Salty’s Training Log – 6.17.12

16 weeks and feeling great! The day after I finished writing the post about my dad was a pretty rough day for me. I felt emotionally drained, exhausted and cranky. My son must have keyed off of my vibe and he was pretty ornery himself which didn’t help. I got out and slogged almost 7 miles that day and I felt better after that. Running, even with the kids, is just the quiet me-time I need to recharge most days. It’s days like those when I really feel fortunate to be fit and strong and capable to do it!

Besides that one rough day, Thursday, I had a great week. I had to let my June running streak come to an end on Friday because we had a playdate at the zoo and I just don’t have the energy to parent, do the zoo for a few hours and get in a run. I definitely would have if I wasn’t pregnant, but I just can’t part the seas to get a few miles in right now. And that’s fine. I still had a relatively great mileage week for pregnant me so I’m happy. I’m way over the miles I was running during my previous two pregnancies and feeling good.

I do have to admit that my pubic bone has been bugging me especially when I run a lot on the pavement. Yesterday I did 12 on a harder surface and felt it big time. But after a massage and running on the trails today (pushing the single stroller!) it’s feeling better. I might have to start swapping out a running day with ellipticaling if it keeps bugging me, which wouldn’t be the end of the world.

A fun bit of the path my daughter and I cruised on this afternoon.

Anyway, here are this week’s details:

Mon: 6.5 on the trails with Pepper averaging about 9:00 pace.

Tue: 6 with the kids.

Wed: 8 with my friend and teammate early before professional seminar.

Thu: 6.75 pushing the kids (6.5 loop plus .25 detour to pee!)

Fri: As much as I wanted to keep my streak alive we went to the zoo and I just didn’t have the energy to do that and run.

Sat: 12 at 8:44 pace with a friend.

Sun: 7 pushing the single BOB on the bridle trails.

Total: 46.25

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. Heh. You are running almost 50 miles per week half way through pregnancy and I am just eeking up to 30. Guess it is time to step it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great job BTW – you inspire me with all of your pregnancy running. I never ran when I was pregnant because docs said it was bad to raise your HR at all. Goes to show what they know. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That is crazy your doctor told you that! My midwives are all over my running and very encouraging. The limit the HR to 140bpm thing was still the thing to tell pregnant women when I was pregnant with my first, but my midwives just told me to listen to my body and I’m so glad. Now that’s even thrown out the window. I really believe the pregnant body speaks very loudly so I just listen and do what it tells me to do ๐Ÿ™‚ The pregnancy book I have tells women that they shouldn’t run because it’s too jarring to the baby. HA!

  2. You are my hero! I’m in Australia – before getting pregnant I was running a half marathon twice a week and 12km every other day. I’m in week 16 and doing about 60 – 70km a week and yesterday got some nasty pain and spasms in my ‘abductor’ muscles. Went to the physio and she was shocked that I was able to run at all – I’m fine Btw, after a sleep and rest day today I haven’t had any issues. I feel like it’s a bit early to be toning it down and noticed you had some issues this week too! Do you know what caused yours and did it go away? And what did you do about it?

    I’d love to hear from you and any advice you might have!

    Kind regards,