Mint’s Ongoing Marathon Recovery Log – 5.25.2014

Fun highlight of the week - photo shoot with Fellow Flowers for their new statement tanks!
Fun highlight of the week – photo shoot with Fellow Flowers for their new statement tanks!

As far as training goes, I am still recovering from  the Wisconsin Marathon rather than actually training.

Recovery after each marathon is a journey that varies with each race.  This time around has been no different.  My legs were very sore right after the race, but the muscle soreness subsided quickly in the next 2 days.  What lingered was upper back tightness and pain.  Very weird, but I am sure it is all linked to my d@mn bike accident last summer.  I am still dealing with it now – but am hoping with stretching and time, it will get better.

Week 1 post-race:

Rest with the exception of 6 easy (9:01 pace) on Saturday.

Week 2 post-race:

Rest with the exception of a 5k with my Girls on the Run girls on Friday night and 3.5 easy on Sunday.

Week 3 post-race:

This week I tried to add in more runs, even though they were short.

Monday is my rest day.

Tuesday I ran 5 easy / 8:51.

Wednesday I planned to run at GOTR as we had Coach Tag on tap, but it ended up storming so we were inside.  I did do arm weights and core work though.

Thursday I ran 4 easy / 8:46.

Friday I ran 3.5 easy / 8:40.

Saturday at the last minute we decided to do the Madison Twilight 10k.  My oldest son is training for his first half and had 6 miles on tap, so we decided to do it as a family plus one of my son’s friends.  We took it nice and easy, but finished hard. So fun and it was my  youngest son’s first ever 10k!  6.2 / 60:29

Finishing up the Twilight 10k
Finishing up the Twilight 10k.  Yes, I am a total cheese ball.

Sunday I didn’t get out until it was already in the mid 80s, so I just ran slow and easy.  3.4 / 9:08

This week will be my last easy recovery week.  I will start training the first week in June for the Chicago Marathon.

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.

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