Paprika’s Chicago Marathon Training Log – 9.10.16

Four weeks to go until Chicago!  I am *still* in the phase of training where my legs feel like cement, there aren’t enough carbs in the house, and I’ve started craving gummy bears and orange juice at the end of my runs.  Okay, admittedly, I am usually craving gummy bears and orange juice at the end of every run, but more intensely these last couple weeks.  My week was bookended more » Read more

Paprika’s Chicago Marathon Training Log – 9.4.16

Yikes!  I’m only five and a half weeks out from the Chicago Marathon. I know, it seems like a long time, but if I think of it as a little over a month… well the nervous sweat starts to seep into my t-shirt.  But it seems as though I don’t have any time to be nervous, because it feels like I’m always heading out the door to log some more miles.  I’m more » Read more

Paprika’s Training Log – 7.31.16: Kicking off the Chicago Segment!

My spring racing season ended with the Boilermaker 15k, and then I took an entire week devoid of running.  I knew my body was ready for a break when I was trying anything and everything to get myself out the front door for my few runs leading up to my last race, and was day dreaming of afternoons free of double runs.  I spent my week free of running getting more » Read more

Paprika’s Training Log – 4.22.16

Paprika’s Training Log 4/16-4/22 Goals: 1. Continue to train hard for Bloomsday (5/1/2016) 2. Bust some major post Marathon Trials rust off in a local 5k 3. Use Barley’s “10 minutes to better recovery” strategy a few times this week Saturday 4/16 Fun With the Fuzz 5k, 1st female 17:05 Coach wanted a good, hard effort, and to get back in the swing of racing. It was a good day; more » Read more