Mint’s Training Log – 1.27.13


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Mindi is a serial marathoner. She is a private practice attorney, wife and mom of two awesome (and super fast) boys, ages 12 and 14. She coaches Girls on the Run and is a big advocate of youth running.

At times like this, the treadmill really IS my friend,

Brrrr!  Old Man Winter hit Wisconsin hard this week.  Monday, with the wind chill, it was “feels like” -25.  Every morning this week, it was either in the low single digits or well below zero, so I spent a fair bit of quality time with the treadmill.  Running on the treadmill is hard for me.  It is just so painfully boring.  But I have to admit, it is weeks like this week I am so thankful I can still easily get my run in simply by heading downstairs.

Monday is my rest day.

Tuesday I had a fartlek workout on tap.  20 minute warm-up, then 4 x (2 minutes @ 6:40 pace; 1 minute recovery; 1 minute @ 6:40 pace; 30 second recovery; 30 seconds @ 6:40 pace; 2 minute recovery); 20 minute cool down.  I ended up with 8.4 miles (average pace: 8:20).  The workout wasn’t too hard and it felt great to get some quality work in.  I really needed that.

Wednesday I ran an hour easy on the treadmill – 7 miles (8:50 pace).

Thursday I was exhausted and ended up sleeping in.  That meant I needed to do my workout after work, which is always challenging.  Fortunately, I was able to get in 80 minutes with 4 pickups without too much trouble.  9.25 miles (8:41 pace).

Friday I ran 45 minutes easy on the treadmill.  5.2 miles (8:42 pace).  I also did my arm weights.

Saturday I was able to run outside!  Woo hoo!  It was sunny and in the 20s.  Since I had been on the treadmill all week, I intentionally hit some good hills.  I ran for 2 hours – 13.66 miles with 4 strides (8:47 pace).

Sunday I had an hour on tap.  I was scheduled to run at my easy pace (8:45-9:00), but I talked my husband into running with me and told him he could set the pace. We ran 4.2 together and then I talked my son into running the last 2.5 with me.  I ended up with 6.7 miles @ 9:20 average pace.  It was a bit slower than scheduled, but it was great fun to get to run with my boys!  :)

Total: 50.2 miles

This is the first 50 mile week in a long time, so I am pretty happy.  I am feeling much better this week too.  Next week I start 2 quality workouts per week and I am looking forward to taking things up a notch.  Bring it on!

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  1. Cilantro Cilantro says:

    Awesome week! I get to run outside this week (I’m in LA on business) and I can’t wait!

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