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

Salty’s Training Log – 11.29.15

Have I ever told you how every time I train through late November and December, I end up injured? That was true before I had two kids with birthdays during this time. This year, not surprisingly since I haven’t been training for six months now, I’m going with the flow. I am considering starting a (relatively) low mileage training plan after the new year. I don’t often come out of more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.15.15 & 11.22.15

Here comes my busy time! Having one kid at the end of November and one at the beginning of December was not the best planning on our part. (Joking, of course!) The end of the year always is the mad crush of stuff that needs to get done and that usually means running gets pushed further down the to-do list or I end up injured if it doesn’t. Knowing this, I’m more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.8.15

While there’s no way I could run 90 mile weeks right now, Jasmine’s post on Tuesday hit home for me: I can choose to make time to get more running in. For goodness sake, I have a single and a double stroller, a treadmill in my basement, and access to a gym with childcare. I have no excuse, even if I am very busy and my kids seem to constantly be sick. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.1.15

Well, I’ve been running. Not a whole heck of a lot, but I’m getting out there and enjoying it. I’ve run with my husband, Jasmine a few times, and did a fun workout with Dill one evening, which were notable highlights. Otherwise, I’m just running for fun when I feel like it. I need that right now. I did get a little sad on my way home from Jasmine’s NYC more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.11.15 & 10.18.15

I’ve cut back a bit the last two weeks on my running. When I ran the 16.5 with 12ish at 7:30 pace, my old sciatica injury flared up and I felt more fatigued than usual the next day. While I have no designs on training hard now or in the very near future, it’s still disheartening that I am feeling the lingering effects of overtraining syndrome more than four months after more » Read more