Parsley’s Training Log – 12.18.16 (8 Weeks Postpartum)

Run instead of eating Christmas cookies? That’s crazy talk. These triple chins don’t come from nowhere!

This new “training block” (I use the term loosely, since I just have broad goals set for the second 6 weeks back running) has gotten off to a great start!  First block I established my standard run distance to be 30 minutes, with one 45 minute long run.  This block I’m trying to establish my standard run distance to be 45 minutes, with an hour long run.  I’ve also been much better about doing a little bit of core or strength work every day, even if it’s just a few minutes.  I don’t write it in my training log because most of the time it is literally just a few minutes, but better than nothing!

Sunday: 45 minutes

Monday: 4 miles on the treadmill with a 7:52 average pace, last 1.5 miles at 7:30 pace.  This run was significant for several reasons- it was the first time back from baby I paid any attention to pace, and actually tried to run a decent pace.  It felt pretty good!  It was also the longest I’ve been able to manage on the treadmill b/c baby slept (lulled between the treadmill and washing machine noise!), and my older two played together without me having to intervene!

Tuesday: 30 minutes with baby stroller

Wednesday: 46 minutes trails

Thursday: 45 minutes with stroller on a hilly loop

Friday: one mile run/walk to/from the park with the double stroller and my 4 y/o running partner; 30 minutes drills/strength work on the field

Saturday: 45 minutes trails

I have fun trying to sprint, enjoy long runs in the mountains, and everything in between. Former competitive runner (3 x marathon OTQ & trail marathon national champion) currently working through a lingering injury. I write about trying to stay competitive while raising young kids and moving into a new post-competitive stage.

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  1. Rosie is just too cute! Glad you’re getting in some good runs too. My youngest slept through daily treadmill runs for her first 6 months of life and it was heaven!

    1. And then what happened at 6 months??? Still adjusting to the treadmill- it’s new to me, so I haven’t been able to do much on it yet

  2. I. love. multi. chin. babies! My older son had three and they were just too cute. Great work Parsley, on the chins and the exercise!