I can’t believe the Chicago Marathon is only about 26 days away. This Summer seemed to have just flown by! Although Fall doesn’t start till September 23rd,Chicago sure got a taste of it this week. Hopefully this isn’t a sign of another super cold winter! Training this week went fairly smoothly,still feeling pretty well.
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: 5 miles. I’ve surprised myself with my speed on these 5 mile runs the past 2 weeks.
Wednesday: 9 miles. Ended up doing this on the indoor track. Gets dark too early and its just easier.
Thursday: Another 5 miles.
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: It was a cut back week again,I still did 14. I felt great. If we can get weather on marathon day exactly like Saturday,I think I will be good! My time had a Heritage Festival going on,so I bet I added an extra 2+ miles walking around there. Although it was needed after the funnel cake and giant pretzel!
Sunday: Cross training. I really need to join a gym again after I finish my marathon. I miss having classes to go to and new things to try. I did some workouts with weights and lots of stretching. Went to Goebbert’s Farm for their Fall preview. This is always such a nice place to walk around,even without kids. Of course I had to eat one of their delicious apple cider donuts too! 😉
This weekend is my super long run,followed by my taper. I would be lieing if I said I wasn’t nervous,I’m trying to do 23. I think that will get me over the mental hurdle that I CAN do this!
How many miles did you run for your longest run before your marathon? Always interested in opinions on this.