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Chicago Marathon Training Week 4/16

Posted Jul 22 2013 7:53pm

Oh my soreness.

The Old Port Half seemed to be the gift that just kept on giving this week.  Not only was I the sore-est (is that a word?) I have ever ever been, but my exhaustion and thirst were at all time highs.  So were the temperatures and the amount of times that I ran toddlers up and down hot sand to use the beach bathroom

BUT lets blame the Old Port Half mmk?

Chicago Marathon Training Week 4/16

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Monday – recovery day – yoga at Greener Postures in South Portland Maine.  Phenomenal class!

Tuesday – Sand Running!

  • 3 miles of a Walk/Run with the lovely Sarah and another 5 miles running on my own … with the best salt soak ever after
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salt soaking while sand dollar hunting may be my favorite new past time!

Wednesday – Sand Running Take 2

  • 3 miles walk/run with Sarah
  • 5 Miles including 3×2 min on/2 min off @ 8:00 pace – hold hard as heck in the sand!

Thursday – Chicago Marathon Speed Workout # 4

  • 5 miles including 6x 2 min on/2 min off @7:18 av pace for the on

Friday – Long Run attempt # 1

  • Went out for 16 Miles, ended up doing only 8.  It was so darn HOT!!  I ended this run, chugged a Liter of Water and still didn’t feel hydrated!

Saturday – Cross Training

  • 45 Minutes on the Cybex Arc Trainer + Arms/back/abs for 20 minutes

Sunday – Long Run attempt # 2

  • Accomplished, 16 miles from my apartment in Manhattan to my inlaw’s in New Jersey.  Via the GW bridge
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  • Beautiful, crazy hilly in Palisades Park and a MASSIVE sense of accomplishment when it was over.
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    It amazes me that you can turn off a huge city bridge into the wilderness … Palisades Park is one fantastic gem
  • Spent the rest of the afternoon sitting in the pool while the kids cooled me down

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From a different day … but you get the idea


How did you all fare in the heat?  Did you run in it?  Turn to a treadmill?  Postpone your long runs?  


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