I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon. This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week
8 in the training cycle. I’m halfway through my training plan! Chicago is less than 2 months away!
As I have been for the majority of this training cycle, 75% of my workouts have been on the treadmill. I had a speed work session and a tempo run this week, as the heat and humidity haven’t eased up, I take to the treadmill early in the am before work. My long runs have been the only weekly run I’ve done outdoors, and by the end, I’m spent.
This week I was battling a bit of exhaustion, so I took a couple extra rest days. I kept up with my running workouts, but the cross training and strength went by the wayside.
Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8:
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 1 mile w/up & c/down, 12 x .25 mile at 5k pace with 0.2 mile recovery
Wednesday – Rest.
Thursday – 1 mile w/up & c/down, 2 x 2 mile at 10k pace with 3 minute recovery
Friday – 5 miles easy.
Saturday – 15 miles easy.
Sunday – Rest.
Total Miles = 33.5