Well I got through unlucky (or lucky?) week 13 of training for the Chicago Marathon. I’m happy to report that I didn’t feel as fatigued as I did last week. I was also able to get in two strength training workouts and a spinning class in addition to my 4 runs. All in all, I would say it was a good week!
6 miles to kick off the week + PT exercises (15 minutes). I needed my most colorful pair of socks for a Monday run.
Body Works + Abs class (45 minutes) + PT exercises (15 minutes). I haven’t been able to make this class in about a month so it was great to be back!
3.1 miles for Summer Strides Virtual Run Series + Boot Camp (60 minutes). I love having a little fun with my training runs!
7.5 mile run + PT exercises (15 minutes). This was supposed to be a tempo run but I just wasn’t feeling it that day. It was still a super sweaty run.
Say it with me…REST DAY!!
18 mile long run. I was happy to complete my first “really” long run done. It surely wasn’t pretty (hello crazy humidity), or easy, but it’s done!
Spinning (60 minutes) + PT exercises. I had some chafing from yesterday’s run in areas I’d rather not mention by name, so that made today’s class…interesting (LOL).
Total Weekly Miles – 34.6
Total Training Cycle Miles – 306.4
Grade – A
I gave myself an A this week because I was able to get in all my workouts plus lots of PT exercises and foam rolling/stretching. I also noticed that I have passed the 300 mile mark for miles run during this training cycle. Does anyone else find it crazy how many miles we log just to prepare our bodies to run 26.2 miles?
Earlier in the week I had my first appointment with a dietician. It went really well and she gave me a list of things to work on, including getting more protein into my diet. I’ll start working on that this week, including logging all my meals so I can actually see what I’m eating. If anyone has any ideas for high protein meals/snacks, please share! 🙂
Overall this week’s workouts felt good. I turned my tempo run into a regular run because I knew my legs didn’t have any speed in them that day. It’s hard for me to do these longer tempo miles.
I was anxious about my 18 mile long run all week (what’s new?) but it was okay even though I felt really tired. I didn’t have the best night’s sleep on Thursday or Friday, and I didn’t eat a good enough dinner the night before, so I’m sure that added to that tired feeling. Chewing on a piece of Run Gum definitely helped wake me up during the first few miles! As soon as I finished my run I ate breakfast, rehydrated and took an ice bath. This is my third week in a row for ice baths and I’m a believer – even if it feels like torture! While my legs felt good this morning, I also discovered 3 mosquito bites (2 on my arm, 1 on my leg) I received on yesterday’s run – ugh!
This upcoming week is a cutback week and I will welcome that with open arms. My awesome coach even dropped down my 12 mile long run to 10 miles to give me a little more of a break. Thank you Abby!
Did you have a good week? What was your best workout this week?