I was scrolling through #chicagomarathon on Twitter and then saw that we are under 100 days to go! The race will be here before we know it…kinda scary!
So far, training has been going really well knock on wood. Not much pain or fatigue. Again, knock on wood.
Here’s my recap of last week:
Monday: 6 miles. This workout was tough because it was something like 70% humidity out and almost 90 degrees. We were supposed to do a 1 mile warm up, then 8×2:20 minutes at 10K/half marathon effort, with 30 sec. break, and then repeat that one more time before a 1 mile cooldown. It sucked. I felt like I was really struggling. Which prompted me to write about this post about running by effort.
Wednesday: 10 miles. We did 6 outside and 4 on the treadmill due to thunderstorms. For some reason I was really doubting myself all week about this. I didn’t know if I could do it…though I knew I technically COULD since I can run 8 miles no problem, but I guess the double digit aspect of it scared me. But we did it!
Thursday: 60 minute recovery run. Ended up running about 5 miles. We took it sloooowwww…
Friday: 60 minute run. Felt pretty good! We ran each mile a tiny bit faster (though mile 3-4 was slow because of a long hill), and ended with the last mile in 9:30. We ran 6 miles total. Also, I just started using Strava and love it! How do I add people? If you’re on there let me know!
Saturday: Rugged Maniac 5K. I did this obstacle course/mud run with my sister and it was so much fun! Skipped a few obstacles and am still sore today from it. I think all that climbing. Clearly need to work on my uppder body strength haha.
It was fun doing a race just for fun and with my sister. I was really nervous leading up to it but I think I would do it again next year! I’ll be writing up a recap later this week.
TOTAL MILES: 30
I can’t believe I’m already at 30 miles! This week I am aiming for 33-35 miles. I am running the NYRR Run To Breathe 4 miler Saturday (anyone else), but plan on running 6-8 beforehand to get in my long run that day. I am sick of my usual running routes and running in NYC always makes the long runs go by faster.
Have you ever done a mud run? Did you like it? If not, what kind of “specialty race” do you want to try (color run, mud run, etc.)?
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