Mint’s Training Log – 12.23.12

Fun new Christmas running socks

I am pleased to report that this week I got back on track with my training.  My coach advised me to do whatever I needed to this week to get healthy again, so I was prepared to take some more time off if need be.  Fortunately, however, I felt great all week and was able to put in all the training time scheduled.  I am finally healing up from my way over-worn shoes and am ready to get back on the comeback trail.  I am up a couple of pounds and feeling a bit out of shape, but nothing hurts.  So it is time to move full steam ahead!

Monday was a rest day, so I just did my arm weights and core work.

Tuesday I ran 5 miles easy (8:58) in the morning.  It was a nice way to start the day, which marked my 13th wedding anniversary!

Wednesday morning it was super dark and slippery.  However, I was not yet ready to jump on the treadmill for the season and I knew we were slated for a blizzard on Thursday.  So I hit the roads!  I ran slow and focused on running super light on my feet (instead of slipping all over).  Other than the icy roads, it was a beautiful morning.  6.4 miles (9:29 pace).

Thursday the blizzard came.  We got 20 inches of snow and 35-45 mile per hour winds.  I just couldn’t bring myself to get on the treadmill, so I took a rest day and decided to make up the lost time over the weekend.

LOTS of snow!

Friday I was itching to get out to run.  It was beautiful running in all the snow, but the roads were an absolute mess.  6.7 miles (9:04).

Saturday I finally gave in and ran on the treadmill.  The good news is that it wasn’t bad at all.  I watched the first 3 episodes of Cheers (including the pilot) and laughed my way through 8.5 miles  (8:47).  Thank you Netflix.

Sunday I hit the treadmill again for some more Cheers.  :)  It was hard to get going, but I ended up running a little more than 10 minutes more than planned.  8 miles (8:49).

Total: 5 hours and change.  34.6 miles.

I am looking forward to getting some extra miles in over the holidays!

Merry Christmas Salty readers!

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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