Rosemary’s Training Log 12.16.12

The Christmas madness continues! And this week was apparently the week of 8-milers. Ran 65 miles in total. Also this week, I met with Eric, who will be writing my training plans in 2013. Looking forward to having training partners on the same schedule for workouts and races! Monday- 8 miles Tuesday- 8 miles Wednesday- 8 miles Thursday- 8 miles Friday- 10 mile progression run from <7:20 to 6:30s over more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 12.9.12

This week was the last big running week of the year with USATF Club Cross Country Nationals. We sent two teams (12 women total) this year, plus a men’s team and a masters team. I logged 53 miles. Monday- easy 8 miles at MNR Tuesday- easy 10 miles with some friends Wednesday- 8 miles with 6 x 1 minute working down from 5:40s to low 5:20s Thursday- easy 6 miles more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 11.25.12

I ran a lot of miles this week thanks to a few runs with friends and a Thanksgiving break. I am really starting to feel like my old runner self again and beginning to believe great things are ahead in 2013. Monday- 8.5 miles at MNR. These runs seem to get quicker this time of year. Tuesday- 11.5 miles with Paige. Wednesday- 8 miles easy Thursday- Uptown Pumpkin Dash 5k more » Read more

Rosemary’s training log – 11.11.12

As though the time change wasn’t challenging enough, we spent half the week on Mountain Time visiting Va-Va-Vanilla! It was a week of casual runs and delicious brunches!!   Monday-easy 8 at MNR (Monday Night Run) Tuesday 3x 1 mile on the roads .3 jog easy recovery. Goal pace of 6:15 (current 10k pace, goal marathon pace). Ran 6:16, 6:25, 6:12. Felt good physically and neutral mentally. Total of 8 more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 11-4-12

I can hardly believe it is November! Maybe I’ll finally get to use the headlamp I got for Christmas last year… This week, I survived the rainy, blustery inland impact of Sandy without any damage/power outages. I also put together a strong week of 60 miles including seven days of running and only one run solo. I was a lucky and grateful spicegal this week. Monday Ran 9 miles at Monday Night more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 10-28-12

This week was a good mental week for running and I finally broke through the 50 mile per week limit and ran 53 miles! I also took a yoga workshop all weekend called Yoga Gangsters. It was so nice to run 2 hours and do 2 hours of yoga to kick off my weekend on Saturday. Monday- 8.5 easy at Monday Night Run Tuesday- wanted some 90 second/quarter pace intervals. more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 10-14-12

Runs just keep rolling along. Another solid week of 48 miles with a day off. Monday– Easy 8.5 miles at Monday Night Run Tuesday– Easy 6 miles at Oktoberfest Run Wednesday– Flu shot and then 7.5 miles with an old college workout: The Step Down (5:00-4-3-2-1 with 4:00-3-2-1 recovery). Had track repeats planned but our track had a middle school football game on the schedule. Thursday– off. Hadn’t planned a more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 9-30-12

Back in full swing this week! I’m taking a break from structured training and mileage goals and being a bit more flexible with my training. Doing what feeeeeeels right. I surely inherited my blended hippy-dippiness and type A-ness from my parents. The most exciting thing about this week: I raced a 5k! I’ve been planning this one for a few weeks, but didn’t dare admit it to anyone. As I told more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 9-23-12

All my travel finally caught up to me this week. I spent most of the week sick on the couch with a virus and a fever. I had absolutely no appetite for 5 days. But I was beginning to feel like myself again by Sunday and had already signed up for a local 5k to support Angelman’s Syndrome. So I ran 6 easy miles with some friends and then went to more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 9-16-12

I enjoyed this week of training. Maybe because of the autonomy. Maybe because of the new scenery due to travel. Maybe because of my Toronto running buddy, Sara. What ever the reason, I had a good mental week of running. And logged 40 miles. Monday- 8 miles with 5×3 min on/off. Decided not to monitor pace in any way. Trying to sneak myself into shape. Tuesday- 4 miles easy Wednesday- more » Read more

Rosemary’s Training Log 9-9-12

I’m not sure if it was too much alone time, travel, hormones, stress mis-management or something else, but by mid-week I was in the midst of a mini-breakdown. But by the end of the week, I was back home and feeling somewhat normal again. Monday– 12 miles with 8 @ < 7:45. Had a seriously impressive tempo (for me… right now), running 7:40, 7:37, 7:27, 7:21, 7:30, 7:09, 7:00, 7:00. more » Read more