Salty’s Weekly Training Log 3.4.12

This week’s log contains running! Hurray! That’s the good news. The bad news is that I am out of shape and looking up the side of a tall mountain to regain the fitness I’ve lost. Scary and a bit frustrating, but I can be patient and savor the few miles I am able to put in now.

I finally got to wear my new fluorescent trainers!

I’ll write all about the continuing injury saga soon, but the short story is that at my appointment on Wednesday the orthopedist agreed that my problems are almost certainly not coming from any problem in my spine and are due solely to tight muscles. Therefore, he gave me the go-ahead to commence my comeback.

I can’t say I feel particularly good. The muscles that were all knotted up are still sore, but my hope is that if I continue with physical therapy and direct treatment to the muscles, active release and massage, that the problems will eventually resolve.

Anyway, I got some good cross-training in including my first swim class and had some decent runs all things considered. Yesterday I took a longish jaunt around the trails at my favorite park and today I had to head out pretty early since my husband had to work at 8:00. I went out in the new fallen snow for a peaceful 6. I have to admit that while I do miss training a lot, I also appreciate this time when I can run at whatever pace I feel like running and don’t have any pressure to hit any mileage quotas.

And with that, here’s the data:

Monday: Elliptical for 45 minutes during son’s gym and swim class.

Tuesday: Biked for 50 minutes with 1:00 really hard/1:00 really EZ intervals.

Wednesday: 30 minute run! 3.25 miles.

Thursday: About 800 yards of swimming in my first ever swim class and then another 3.25 miles in 30 minutes.

Friday: 5 miles pushing the kids in the double BOB and felt good!

Saturday: About 7 miles on the trails all by myself.

Sunday: 6 from home through oldmoneysville in the early morning snow.

At the bottom of Oldmoneysville Hill
Much more wintery at the top!

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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