Salty’s Training Log – 9.11.16

Another busy week in the books! But I managed to squeeze in 40 miles of running anyway and, dare I say it, I’m feeling good! I have a 5k in a week. I know it’s going to be a major rust-buster and it helps that I have another race the following weekend and possibly a few other shorties before the end of the year. We shall see! The highlight of my more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.4.16

With kids weekends aren’t really the weekends you think of when you think of weekends. They are insane, with seemingly seven million extra things to do on top of the regular stuff. Dare I say it, but I think I might look forward to Mondays for a break! How any parent of school-aged children manages to train for a full marathon and get adequate sleep, I do not know. So long weekends more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 8.28.16

It’s about two months now since I’ve been running again, since my mono break. I had the longest fartlek I’ve had in a long time, weathered a cold, and did a fourteen miler in the heat and humidity and felt good! I haven’t been using a GPS watch at all, so I only have a little evidence here and there about my paces these days, but I’m definitely still slower more » Read more

Salty’s F’in Mono Log – 6.8.16

Mono. F that shit. I’ll definitely be writing all the glorious details about mono in adulthood and how to handle running and stuff later. But in the meantime, let me throw somethings in a fit of rage and go into excruciating self-involved detail as I vent about the f’in bullshit that is the epstein-barr virus. It’s the summer and here I am a couch potato. I haven’t run a step more » Read more

Salty’s After School Special Training Log – May ? 2016

So that marathon training thing? Haha. Let’s just say that’s not in the cards. While I laughed at the silliness of week 1 of my training plan, by the day I was scheduled for my first track workout in week 2, I was in bed with a fever. When the fever broke, I thought I’d rally, but … no dice. I, along with my husband and all three of my more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 5.22.16

So. Yeah. God, the alignment of the stars, my body, luck, fate, whatever. None of these things seems to want me to marathon train. Week two of my training plan and BOOM! Nailed with some horrendous illness. I was sick on Monday with what I thought was a cold, but by Tuesday afternoon I was passed out in bed shivering in my parka under the blankets. I stayed in bed, more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 5.8 & 5.15.16

So as I look to my running future, I feel like I need, not just a rust-busting race, but an entire rust-busting training cycle. I thought about looking for a coach, but I didn’t really feel like trying that hard and I’m kinda worried about feeling too much pressure to please someone else with my running. I gotta do it for me. I decided to do something less formal, but more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 4.24.16

WHAT?!? SALTY IS POSTING A TRAINING LOG! Well, someone sure fell off the training log cliff. Oopsy. I was doing well and starting to get consistent with 40-50 miles per week and a tempo, but then in mid-February, I tripped on a toy on the way to the treadmill and strained my VMO tendon in my knee. It was such a frustrating setback, made only slightly better by the fact more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.31.16 & 2.7.16

Well, it was bound to happen. I had three very solid weeks and a nice 21 day running streak going – shortest day was 5 miles, even! I was considering reconsidering my disdain for run streaks when on my easy Monday treadmill run my butt decided to rebel. With about 1.5 miles left my sciatica flared up and I was worried my old injury, the one that stopped my training more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.24.16

It was cold this morning and our sitter came a little later than usual. My husband and I had a date to run, but for some reason I have a hard time getting motivated to run past a certain point on weekend mornings. I also ran on the later side yesterday and was stuck on the mill, which I’m sure didn’t help my situation. But yeah, I wasn’t real excited more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.17.16

Bad weather, kids home from school, another cold, general business, and even an inadvertant hangover and late night did not stop me from getting my miles in. Oh no!! For the first time since September, I ran 50 miles in a week. And for the first time since I don’t know when, I ran every day. Woo! I think the goal is going to be a half marathon later in the spring more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.3.16 and 1.10.16

I don’t even know where to start! It’s been an incredible 2 weeks. First, my sister Cinnamon was here with me for more than 2 weeks! It was so fun working together on site stuff, celebrating holidays, and running! We had 2 Salty group runs while she was here! TWO! The most recent was a run in Downtown Cleveland from Harness Cycle, a spinning studio in the Ohio City neighborhood more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.27.15

I didn’t do too bad this week despite my sickness lingering and the holidays. I’ve been coughing all week and then took a turn for the slightly worse on Chistmas Eve, so I headed to the urgent care the day after Christmas. 3 hours later, I have meds for a respiratory infection. It’s this time of year for me! On the running front, I’m looking at another light week coming more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.6.15, 12.13.15, 12.20.12

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! My ass, it is. Yesterday, after frantically trying to organize and clean our house so, if we decorated for Christmas, the decorations wouldn’t blend in with the rest of the clutter and mess all over the place, I realized we hadn’t eaten lunch and we had ten minutes before we needed to leave for a birthday party. I threw lunch on the more » Read more