Mint’s Training Log – 6.29.14

The goal.
The goal.

Week 4 of Chicago Marathon training is in the books.  This week was a cut-back / recovery week.  It is always hard to log those first recovery weeks when my mileage is already relatively low, but I know that my coach will soon have me cranking pretty hard, so I am reminding myself to take it while I can.  I also cut back a bit on work as I could and I know I really needed it mentally.

Monday is my rest day, but I knew I had to get up early to travel for work on Tuesday, so I switched things around a little this week.  31 minutes / 3.5 miles / 8:51 pace / arm weights.

Tuesday was an early and busy work day.  Rest.

Wednesday 62 minutes / 7 miles / 8:50 pace.

Thursday I ran super easy on the trail with my son.  30 minutes / 3.15 miles / 9:35 pace.

Friday I was scheduled for an hour with 5 miles @ 7:35-7:40 pace.  I made the big mistake of sleeping in and didn’t get out until it was already 80 degrees and full sun.  I did my warm up; then began my tempo run.  Unfortunately I felt terrible, my HR was through the roof, and I was hot.  So I bagged it after 2 miles and ran the rest easy.  45 minutes with 2 miles at tempo (7:39, 7:32) / 5.44 miles / 8:19 average pace.

Saturday was also wicked hot/humid.  45 minutes / 5.1 / 8:49 pace.

Sunday I was scheduled to run 75 minutes, but I bumped it up a bit to run 10 with my son and his friend.  It was warm and humid, so we started out nice and easy.  Last 3 miles were the fastest miles.  I was so proud of them and it was fun to be with them for their first double-digit run!  93 minutes / 10 miles / 9:22 average pace.

Total: 5 hours, 7 minutes / 34.3 miles

Next week I’ll start ramping up the miles again and will begin adding in speed workouts.

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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.