Salty’s Training Log – 1.8.16

Ahhh. Last week of weird schedule before everyone goes back to school and I can be a runnin’ fool again! I feel like my energy levels are on the up and up since starting iron supplements after Thanksgiving. It took about 8 weeks last time, so I’m hopeful I’m just a few weeks away from being back to my old energetic self. I’m almost there, but still seem to get more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.25.16 & 1.1.17

A quicky log! Holidays are crazy time for my family. As I’ve said before, every time I’ve tried to train through them I get injured, so I just don’t any more. The good news is, that with the pressure off and a low-key attitude about running, I managed to run more than I expected to during this time. Week ending on 12.25.16 Kids were still in school through Wednesday, so more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.18.16

Decembering over here like a champ. If I counted cookies as miles, I’d be in for some big PRs in 2017! But alas, I’m running when I can and feel like it and spending time with my family, taking care of stuff I’ve put off, and relaxing when I’m not. I used to love to bake and finally got my mojo back, cranking out dozens of Christmas cookies. My kids more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.11.16

Just putzing along running when I feel like it. That’s my December running strategy. I do struggle with feelings of guilt sometimes still, when not running a lot or taking days off, but I know deep down it’s for the best. And with the weather iffy, it’s good to be flexible. I really rather not have to do workouts on the treadmill or fret over when the roads will be clear enough more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 12.4.16

Last I left you, I was enjoying some planned down-time. After my Thanksgiving Day 5k I planned four days off, which meant I was back running on Tuesday. I planned for no workouts, just a few days of easy miles, which was perfect because just as I returned to running I got socked with a nasty cold. All is well though. I started liquid iron and with the rest, I’m already more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.27.16

I turkey trotted with Cinnamon and we had a blast! I also had an epiphany. I thought it was stress or maybe the election. And then I thought it was because I backed off the gas pedal and not working like a maniac every day left me feeling sluggish. But when I raced the Turkey Day 5k on Thursday, I knew that feeling all too well. Low iron, people. Low more » Read more

Salty’s Training – 11.20.16

Back on track with 50 again this week after two rough weeks in a row.  Although we had a couple of wonderfully warm days at the end of last week, the weather is turning. The days are grayer, the windy gustier, and the chills chillier. Any time I’ve tried to train through this season, I’ve become injured or on the verge of injury. Not sure why that is, but I more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 11.6 & 11.13.16

As anyone who knows me knows and anyone whose read any of my satirical posts on the election knows I’m a bit of a political junkie. But I have to say, without going into detail (if you really want to know my political opinions, feel free to email me), that this election rocked my world. I never expected to feel so thrown off balance by a result as I was this time more » Read more

Salty’s Training Log – 10.30.16

Who knew something as simple as a tennis ball can work miracles? Well a tennis ball coupled with everything Poppy taught me about anatomy trains at Salty Camp and in her amazingly informative post on the topic. With their help I was able to deduce it was my QL muscle that was causing all the pain and tightness in my right side. I’ve had issues with this side since I had my more » Read more

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