Chicago Marathon 2017/Weekly Workouts

Running Recap: Week 6

Hello & happy Tuesday evening! I’m a whole day and a half late on my week 6 Running Recap so… sorry about that! My mileage shot up REAL QUICK this past week so I’ve been having a really fun time trying to adjust to that!!! My legs are tired. I’m tired! And it’s only going to get more challenging as I get closer to the marathon.

Speaking of marathon: I’m running for Action For Healthy Kids and my goal is to raise $1,000 for the kids. They are going to be able to do SO MUCH with $1,000! Did you know? With just $25, they can feed a child breakfast in school for 1 month. And $50 can help stock a gym class for the entire year! Wild, right? So help me help the kids! You can donate to my race here!

I fully intended to get this post up Monday morning… and then this morning but… life got in the way. I could make all sorts of excuses like Megan and Kyle were in town, I had errands to run… Really, I got lazy. And then I started to write Sunday night and BOOM! It was 8PM and time for Game of Thrones. So, priorities.

Okay, let’s get back to the Running Recap:

Gurnee suffered some major flooding this week and while, luckily, I was not personally effected, a lot of the city was under water. Because of this, I had to switch up my routes a little bit ๐Ÿ™‚ also, for those wondering: the water levels are going down! Roads are opening. Peoples homes are drying out.

flooding running recap

  • Monday: 4 miles, easy
  • Tuesday: 12x400m with 400 recovery
  • Wednesday: No run & THANK GOD FOR THIS! My legs needed the rest like a desert needs the rain (also, does anybody know what song I’m referencing?)
  • Thursday: 5 miles, tempo – it was definitely challenging to pick up the pace a little bit as all of my runs thus far have been an “easy” pace.
  • Friday: 4 miles, easy
  • Saturday: 8 miles, easy
  • Sunday: 8 miles, easy and um, there was nothing easy about this run! My legs were pretty tired and in desperate need for a break. I know that it will pay off come October 8 but in the meantime… I need a massage! And food! Lots of food.
Total Mileage: 32 miles

Well, that’s everything for week 6! Week 7 will be on time. PROMISE! I’m trying this new thing where I write a little bit everyday so that all I need to do on Sunday is edit and schedule! Come on, Erin, YOU CAN DO IT.