Happy Sunday 🙂 I can’t believe that this is my last Chicago Marathon training recap. This will be a short and sweet training recap since this was my last taper week and I ran the marathon today.
2 miles + PT exercises. It felt really weird to just do a 2 mile run but I always respect the process!
Rest Day. My coach added in an extra rest day this week so I took full advantage.
30 minutes of recovery yoga + PT exercises. I haven’t done yoga in a while so this felt do good!
2 mile run + PT exercises. I was going to do 3 miles but I was on my feet all morning for a volunteer project so I figured 2 miles was good enough! I also had my last ART appointment before the marathon for a final tune up!
REST DAY! This was also my travel day to Chicago. I hit up the Expo in the early afternoon and then went down to the Navy Pier for dinner.
This was an awesome day! My mom ran the International Chicago 5K so I went with her to the start line and ran into Renee. I was so happy to finally meet her in person! I then made my way to the finish line of the race to cheer on all the runners. After the race I went to the WeRunSocial meet up at The Bean and got to connect with a ton of runners.
I spent the rest of the day relaxing and doing a lot of foam rolling and stretching to get ready for the big day. I didn’t do a shakeout run because I logged about 11,000 steps before noon – whoops!
Chicago Marathon (Race recap coming next week)
Total Weekly Miles – 30.2*
Total Training Cycle Miles – 507.07*
Grade – A+
*My GPS went haywire in Chicago (even with the autolap) so I’m not exactly sure of the distance today.
I kept the workouts light and easy this week and will focused on doing all the “right” things – getting extra sleep, eating right, drinking plenty of water and overall, just keeping my legs fresh. I was definitely trying to do everything possible in order to have a good race day. I didn’t want to look back on the week and have any regrets.
If you follow me on social media then you know that today’s race was a complete disaster for me, pretty much from start to finish. I feel disappointed, angry, frustrated and embarrassed. I trained hard for 5 months and in the end I could have had my finish time with absolutely no training. I’m pretty much heart broken about it and I know it’s going to take me a while to get over it and move forward. Today I cancelled my NYC Marathon entry (I can run it next year if I wish) because I need a mental/physical break for all training for the rest of the year. I’ll be taking this week off from blogging, social media and running to figure out my next steps. Thanks so much to all of you that sent me messages or commented on my posts today – I really appreciate it and it kept me going today when all I wanted to do was quit!