Salty’s Training Log – 3.18.12

This week I finally feel a little like my old self. Don’t get me wrong, I lost a lot of fitness and I have a lot of work to do, but I didn’t feel quite the shuffler I did the week before. In honor of feeling almost like an athlete again, I finally dusted off my trusty ol’ Garmin and charged it. I wasn’t sure if I was going to take it for a spin, but I decided to be crazy and give it a whirl. It’s been almost 3 months since its last run!

It's like a time capsule!

I am glad I used it to see where I am. I ran 10 hilly miles from home averaging 7:58 pace and I felt like I ran 16 hilly miles at 7:20 pace. It could be worse, right? At least I’m a-running! Otherwise, it was a really solid week for me. The weather has been amazing and I’ve been able to get the kids out in the double BOB stroller 3 days this week and they seemed to still enjoy it. Phew! That thing is my lifeline! After my run I took the kids and the stroller to a new park and met my mom for a hike. We meant to just do a 1.6 mile loop, but ended up going about 3 miles! Oops! My 20 month old daughter walked, hopped or ran for almost a mile. My husband thinks she’s the runner of our family and I think he might be right.

Big brother's getting chicked!

Monday: 6 easy with a friend and our kids. Thanks goodness for BOB weathers shields! It was pouring.

Tuesday: 6 easy by myself from home after husband got home from work. Beautiful night and a decent run. Still no watch.

Wednesday: 5.75 or so easy with the kids and James. Followed by swings.

Thursday: Swam ~1900 yds. Kinda torturous. Breathing out of left side is ridiculously hard, but I forced myself to do it almost every other 25 yds.

Friday: 6 easy with the kiddos along the old tempo route. Miss running fast!

Saturday: 9 easy-ish on the trails with Ginger and my law school buddy MZ.

Getting ready for 10 (up all night with sick son so too tired to hunt for matching socks).

Sunday: 10 solo at the tail end of a thunderstorm through the hills of Oldmoneysville. After a slow start managed to average 7:58, finishing in 1:19:36. It was work. Felt like a 7:20 pace effort.

Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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