Happy Sunday and Happy Father’s Day! Before I get into my recap, I wanted to give a special shoutout to my dad for Father’s Day!
Week 4 of Chicago Marathon training is in the books! I feel like the weeks are going by very quickly even though I know I have many, many weeks left of training!
4 mile run. We had a mini heat wave at the beginning of the week so I opted to do my miles on the treadmill. There is no shame in my treadmill game, especially when the temperature is in the 90’s.
Unexpected rest day. I had to work in NYC and got home way later than expected.
Moved Tuesday’s 2 mile run to today and went to boot camp class after the run. Both workouts were great and I think it might be because I hydrated with Spiked Seltzer before the workouts – whoops! I attended a farewell party for a co-worker right before I left the office and I was intrigued by the drink since I had never had it before – it was really good!
Just another #TempoThursday! 5 miles total (2 tempo miles). I worked from home and was able to get my run done during lunch which was great. I had an ART appointment that afternoon.
Rest Day. Originally I was going to do Yoga but got sidetracked.
11 mile long run with 9 one-minute hill repeats.
Double workout day! Body Works + Abs class (50 minutes) + Spinning (50 minutes / 20 miles). Since I missed the body works + abs class on Tuesday, I was glad to make it up today.
Total Weekly Miles – 22
Total Training Cycle Miles – 70.5
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.
For my long run I was out the house by 7am. Thankfully it was cloudy during my entire run because it was SUPER humid, like 97% humidity. I was just happy that I didn’t have to deal with the sun and the humidity. Overall the run went well but I did have some IT band and knee pain during the hill repeats. It wasn’t enough pain to stop me in my tracks, but I just noticed it more after the 4th hill repeat. I also tried the lemon flavored Tailwind and it was delicious! It was nice and cold since I froze water in my handheld the night before. The flavor reminded me of lemonade. I also tried a Huma gel and really liked it!
I’m not sure if you have seen this great deal from Pro Compression so I wanted to include it here. You can get 60% off when you purchase any 3 pairs of marathon socks. Use code 3460 to get the discount, but hurry, sales ends tonight (6/18)!
Also earlier this week I received an email from Feedspot letting me know that my blog had made the Top 100 Running Blogs list. I’m not sure what criteria they used as I don’t think that many people read my blog, lol. IT was definitely a surprise but I’ll take it!
Did you have a good week? How is the weather in your city?