Salty’s Training Log – 1.24.16

It was cold this morning and our sitter came a little later than usual. My husband and I had a date to run, but for some reason I have a hard time getting motivated to run past a certain point on weekend mornings. I also ran on the later side yesterday and was stuck on the mill, which I’m sure didn’t help my situation. But yeah, I wasn’t real excited to do a long run, even if it was pretty short at twelve miles. But, much to my surprise, we had fun and the miles flew by. I even pushed the last mile or so hard because I was feeling it.

Cold but gorgeous winter morning,
Cold but gorgeous winter morning,

Mon: Easy 6 on the tm in my basement. Perfectly timed it to a Jessica Jones episode. 8:45ish.

Tue: NO TIME. Argh. Took way longer to get three kids packed and ready to go to the Y than one. Big kids had a snow day, so I guess I should be happy to get in anything. Had a nice big tempo workout on tap, but had to settle for a 5.25 aggressive progression run where I started at 8:40 and ended at 6:40.

Wed: Screwed myself out of time AGAIN. 5 miles on the treadmill squeezed in before kids got off the bus … barely. Actually uttered the words, “There’s the bus! I gotta get my pants on!”

Thu: 7.75 outside from the Y. The roads were so awful! Did a 25 minute warm-up and then found the one clear stretch and did 10 x 1:00 hard/1:00 easy before cooling down. Eased into the harder reps. Felt good to move the legs!

Fri: 8 on the treadmill at the Y – 8:30ish pace. Enjoyed chatting with my friend Julie next to me, even if I feel like I have to constantly censor myself at the Y (hehe). Took a quick water break at 3 and 6 to mentally cope.

Sat: 6 miles easy on the treadmill – 8:40ish.

Sun: 12 miles, mostly with my husband. Last mile push.

Total: 50

Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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  1. Thanks, guys! Itโ€™s nice to not complain throughout my entire training log. It feels like itโ€™s been a while since I could say that ๐Ÿ™‚