Another week of Marathon training down,which means, only 8 more left! My mind is still on that finish line,and I am still injury free! Huge pluses in my book.
Monday: Rest day! Always still do some stretches and foam rolling,but nice to relax.
Tuesday: 3 miles on schedule,check!
Wednesday: Mid week longer run,7 miles. For some reason I dread these weekday runs. I do them after work and my time is always slower at night. Was still able to get my 7 done. Came home to a box of salted caramel Gu Energy Gel. Love this stuff!
Thursday: 4 mile run. My fastest 4 miles ever! Chicago has been having a really mild summer,which I have definitely taken advantage of with my training.
Friday: Another rest day. I usually don’t do training schedules with 2 rest days,but this one seems to be working for me so far.
Saturday: This week was my step back week. I did a 9 miles in the morning.
Sunday: Cross-training day. Did a few workout sheets,along with some work with weights.
After my long run on Wednesday,I tried a new drink mix, Ultima Replenisher. I won a few samples of this from another blogger,and have been meaning to try it.
This one is the lemonade flavor. So many of the recovery/electrolyte drinks seem to have tons of sugar in them,and I end up with a stomachache after drinking them. Ultima Replenisher has zero sugar along with zero artificial. I really enjoyed this,and found it very refreshing after running 7 miles. I’m looking forward to trying another flavor out during an actual run this week. It does take a lot of stirring to dissolve it in cold water,but it tasted very similar to a glass of lemonade,but not too sweet.