Marathon Training Recap Week 15-Peak Week


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:

MondayBarre class @ The Barre Code

TuesdayRun 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.

WednesdayMidweek long run. 10 mi @ 9:37 pace. Best Wednesday run I’ve had in a while.

Thursday5 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.

FridayRest day. Stretching and lots of foam rolling.

Saturday18.53 mi @ 10:19 pace. Miscalculated 20 miles and run was cut short because of pure lack of motivation. Still feeling good about the marathon.

SundayCore 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? 


3 thoughts on “Marathon Training Recap Week 15-Peak Week

  1. Sun September 23, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Looks like a solid week of training! Love the negative split run in the middle of the week 🙂

    I’m mainly logging miles in Brooks Defyance and Saucony Kinvaras. I’m planning to wear the Kinvaras on race day!


  2. Marcia September 23, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Great week! I had a great run similar to your speedy 5 this morning. Go figure! I wear Mizuno Wave Creation for long runs and Newtons for tempo/speedwork. I’ll be cheering you on in Chicago! Probably at mile 13!


    • Maria C September 24, 2014 / 8:18 am

      Awesome job! Can’t wait for Chicago to be here already 🙂 I’ve heard about some people using their Newtons for tempo/speedwork, but so far they’ve been holding up for distance. I think I’m leaning toward Saucony though.


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