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. Of course, I talked about them some, but it wasn’t about the kids. She gave me the homework of listening to more music and to be careful to keep my self-talk positive. I did both things and it really helped. When I’m struggling, putting on a little music really helps! And when I’m not dogging ย myself for silly things like leaving my socks on the other side of the room, well, that helps too!

I handled more weekend bad weather better too. Instead of crying because my group run plans for foiled by yet another blizzard, I happily accepted the situation and hit the basement mill for 12. This past week a blizzard almost ruined my group plans, but I bundled up and made it out. The roads were really gross and hard to run on. I had to cut it short because my old butt injury was hurting, and I almost dogged myself for wussing out, but I held it together and let myself stay within a reasonable boundary – I’m not doing anything that will unnecessarily risk reinjury as I build back my base. And that’s final. So instead of 12-13, I stopped at 10 slippery and cold miles. They were great girl miles with new and old friends, so I really can’t complain!

Now, for those of you who are in a depression, feeling the blues or just want me to keep it real, I am still not 100%. It’s a struggle, some moments more than others. However, I feel like I’m back on top of it and managing it again. And I think spring and a few more therapy sessions will take care of the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

My #runnerselfie after my first treadmill long run in a looooooong time!

Thanks to all those who have checked in and wished me well through this latest bout of the blues. It helps to have friends, that’s for sure!

Week ending 2/2/14

M – off. My son and I were both sick.

T – 7 on the Y tm. Low- 8s.

W – off for baby’s gym and swim.

Th – 8 on the Y tm. Low 8s again. No workout this week. Still feeling cruddy.

F – 8 on the Y tm. Low 8s. I’m seeing a pattern.

Sa – 8 hilly miles around the park with no watch.

Su – 12 on the treadmill averaging 7:55 – First 3 averaged over 8:30 and last 9 were closer to 7:30.

Total: 43

Week ending 2/9/14

M – 8 on the Y tm averaging about 8:10

T – A quick 5 at the Y before parent teacher conferences around 8:00 pace.

W – Off for baby’s gym and swim class.

Th – 8 with 7 mile treadmill progression, steadily going from 9:00 pace for the first mile to 6:50 pace for the last mile.

F – 8 on the T tm averaging about 8:10

Sa – Awesome cold 8 with no watch and my buddy NC.

Su – 10 with the girls in the snow. No watch. No idea on pace. Still operating under “don’t ask – don’t tell” when it comes to outside paces!

Total: 47

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 for organizing the horrible slippery girl miles, I wouldn’t have made it through them without you guys! It’s definitely not easy to know your limits and to stop from pushing yourself too far, especially since we’re all such competitive people, I really admire you for knowing when to stop. I hope the sun and some warmer weather comes out soon, we could also use some enjoyable miles I think after this death winter.