Mint’s Training Log – 3.30.14

It is hard for me to believe I am at the peak of my training for the Wisconsin Marathon, but it is true.

I am trying to figure out my goals and ensure I have a few really solid training weeks.

Monday is my rest day.

March in Wisconsin
Tuesday morning running conditions

Tuesday I was scheduled for a speed workout, but I woke up to more snow and freezing cold weather.  So I decided to swap my Tuesday and Wednesday workouts.  I had 30 minutes on tap, but I bumped it up to 40 easy on the treadmill – 4.5 miles (8:50 pace).

Wednesday it was still freezing cold, so I had to suck it up and do my intervals on the treadmill.  Schedule called for 50 minutes with 3 x 1 mile @ 6:58 pace; .25 mile recoveries.  Again, I bumped it up by 10 minutes. 70 minutes / 7.57 miles / 7:56 average pace.

Thursday I had to take an unplanned rest day.  I was up bright and early to go to Milwaukee for a deposition and did not get back until almost 8 pm.

Friday I decided to run a double to make up for Thursday’s missed workout.  52 minutes am / 5.9 miles / 8:51 pace; 45 minutes pm / 5.07 / 8:55 pace.

Saturday was a beautiful day.  A little windy, but almost 40 degrees.  70 minutes with 12 x .25 mile @ 6:58 pace; .25 recoveries.  8.5 miles / 8:20 average pace.

Sunday I had 3 hours on tap and fortunately it was a gorgeous day, even if a bit crazy windy.  Given the heavy load (relative to my recent mileage) the last few days, but legs were toasted by mile 10.  3 hours and two minutes / 20 miles / 9:08 pace.

Total: 7 hours; 30 minutes – 51.5 miles

Ice bath after 40 miles in 3 days...
Ice bath after 40 miles in 3 days…

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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    1. It was hard for me to adjust from going by miles to minutes, but now I really enjoy it! I don’t have a specific plan, I am working with a coach this season, who gives me a few weeks at a time. It is interesting because this is definitely the shortest and lightest mileage marathon training season I’ve ever done.

  1. I’m excited to see how it works out for you! By necessity, I’m a pretty low mileage runner, and this type of training would be perfect for me.

  2. Love the ice bath pic! My nearly nightly ice baths were the only thing that got me through the last few weeks of NYC Marathon training a couple years ago, so I totally relate!