Oregano’s Training Log – 1.1.2016

An exciting workspace as I combine my 50k training excel sheet and Krissy Moehl's 50k training plan.
An exciting workspace as I combine my 50k training excel sheet and Krissy Moehl’s 50k training plan.

Plan for the week: I received Krissy Moehl’s book “Running Your First Ultra” for Christmas and started integrating her 50k training plan in with my own. I haven’t finished planning everything out yet, and it is turning into something of a frankenstein document (her workouts, my weekly mileage, her taper, my long runs, her core work, etc.), but I am fairly confident it will all come together.

Saturday 12/26: Spring (winter??) Cleaning! Lots of closet organization. Run: 7.5 miles

Sunday 12/27: Run to church! And it started snowing on my way home! Run: 7 miles

Monday 12/28: I decided to do my long trail run on this day without a thought toward the weather. While it had snowed the night before at my house, everything had melted by morning. However, this was not at all true on the trail where I slogged through mile after mile of slippery slush. My feet were soaked and cold and I was in constant danger of sliding off edges and I had to run SO SLOW and I somehow tore a hole in my favorite socks, but it was also pretty. Run: 12.7 miles (trail)

Tuesday 12/29: Day off after my slippery slide-y run.

These were NOT the trail conditions I was anticipating.
These were NOT the trail conditions I was anticipating.

Wednesday 12/30: I intended to do a workout (per Krissy Moehl), but the roads were REALLY icy. I ended up running all over the place looking for a section of ice-free road that was long enough for intervals. I gave up, and then suddenly found a beautiful sunny track…after I had already run five miles. Fortunately the workout wasn’t very long (Ladder of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 minutes with equal rest). So I did the workout and ran home and went a bit over my planned 7 miles ; )  Run: 11.5 miles (Ladder 1 – 5, w/equal rest)

Thursday 12/31: SO COLD! Also, it was such a great new year’s eve! I saw Star Wars for the third time with a friend and then we played Agricola and rang in the new year with a bowl of ice cream. Run: 4 miles 

Friday 1/1: Did another Krissy Moehl workout today, 2, 4, 6, 4, 2 minute trail hill repeats. This was NOT EASY. Additionally, the trail was pretty icy (fortunately not on the part I was running my hill repeats) and I almost face-planted a couple of times. Run: 7.5 miles (2, 4, 6, 4, 2 hills)

Weekly Mileage: 50.2 miles

Summary: Solid week. It was so nice to be able to plan my days around running (and social activities), but it will be good to get back into a routine next week also. Vacation draws to a close…

I'm a proud resident of Portlandia, ex-running store employee, pulmonary emboli conquerer and connoisseur of high fives. I write about running community, trail running/training and anything else that grabs my immediate interest. I'm currently running for fun with my crazy friends - no races on the horizon YET.

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  1. I’m impressed that you ran to church! The best I have done at integrating church and running is to run while listening to gospel music on Sundays and occasionally dragging myself out of bed early enough to do both. Good luck with your ultra training. Will follow it with interest.

    1. Ha, well one must have a pretty casual church in order to make the run commute work; I was teaching the kids and figured none of them cared if I was in spandex ; )