Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Training 8.11.14 - Chicago Marathon W11

Monday 8/11 - Rest
Monday rest day. I meant to do the cross training I skipped yesterday but I was still really tired from the half.


Tuesday 8/12 - Run || 4 miles || 45:12, 11:18p || 63* and 90 humidity
My legs were sort of like, say whaaaaat?! Got 'em done but slowwww. I really should have done the cross training because my legs felt so much better by the end of this run. Splits 12:07/11:23/11:02/10:37. 4/242.8


Wednesday 8/13 - Run || 8 miles || 1:24:35, 10:34p || 55* 80% humidity
Weird run with bathroom pitstops and trains and such but got it done, kept it easy, felt great...when did 8 become easy? Didn't do pace run this week to recover from the half last week.  12/250.8


Thursday 8/14 - Run || 5 miles || 56:15, 11:15p || 70*, and 50 humidity
Got to run with my husband! Was really nice to run with him. 17/255.8.


Friday 8/15 - Rest
Friday rest day.


Saturday 8/16 -  Run || 17 miles || 3:10:23, 11:11p || 70*, and 85 humidity
The first 14 miles were pretty good - I kept it really slow since I know I'm not totally recovered from last week's half. The last 3 were tough and I had to walk for a minute every 1/2 mile the last mile and a half...but that's way better than my 15 miler went! I think the last few miles were hard because the shade all went away. Darn sun! 34/272.8


Sunday 8/17- Cross Train || 2.75 miles || 30min || Course 1, Level 3
Learned my lesson last week - legs feel much more sore without the cross training after the long run.

Total: 34 miles run, 2.75 elliptical! That 17 was easier than my half..

4 comments:

  1. Aww, how awesome you got to run with your husband!

    WTG on your 17! I hear you on the sun killing you! Are you running DPRT? It's almost 100% shaded and perfect for summer LRs!

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    1. It was really nice! The miles went so fast.

      No I've just been running around my neighborhood! I've never run on the DPRT so I was afraid to go there by myself for the first time. The Nearly Sane half this weekend is there so I may do my 19 miler there. I keep hearing it's great though but I get lost so easily, I am so afraid to go anywhere new by myself.

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    2. It's just one trail, unless you get off at one of the forest preserves. You would have to try hard to get lost :) And don't be afraid! There are lots of friendly people on the trail!

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    3. That's good to know! And haha if it's possible I would do it, but I'm excited to try it. My husband and I are running our 20 together, we are talking about doing it there. Let's see, am I brave enough to try it for 19...haha. We'll see!

      ...yes, I am a TOTAL wuss. :D

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