Mint’s Training Log – 04.06.14


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Mindi is a serial marathoner. She is a private practice attorney and mom of two awesome boys, 13 and 11. She is also an enthusiastic coach with Girls on the Run.

Four weeks until the Wisconsin Marathon! The weather is finally starting to cooperate a bit too.  It’s been crazy windy, but since the temps have been tolerable, I’ll take it.

This week was a cut-back week.  Then I have a big week next week and my taper starts!

Monday is my rest day.

Tuesday I had a speed workout on tap, but since I had to leave really early to go to Milwaukee for work, I swapped things around and ran 30 minutes easy after work.  The best part is that I got to run it with my husband.  29 minutes /3.22 miles / 9:08  pace.

Wednesday I had half mile repeats on tap.  Again, I ran them by feel rather than a set pace as the previous pace my coach had been prescribing (6:58) was simply too fast.  It was based on my PR and since I am definitely not in PR shape, I am making some adjustments.  1 mile warm up; 6 x .5 miles (3:37, 3:33, 3:38, 3:46, 3:39, 3:42); .25 mile recoveries; cool down with 4 strides.  56 minutes / 6.7 miles / 8:22 average pace.

Thursday I slept in!  It was awesome.  I then ran 40 minutes easy / 4.59 miles / 8:56 pace.

Friday was a repeat of Thursday’s workout.  I was scheduled to run intervals, but didn’t have enough time after hitting  the snooze button one too many times.  40 minutes easy / 4.6 miles / 8:51 pace.

Saturday I hit my interval workout I passed on Friday.  1000 meter repeats.  1 mile warm up (with all 3 of my boys!); 5 x 1000 meters (4:23, 4:23, 4:26, 4:29, 4:32); .25 mile recoveries; cool down with strides.  I was really happy with the workout as my paces were decent and the slower last ones were due to hills and wind – not fatigue.  Average interval paces were between 7:05 and 7:20 and I felt really strong.  Funny what nice weather (50 degrees) will do.  59 minutes / 7.3 miles / 8:07 average pace.

Sunday was my long run.  I woke up a bit sore from my speed workout, so I knew it wouldn’t be easy.  And easy it was not.  There were 15 mph winds, I was tired and my legs were heavy.  Oh, and I also decided to hit the hills pretty hard.  I was salty, sweaty and exhausted when I finished.  All pretty awesome.  2  hours 15 minutes / 15 miles / 9:02 average pace.

Total:  Just over 6 hours / 41.3 miles

Next week is going to be rough because it is my last big (it’s all relative people) training week and I know I am going to be swamped with work, GOTR and kiddos.  So no snooze button for me and early to bed!

I shared this on Facebook this week and thought you all may enjoy too.  :)

I shared this on Facebook this week and thought you all may enjoy too. :)

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  1. Love the quote :) good luck on your training this week before the taper!

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