Chicago Marathon

Running Recap: Week 16 & 17 – TAPER TIME!

Before we start, my prayers go out to everyone in and effected by the attack on Las Vegas late Sunday evening. My sister was in Orlando for a training when the Pulse shooting happened and I remember how terrified my family and I were when we didn’t hear from her right away. I cannot even fathom going to a concert, having a ton of fun, only to be running for cover and safety.


Can. You. Believe. It?! I am a week away from the Chicago Marathon. A week!! Well, actually 6 days, so not quite a week. But I have almost no training left which is awesome! And so scary. Like, do I feel ready? Not really. Am I ready? We’ll find out soon. (I think so.) I’m in my final WEEK of training which means TAPER TIME! And not a whole lot of running. Well, just not as much as the last 3.5 months. So let’s get on to my Running Recap for Week 16 & 17, shall we?

We shall.

Week 16 Running Recap:
  • Monday: easy 5 miles & my body hated me after my 16er the day before. I had a MASSIVE blister in the arch of my foot. Actually, it was 2 blisters. YEAH. So although I popped them before the run, my foot was still bothering me but I got over it real quick.
  • Tuesday: easy 5 miles
  • Wednesday: No run
  • Thursday: Easy 5
  • Friday: Easy 5
  • Saturday: Easy 8
  • Sunday: Long 10 – and with that! It’s my last double-digit run until the marathon. How-freakin-crazy is that?! Really crazy!!

Total mileage: 38 miles

Week 17 Running recap:
  • Monday: No Run
  • Tuesday: 5 mi
  • Wednesday: No run
  • Thursday: 5 mi – before the week began, I fully intended to do this run on Wednesday so I could sit on my butt all of Thursday evening for Grey’s & HTGAWM but for some reason, I decided rest day on Wednesday would be best. Well, I was VERYWRONG! It took us 2 hours to get home so I ran from ~6:30PM-7:30PM (aka DARK!)
  • Friday: 5 mi
  • Saturday: 6 mi
  • Sunday: 5 mi

Total mileage: 26 miles

And that’s all she wrote, folks. Next week, I’ll recap my final week of training & do a separate post on the marathon itself. I am a bundle of nerves: excited for my first 26.2 and also – so, so nervous to run that far and that long.