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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13

Chicago Marathon training - week 13I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13 in the training cycle. In 21 short days, I’ll be on the streets of Chicago running 26.2!

This week was my highest mileage week in this cycle.  “Life” happened a couple of nights and I was unable to get workouts in… our refrigerator and washing machine decided to stop working this week – FUN!

My gym partially reopened post-Harvey on Thursday, for that I was very thankful as I split my long run on Saturday between the trails and the treadmill. I’m hoping to get back in there for some strength sessions in the weeks ahead.

My diet was pretty good this week, for lunch this week I made a large batch of Roasted Broccoli, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea Salad … it is so good, and has so many good things in it.   I did splurge on a piece of dark chocolate each day for dessert – but antioxidants, so I figure I’m still ahead.  I also tried out the new dairy-free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream… so good, but maybe I should just stick with the piece of dark chocolate.

Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13:

Monday – 4 easy miles with 30 second strides – ended with 5 miles.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 13 Tuesday – Rest.

Wednesday – Rest.

Thursday – 10 miles moderately hard effort.

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

 

Friday – 5 miles easy.

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

Saturday – 20 miles.

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

Sunday – SUP!

Chicago Marathon training - week 13

Total Miles = 40


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap.

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11 Comments

  1. jessica

    Broccoli, sweet potato, and chickpea salad sounds so yummy!!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It is really good… the dressing really sets it off!

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  2. Shathiso

    You just won’t believe this! After having our fridge and washing machine for ten years, both of them stopped working last week. What are the chances that I would decide to read your blog and find the same thing! With all those miles this week, I would say chocolate cake was well-deserved!!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      That is a crazy coincidence!

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  3. Kim G

    Congrats on an awesome week of workouts, especially your 20 miler!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  4. HoHo Runs

    Congrats on that 20 miler! That is SUCH a milestone in marathon training. It’s all downhill from here (or so they say!). I hope you enjoy every step in Chicago. If it’s turns out warm, you’ll be well trained for that. Thanks for linking!

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  5. Fairytales and fitness

    Would love the recipe for that salad! I never really know what to make with sweet potatoes other than baking them!
    Great job with the runs! Chicago will be here before ya know it!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It can be found here https://minimalistbaker.com/roasted-broccoli-sweet-potato-chickpea-salad/
      It is so good, my hubs will eat it and he claims to hate sweet potatoes!

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  6. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    Sounds like a really good week!

    Our dishwasher decided to work after we had it looked at to the tune of $100. 🙁 So far, so good, fingers crossed.

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  7. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Seems like Chicago is the place to be this year! Nice job on the 20 miler time to taper
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…I Tried The 21 Day Fix – Here’s What I LearnedMy Profile

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