Spearmint Training Log 2.5.17

Phew, it’s been a while! Hope everyone is doing well and grinding through the winter training.

I’ve been on the track for the past couple of months and I am having a ton of fun! While I love the roads, they were starting to become a grind, so it’s great to change things up and get a real sense of where I am in regards to pace.

This past weekend I raced a 3k at Villanova’s indoor meet in Staten Island, NY and here are the deets of my week of training leading up to that.

Mon 1/30 – Easy day! 7 extremely chill miles. Didn’t get started until 5 pm because I am extremely lazy and put it off all day ha. Funny how the easiest run of the week is always the hardest for me to get done.

Tues 1/31 – 4 miles in the morning before work/10 miles after work with some core.

Wed 2/1 – 4 miles in the morning/Prerace workout after work. 3x1k at 3:15ish pace and 3×300. Lifting and core afterwards. Short and sweet!

Thurs 2/2 – 4 miles in the morning/9 miles in the evening.

Fri 2/3 – Quick and easy 7 miles with strides, drove to New York.

Sat 2/4 – ย Race day! 3 mile shakeout in the morning, then waited around all day until my race at 7:35pm. It went well, got a little pr and learned a lot!

Sun 2/5 – 17 mile long run. No offense to Sal the snail, but he could’ve easily dropped me on this run.

Total: 81-ish

And that’s a wrap for the week! Hope everyone has a great Monday!

I'm an aspiring elite runner from the DC/Northern VA area. I love road racing and am currently training for a half marathon in April. I write about attempting to balance a career with running and enjoying the process of training and improving!

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  1. Sounds like things have been going well and fun to see you trying the track more and branching out! Great week of training and congrats on the race/PR!!

  2. Amazing how it all adds up โ€” I’m reading along and like, “Okay, this doesn’t sound too bad.” Then I get to the total and it’s like OH! (This is precisely what my coach does to me, now that I think about it.) Congrats on the race!