I can not believe that the Chicago Marathon is less than a month away. Eeek! I’m so excited and a bit nervous about race day. But mostly excited and in disbelief about how soon it’s coming. 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 after returning from Vegas at about 2am. Not very fun but I got it done.
Tuesday: 2×3 mile repeats plus a warm up and cool down mile. Eight miles total and my legs were TOAST!
Wednesday: REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY. That is all.
Thursday: Nine tempo miles – this was a really tough run. My legs were TIRED, I was tired and I just wanted to get it over with.
Friday: I headed to Minnesota for another Bird Camp (a full camp recap is forthcoming)! I spent four days in glorious weather and kicked it off with an easy three once we arrived.
Saturday: Four and a half miles at camp with my gals! A fun little adventure run.
Sunday: Long run day at Bird Camp. Oh man- this was the best 16 mile run. The weather was perfect, the setting was gorgeous and I had friends right by my side. I honestly felt like I could’ve run forever It was just so gorgeous.
Total mileage for the week: 47.69 miles
Total mileage for the year: 1023.3 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 482.81 miles
I am running the Chicago marathon to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities – if you would like to support this amazing organization, click here. Thank you!
Have you ever been to an adult running camp? I highly recommend it!