Happy Sunday! This week I started embracing the taper, and boy is it fun! It really is my favorite part of training. I love having extra time to do more stretching and foam rolling, and the shorter distance runs are great too.
Here’s my recap for week 12 of marathon training:
Monday, September 23
OrangeTheory Fitness – Power (60 minutes).
Nothing better than starting off the week than with an OTF workout! I was also pleasantly surprised to come home to the official participant guide for the Chicago Marathon! 🙂
Tuesday, September 24
4 mile run + core work (20 minutes).
After being in NYC for a few work events, a shorter run in the evening felt good!
Wednesday, September 25
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
It’s crazy how hard this workout was, but I guess you can tell that from my stats, lol. I felt like I was non-stop sweating the entire time. There were tons of push paces on the treadmill (no walking recoveries) and the floor block was a mix of heavy weights and hitting up the rower for 500 meters after each set was complete.
Thursday, September 26
5 mile run + core work (10 minutes).
I was still feeling sore from my OTF workouts but luckily my legs still remembered how to move, lol
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
14 mile run.
Last double digit run before the marathon! Overall the run went well but it took me about 3 or 4 miles before I finally hit my groove.
Sunday, September 29
OrangeTheory Fitness #DriTri Event
What to do the day after a 14 mile training run? Why do the OrangeTheory Fitness DriTri of course! The DriTri consists of a 2,000 meter row, 300 bodyweight exercises and a 5K treadmill run (in that order).
It was hard since my legs really weren’t feeling it but I wanted to finish in under an hour and I did (56:35), so I’m happy with that. I will attempt to get a better time when I do it again next Spring. Definitely an interesting way to end the week!
Total Weekly Mileage: 31 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 330.7 miles
Summary: 6 runs, 2 strength training workouts, 2 core workouts, 1 Dri Tri event
Grade This Week – A
I ran a few more miles that anticipated this week due to OTF classes and the DriTri, but I’m still considering this part of the taper since my weekly runs weren’t that long. I didn’t get in any spinning this week and not a lot of core work either. I’m not too happy about that I’ll make up for it this week.
My Chicago Marathon items that I ordered from Nike.com arrived on Thursday. I really love the tank that I ordered but I was not loving the zip up hoodie. For $90 I expect more than an ironed on logo. I know that the official marathon gear is normally more expensive, but I just think that the quality of the hoodie was way below what they are charging for it, so I’ll be sending it back for a refund next week. Although I’m keeping the tank, I am not going to wear it until after the race is over – I’m very I’m superstitious!
In other news, the official Chicago Marathon race shirt was released and from what I can see in the post, I really like it! I’m a huge fan of red race shirts (probably because I’m an Aries), so this gets a thumbs up from me!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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