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

Ginger’s Training Log – 10-11-15

I’m six weeks out from my fall half marathon race. I’m not expecting a PR or even a quick time. Rather, I’m using the goal race to get back into a routine, one where I’m not on the verge of burning out or facing injury. My bigger goal is to run a fall marathon next year. But along the way, I want to set some milestones. The first milestone will more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 10-13-15

6 days of running this week and solid training is starting to take form. I enjoyed the cooler temps and a few runs in the rain. I feel stronger when running in overcast weather, not exactly sure why though. Overall, I’ve been doing ok the last few weeks but have struggled a bit with anxiety and depressive symptoms as I increase my medication back to my normal dose. I also more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 9-27-15

I hit five days of running this week and continued to feel less awkward and achy, except for some intense DOMS after incorporating squats into my weekly routine again. Although I will be the first to admit that I love the feeling of delayed onset muscle soreness. To me, it’s like the body reminding you that you are alive, a saying hello of sorts. Overall, the week was a good more » Read more

Ginger’s Training Log – 9-20-15

The miles are still slim but I am feeling a spark again and that is exciting. My coach gave me the outline for this week and we are aiming for the Fall Classic Half Marathon on November 22nd. I may also do a 10k on October 25th for training purposes. This week, I received both pairs of new shoes I ordered and I am very impressed with the new Hoka more » Read more