Salty’s Training Log – 6.8.13

6 months means I get to eat and mommy gets to get back to the track!
6 months means I get to eat and mommy gets to get back to the track!

Sometimes even the boss needs a break. The demands of three kids and other life stuff got on top of me and I needed a little vacation from Salty stuff. Sorry I’ve been m.i.a. with the training logs. I missed one and then thought I’d catch up the next week and then missed another and now it’s been over a month since I last posted a log. EEK!

In that time, I inched one year closer to becoming a master (38!), paced my friend Joanne to her first ever sub-1:40 half, son finished his first year of preschool and baby turned 6 months!

My son beaming on his last day of preschool! (Yes, that's a fire truck. It pays to have the fire chief's daughter in your class!)
My son beaming on his last day of preschool! (Yes, that’s a fire truck. It pays to have the fire chief’s daughter in your class!)

Last night I went to my first track workout in a long time. It felt great to be back. I felt uncoordinated and slow, but I expected that. I’ve done this twice before and know now is the time to focus on the fact that the fitness will come fast! At this point in a comeback, each week brings noticeable fitness gains so it’s fun to see such marked improvement from week to week. I accept I’m out of shape and am committed to enjoying the process of getting back to where I left off and faster!

And of course, the moment I stop taking weekly photos of my chub, it starts to disappear. I am down 5 pounds since my last log – 135 baby! I am about 1 lb over where I was when I got pregnant and now 8 pounds from where I tend to hang when I’m in the middle of training. While I still feel heavier than I’d like, I am confident I’ll be back to where I want to be soon. As close as I am, I still firmly believe it’s not worth forcing the weight loss: it will happen naturally on its own in due time.

About a month post-partum.
About a month post-partum.
Yesterday, about 12 pounds lighter.
Yesterday, about 12 pounds lighter and proof that patience and consistency pay off!









As for my training this past month, I’ve mostly done the same thing each week. Last week was pretty typical.

Mon: 7.25 with the double stroller and no watch.

Tue: 8 miles with the stroller and no watch.

Wed: Off.

Thu: Treadmill tempo. 8 miles including 5 averaging 6:55 pace.

Fri: 8 miles with the stroller and no watch.

Sat: 8.37 morning miles with strides, averaging 8:03.

Sun: 14 miles with some good hills averaging 7:39.

Total: 53.62

This will be my last log on the main page. For my logs and all the Salties’ logs, check out our training logs page!

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. Currently recovering from my third pregnancy, heart surgery, diastasis recti, low iron/vitamin D, sciatic nerve impingement, overtraining, mono. What can I say? I'm stubborn.

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  1. Yay for the weight loss, congratulations. One of my friends had a baby last year and her ‘achievement of the year’ was losing the baby weight. It’s hard work!