Chicago Marathon 2017/Weekly Workouts

Running Recap: Week 13

Oh, the dreaded Monday night after a 3-day weekend. 3-day weekends are both a blessing and a curse; for starters, you have 3(!!) days off of work + a 4-day work week. But then the weekends still don’t feel long enough. Like, I need another day just to recover from my days off. And my run from yesterday which is not going to be in this weeks Running Recap.

I… don’t have a whole lot to say today. I’m currently lounging in bed, (finally) watching the Gilmore Girls reboot waiting for some laundry to dry. It was a very busy weekend and I’m in desperate need to decompress and ~chill. Anyway, on to the running:

  • Monday: easy 5 miles
  • Tuesday: 3x2mi, 400m recovery – these interval/strength training runs are definitely getting more challenging. I am finding it difficult to keep up the same pace and intensity for the entirety of the interval and the amount of intervals. Like, running at X pace for 2 miles. Okay, I can do that. But to repeat it 2 more times? It’s definitely a mind game, that’s for sure.
  • Wednesday: No run
  • Thursday: Tempo 8
  • Friday: easy 6 miles
  • Saturday: easy 6 miles
  • Sunday: easy 6 miles in the morning – I knew I needed to get these miles in before I went to my parents house for the day because if I didn’t, they weren’t going to get done. Running in the morning, for me, is so much better than the afternoons/evenings. I love getting the run done to have the rest of the day to do whatever.

Total Mileage: ~38 miles

And that’s all for this week, folks! I am just 4 weeks out! AHH! Scary.