I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon. This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12 in the training cycle. I’ll be running in Chicago in 4 short weeks!
This week I got through most of my workouts without a hitch. I was scheduled to run mile repeats on Monday, but it was my birthday and I just wanted to run for fun. Since I had mile repeats also on the schedule for Wednesday, I didn’t think it would hurt.
As I had mentioned before, my gym is closed for repairs… it got Harvey’d. I missed out on any type of cross-training or strength this week. I’ve got a plan for next week!
This week, Houston was blessed with the most gorgeous weather I have experienced in early September. It sure made all my runs feel effortless!
Saturday, I drove out to East Texas for a trail run of 25k… it was a beautiful day for a run through the forest, more on that later.
Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12:
Monday – 4.9 easy miles for my birthday!
Tuesday – Rest.
Wednesday – 1 mile w/up & c/down; 4 x 1 mi @ 10k pace with 5 min recovery.
Thursday – 6 miles easy.
Friday – Rest.
Saturday – 25k trail run.
Sunday – Rest.
Total Miles = 33.5