I know I keep being shocked that Chicago is getting closer and closer, but I seriously cannot believe that October is just about a month away. I've been trying my best to stick to my training plan despite lots of travelling and have been feeling pretty good with all of the running I've been doing, despite pretty much sweating buckets every time I workout. Honestly, that's really nothing new. Here's a recap of weeks 7-9 of my Chicago Marathon training.
Marathon Training 2016 Week 7 (8/1-8/7)
Tuesday: solo speedwork: 6x yasso 800s, 7.25 miles
Wednesday: November Project Baltimore workout and run, 5.5 miles
Thursday: track Thursday run and 30 minute of strength, 5.0 miles
Friday: AM November Project Baltimore hills run & PM BOMF relay race, 6.8 miles total
Saturday: hot & humid easy paced long run #sportsbrasquad, 17.0 miles
Sunday: easy and hot recovery run, 4.0 miles
Total miles: 45.55<-- made it into the 40 mile club for the week!
Monday: strength/lifting at the gym
Tuesday: AM tempo run, 8.0 miles
Wednesday: AM November Project Seattle workout, PM trail run in Seattle at Discovery Park, 7.6 miles
Thursday: waterside run in Seattle, 5.5 miles
Friday: November Project Vancouver pop-up workout 1.1 miles
Saturday:SEAWHEEZE lululemon half marathon (Half marathon #20!), 13.2 miles
Sunday: post-Seawheeze recovery run, 4.0 miles
|November Project Seattle workout at Gasworks Park|
Monday: AM easy run in New Westminster, BC, PM: Grouse Grind, 4.2 miles for the run
Tuesday: hikes in vancouver
Wednesday: Rest-travel day
Thursday: Treadmill easy miles and 20 minutes upper body weightlifting, 5 miles
Friday: treadmill tempro progression run, 5.0 miless
Saturday:long run with 3x2 MRP almost on target, 16.0 miles
Total miles: 33.2
|At the top of the Quarry Rock hike looking over Deep Cove in Vancouver, BC|
Still need to work on doing more yoga and stretching. It as also a little tough after travelling and coming back to get back into the groove of things. Taking a red eye in the middle of the week back from Vancouver really threw things off in Week 9 of training. I kind of just held on to make it through that week and took and extra rest day and decided to attempt to reset over the weekend.
Obviously my trip to Seattle & Vancouver plus still getting in my long run mileage while travelling was a definite high. I was also happy with getting some speedwork workouts and tempo miles consistently in during the past few weeks. I also really want to try to make speedwork more consistent in my weekly schedule from this point on because while not my most fun workouts, they do make me feel stronger.