Well it’s official friends- Chicago Marathon training started this week! I opted for a 24 week plan to gradually increase my mileage so I don’t overtrain or get injured like I’m prone to do. Most of the ones I saw online were 18 weeks or 16 weeks so I just added another few weeks in there. I’m also currently training for the Siesta Key Sirens Women’s Triathlon in June, so for cross training I get to swim and bike a LOT. Linking up with Tricia and Holly for the Weekly Wrap!
Sunday, April 30:
Today’s planned workout was a 3 mile run and a 30 minute swim, but because I worked earlier today than I did Saturday, I switched days and did the brick workout Saturday. Sunday I went to Siesta Key and ran 4 miles. I was planning on joining in the local fun run on the key for an additional 3 miles (which would have made my total 7 miles) but some festival was going on and it appeared as if no one was running, so I didn’t get the chance to do that.
Monday, May 1:
Every Monday we have our stores fun run, so I ran with them tonight. We did a slightly different route that didn’t include the bridge because it was super windy. It was fun! We also demoed some ON shoes– I wore my CloudFlyer’s which felt pretty good. It was the first time I had run in them. Guess they are officially a part of my rotation for now? I also had to get rid of my beloved Saucony Ride’s- after the previous day’s run on the key I realized the Saucony’s were hurting my feet, which means no bueno. We had a good year, Ride’s!
Tuesday, May 2:
The planned workout was a speed day at the track, but I went for a bike ride with my friend Jennifer instead. I was going out of town later this evening and I knew I wouldn’t be able to take my bike with me so I decided to swap workout days. We rode 20 miles today- that’s the longest I’ve ridden!
I also went home and registered for the Princess half marathon weekend Fairy Tale Challenge- *sigh* Disney always gets me. Anyone else doing that one?
Wednesday, May 3:
Since I biked yesterday, the only thing I needed to do today was a strength workout- which I didn’t. I was fully enjoying having a day off and not having to work, and I got lazy. We just laid around in bed all day and really did nothing but watch movies and eat- but doesn’t everyone need those kinds of days sometimes?
Thursday, May 4:
Back to my daily grind- I went to the pool in the morning and did a 20 minute swim workout. Then I got dressed and went to work to follow that up with a 3 mile run that evening with our sister store’s fun run. It was May 4th- May the Fourth be with you! (Star Wars day- I’m such a nerd) I wore my Wookiee hat to the fun run. My friends there laugh at me but they say they love that I’m such a nerd and not afraid to show my true colors.
Friday, May 5:
This was a rest day. All I did today is work.
Saturday, May 7:
I ran the training group out of my store for the Saturday morning run. We had various people doing different distances, but the majority of us kept it at 6 miles. It was such a gorgeous morning for a run! I really enjoyed the late spring nice weather- it was in the 60s! We have been having hot and humid weather lately so it was a nice change. I can’t expect it to continue though; hopefully we will get a few more late spring cold fronts in the morning!
This week was a good week in training! I logged the following mileage:
Running: 16 miles
Biking: 20.55 miles
Swimming: .42 miles
QOTD: How much are you willing to spend on a race registration?