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

Salty’s Training Log – 8.31.14

5 weeks on the liquid ferrous sulfate and 2 weeks on vitamin D supplements. On vacation, I noticed I was feeling a lot better and had hoped I’d notice a big improvement at the track this week. I did notice a difference. Instead of the weird shaky, weak, heavy leg feeling I had before, this week I just felt out of shape. I could actually do proper strides and wasn’t more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.17.14 & 8.24.14

It’s been 4 weeks now since I started liquid iron and 2 since I started vitamin D supplements. I am noticing an improvement in my energy levels, mood and in the feel of my runs. I’m starting to get excited! Two weeks ago, the big kids were in camp together in the mornings all week, so I ran a lot of miles in the daylight pushing the baby in the more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.10.14

The week started out about the same as the week before – still tired and felt pretty terrible at the track. But I began to suspect things were beginning to turn around when during my baby tempo workout my paces were faster and easier feeling than I expected them to be and I made it through 15 miles at 7:41 pace feeling better than I have on a long run more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.3.14

An alternative title for this log might be “The Fixations of a Runner Running Like Shit for no Apparent Reason on the Eve of a Doctor’s Appointment.” And that goes a little something like this: I am so tired. Maybe you’re only tired because you keep saying you’re tired. But I am running like total crap. Maybe you’re running like crap because you keep saying you’re running like crap. Do more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.27.14

I made a very important observation. When going through a rough patch with training, but feeling relatively a little better, going and and putting in one of your hardest weeks of training is probably not smart. For all the relative awesomeness of last week, I think I just dug myself a deeper hole. I felt super tired on my Monday run and my track workout was a train wreck. It more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.20.14

This is going to be short and sweet today. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, the placebo effect or I really needed it, but since I started iron supplements last week I am feeling a lot better. I ran about as well as I have in the last few months. My workouts were solid and I made sure to run easy – no watch easy runs all week long! more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 7.13.14

It’s all starting to make sense. For weeks I’ve been struggling in my workouts and feeling wiped out much of the time. I chalked it up to being out of shape and the whole 3 kids thing. But then I noticed things. 1. I didn’t realize how long I’ve been training again. I received my coach’s email for Week 18. 18 weeks!? And I’m struggling this much with a workload more » Read more