Happy Sunday! Welcome to race week! I have to admit that the taper crazies actually got to me this week. The taper normally doesn’t effect me but last week I felt pretty achy. This week my body felt find but mentally I was struggling. I had a little bit of anxiety which really messed up my sleep. I’m not a great sleeper anyway so this was definitely NOT welcomed, lol.
Despite the taper crazies, here’s my recap for week 14, and my last week of marathon training:
Monday, October 7
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
My last hard effort workout for the week!
Tuesday, October 8
Spinning (30 minutes) + core work (10 minutes).
Keeping my promise to myself to keep things light for the rest of the week.
Wednesday, October 9
3 mile run.
This run was really helpful. I felt a little less “wound up” after the run which was good because I felt like I was on edge all day.
I also received my yearly rejection letter for the London Marathon, lol. I don’t know anyone that got in through the ballot this year – Do you?
Thursday, October 10
2 mile run.
OMG – this was such a crazy day at work! I probably clocked a good 10-11 hours of work just making sure things were completed before my vacation next week.
I also got in a 2 mile run and had my last ART appointment to make sure my body was aligned properly for race day!
Friday, October 11
Rest Day/Travel Day. The flight was decent and we arrived early but had to sit on the tarmac for a while because of the weather (it was pouring when we landed). Chicago traffic is always a nightmare so I ended up getting to the hotel later than expected but still managed to get to the Expo around 12:30. The Expo was INSANE. I literally just got my stuff, said “Hi” to Renee and Marcia and then left, lol.
Saturday, October 12
International Chicago 5K.
Okay, so the real feel of 28 degrees at the start of the race was a shock to the system, but other than that it was a good race. Michelle, her husband, my mom and I took a Lyft over to the start and attempted to stay warm in the corrals, lol. A few crowded spots but overall I felt good after the run and didn’t push the pace.
Later on in the morning, I met up with a few blogger/IG friends for Brunch at Beatrix. It was absolutely delicious and I so enjoyed meeting up with all the ladies. It was an amazing, positive vibe.
Sunday, October 13
Chicago Marathon! In short – it wasn’t my day, or the race I trained for, but I’m actually okay with that! Race recap coming later on this week.
Total Weekly Mileage: 36.6 miles
Marathon Training Miles: 386.3 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 1 strength training workouts, 1 core workout, 1 spinning class
Grade This Week – A
Thanks to everyone that has offered words of encouragement and support during my training for this race. I really felt all the love!
Also, this meme made me LOL.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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