Happy Sunday! This week felt SUPER long so I’m glad that it’s over. I was very anxious about my long run yesterday but thankfully it went pretty well. I can’t believe that I’m only 3 weeks away from raceday!
Here’s my recap for week 11 of marathon training:
Monday, September 16
6 mile run.
Monday hit me hard this week. I was happy to get in this run after work.
Tuesday, September 17
3 mile run + Spinning (45 minutes).
The run went well and I took my first class with one of the new Peloton instructors. I really enjoyed it!
Wednesday, September 18
OrangeTheory Fitness – Strength (60 minutes) + 3 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
I had not been to an OTF class in over a week and my body definitely felt it! I was happy that it was a strength day because that meant lifting heavier, but the class kicked my butt. Because that wasn’t enough, I got in 3 miles after class.
Thursday, September 19
Spinning (45 minutes) + Strength Training (30 minutes).
I decided to mix things up and take a few different instructors for the spinning classes – it was pretty fun. I got a nice mix of different styles and music. Since I only had one OTF class this week, I decided to get in another strength training class too.
I also hit 100 strength classes on the Peloton app!
Friday, September 20
A much needed rest day, especially since I could barely move my arms!
I also registered for a Fall fall marathon – I didn’t want all my marathon training to go to waste, lol.
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Saturday, September 21
20 mile long run.
I finally punched my ticket to taper town! The run was far from easy, but felt about 10x better than last week’s run. Iran 4 miles on my treadmill while waiting for the sun to come up and then ran the remaining 16 miles outside. The last 3 miles were rough since I was running in full sun at that point (and the weather had warmed up), but I took walk breaks when needed and got the run done.
Sunday, September 22
Spinning (60 minutes) + core work (10 minutes).
As usual, spinning was just what my legs needed to work out the post-run soreness.
Total Weekly Mileage: 34 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 299.7 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 5 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 2 core workouts
Grade This Week – A
Overall it was a really good week! I really didn’t feel like myself the first half of the week – little to no energy and really tired. I think most of that had to do with my allergies so I started taking my Zyrtec again and using Flonase and felt much better toward the end of the week. It really sucks having year long allergies.
Earlier in the week I found out on Instagram that the official Chicago Marathon merchandise was available! After dealing with the insane Expo the last time (and waiting FOREVER in line to purchase items), I decided to order the two items that I wanted from the Nike.com. Obviously I still have to go to the Expo to get my bib so I’ll still look around and see if there’s anything else I want to purchase, but for now I’m happy with these two purchases:
Race day is just 3 weeks away which has me both excited and a little bit worried, but I’m going to use these next few weeks to really zero in on making great food choices and making sure I stay hydrated. I’ll also be sure to get in extra stretching and foam rolling.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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