Mint’s Training Log – Week 3 of Taper and Week 1 of Recovery

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Happy Mother’s Day Salties!

I am in full recovery mode still after the Wisconsin Marathon, but I am already thinking about summer racing and my fall marathon.

I have been feeling pretty good post-race, but for some reason my upper back has been very tight and sore.  Hopefully that will subside with another week of recovery.

Last Week of Taper:

Monday – rest

Tuesday – 30 minutes easy / 3.6 / 8:49 pace

Wednesday – 5 minute warmup; 3 miles at goal race pace; 5 minute cool down – 34 minutes / 4.2 miles / 8:02 average pace

Thursday – off

Friday – 30 minutes easy / 3.5 / 8:29 pace

Saturday – Wisconsin Marathon – 3:44:57

First Week of Recovery

Monday-Friday – off

Saturday – 6 miles easy

Sunday – off / plant garden

It is amazing to me how much more time I have when I’m not getting up early to run!  I’ve enjoyed catching up on sleep and getting some extra work done.

I plan to take it easy for the rest of the month and resume formal training June 1.

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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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