Indy Mini Marathon Training - Week #3

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Three weeks in the books my friends - and not one run outside yet.  Why? Because central Indiana is the new Antarctica apparently...

But in happier news I actually won a free entry to the Mini from our local news station!  Even though I had already bought my entry however I'm selling it to another teacher I work with for her husband.  It's always a good feeling when you can share a good deal with someone you know.  :)

Here's how I ran this week:

How do I feel you ask?
At the beginning of the week I was really questioning whether I'd be able to run at all.  I had a horrible strained muscle in my lower back in an area that was so flipping hard to try and stretch out.  Surprisingly after my long run this week it doesn't even hurt. Maybe I unknowingly stretched it out somehow?  Whatever happened works for me because it feels pretty good.  Lola is alsi going through some horrible no nap spell that is killing my training time.  I'm in the process of slowly transitioning her into her crib and girlfriend ain't having it.  So she spends many of the first half of my runs sleeping and then the last half watching me in her little swing.  As long as she's not crying it's all good.

My Goals for this Race:
Endurance is still my main focus for this race.  I had my longest run yet on Friday and when I started to psych myself out, I just slowed my pace and then made it up the last mile.  I'm not looking for time this Mini rather I'm just wanting to be able to run the whole thing without having to stop.

What I Want to Do This Week:
I did pretty well on the eating front this week.  My go-to pre-run snack is my coffee and a peanut butter and banana sandwich.  Normally I like egg whites or some other kind of protein by eggs don't sit well in the tum during a run.  Trust.  I want to continue to try and eat better as well as get a good long run outside hopefully on Friday.

I'm off to bed.  I can't wait to wake up to a fresh blanket of two feet of snow (insert sarcasm now).

Happy Running! :)


  1. ooooh cheering you on!! It's all about getting in the groove and keep it going!

  2. You're doing awesome! I love keeping up with your training!

  3. You're doing great! Keep up the awesome work, Kait!

  4. You are doing great and congrats on winning the free entry!

  5. In spite of your limited training time, you're really doing great! I think it's going to be a great race!

  6. If you are averaging a sub-10 minute mile at this point, you have this thing in the bag! I just walked my first (and probably last) half marathon. Walking made it a looooooong race, but the distance isn't as bad as you think. Just keep training, and you will do great. I look forward to continuing to read about your progress. Hopefully you will be outside in warmer weather soon.