I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon. This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4 in the training cycle.
This week my mileage was back up…. I got in a couple easy runs, a tempo run and participated in a trail run. I’ve been doing half of my runs on the treadmill at the gym… it makes hitting those paces on the tempo runs a lot easier than trying to do it with the heat & humidity of a Houston summer. At the moment I’m writing this, I have my leg elevated, with ice and compression… I had a major calf cramp during the trail run and am trying to get recovered so that training can go on! You’ll notice there were no planks in my recap, because I forgot to do them… adding daily reminders to my calendar for next week!
Even though I didn’t cook much this week, I did have some great healthy meals thanks to my freezer! I had the delicious Pineapple Broccoli Quinoa for lunch and dragon breath avocado toast for breakfast most days (if you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning on your avocado toast, you’re missing out). I hydrated like a boss this week too!
Chicago Marathon Training – Week 4:
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 4 miles easy on treadmill with stride-outs.
Wednesday – 30 minutes on bike, strength session focusing on bi’s, tri’s, shoulders, glutes, and quads.
Thursday – 5 miles total – 1 mile easy/3 miles between 9:50-9:30 pace/1 mile easy on treadmill.
Friday – 30 minutes on bike, strength session focusing on bi’s, tri’s, shoulders, glutes, and quads.
Saturday – 4 miles easy
Sunday – 21k trail race (+0.5 extra)… look for recap soon (spoiler alert, it wasn’t pretty).
Total Miles = 27.5