Salty’s Training Log – 12.14.14

Had a good week, but as I’m discovering about winter training, a lot of that had to do with being flexible. You can’t count on running outside with winter weather. You can’t count on being able to run anywhere in particular – gyms could be closed, tracks locked, treadmills can break. You could catch whatever the disease of the week is amongst your kids. This week, I decided to try more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.7.14

My baby turned two on Monday! And to celebrate I finally got into see my doctor in the afternoon and she confirmed my suspicions about my horribly sore throat and general feeling of malaise – strep. (Good thing we already celebrated with a little party for her!) Within 2 amoxicillin capsules, my throat felt worlds better, but somewhere along the way I picked up a cough that I’m still dealing more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.30.14

This week I didn’t even manage half of the miles I ran last week. I knew my miles would be low since I was traveling to NYC with my son, but I was hoping for upper 50’s. The first strike against this plan came when the forecast called for snow on the East Coast on Wednesday. We had a flight scheduled for 11:00 a.m., but I was able to get more » Read more

Salty Training Log – 11.23.14

Despite an early winter and a super busy week I finally broke through the 70 mile barrier. Woohoo! I am getting really excited about training and am starting to feel fit again. Time to start looking at spring races. In life news, my oldest turned 6 on Friday and my youngest turns 2 next week. We celebrated this weekend with a little presents, cake and ice cream. But later this more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.16.14

So, uh, winter. Yikes! Jasmine wasn’t kidding when she said winter was effectively here this week. Geesh! Time to get flexible! I believe strongly that the way to get through winter training is to be flexible. Move workouts around, switch inside as necessary and go with the flow. Winter is the time to learn to be adaptable. This week wasn’t too bad. I ran on the treadmill for a few more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.9.14

I feel like a broken record. Another good week in the books! I know have 8 weeks of 60+ miles in a row and I’m feeling good! I have noticed I have to be more diligent about foam rolling and strengthening to keep the niggles from growing into something more annoying, but so far I’ve managed to keep everything in check. I am now doing 2 days of strength training: more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.2.14

Yet another solid week in the books for me and I’m feeling tired, but good! This week the focus was to up my mileage a touch and to recover from last week’s 10k. A new focus for me this season will be improving my running form. My coach had a talk with me about spending too much time on the ground, so I need to work on lifting my knees more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.26.14

This week ended with my fall goal race. Back in the spring when I picked this race, I had hoped to log a huge 10k PR (more than a minute faster than 39:06). But after spending the spring spinning my wheels and then the wheels finally coming off of my training in mid-July because of low iron, I was just happy to toe a line! I spent a whopping six more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.19.14

So training is definitely catching up to me, so I appreciated a slight cut in mileage this week. It was fairly uneventful and not spectacular, but also not horrible. But it was solid, so that’s good. This week, I’ll run my fall goal race, a 10k. I haven’t raced a 10k since a few months after my first child was born and before that, 2007 when I set my PR more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.12.14

I had a solid week. It would have been perfect, except track was really rough for me for some reason and I had to cut the workout short.  I reminded myself that week after week of B+ training is better than an A+ and a crash. My goal now is to put in the consistency and be patient. I’ve been working on some mental training these last few weeks that’s more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.5.14

This was one great week for me. I am so happy I could cry. This one made me so proud of myself for sticking it out through all the setbacks. And I feel like I can taste my old fitness and feel confident I will be logging PRs before I know it. There’s really not much more to say than that! *** Mon: 6 early and easy miles. Tue: 10.5 more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.28.14

Let’s call this week 3 of training again.  And with 3 solid weeks under my belt, my confidence is rebuilding and I’m feeling the fire starting to burn again. It doesn’t hurt that half my team rocked out their big fall A race on Saturday. I’m super excited that I’m going to get to finally join my team to race and start logging some of my own PRs soon! I think more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.20.14

I had the best week of training I’ve had in 3 years! And with a slight cold no less! Track in particular was great for me. I was worried that I was going to crash, but I never did and finished feeling strong. I am feeling like my old self and it feels so good after so many months (years now!) of setbacks. Mon: 6 early and easy. Dark! Tue: more » Read more

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

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