Things are winding down for marathon training which is crazy. I can't believe the Chicago Marathon is 2 weeks away-let the anxiety start to set in (kidding, it already has!). Things have been chugging along in training as usual though. Here's a recap of weeks 12 & 13 of my Chicago Marathon training.
Monday: breezy morning miles in Charleston, 8.0 miles
|I found a nice paved trail to run on called the West Ashley Greenway. I love signs like this that always say where places can technically take you-apparently the greenway can take me from Maine to Florida!|
Wednesday: November Project-Baltimore workout and run there/back , 6.0 miles
Thursday: 30 minutes of upper body lifting and planks
Friday: Treadmill tempo run, 7.0 miles
Saturday: 1 hour yoga sculpt class +CorePower Yoga - ended up feeling overheated and not great the rest of the day
Sunday: Long run where I felt sluggish and it felt hard #strugglebus, 21.0 miles
I don't know if it was a touch of something this weekend that started up after yoga, but it sucks to have such a good 20 miler a couple weeks before and then have this 21 miler that felt pretty crappy. I got the miles in with friends so that's all I can be grateful for.
Total miles: 42.0
Monday: easy morning run by the harbor, 5.2 miles
Tuesday: Treadmill progressive mile repeats and warm-up/cool down, 6.1 miles
Wednesday: November Project-Baltimore workout (8.0), 5.2 miles
Thursday: Tempo Thursday run with 4 tempo miles-felt strong and mentally stayed positive, 8.0 miles
Friday: 20 minutes upper body strength training and easy treadmill run, 3.25 miles
Saturday: Coaching a training group at CCR, 3.64 miles-felt kinda nauseous and tired afterwards
Sunday: Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon race plus 2 extra miles, 15.2 miles
I'll post the recap later this week, but I had a FABULOUS race and felt strong!
Total miles: 46.59
Feeling a weird touch of illness or just worn down on Saturday for both weekends means I really need to take care of myself and try to get more sleep and recovery time in, especially as I enter taper. Sometimes I forget how much running and training can take a toll on your body, especially when I'm running around working, coaching, going to school full-time, and feeling stressed out. Also I've reached the peak of my training so all of that work and running can add up on how it is affecting your body. I do NOT want to get sick right now!
I am really happy with my weekly mileages for these two weeks as well as that I got in some quality tempo runs. It always feel good when I can run my race pace easily especially inthe middle of lots of busy weeks. The Philly RNR race was a huge confidence booster as I go into my taper part of the training.