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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Preparing for the Madison Mini Marathon on Aug 21

Well with the MS 150 bike ride checked off the list of To Do's . . .  I can now concentrate on the Madison Mini Marathon on August 21.  YAHOO!!!  I had wanted to get two long runs in - but I just don't think that is going to happen.  This week's temperatures are pretty warm and humid.  It is currently 8:00 PM and the temperature is 85 with a current heat index of 90.  Hot! Hot! Hot!

MY Schedule

Monday:  I rested on Monday - my legs needed a break.

Tuesday:  This morning I only ran the short 2 mile loop with my dog.  My legs felt good.  I could have run further -
BUT I didn't get up early enough.  
So top priority on my list for the last two weeks is to 
get to bed early.  

Wednesday:  10 x 400 5-K pace.   DONE - average pace 9:51 and my last 400 was at a 7:58 pace . . . if only I could keep that up.  WOW!!!

Thursday:  5 miles     DONE

Friday:  Rest       DONE

Saturday:  3.5 miles      DONE

Sunday:  12 miles     11 miles DONE



  1. I love making training plans. I never stick to them so I make up new ones. I am not sure if it is a lack of discipline or the fact that I listen to my body too much. :)

  2. Scheduling your runs like that is awesome! It helps me hold myself accountable. Enjoy your long run on Sunday. Should be a beautiful (but hot) day.

  3. I hope the weather cools off before the Mini Marathon. I need at least one long race at a decent temperature this year. Both the Madison Half and the Lake Monona 20k were scorching!

  4. I am going to do this run next year for sure:) Good luck this weekend and I can't wait to hear how it goes!