I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon. This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 5 in the training cycle.
This week the treadmill was my friend fore 75% of my workouts. It’s a total steam bath in H-town and the treadmill allows me to hit my paces on my temp runs and speed days without suffering from heat stroke. After the terrible calf cramp last week, I rested it for a day and I was able to run most of my runs without issue… it just felt tight. However that all changed on Saturday, as I tried to get in my prescribed 12 miles. It started really hurting at mile 7… by mile 8.5, I decided to call it quits and grabbed an Uber home. I only got in 2 planks this week… 2 is better than none, but not anywhere near my goal.
I continued eating healthy and made up some great meals for lunches during the week, which included – curry roasted vegetable and lentil kale salad, vegan nicoise salad, and some spicy chickpea summertime stew..
Chicago Marathon Training – Week 5:
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 – 7 miles total – 1 mile easy/1.5xbetween 9:50-9:30 pace/1 mile easy on treadmill.
Friday – 4 miles easy, strength session focusing on bi’s, tri’s, shoulders, glutes, and quads.
Saturday – 8.5 miles easy
Sunday – Rest
Total Miles = 23.5