Goal Miles 81
Goal Miles 82
Monday 13.1 hard miles
Oak Brook Half Marathon. Finished in 1:27:53 by the official results listing and was the 4th female finisher. Hit a nearly 5 minute PR here, which is great for me considering that this by no means was a flat course. This race has left me with excited feelings that I have been making great progress this year and that I am going to hit and possibly exceed my goal at the Chicago marathon.
Tuesday 12.02 easy recovery miles
After a hard effort the day before I took this run extra easy. Decided to hit the weights heavy this day thinking it would aid in DOMS recovery. I was wrong.
Wednesday 13.11 easy
Legs were still feeling a bit stiff and heavy here.
AM 8.28 mile fartlek. Some people have asked what a 1/2/3/4/5/4/3/2/1 is. It's just a fartlek and the numbers represent the intervals, 1 min hard/1 min easy, 2 min hard/2 min easy, etc.
PM 3.01 easy miles with the hubby
|I thought it would be cute to be twiners|
Friday 11.16 easy recovery miles
Felt like crap and legs felt stiff.
Planned on getting in my long run in the early am hours but instead I wasted the day eating junk food, drinking pear cider, and avoiding any type of structure for the day. I start my new job on Monday and I just wanted one day to not have any commitments, for there to be no need for a shower, and to enjoy a Saturday. I'm not used to the luxury of having work-free weekends, but I think it is something that I can get used to.
Sunday 21.44 miles
First 7 miles were rough. Legs took quite sometime to warm up and I just didn't have motivation for this run. Originally I headed out for the day thinking that I would most likely cut the run short. At 7 I decided that I needed this distance more then I needed to go home as laze the day away. I think that the first few miles were tough because I had a bad attitude this morning. After I changed my perspective of the workout, it suddenly felt easier and my legs begun to loosen up. For the majority of the run my feet felt really hot, which was weird and not something that I experience often, it was annoying.
Around 9-10 I passed Soldier Field. It was about 8 am and there were already hard core Bears fans out tailgating and the smell of charcoal and brats was wafting in the air. I don't follow football and didn't really realize that tailgating was an all day event.
Peaks this week
- 82 miles
- Untapered half marathon PR
- Feeling confident with my progress
- The "unemployment vacation" I have been on all week has been a major blessing for my sanity
- Legs took FOREVER to recover from the half
- 82 miles is a lot of miles, I'm tired and eating us out house and home
- Pushing back my long run a day is going to make the next 6 training days interesting
Cheers to a new adventure ahead! Always remember, IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE!