Chicago Marathon training week five is in the books! This was the last week with no speed work – eek! 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: Fourth of July Platform Pure Barre Class.
Tuesday: 5 miles on the Trail of Death after work. Oh man. This was a TOUGH run. The weather was just awful. I was not exaggerating when I said it felt like running on the surface of the sun.
Wednesday: Glorious glorious rest day!
Thursday: 5 more HOT and HUMID miles with Caitlin. Woof. That was another rough run but got the miles in.
Friday: 4.73 easy miles before heading to the Jersey Shore for the weekend!
Saturday: 6 miles in Cape May. 4 of those miles were with my husband, K. That was so nice since we very rarely run together. The weather at the Shore was delightful. Light breezes and MUCH lower temps and humidity. It was glorious!
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Sunday: 3.3 easy Sunday beach miles. Followed by a drive back to DC and a 75 minute Pure Barre intensive class. Wowza! I was absolutely exhausted after that very full day.
Total mileage for the week: 24.11 miles
Total mileage for the year: 635.05 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 94.56 miles
How’s your weather been? I’m dreading another hot week here in DC. And moving to six days a week of running – yay/eek! 🙂
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!