Sunday, September 14, 2014

Training 9.8.14 - Chicago Marathon W15

Monday 9/8 - Rest
Monday rest day.

Tuesday 9/9 - Rest
Unplanned rest day, up all night with the baby and felt sick myself in the morning. 

Wednesday 9/10 - Run || 5 miles || 50:40, 10:08p || 65* and 80% humidity
This was supposed to be an easy pace but it ended up being my fastest run since my half at the beginning of August - it just felt so good to GO after how hard running has been the past two weeks. 5/342.05

Thursday 9/11 -  Run || 8 miles || 1:19:28, 9:55p || 50* 40% humidity
Fall is here, my first chilly run! SO nice. 13/350.05

Friday 9/12 - 5 miles || 52:33, 10:31p || 49* and rainy/windy
First stroller run in a while! Man, I forgot - it's harder than running by myself! 18/355.05

Saturday 9/13-  Run || 12 miles || 2:13:59, 11:09p || 52* and 40% humidity
9.5m with my best friend on her bike next to me, 2.5 on my new treadmill! Found it second hand but barely used on my local garage sale site, for a fraction of buying it new. SCORE!  30/367.05

Sunday 9/14- XT || 2.87 miles || 30:00, 10:27p || Course 1 Level 3
Hey look, I cross trained this week!  

Total: 30 miles run. Next week is 3 easy runs and my 20 - and then I taper! Oh. My. Gosh. I can't even explain the emotions. Almost there! Although, it will be interesting to do the marathon slower than my training pace has been since it will be at my husband's pace. 


  1. How are you feeling about doing the thing slower than you trained? Do you think you are going to be looking for another marathon before the end of the year so you can run at your pace?

    1. In one sense it takes the stress off. His marathon pace should be just a bit over 12, he told me he wants to finish around 5:15. So there's no pressure, just slow running...sort of like another long training run.

      But on the other hand...yeah, I am. Definitely am looking at others..almost feels like a waste of all my training...not that it is, because I look forward to doing this with him, but, still..