Coriander’s Training Log: 1.6.13

It hit me Thursday morning that it’s January and all of the talk about races and 2013 goals had me thinking about what races I want to spend my money on this year. My sub-4:00 marathon goal is set for the fall, but before that, I want to finish a 100-mile race. I’ve gone way back and forth with which one I want to do, but finally picked one! And it’s in 23 weeks!

So I put together a training plan for the next two months to start base building now and getting longer runs in over the next few weeks. I guess you can say this was my first week of 100 mile training!

Monday: 8.25 miles of trails. I went over to the park to run trails with a friend. We realized we have to make it a tradition to run on New Year’s Eve since we did the year before also.

Tuesday: Rest. NYE didn’t kick my butt, but I had to work all day long.

Wednesday: 4 miles at running club with Second Sole. First run of 2013 for both me and one of the faster guys I ran with. It was awesome to kick off another year running with my friends.

Thursday: 5 miles. Just did a short road run around the hood before work. Nothing fancy.

Friday: rest/one hour of yoga.

Saturday: 12 miles of trails in the CVNP. It was amazing to run long on the trails and not feel ANY knee pain!

Winter fun on the Buckeye Trail. I’m all the way at the top of the photo holding on tight!

Sunday: 11 miles of trails again. And still no knee pain! First weekend of back-to-back long runs is done!

Total: 40.25 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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