Wow – the marathon is over. I will have a full recap sometime this week but in the interim, here’s my marathon training recap from my final week of training. Each week during this training cycle, as I trained for the Chicago Marathon, I shared how my training went and what the week looked like. I did 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 easy miles in which I discovered the Congressional Cemetery. Really beautiful and peaceful place to run (note: there are paved trails there and running is allowed – as is dog walking!).
Tuesday: Four easy with Caitlin before flying to Chicago for work (and the marathon).
Wednesday: REST DAY!
Thursday: Four rainy miles at an easy pace.
Friday: Two very easy miles over to Grant Park to witness them setting it up for the race. Eek!
Saturday: 3.6 shakeout run with Bart Yasso and Runners World. Super fun easy miles.
Sunday: The Chicago Marathon! Details to come in my race recap, but the general gist is below in this picture I posted to Instagram. I will also be sharing posts over the next couple weeks about running for RMHC, my thoughts on the Hanson Method for marathons and what is next for me!
What a day. Felt great through 18 then experienced some pretty bad cramping. Managed to pull it together to come in just under 4:30 – thanks in part to support from my friends, coworkers and @oiselle teammates on the course. 21+ minute PR and all the feels. Chicago, you were beautiful. Now eating and drinking ALL THE THINGS.
Total mileage for the week: 45.6 miles
Total mileage for the year: 1208.23 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 676.74 miles
Did you race this past weekend? Tell me how it went!