This week seemed like a tough week for me in training. A huge factor with this was the weather. Chicago area has had a seasonably cool summer. This past week,that all changed. The temperatures picked up, bad thunderstorms,and horrible humidity! I would like my cooler weather back,please! 🙂
Monday: Rest day. Did just that!
Tuesday: 4 miles. Weather was crummy outside,so went to an indoor track for 4 miles. Ended up doing 6 X 800s followed by one mile cool down.
Wednesday: 8 miles on schedule and I decided to flip and do my Thursday 4. Humidity was bad for this one.
Thursday: 4 miles. Didn’t do the 8 I should have done Wednesday,did nothing actually. Had a work outing at Arlington Racecourse and didn’t get home till later,also bad storms this day.
Friday: Rest day on the schedule, but finally got those 8 miles in!
Saturday: This is usually long run day,but I volunteered at my church’s 5K race. It’s nice being on the other side of things and see the joy of the 1st to the last person cross the finish line! I did do a lot of stretching at night and went for a long walk.
Sunday: Long run day. 20 miles. Wow,what a 20 miles it was! Got a late start,8:30am and boy was it humid! Did a double out and back on a trail. Hit mile 11,refilled my water. I still felt ok,but the sun started beating down bad! Around mile 13 I started to slowly,slowly,slowly fall apart. By the end,I could have sworn a snail passed me. 😉 The important part is though, I never gave up and kept on going! This was definitely a mentally challenging run for me! These only make us stronger,right?
Next week I’m running the Magnificent Mile Half Marathon,so definitely hoping and praying for cooler weather!
Happy running! 7 weeks till Chicago Marathon!