Well, Chicago marathon training is here! I’ve truly enjoyed the last couple months of easy running, racing for fun and generally just being very relaxed about my running. It left me feeling recharged and excited for this marathon training cycle. Each week during this training cycle, I will share how my training went and what the week looked like. I do this because: 1) I love reading about how other folks train and 2) it’s great for me to have a record of what I did each week. Also, honestly, it helps keep me accountable when I know I’ll be writing about it. I also post almost all of my runs on Instagram as well. On to the recap!
This recap is unique because my training didn’t start until Thursday – because that’s how Hansons works in terms of days – you run Thursday – Tuesday with Wednesday being an off day. I would’ve probably run a little earlier in the week but I was actually feeling under the weather so I just rested. It was needed.
Thursday: 3 easy miles
Saturday: Lawyers Have Heart 10k. Man, was it HOT. The course is mostly on highways and it was just blazing. We had nice weather most of the week but Saturday and Sunday were rough. I ran a little faster than Zooma last weekend (which I still need to recap), but boy did I want to be done with that one.
Sunday: 3 more hot easy (in theory) miles.
Total mileage for the week: 12.62 miles
Total mileage for the year: 553.11 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 12.62 miles
And so it begins. I’m excited to train for Chicago even though I had a rough reintroduction to summer running this week. I’m actually going to be in Chicago this week for work so I’ll have time for some fun Chicago runs!
note: I am running the Chicago Marathon in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you’d like to help support this amazing organization, you can do so here. Thank you!
Who else started marathon training this week?