Salty’s Training Log – 9.1.12 and 9.9.12

With all the heart stuff going on last week I got behind on my Salty Running stuff, so I apologize that the boss of the site can’t even get her training logs up in time!

27 and 28 weeks! Welcome to the third trimester! I have cut back on my mileage, mostly by cutting down to 4 runs a week. With appointments and farmers markets and baby prep stuff I can’t seem to get out more than that without really pushing myself in a way that doesn’t feel right right now. While I spent the second trimester focused on staying fit and enjoying running while not formally training, now I have other priorities. I hope to maintain my 4 days a week as long as I can and I think it will actually get easier once my son starts preschool next week and I have two mornings to run with justย a single stroller! Woohoo! And the weather. Oh thank you vernal equinox for bringing in the cooler air!

27.5 weeks pregnant running at my grandma’s house. Note the slice of belly peeking out. Yeah, nothing fits anymore.

So here’s what I’ve been up to!

Week ending 9/1

Mon: 4 easy pushing the stroller

Tue: 7 pushing the stroller and with my mom buddy Joanne! Averaged around 9:20 pace. Not bad with the stroller these days!

Wed: 9.5 miles on the bridle trails. Was a 10’er cut short by BH contractions.

Thu: off

Fri: 6 on my own while my mom watched the kids. 9:01 average, but last mile 7:55. (shows how slow the rest of the miles were, though!)

Sat: off for farmers market, but ended up not even going as I spent half the day in the ER. Fun times!

Sun: 7 easy on the bridle trails with my friend Kim. Grateful to be able to run after Saturday!

Total: 33.5

Week ending 9/9

Mon: off – hot. So over the heat!

Tue: Mom watched the kids today and I got in another 7 on my own. No watch. Just enjoyed the opportunity to run!

Wed: 8 miles on the populated bike path. No watch again. After Saturday, my days on the trails are over for a while.

Thu: off – was tired and had to cancel my date with Joanne. Boo!

Fri: 6.5 with Rosemary! So awesome to see her and get to spend an hour running and chatting!!!

Sat: off. Made it to the farmers market!

Sun: 13.5 with the River Run Half Marathon in 1:53:08. I made it! Report to follow ๐Ÿ™‚

Total: 35


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. Color me impressed! When the time comes (maybe this time next year? Yikes!) I hope to be able to keep up mileage and fitness like you– rock it, mama!