Chicago Marathon training week three is in the books! 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!
Monday: rest day. It was much needed after the previous week’s busyness and travel.
Tuesday: 4.1 miles with Catilin. I joined her on the track for her speed workout, but I just ran easy. I also went to Pure Barre after work. It was my first class in a couple weeks due to work and it was amazing!
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: 4 easy miles in the rain. So refreshing! I don’t mind rainy runs in the summer – as long as it’s not storming.
Friday: 4.7 easy miles with my Pure Barre run club gals. I misjudged the mileage and ran almost 5 when I was supposed to run 4 – no big deal – I just ran a bit less on Sunday to even it out. I went to Pure Barre after work.
Saturday: 5 with my Saturday run group.
Sunday: 3.1 easy run past one of my favorite DC buildings – the Library of Congress. The humidity calmed down a bit on Sunday, which was very much appreciated on my run.
Total mileage for the week: 21.02 miles
Total mileage for the year: 589.89 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 49.4 miles
Week three was a solid week of build up. I’m getting used to running almost every day again and feel like I’ll be ready for the 6 days of running when it starts very soon! I’m not worrying about pace on these runs because I know once I start speed work, I’ll be very pace-focused. I ended the weekend on a delightful note.
How was your weekend?
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!