I can’t believe the Chicago Marathon is just two weeks away! As always, my training has been consistently inconsistent. With the weeks winding down, I’ve gotten a couple of long runs in, and now it’s time to taper. It has been unseasonably hot and humid in Chicago this past week and I am so hoping this heat wave will break before the big day. My stats for the week:
Sunday, 9/17: Post-wedding relaxation and Cubs game with the bride and groom and 30 of their friends and family!
Monday, 9/18: A much needed rest day!
Tuesday, 9/19: 45 minute strength training
Wednesday, 9/20: 15 mile run
Thursday, 9/21: 45 minute strength training
Friday, 9/22: 12 hour work day
Saturday, 9/23: 12 hour work day
So for me, not a bad week. I was happy to get the long run in, especially given the brutal heat and humidity we’ve been experiencing.
I broke out a new pair of shoes to run in in the next two weeks, and I got a blister on my heel for the first time since I started running! What’s up with that??? I guess better now than two weeks from now. I’ll continue to run and strength train in the next two weeks, and will run with a pace team again to help keep me on track. Considering my only goal ever is to finish, I’m in pretty good shape. It will be here before we know it!
How has your fall running been so far? Have you been experiencing these unseasonable warm fall temperatures?