Holy cow. Race day is three weeks away, y’all. I can’t believe it. It’s time to recap week 15 of Chicago Marathon training. It was a fun one! Each week during this training cycle, as I train for the Chicago Marathon, 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. A few weeks ago, I started a link up for Chicago Marathon Training Recaps – I know there are more of us out there so please do link up! I love reading about folks training for the same race as I am, so please do link up!
Monday: Five miles – my last run at Great Lakes Bird Camp (which I will finish blogging about soon). Good run – sad to be leaving camp.
Tuesday: I got home late from camp and did NOT want to wake up and do 3×2 mile repeats. But alas, that’s what I did. And I did it faster than I’d done the same workout a few weeks ago. Proud of that!
Wednesday: REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY. That is all. I wrote this last week and I think I’ll just leave it here. Because rest day IS the best day.
Thursday: Ten tempo miles – plus a warm up and cool down mile – I ran 12 miles before work. Who am I?
Friday: Five easy miles for recovery.
Saturday: Clarendon Day! This is one of my favorite days of fall. There is a 5k and a 10k and if you’re truly crazy you can run both. This year, I decided to run the double after previously swearing it off. It was so great. We had a ton of Oiselle team gals running and I ran both races with my friend and teammate Taryn and we had a blast. Best Clarendon Day double experience yet – even with the humidity! My goal was to run both races easy – long run pace. I ran the 5k in 29:30 and the 10k in 58:48 – perfect!
Sunday: Sunday was the Navy Air Force half and we had a bunch of Oiselle gals running, including one of my best friends Julie (who was visiting with another good friend Caitlin from NC). My plan was to run to the race and then hop in with Julie, Caitlin and Kristin for a few miles. This worked out well – I ended up running over 11 miles throughout the morning and it was a lot of fun. I LOVE cheering on racers. It’s one of my favorite things ever and I got to see a LOT of friends running this one. Such a fun (and tiring!) morning.
Total mileage for the week: 51.83 miles
Total mileage for the year: 1075.13 miles (note: I hit 1000 miles for the year last week and didn’t note it. Yay for getting over 1000! I’m not sure I’ve ever done that!
Total mileage for this training cycle: 534.64 miles
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Just two more weeks of hard workouts and then the taper begins. I’m really excited to be getting so close and pretty much all I can think about is the Chicago Marathon!
How was your week?