Mint’s Training Log – 1.18.15

Week 2 of spring training is in the books.  It didn’t go as planned and was very light, but one step in front of another.

The beginning of the week was still very cold and the roads were covered in ice and snow.  My treadmill is still broken and I refuse to run in the snow/ice in the dark, which is the  only time I can run during the work week, so I missed a couple of runs.  The good news is the treadmill is supposed to get fixed this Tuesday and the weather – at least right now – has improved.

Monday – rest

Tuesday – sunrise yoga.  Felt so good to actually get back into stretching.  The yoga class wasn’t hard, but I could definitely feel it in my muscles.

Wednesday – Thursday – rest days due to ice /snow / darkness and no treadmill.  Yes, I was beginning to feel like a real wuss by not just getting out there, but coming off an injury, it seemed smart to stay conservative.

Friday – I had to work from home as we had various contractors coming out, so I was able to take a break and run mid-morning.  60 minutes / 6.3 (9:36 pace).

Saturday – it was awesome outside!  40 degrees and the roads finally cleared up.  50 minutes / 5.5 miles (9:02 pace).

Sunday – I started my run with my son and his friend who are training for the half.  We took off and by .25 in, I stopped them , gave them my Garmin and told them to take off without me.  They are simply too fast for me now.  It was sort of sad realizing I wouldn’t be able to run with them as much as I did last season, but it was also great to see how strong and fast they’ve become.  I ended up running close to 7 miles / 1 hour.  They ran 5 miles at around a 7:30 pace.

Total:  18.5 miles

I really feel out of shape and I know it will take at least 4-6 more weeks before I start feeling strong, so I am committing to just put my head down and get the work done.  It should be much easier for me and more consistent when my treadmill is working again.

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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