Salty’s Training Log – 6.25.16 & 7.2.17

Both my big kids were home all week and youngest had her little two hour camp two days of the week, so I knew running would not be easy. I did manage to get out on Monday and Tuesday thanks to the Y child watch and Auntie Cinnamon respectively. On Thursday the Y fortuitously had a free dodgeball session that my big kids were willing to go to during my youngest’s camp, so I got a solid run in that day too.

It seems to be harder to run on weekends these days. Back when my kids were babies and toddlers weekends were when I got in lots of quality miles, but any more weekends are crazy with running around or spent trying to clean up the house or spending some down time with the family. Ditching everyone to run is way harder and something I often don’t feel like doing. And this weekend, with my usual long run buddy out of town, I skipped it. Oopsy!

The good news is that the nextย week wasย the one week this summer in which all my kids were at camp every day! Woo! So this was be a random relatively big mileage week and then I’ll go back to clawing and scraping miles together the rest of the summer.

In other news, besides the general fatigue and lame overtraining kinda nonsense, I think I had a migraine this weekend. I’ve never had one that I know of before. Woo. How exciting! Before that though, I scheduled an appointment with a sports doctor that works for the functional medicine department of a local hospital system. Coriander recommended him, so I’m excited to see why I keep getting these fatigue spells and can’t seem to train without getting slower and miserable. Sadly, I couldn’t get in until September, but I’ve waited this long, so whatevs.

Maybe the migraine is related or maybe it’s just one of the lovely things I’ll experience due to exciting perimenopausal hormones or maybe it’s just a random thing. Who knows. All I can do is roll with it for now โ€” while wearing sunglasses and hoping my kids don’t shriek.


Week ending 6.25.16

Mon: 7 easy from the Y.

Tue: 7 at the park while Cinnamon hung with my kiddos.

Wed: Off. Son had baseball on Tuesday and we didn’t get home until after nine and all three kids were so pooped, so enjoyed a lazy day.

Thu: 6 easy from the Y

Fri: Off

Sat: 8 with 10 x 1:00/1:00 fartlek in the middle.

Sun: Off. We went to our friends’ for a birthday party and spent the day boating, swimming, and relaxing. Got home late again, so everyone was tired and needed another down day. I did clean up my dining room though and watch the Sunday morning political shows while snuggling with my daughter.

Total: 28. Yikes.

Week ending 7.2.17

Mon: 8 easy. Was going to do 10 but started to storm at about a 7.5 and started to imagine how dumb I’d feel if I got struck by lightning.

Tue: 7 hilly trail miles.

Wed: 8 miles on a rolling paved path.

Thu: 10 miles on the usual trails with some decent hills.

Fri: 7 trail miles. Felt headache around 6 but thought it was just a blip.

Sat: off. Headache back and feel sickish. Is this a migraine? Ew.

Sun: 10 with Mina. Reunited and it felt so good! Missed my long run buddy! Did paved path and roads. It was sunny and warm, but felt fine until we finished up the monster big hill and then my headache came back and I felt nauseous. By the end of the run I could barely keep my eyes open; the sun was hurting my face! Took ibuprofen and that took the edge off but definitely not feeling right the rest of the day. Not as bad as what some people get, but this shit is new to me. I could live without this experience!

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. That’s still a solid week, but bummer on your first migraine ๐Ÿ™ As soon as I feel one coming on (I get the wavy line auras sometimes, or just feel the pain), I down 3-4 ibuprofen before my stomach shuts off. Once the nausea kicks in, it’s game over. Wonder what triggered it…as if you need another medical mystery!

    1. HA! Seriously. My son gets them and we can nip them in the bud with ibuprofen if we catch it early so I’ll have to remember that next time. It’s so fun getting old ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good job fitting it all in there! I find the only way to get in a long run is to do it early on Saturday morning. I’m usually out the door between 6 and 7 depending on the mileage I need so I can be home before 9 in time to have a lightening fast shower and start hustling to all the kid activities. i take Sunday as my rest day of the week so I’m only gone one of the weekend mornings.