Mint’s Training Log – 08.18.13

This week was my first week training with set workouts from my coach.  It is good to be back in the swing of things, but I won’t lie: I am out of shape and up about 7 pounds.  Ugh.  Oh well, we have to start somewhere, right?  Here is how the week panned out:

Monday is my rest day.

Tuesday I had an hour on tap.  7 miles / 8:45 pace.

Wednesday I was scheduled for 40 minutes, but bumped it up slightly.  5 miles / 8:51 pace.  I also did my arm weights.

Thursday was going to be a rest day, but when I got home from work, my husband, 2 sons and their friend all wanted to run.  There was no way I was going to turn that down!  We ran just over 32 minutes / 3.6 miles / 9:04 pace.

Friday I had another hour on tap.  Bumped it up slightly to 7.1 miles / 9:04 pace.

Saturday I waited entirely too late to get out and it was HOT.  Fortunately my son rode his bike with me as I ran.  I was scheduled for 40 minutes, but bumped it up slightly.  5 miles/ 9:02 pace.

Sunday I was scheduled for one hour forty minutes, but I knew I needed 12.3 miles to hit 40 for the week, so I bumped it up to one hour and fifty minutes.  12.3 miles / 8:56 pace.  This run was hard as it was almost 80 degrees by the time I finished.  It also was a less than subtle reminder of how out of shape I am.  I capped it off with an ice bath and lots of rehydrating.

Total: 40 miles (almost 6  hours).

Here’s to next week (hopefully) feeling a little easier!


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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