Salty’s Training Log – 9.14.14

Things seem like they are on the up and up! I had a good track workout on Tuesday and then felt great on all my early morning runs all week and ran them about 30 seconds per mile faster than I had been. And then the moment of truth: a Sunday 5k I signed up for way back when I thought I’d be in shape by now. Yikes! On Monday more » Read more

The Perfect Training Log Trap

Training plans are the best. All you have to do is look at the day on the calendar and do what the training plan says. I don’t know about you, but I take a lot of pride in logging week after week of perfect training, nailing all my training plan’s workout paces and weekly mileage goals. I find that the more perfect training weeks I have the more I push more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.7.14

6 weeks of liquid iron supplements and 3 weeks of vitamin D and no breakthrough. Well, not a running breakthrough, but perhaps an attitude breakthrough. I don’t wear a watch on easy days, so I can really only tell how I’m feeling based on the track. This Tuesday I left in tears, feeling frustrated and defeated and concerned after another week of running abysmally slow despite pushing myself. Maybe it more » Read more

Comment of the Week – 8.30.14

It’s Comment of the Week time! I mean it isn’t because it’s already Tuesday and COTW is supposed to publish at the end of the week. And that’s supposed to be every week, not every third week. Yes, we’ve been busy here at Salty Running! While I have been busy sending my oldest off to Kindergarten (!), Cinnamon has been working and moving! Garlic went on vacation and so many more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.31.14

5 weeks on the liquid ferrous sulfate and 2 weeks on vitamin D supplements. On vacation, I noticed I was feeling a lot better and had hoped I’d notice a big improvement at the track this week. I did notice a difference. Instead of the weird shaky, weak, heavy leg feeling I had before, this week I just felt out of shape. I could actually do proper strides and wasn’t more » Read more

5 Signs It’s Time to Throw Out That Pair of Old Running Shorts

I admit that I still run in shorts I bought in 2005. I will go even further and admit I should probably not go out in public in these shorts and that they’re more suited for the trash bin than the light of day. But I have a hard time with that. I wore one such pair for the Boston Marathon! I can’t throw those away! Another, younger, although equally more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.17.14 & 8.24.14

It’s been 4 weeks now since I started liquid iron and 2 since I started vitamin D supplements. I am noticing an improvement in my energy levels, mood and in the feel of my runs. I’m starting to get excited! Two weeks ago, the big kids were in camp together in the mornings all week, so I ran a lot of miles in the daylight pushing the baby in the more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.10.14

The week started out about the same as the week before – still tired and felt pretty terrible at the track. But I began to suspect things were beginning to turn around when during my baby tempo workout my paces were faster and easier feeling than I expected them to be and I made it through 15 miles at 7:41 pace feeling better than I have on a long run more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.3.14

An alternative title for this log might be “The Fixations of a Runner Running Like Shit for no Apparent Reason on the Eve of a Doctor’s Appointment.” And that goes a little something like this: I am so tired. Maybe you’re only tired because you keep saying you’re tired. But I am running like total crap. Maybe you’re running like crap because you keep saying you’re running like crap. Do more » Read more