Mint’s Training Log – 1.20.12

We won an award at the conference!

This week was a cut-back week for me.  It was good timing for it too, as I was travelling Sunday through late Wednesday night.  I was in New Orleans for the Girls on the Run International Annual Summit.  The days and evenings were packed full of activities and I had a ton of fun.  There wasn’t much time for running though and I was not about to hit the streets of NOLA by myself in the dark, so I only managed to get in one group run while I was there.

Monday – rest

Tuesday – group run with no watch.  I’d estimate about 3.5 miles.

Wednesday – off / travel

New shoes

Thursday – 5.3 (8:38 pace) in my new Brooks Pure Cadence.

Friday – 6.7 miles (8:59) with a few striders – BRRRRRR it is cold here.

Saturday – 10.3 miles with 5 strides (8:47)

Sunday – 3.5 miles (8:44) on the treadmill.

Total: 29.3 miles

I was going to attempt the tempo interval workout that I missed while I was in NOLA on Sunday, but my legs were super tired and sore on Sunday, so I stuck with the scheduled 30 minutes.  It is frustrating to feel so beaten down on such a light week, but I need to make sure I am actually resting some on my recovery week rather than trying to cram everything in on the weekend (which I often do).

Fortunately, the legs are feeling much better today, so hopefully it will be a good week.  It will be another cold one though – it is supposed to be -25 today!  BRRRRR!

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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