Well, week two of Chicago marathon training is in the books! I’ve truly enjoyed the last couple months of easy running, racing for fun and generally just being very relaxed about my running. It left me feeling recharged and excited for this marathon training cycle. 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. I flew to Chicago for the week for work. I knew it was going to be a crazy busy week – and it was so I took the rest and enjoyed the heck out of it.
Tuesday: 2 easy miles. Also – my wedding anniversary! Celebrated in Chicago with my colleagues. 🙂
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: 3.15 easy miles
Friday: 3 easy miles
Saturday: Four easy with my group! I missed running with my girls – we had a good run on a tough, VERY hilly trail. The humidity was low and this was my first 6am Saturday run of the season. The sunrise was absolutely gorgeous.
Sunday: 3.5 easy miles.
Total mileage for the week: 15.76 miles
Total mileage for the year: 568.87 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 28.38 miles
Week two was really solid – even though I was traveling and getting very little sleep. I’m glad that this crazy week of travel happened early because it would’ve been hard to manage later on in training.
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!
How was your week of training?