Salty’s Training Log – 2.22.15

Holy stress! On Monday evening after the kids went to bed, my husband approached me and said he wanted to talk. “Are you pregnant?” I asked him? “Divorcing me? What is going on?!” And then he broke it to me: he’s sending me and my two oldest kids to Disneyland in California with my best friend and her two kids as my 40th birthday gift! YEAH! I never ever would more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.15.15

This is the point of winter when I start really hating life. I never ever ever have had a great February. It’s just not my month. I don’t mean to be all wa-wa on you, but damn if it takes so much extra energy and effort to not be full-on Ziggy under a black cloud at this point in the year. Fortunately, I’m not depressed this year. Just straight-up cooped more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.8.15

Look out world! I’m back … (for the 700th time). I had a very solid week of rebuilding and I felt good. I had another appointment with my ART guy and since I was still feeling the sciatica after a month of treatment, he decided to do some chiropractic adjustments. It makes total sense why they might help. He explained my sciatica is caused by my pelvis being misaligned causing more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.1.15

I feel like this is the first week of my latest comeback. At this point I think I’m on the comeback from my comeback from my comeback from my comeback, but here I am. I can be frustrated and bemoan being unlucky in run or I can deal with it. Sure, I want to be faster and run PRs, but one thing I’ve learned through the comeback upon comeback x more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.25.15

The revelation that my injury was most likely a symptom of a bigger problem, namely overtraining, led to something you won’t see often in my training logs. 4 big fat zero days in a row. I did no exercise at all for 4 whole days. And I didn’t hate it! I spent the time cleaning the house and getting it to a less-embarrassing state of disarray for a visit with more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.18.15

If you read today’s post you might know where I’m going to go with this training log. I ran 6 days last week and did one elliptical tempo workout – the 10/2 that Chamomile wrote about. It was a great workout! But even that felt really off. Over the course of the week my enthusiasm for running went from luke warm to nonexistent. 4 milers at a pace 1:00 slower more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.11.15

Well hello. Things are looking up! As I mentioned last week, I was diagnosed with a misaligned pelvis that was impinging my sciatic nerve – gross!  But a little ART, Graston following a couple of weeks of cross-training, I was back up and running on Wednesday. My chiropractor warned me that while it was fine to run again I would most certainly feel like shit for a few days. He didn’t lie. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.4.15

Well I kicked off a great season of ellipticalling! After my experience last week, I didn’t want to take any chances making my butt worse, so swore I’d take the week off and not run until I saw a professional on Monday 1/5/15. It was hard to not run since I can’t tell whether it’s better or not without running really, but I resisted the temptation to pick the scab more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.28.14

We had a great Christmas! Cinnamon was home and we spent tons of time together and the kids were so into Christmas this year! On the running front, though, I didn’t quite get the present I hoped for. So, I’ll just put it out there – I’m injured. Everything was going great. I arrived at the track in the 50+ degree daylight on Tuesday ready for a workout. When I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.21.14

Pinch me! Third week of 70 miles in the last 5 weeks and I’m still feeling good. Although, I have to admit it is starting to catch up with me. I have to work hard to keep my left foot from tightening up and my it bands are frequently threatening to strike. I roll my foot out on a tennis ball every other day or so and that definitely helps more » Read more

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