Salty’s Weekly Training Log 2.19.12



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Mom to three little ones: a fiery five year old son; a feisty three year old daughter; and the cutest red headed one year old little girl ever. Lawyer on extended "holiday." Competitive runner. Salty Running boss.

This was an interesting week for my “training.” After feeling awesome on last Saturday’s snowy trail run I decided to do another one of those and felt pretty awesome again. My hopes were up only to be smacked down on Friday at my orthopedist appointment. After a bazillion x-rays of my pelvis and back showed my spine and pelvis bones are near perfection he believes at this point that I have a bulging disk causing the sciatica.  I am not allowed to run or even elliptical for at least two weeks when I see him again for a follow-up. In the meantime, I start physical therapy (pt) next Friday. At my follow-up appointment he is going to assess the situation and see if I need to get an mri to check to see if my disk is actually herniated and not just bulging. Fingers crossed! Anyway, note how the beginning of the week I was hammering out some good workouts and then at the end of the week not so much! Oh well. I will adjust to the bike and swimming and it won’t be so bad. I am lucky to have an awesome friend and teammate, E who let me borrow a bike and trainer so I can work the bike in the comfort of my own basement. Maybe the biking and a little swimming will turn me into a triathlete. Now that would be funny.

Monday: 60 minute tempo effort elliptical (hr steady around 165 after initial build-up)

Tuesday: 8 miles of ignorant bliss on the snowy trails taking advantage of a sitter!

Wednesday: 72 minutes on the elliptical with 60 minutes of 2:00 on/2:00 off intervals. (got hr up to 173 for the last 2 intervals)

Thursday: off for a busy day.

Friday: off after depressing orthopedist appointment.

Saturday: 60 minute bike with 4:00 on/4:00 off intervals. (got hr up to a whopping 115 bpm. I need to work on my biking muscles!). Also went to a super fun surprise party for a teammate’s 30th!

Sunday: Another 60 minutes on the bike at a steady comfortable* pace.

Relaxing with E & NC at the party on Saturday night!

*Everything was comfortable except my poor unadjusted-to-biking bottom!

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