Ginkgo’s Training Log 1.20.13

Thinking a lot about spring racing season this week and getting my racing goals in place! I have a winter run (a 7.5 miler) put on by the Columbus Road Runners Club in a few weeks and am looking forward to the Capital City Half Marathon and Cleveland Half Marathon as my bigger races this May. Taking suggestions for other good races (particularly 10ks, halfs) going on in Cleveland and Columbus(ish) area, though I’m not opposed to traveling somewhere warm, either. I’m also looking to invest in a Garmin of some sorts to help me track my runs more accurately – taking suggestions on that one, too! What do you have? I’d like to keep in the $100-$200 price-range, so I know I’m a bit limited (planning for a wedding is sucking my bank account dry…even though I’m trying to be as savvy as possible).

Here’s what I did this week! Sam and I finally took the time to check out the LA Fitness (formerly known as Urban Active until recently bought out) gym down the street. We’re hoping to get on the 5:30 a.m. spinning bandwagon soon. So, I’ll hopefully be adding some spice and cross-training this week. Last week I was boring…again…and stuck to just running.

Monday: 5 miles

Tuesday: 3 miles (with Otto and his Ruff Wear jacket!)

Wednesday: 4 miles

Thursday: 6 miles

Friday: 3 miles

Saturday: 9 miles…what’s up WIND?!?!?!

Sunday: 6 miles (with Otto and his Ruff Wear jacket!)…again…what’s up WIND?!?! I’m still defrosting, but on the bright side, I have rosy cheeks from windburn.


The boy and I in our Brooks Cascadia trail shoes. Taking the pup to a muddy dog park on Saturday!

I'm a new momma, full-time non-profiter, and coffee lover. I write about healthy body image, half marathon training, and recovery from eating disorders. I'm currently training to maintain fitness throughout the winter and break 1:27:00 in my next half marathon.

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  1. The BIA is ~200, but won’t be out until April. If you need something sooner you can get a Garmin 205. It’s accurate and pretty cheap: $113.98 on Amazon. If you go through the link on our sidebar the site will earn a little commission too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. One suggestion for a race is the Papa John’s 10 miler in Louisville, held in April. I have run it twice and highly recommend it. I know it’s a bit far for you, but it could be a fun road trip!