Why hello again! There are officially 99 days left until the Chicago marathon and I am officially done with week 3 of training. Here’s how it went. 🙂
Tuesday (5 miles) – I woke up suspciously not sore. I went to work, did experiments, got frustrated at said experiments, and put in ~5 miles at the end of the day. 🙂
Wednesday (Rest) – Hallelujah! Rested. I woke up super sore, which was expected since I did kickboxing on Monday. It always takes my body two days to realize it’s in pain. LOL.
Thursday (3 miles) – Thankfully the soreness wore off and I was able to finish an easy 3ish miles.
Friday (3 miles) – I had upsetting conversations and was on the verge of having a break down. I decided to go on a 3 mile run and felt a lot better afterwards. Running works wonders for me.
Saturday (5 miles) – It was moving day for me so I quickly ran 4.5 miles early in the morning with my run group and off to move I went. I had intended on running the full 5, but I was on a tight schedule that morning and by the time I moved everything into my new place, I was pooped. I unpacked a good portion of my things and called it a night.
Sunday (5 miles) – Got up early, ran ~4.5 miles and called it. My run yesterday wasn’t that great, which worries me a bit. Sundays haven’t been that great for me running wise so I hope my body can pull it together for the next 14 weeks. Long runs are supposed to be on Sundays and it’s only going to get harder from here. Ack.
Thought of the week: These easy runs are supposed to be approximately a minute or two slower than my goal marathon pace. I’m a bit worried that I’m running too slow and my body has gotten used to it. When I try to speed up, I get really tired. Has anyone experienced this using Hanson’s marathon method or any other marathon training program?