Training Log – 3.23.14

Y’all, the fact that Ellie doesn’t seem to want to sleep for more than 3-4 hours at a stretch is starting to get to me. However, just as I was about to totally lose it this week, she gave me a break and slept for 6 hours straight Saturday night. It happened to be on the same day I felt like I was coming down with a cold, so I more » Read more

Find Balance! Train the Total Athlete

My hamstrings are sore again. They’re getting worse.  I know I should stretch more, but I always forget until I’m running late and then I don’t have time. I started running because it was cheaper than other exercise.  I can’t afford a massage! Where does she get off suggesting the gym to me?  I’m a runner! I’m fit enough. Ugh, cross training?  But I don’t like other kinds of exercise! more » Read more

Letting Go of the Numbers Game

What defines you as a runner? Is it your finish times in races, or placing in your age group? Could it be your mileage totals, or the number of races you’ve completed? Are you a runner who meticulously logs workouts to see if this week’s speed intervals are faster than last week’s? During a conversation between two runners, you can bet at least one of these topics will come up, more » Read more