Salty’s Training Log – 10.22.16

Fifty miles, people! I ran 50 miles this week for the first time in a loooong time. I’m happy with that. At this point I’m training for a turkey trot and maybe an early December 5k. But my goals are loose and the races are more to give me a point to train and log some consistency than anything else. Once December gets rolling, I’ll have to dial things back because more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.16.16

Woo! What a week. I had two solid workouts this week, but by the weekend I was struggling with the usual weekendsanity schedule, a mild cold, and a slightly beat up body. Ideally I would have done one short run and one run over 10 this weekend, but I’m happy to get in the two runs I did. The good news is Cilantro came to visit this weekend! Cinnamon, Ginger, more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.9.16

Fall is so perfect in Northeast Ohio. Make fun of our winters, but I say our falls are worth that price. The skies are incredible, the temperatures are perfect, and the changing leaves are nothing short of stunning. I feel recovered from my ill-advised back-to-back late September races, so I added a tempo and an extra day of easy running into the mix. I have not done a timed tempo more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.2.16

With my youngest in preschool I’ve been really excited to have truly free time to run. I can run without kids from the Y or when my husband is home, but I always feel a slight sense of guilt. When all of them are in school, I feel truly free and it’s amazing! After so many years of never really running guilt-free, wow. It’s nice! It’s funny how we think more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 9.18 & 9.25.16

Well, you win some and you lose some. The week preceding 9.18.16 was capped off by my first race in a year and my best race in longer. The time was not historically something for me to freak out about – two minutes slower than my PR – but, in the grand scheme of the last couple of years I was super happy with it. And all week after, I more » Read more

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