Catnip’s training log – week ending 7/27/14

After a week of zero running, I was ready to get back into the routine. But after a long weekend of continuing ed courses and exploring New Orleans, I was pretty tired. By the end of this week, the travel and work stress had really worn me down! A couple down days and sleep-filled (well, almost) nights have helped to turn things around now and I’m going to enter the Columbus Marathon as soon as I publish this log!

Monday: 8 miles/1:10:41 in the morning. Started out the week ambitiously!

Tuesday: 10.2 miles/1:32:50. Another ambitous mileage day. However, I did take a break after about 40 minutes when baby JB got hungry. Wasn’t sure whether to call this two separate runs or not. I ended up logging it as one since I wore the same shoes and the break was only an hour.

Wednesday: 9.3 miles/1:09. Ran 45′ at goal marathon pace (6:49) with a couple restroom stops. Felt smooth.

Thursday: 8.7/1:18. I don’t remember this run. Good thing I logged it at the time.

Friday: 0. Woke up to hungry baby at 1 am and didn’t get back to sleep until 5:30…for about 45 minutes. Rough day.

Saturday: 6.4/55:00. Tired.

Sunday: 4/35:20. A bit disappointed I didn’t get a long run in, but there’s still plenty of time for that.

Total: 46.6 miles


I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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