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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8

Workouts Last Week TodayI’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

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 8

Friday – 5 miles easy.

Saturday – 15 miles easy.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 8


Sunday – Rest.

Total Miles = 33.5

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’, and special guest hostess Michelle @ Running With Attitude for the Weekly Wrap.



  1. Michelle @ Running with Attitude

    Always smart to listen to your body and take those extra rest days!
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  2. Kim G

    It seems like exhaustion was the name of the game this week. Here’s hoping that we both don’t feel as tired this week!

  3. Heather

    I feel like I’ve finally recovered from the exhaustion I was feeling earlier in the summer – I just couldn’t muster up hitting my planned workouts. These last two weeks have finally felt normal – I hope you get back to normal soon!

  4. HoHo Runs

    Even with extra rest, you had a great week! Thursday’s workout sounds like a tough one too!

  5. Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder

    I need to break up my long runs if I’m going to keep surviving them. I did 6 miles the day before my long run and I got 12 in outside the following day plus 4 indoors. I don’t know what I can do besides that…I was miserable on my long runs. Florida is insane this time of year.

    Glad to hear you rocked your training this week! Great job!!
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