Ginger’s Training (V)Log – 5.22.16

When I wrote this week’s Friday 5, the idea came to me to start vlogging (video logging) my training for the 2016 Erie Marathon via Snapchat. So on Thursday, I made my first video and I hope that you’ll come follow along (@jinger.nicole). Mainly I hope you will follow along because it is easier to record video than to sit down and write out a log. I can’t promise a digital log more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 3.20.16

This was a rough week. For whatever reason I felt sluggish on every run, as if I was running in quicksand. It could have been feeling the effects of the 5k race, running in cold weather again, or starting and then stopping a new birth control pill because I had assumed most of the sluggys were due to that. Outside of running, I was cranky and tired, opting for naps more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 3.13.16

Training has been going well the last few weeks. I did a local 5k on Saturday and broke 22 minutes for the third time in my running life. It was a good race and probably the best overall 5k on the mental and physical fronts. Looking back, I could have gone a little faster toward the end of the race but I did do a good job of pushing through more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 2.21.16

The last two weeks were jammed packed! And at times overwhelming. In the end, I got in some decent running, exploring, and even a little racing. Prior to this past week, James and I traveled to Irvine, California to visit with a good friend of ours then headed to Los Angeles to assist Cinnamon and the Salty Team with Trials coverage. It was a short trip but we seemed to more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 2.7.16

The month of February began this week and a little tidbit of info is that February is the birth month of a couple of Salties, including myself. I like this month not only for that reason but it just always feels warm and cozy and red, which is one of my favorite colors. So anyway, we’re off to a good start! This week saw two quicker workouts and nice steady more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 1.31.16

This week’s focus was to get to the indoor track, keep an eye on my left leg/hip area, and continue to increase the long run. How did it turn out? See below. Monday: Leisure walk- 50 minutes. Tuesday: 55 minutes with track workout. 2 sets of 4 x 400 meters with 60 seconds rest and then 4 x 200 meters with 30 seconds rest. We weren’t sure what my paces more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 1.24.16

Things kicked up a few notches this week and I was very pleased. I know I’ve said it multiple times on here, so much so I can’t even count the number of training logs and posts. I am (maybe turning into was) afraid of pain and discomfort. This past fall I had a slight setback mentally but it resulted in learning more about mindfulness. As such, I am starting to see more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 1.17.16

Hello there! Base training has been going well. I like this kind of training. There is no race looming over my head. Just putting in time and miles for later use. Right now, we’ve found a good balance of 5 days a week for running and on the other two days I am either walking 40-60 minutes or resting. I also noticed that taking stair climbing breaks 3-5 times a more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11/22/15

The week was, eh. I had planned to race the Fall Classic Half Marathon. I made it six miles before I decided to drop out due to intense IT band and knee pain, the same pain that started two weeks ago. The course is a double loop so after 6, I didn’t think it was a good idea to risk going back out there and possibly getting stranded. I was feeling good more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11-15-15

This week was bittersweet. I hit both of my workouts and felt great aerobically. Both workouts were better than any other tempo I did in the spring. However, the bitter part was that I’ve been struggling with some IT Band and knee pain. It isn’t injury territory yet and I hope to be able to keep it at bay. I’m back at the chiro and also increasing the amount of more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 11-8-15

I’m two weeks out from the half marathon. Because I got a late start to the fall season, I am planning to use the race to jumpstart winter training. I am shooting for 1:44-1:46. It’s quite far from my 2012 PR of 1:39 but at the same time, it would be a step in the right direction. Monday: 50 minutes slow on the treadmill watching Breaking Bad. I am late more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log- 11-1-15

Goals for the week were to have a strong workout and a longer long run on the weekend. I accomplished both. It is still a bit of an adjustment running slower than a few years ago but for the most part, it relieves so much stress! Monday: Off/rest. I got a massage at a new place. It was a bit different. I went in expecting full body work, a relaxation more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 10-25-15

This week featured a 10k race. And not just any 10k race. If you ever find yourself in Ohio, Youngstown specifically, around the end of October then you should consider running the Peace Race. This was my second time running and it only gets better. The scenery is perfect as much of the race is run in Mill Creek Park. It has energetic crowd support, quite a few downhills, free Dunkin Donuts and coffee, and more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 10-18-15

Greetings, Salty followers. This week was a good one training wise as well as just in general when it comes to running. I volunteered to be a part of the Columbus Marathon Psyching Team, which is a group made of up of sport psychology and mental health professionals who help runners with the mental side of the race. We had a table at the expo and then were present in the corrals at more » Read more