Eek! Race day is TWO weeks away, y’all. I can’t believe it. It’s time to recap week 16 of Chicago Marathon training. As I get closer to the race, I get more and more tired, lol. I am definitely ready for race day and ready for a rest. But I’m feeling strong and fit, which is a very good thing! 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: 5 easy miles to start the week.
Tuesday: 4×1.5 mile repeats – nailed this one. The weather had improved a bit and my legs felt okay – not good but okay. I was happy that I was able to run this one faster that I had a few weeks away.
Wednesday: OH YES, REST DAY. The best.
Thursday: Second 1o mile tempo run. This one wasn’t great – but I got it done.
Here comes the sun. 🌞this was a hard run mentally. I wanted to quit around mile 2 – never a good sign. My miles were all over the place in terms of pace – I felt like I was always either too fast or too slow. Not a great run but some days all you can ask for is the finish. I’m proud to have put 12 more miles in my marathon training bank.
Friday: Six miles with my friend Dawn.
Saturday: Went to a Oiselle team meet up in Columbia, MD and ran around 8 miles. I forgot to un pause my watch at one point so unsure of exact mileage but I’m guessing 8?
Sunday: 5 easy miles – ran these faster than I wanted, but I felt good and had a lot on my mind.
Total mileage for the week: 44.3 miles
Total mileage for the year: 1119.43 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 587.94 miles
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Just two more hard workouts Tuesday and Thursday 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 training?