Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 15 Recap

Goal Miles 85
Actual Miles 83 ish???

Monday 11.17 recovery miles
This was my first day of getting up at 4 am to squeeze my workout in. It was tough and the legs for sure felt slow. It takes a lot longer for the legs to loosen up and shake out in the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday 13.01 easy miles

Wednesday 12.06 miles
3 miles warm up, 6@ tempo, 3 miles cool down. Splits were 7:00, 6:52, 6:47, 6:44, 6:45, 6:38. Total tempo time was 40:46. This was a tricky workout for me, there is not a drop of speed in my legs before the sun rises but I still had the goal of getting in this tempo. I've been learning that early in the morning it takes about 5-6 miles for the legs to shake out.

Thursday 12.94 recovery miles
This day did quite a number on me. Got in my 13 before work, then once I got to work there was a 1 hour treadmill class that I had to take just a few hours later. Had I'd know that this was coming I probably wouldn't have made an effort to get the 13 in. This was my first treadmill class ever, and let me just say that it was AWESOME! Even though I was tired it was a blast, there was a live DJ with lots of different movements, speeds, and elevations going on. Free weights also accompanied this and man I got my sweat on!

Just a few short hours later I endured a 1 hour kickboxing class that kicked my tushie. By the time I got home I was spent for the day.

Friday OFF
Didn't intend to take the day off here, but Thursday was difficult to recover from. Best news of the day  was when this greeted me in my mailbox:

So close to 2468...darn that would have been super cool

Saturday 21.44
This was the last longish run of this cycle and I now will begin to taper.

Sunday 12 recovery miles

So I ended the week at 83 miles when the goal was to hit 85, but there are quite a few unaccounted miles this week...I'm thinking 8-10. There was the treadmill class and quite a few other crazy activities that have left me feeling sore from my nose to my toes and running around like a maniac. Good news is that I now begin to taper, and will have quite a few single digit runs this week. It'll be nice to catch up on some much needed sleep, get my life back into some type of order, and begin to focus on making progress with my career a bit.

This is really crazy...but there are now 20 days until the big day. Whoa, yikes, eek. I'm ready to crush that goal and show it who is boss. 

Anyone ever taken a treadmill class? 


  1. You are amazing! I'm sure you will surprise yourself in the Chicago Marathon! Great work and incredible commitment!!

  2. Great week with all of the new changes in your life!

  3. You are such an inspiration. You are going into your marathon so prepared... you will rock it.

  4. My husband got his confirmation in the mail this weekend and it was pretty tough for him. He isn't going to be able to run the marathon with his injuries. :( 2468 would have been awesome tough!

  5. I have never done a treadmill class and I am impressed you did one after doing what I would consider a long run!

    Enjoy your taper!

  6. Now that's not a bad week - your drive really is inspiring! I hope you are feeling great - your x-training must help so much with conditioning you and preventing injuries. I think we may run the Big Sur Marathon next spring and I want to fully commit to appropriate x-training. I do some, but not enough and I know it's SO important! Can't wait to get to Chi town!!

  7. I think a treadmill class would be a ton of fun but I've never taken one. Tell us more about how it works!

  8. I adore treadmill classes! Where did you take your class? I've fallen off the wagon this summer, but I used to be a Friday morning class regular at Equinox. It is such a great way to kick off the weekend, burn a ton of cals AND work on speed!

  9. yay for a taper!! i've never done a treadmill class, but i bet i would love it.

  10. HOLY COW GIRL! Your mileage is ridiculous! Good job! Wowser!

  11. I've never even heard of a treadmill class before!

  12. I can't believe how soon it is :)
    I have never even heard of a treadmill class!

  13. With your insanely awesome miles you are definitely boss!

    (I detest treadmills. Props to anyone who can get their miles done on them. Ugh.)