Chicago Marathon 2017/Weekly Workouts

Running Recap – Week 14!

HO BOY. I’ve officially got less than a month until the marathon! AHH! How crazy?! I have had some good runs lately which is really encouraging! I’ll be talking alllll about them in the Running Recap below! Before we get into that, if you’re feeling generous, I’d so appreciate it if you would donate to my race!

Running Recap:
  • Monday: Long 16 miles (yes, really). So according to my training plan, I was supposed to do this run on Sunday but with Megan being home and having plans Sunday afternoon, I figured pushing the 16-miler off until Monday was best for everyone. I say everyone because I’m typically cranky (dehydrated, tired) after every half-marathon I’ve done and I figured this would be no different. I was right and wrong – I experimented with my Camelbak Charmย (which I love, by the way!) and myย ClifBloks Energy Chews! I don’t think I’ll be wearing the backpack during the race because the course will have water every 1.5-2 miles. Because of this, that’s how often I drank from the CamelBak! As for the energy chews, I decided to bring 1 pack (of 6 chews) and have 2 chews every 40-45 minutes which was great because I had some extra energy every 4ish miles. I feel like this strategy was very successful. Although the run itself was challenging, I felt pretty good for the most part!
  • Tuesday: Easy 6
  • Wednesday: No run
  • Thursday: Easy 5
  • Friday: Easy 6
  • Saturday: Easy 6
  • Sunday: Long 12 – Another experiment but this time, I didn’t bring my CamelBak with me ๐Ÿ™ I began to regret that decision when, at about 6 miles, I was so thirsty and stopping at the water fountain was more of a pain than a pleasure.

Total Mileage: 51 miles! Uh… can I get a WHAT WHAT! (what what). Definitely feeling all that mileage today! But the race is THISCLOSE and I’m feeling pretty okay about things now ๐Ÿ˜‰

And that’s it for this week! ONLY 4 WEEKS UNTIL THE MARATHON!