We are less than 3 weeks away from The Chicago Marathon. I can’t believe the day is almost here and that summer is officially gone. Our weekend involved hanging out, yard work, and lots of napping…always a requirement during these last few weeks of training. Last weekend I felt like I was back in my first trimester of pregnancy. Seriously, so extremely tired. But I’m getting lots of z’s during the week and feeling a little bit more energized this week. Here’s how training went down last week:
Monday: Barre class @ The Barre Code
Tuesday: Run was cut short because Madelyn had a Dr’s appointment. Managed to squeeze in 3.3 mi @ 10:09 pace. Was also having problems with my earbuds. I finally unplugged them and finished my run music-less. It was kind of nice.
Wednesday: Midweek long run. 10 mi @ 9:37 pace. Best Wednesday run I’ve had in a while.
Thursday: 5 mi @ 8:31 pace. On fire. First time all summer achieving negative splits. It was beautiful: 9:13, 8:46, 8:20, 8:19, 7:59. I’m going to try to ignore the pace on my watch for the rest of training and see how that goes. So far it seems to be working out well for me. Core & upper body strength work after my run.
Friday: Rest day. Stretching and lots of foam rolling.
Saturday: 18.53 mi @ 10:19 pace. Miscalculated 20 miles and run was cut short because of pure lack of motivation. Still feeling good about the marathon.
Sunday: Core work and this yoga for runners video on youtube. Youtube is a great resource for post run stretching videos. I’ve been using them a lot this training cycle and my legs felt normal after my long run on Saturday.
Onto week 16! Time to taper and to look into getting new shoes 🙂 Always a plus! I’ve been switching between Saucony Guide 7 & Newton’s Lady Issac. Not sure what I want to wear for the marathon.
Question of the day: What’s your favorite thing about Fall? What shoes are you currently running in?