Catnip’s training log – 6.12.16

FullSizeRenderFirst, a PSA: I learned this week that my multivitamin, like many prenatals, contains a laxative. Polyethylene glycol is the active ingredient in Miralax, etc., in fact! It’s added to many prenatals to counteract possible constipation from the high iron content, but I’m surprised and a little angry that there’s no advisement on the label about it. Obviously I’ve quit taking them since I found out and (surprise) had significant reduction in mid-run bathroom stops.

Back to the running: After Sunday’s Columbus 10k, I felt pretty motivated to get back into shape. My goal race will probably be the Columbus Marathon which is still many weeks away so for now my main goal is to build miles (ideally to the 70-80/wk range consistently) and enjoy it. An unexpected day off left my total a bit low, but given that I’m just starting to build, I’ll consider the goal accomplished this week.

Monday: 1.5 in the morning before JB woke up. 6.5 @ 8:19 pace in the evening before bed.

Tuesday: 7.5 @ 8:14 pace. Last two clients canceled so I had time for an outdoor run!

Wednesday: Off work for 5 stroller miles @ 8:36 pace, then another 5 in the evening on the treadmill.

Thursday: No run. So tired after work. Went to bed right after JB.

Friday: 3.3 @ 8:07 in the morning, then 7.7 @ 8:11 in the evening

Saturday: Longest run in quite a while! 14.5 @ 8:09 average. Felt good, then ran out of energy hard in the last 5 minutes.

Sunday: 9.5 @ 8:18. Thought I’d feel rough after yesterday’s miles, but didn’t.

total = 60.5 miles

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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