I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon. This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6 in the training cycle. This week was a cut back week in both mileage and intensity.
Again, the treadmill was my friend fore 75% of my workouts. It is pretty swampy in H-town and the treadmill allows me to hit my paces on my temp runs and speed days without suffering from heat stroke. I do, however, feel like I’m cheating just a bit by taking the easy way out (running on the treadmill in the a/c). While some would say that the treadmill offers a mental workout, I’m not sure if that holds true if I watch movies and tv shows that I’ve downloaded to my kindle.
My calf is feeling so much better. I think that a full week of easy runs coupled with taking an extra day of rest and alternating biofeeze and tiger balm and consistent rolling really did the trick. It was great to get in my long run this week pain free! I did not get any planks in this week despite my goal of doing 1:00 plank 2/day. This week I’ve added “stop drop and plank” reminders to my calendar… perhaps this will help!
I ate pretty good for the most part this week. It could have been better… I focused a lot on cutting out sweets.
Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6:
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 4 miles easy on treadmill with stride-outs, strength session focusing on bi’s, tri’s, shoulders, glutes, and quads..
Wednesday – 5 miles easy on treadmill.
Thursday – 30 minutes on recumbant bike, strength session focusing on bi’s, tri’s, shoulders, glutes, and quads.
Friday – 6 miles easy on treadmill.
Saturday – 8 miles easy.
Sunday – Rest… but we did go swimming!
Total Miles = 23.5