Salty’s Training Log – 4.13.14

I’m aiming for zen, to be ok with everything and be who I am today – I’m talking the full acceptance of the here and now. Or something. I wrote a whole series of posts on comebacks and I still struggle with confidence, feelings of intense frustration and feeling like I have Mt. Everest to climb to get into shape and start cranking out PRs. The one thing that’s been more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.30.14 & 4.6.14

Last I left you, I had a minor setback due to a flare-up of hamstring tendonopathy and back pain. A couple of days off of running and I was back and feeling better. This past Wednesday I  paid a visit to my favorite ART guy (Northeast Ohio people, Tim Keyes has a new practice! Check it out!)  and now I’m feeling even better! I also had a mini-breakthrough track workout more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.23.14

Well, it started off pretty epic. I did a track workout outside in a single layer of clothing! And the sun was out! And I ran sub-6:00 pace (*cough* for 200 meters at a time *cough*). And then I had a tempo workout on the treadmill, in which I kicked the workout’s ass all over the Y and all the old guys walking around me looked at me like I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.16.14

4 weeks in and now I’m starting to feel the effects of increasing volume and intensity. (I’m also probably feeling the effects of being almost 40 and going on water slides and being up all night with sick kids the weekend before.) There is always this week in every 4-6 week block where the workouts are a struggle and the whole thing makes you question why it is you have more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.9.12

There goes my third week back of training! And it was another week with some obstacles thrown in my way, but, you know, I am a mom to three really little kids so, that’s kind of a typical week. The week started off decently. I had a good set of 800s, but during the last mile of my cool down I started to feel nauseous and not so good. I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 3.2.14

This week threw some challenges in my way. First, I started feeling sick on Tuesday, but just a little. I had a fartlek on tap. It went fine, except my goal pace was 6:20 and I was very tentative and afraid to push myself right out of the gate. I started each rep a little slow and worked it down. I should be able to do a sustained 2:00 effort. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.23.14

This was my first official week of training in a loooooooong time. My coach sent me my schedule and I’ll admit that I felt giddy to have a real live training plan for the week! It’s amazing how being injured for a long time will make you appreciate little things like that. Anyway, the plan was to run every day this week, get in a fartlek, a 4 mile tempo more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.16.14

I’m getting this one in before I have to double up my logs – again. In my defense, it’s been a crazy week. We had a death in the family (my stepfather’s dad), so I was pretty tied up with that and then exhausted from it all to boot. It was sad and hard, but also nice to see how loved he was. Needless to say, many normal things, like more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 2.2.14 & 2.9.14

Last week got away from me before I could get a log up. I’m actually feeling a lot better (I realized I was depressed and wrote about it in my log a couple of weeks ago). I had an appointment with my therapist, who I hadn’t seen since my last maintenance appointment a year ago, and it was really nice to relax and talk about stuff other than the kids. more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 1.26.14

So. Yeah. That post I wrote on Friday, the one about using running to determine if you’re depressed? Totally spot on for me right now. I actually realized I was depressed because of running. I am so uncharacteristically unmotivated to run (or do much of anything) that I knew something was wrong. Since I made the realization, I’ve noticed when I do run I often struggle. I tried to do more » Read more