Well, this will be a short post as there isn’t much to share! I already posted my recap of the Chicago Marathon last week, but since I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, I am including my final week of training for Chicago along with the miles logged for the actual marathon because in true me form, that was (and probably will be) my last run before the MCM!
Sunday, 10/1: 12.1 mile run
Monday, 10/2: 6.1 mile run
Tuesday, 10/3: 12 hour work day
Wednesday, 10/4: 5.1 mile run
Thursday, 10/5: 12 hour work day
Friday, 10/6: Rest day!
Saturday, 10/7: 2.1 mile shakeout run
Sunday, 10/8: 26.2 miles for the 40th Anniversary Chicago Marathon!
Coincidentally, I was able to coordinate a business trip with the MCM. I arrived in Washington, DC early yesterday morning with the intent of finding somewhere to run, but having woken up at O’dark thirty to catch my ridiculously early morning flight, by the time I checked in to my hotel I was wiped, and I opted for a nap instead! Thank you Marriott for the free upgrade to an Executive King Suite! I am currently in DC proper, but will check out of this hotel on Friday morning and will be working until late that afternoon. My eldest son is flying in on Friday morning and we will meet up at our race hotel in Arlington, VA later in the day, then head over to the expo at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
On Saturday morning we will (maybe) do a short shakeout run. I’m thinking I should do something for the first time in two weeks to prepare for this race! If you know me, you know I wing it on these marathons! As always, as long as I finish I am as happy as a clam! We will spend the day on Saturday exploring some of the DC sites, and then off to dinner for the requisite pasta load!
So stay tuned for the recap of what I anticipate will be an amazing race! I’ve only heard good things about the MCM, and I can’t wait to experience it myself!
Are you running any races this weekend? Who all will be doing the MCM? I will keep an eye out for some familiar faces. You know you’ll find me at the back of the pack!