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Sooo…I just finished up week 3 of training for the Chicago Marathon. I had to move a few workouts around due to an unexpected rest day, but overall, it was a good week!
3.5 humid miles! It wasn’t really hot outside, but the humidity made it feel like I was running through soup. I also picked a route with more inclines/hills, so I’m sure that didn’t help. The only think I believed in during this run was that humidity sucks the life out of me!
I also saw this little guy munching away while I was waiting at the light to cross the street. He didn’t even notice me, lol.
Unexpected rest day. I had an allergist appointment after work to get tested for food allergies (more on that later).
It was Global Running Day! I decided to celebrate with a 2 mile run before my boot camp class that evening.
Just another #TempoThursday! 4.5 miles (1.5 mile tempo) – I needed some really good music to get through the 2nd half of the run!
My body just felt tight and sore so I decided to do a quick 30 minute recovery yoga routine. Fridays are usually my rest days, but I was hoping that this would help with my long run the following day.
10 mile long run. First double-digit run of this training cycle.
Double workout day! Body Works Class + Spinning. Legs felt good after yesterday’s run, so I decided to take both classes. The body works class is very similar to a HIIT workout. I got in 50 minutes of that class, but only 30 minutes of spinning because the AC wasn’t working in the room. Of course the AC wouldn’t be working on the hottest day of the year!
Total Weekly Miles – 20
Total Training Cycle Miles – 48.5
Grade – A+
Even though I had to juggle a few things around this week, I still got in all my workouts so it was a great week.
I had an allergist appointment on Tuesday, which meant that I had to stop taking my allergy medicine three days prior to the appointment. That made me pretty miserable on Monday/Tuesday. Then at my appointment I was tested for allergies for 30 different foods. Testing requires them to prick your arm for each food, which means I had 15 pricks on each arm.
They basically look for a significant reaction to see which foods you should try to stay away from. Thankfully out of the 30 foods, I only had “reactions” to almonds and white potatoes. No biggie as I don’t really eat those foods often anyway! I was really itchy and a little tired after the appointment so I took a rest day, but this meant that I needed to move my 2 mile run (to Wednesday) and strength training class (to Sunday).
My 10 mile run went well overall. I tried Tailwind (thanks Wendy!) and it was pretty good! I was supposed to do 7 1-minute hill repeats during the run but only managed to do 4. The hill I was running was directly in the sunlight and I felt dizzy after the 3rd repeat so decided to only do one more. I decided that I’m going to get out earlier for my long runs because it was already pretty warm at 7:30am!
Lastly, earlier this week I found out that I will be a Women’s Health Action Hero for 2017-2018! Here’s a list of the action heroes from 2016. I’m glad to know I’m in good company!
Did you have a good week? Try any new workouts? Are you training for any Fall races?
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