Salty’s Training Log – 4.24.16


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 that I could continue running despite it being pretty painful at times. I managed to maintain some semblance of decent not-training miles, with some weeks the knee bothering me more than others, but I was so annoyed that I couldn’t bear to write more logs complaining about something.

While I didn't log anything here for a while, I maintained my log on (LauraG). You can see after the blue dotted run in mid-february when I had my "incident."
While I didn’t log anything here for a while, I maintained my log on (LauraG). You can see the “other” after the blue dotted run in mid-february when I had my “incident.”

Finally, though, my knee is feeling good and I’ve now strung four decent weeks of strength building, all of which included strides/fartlek/track, a tempo, and a longish run except for two weeks ago when I just ran a ton of decent miles in a few days in San Francisco. I even did my first timed track workout in 14 months this past week and I didn’t even care that it was slow and I felt like Bambi on ice. So, no more excuses and no whining! It’s time to get back into the swing of things and enjoy it!

Mon: 6 easy back in forth in front of my house while my daughter napped. She’s been really inconsistent with napping so I never know when she’ll go down. I was hoping she’d take an early nap or no nap so we could do a stroller run in the afternoon before the bus, but she fell asleep after the early slot, but before I could get out, so I settled for running 51 minutes back and forth in front of my house. You do whatcha gotta do!

Tue: 6.5 with track! Goal was 3 x [200, 200, 400] at 6:40 pace (:50, :50, 1:40) with same distance jog rest. I actually ran 50, 49, 1:38; 48, 46, 1:37; 47, 47, 1:35.

Wed: 7 easy with the single stroller. First 4 on trails (hard!) and last 3 on paved path (felt so easy!)

Thu: off

Fri: 8.5 with tempo workout. I call this the Wadamere Workout because it’s run in a neighborhood. I run down a street that meets another street at a V point and then run back up the other street. It is literally down and then up. Then at the top I do a short jog of 30-60 seconds back to the start and do it again. Each rep is 4:30-5:00 of hard running with a very short rest in between. Great workout! Did 6 sets.

Sat: 6 easy

Sun: 12 easy with my friend Mina. Did some on trails and some on paved path/roads. Tired but good.

Total: 46

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. I think it woulda wore a groove on the map I ran back and forth so many times. I think I figured I had to do each way 18 times. But it was surprisingly not that bad! (Better than the treadmill on a gorgeous sunny 70 degree day!)