Hi friends! This time next week I will have finished my 8th marathon and hopefully have a sub-4 marathon finish under my belt! I have a couple of more blog posts coming this week – one on mental doubts and another on my goals for Berlin but I will not be taking my computer with me, so you won’t see any blog posts about my race until I’m back in the states. As such, this will be my last training recap – I will recap the race once I’m back. You can follow along on my adventure via Instagram, however.
Monday: Recall that I spent this past week in Chicago for work. It was a week of late nights and early mornings and I knew that it would be tough to get all my runs in but vowed to do my best. Ran an easy 5 miles to start the week.
Tuesday: My friend Michaela was in Chicago for work and so we ran my 6×1 workout together and I was grateful for the company – it was unusually humid and sticky for Chicago, which made the workout kind of brutal. But we got it done, which is all that matters!
Wednesday: Rest day is the best day!
Thursday: Thursday was tricky. I had a work event Wednesday night that I knew would go very late. I knew I was signed up to run a 5k after work with my colleagues so I decided that I would just get in a few miles before the 5k and use that as my last tempo workout. I made the right decision because I didn’t get home to my hotel until 1am Thursday morning! So I ran the 5k plus a bit extra and had 6 fast miles for the day.
Friday: A few easy miles before heading back to DC.
Saturday: Last double digit run before the race! 10 miles would my group.
Sunday: A couple of easy miles while spectating the Navy Air Force Half marathon here in DC.
Good luck to all of you racing over the next couple of weeks!