Coriander’s Training Log: 1.20.13

It was a big week for me! I finally bit the bullet and registered for two races! In less than 10 minutes, I was $210 poorer and registered for a 50K in March. And my first 100 miler! It’s crazy that it’s really happening now.

So here’s how my week went down:

Monday: rest/20 minutes of yoga.

Tuesday: 60 min of yoga/5 miles in one hour on the trails. I was hungry and kind of bored during this run. I don’t know why, but shorter distance trail runs alone are not my thing. Yoga was great though, I did a headstand! I’m getting closer to finally doing inversions unassisted again!

Wednesday: 60 min of yoga/5 miles at run club. I ran a quicker-than-normal pace at run club and it was a good run. I got to run with a friend I usually don’t run with, so I considered it my speedy run for the week.

Thursday: 30 min yoga/rest. Thursday is supposed to be hill day, but my legs were so beat up from the past two days for some reason.

Friday: 4 miles before work. I got up and ran in the dark for the first time in a while. It was cool to see the sunrise on my way back home.

Saturday: 17 miles of trails. It was great to have a Saturday off to run with some of my best trail running friends and take lots of fun photos.

This is my least favorite hill. Ever.

Sunday: 7 miles of trails. I shared a few early miles with Salty. Then I had my worst trail fall EVER and ripped holes in my tights and banged up my knee. It didn’t hurt too much until afterward and I think my ego is bruised more than my knee. Other than that, it was a good run.

Total: 38 miles.

Trail and 100 mile ultra runner who still loves a good road marathon every now and then. Lifetime Northeast Ohio resident that dreams of the mountains out west, but loves CLE too much. Sometimes a vegan, sometimes does yoga, always loves a good craft beer and post race donuts.

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  1. Oh man! The fall was that bad? Yikes! I fell really close to that same spot when I was preggers. Those roots suck! So nice to hang in person. I hope we can get some miles in together again soon. Hope your knee heals up fast too!

    1. That’s definitely not my favorite, lol. But there is a certain hill in the national park I live near that I love because I feel like such a badass when I get to the top!