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Chicago Marathon Training Week 5/16

Posted Jul 30 2013 10:05am

Week 5 of Chicago Marathon Training leaves me with 3 very obvious feelings:

1. Running with Friends is a magical thing.  One that makes miles disappear into thin air as though they never happened

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2. A good massage is a marathon trainer’s best friend

3. I need to do some focusing on my abs.  Figure 4 left me AB-solutely sore (see what I did there?!) and I know my body well enough to know that weak abs = hip pain = knee pain = nothing good.  Plank City: here I come!

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Monday – Back to Figure 4.  Figure 4 FIT with Ashleigh Chilton.  Man it hurts so good to be back …

Tuesday – Two for Tuesdays

  • Run # 1 – Lululemon Run Club on the Strawberry Fields hill w/G1 in the jogger (4.12 Miles)
  • Run # 2 – 3 miles of torture.

* 2 for Tuesdays are so very hard for me, that second run takes every ounce of mental strength I have, but it feels so good when its done!

Wednesday - Chicago Marathon Speed Workout # 5

  • 15 Min warm up
  • 1 Mile @ 5k pace (2 min slow jog)
  • 2 x 800m @ 5K pace (2 min slow jog between)
  • 4 x 400m @ 5k pace (2 min slow jog between)
  • 10 Min cool down
  • repeats done from 7:18-7:01

In all honesty I have no idea what my 5k pace is.  I have never raced a 5k so I can only speculate.  My legs were not going sub 7 min miles today so I pushed as hard as I could and gave 90% effort, which is what I would equate to 5k pace.

Thursday – Morning run with RB

  • Went out for a 45 minute run and ended up running almost 8 miles because I got caught up in conversation.

Friday – Easy 30 mins + Figure 4

Saturday – Soul Cycle Survivors class w/ Michael Vera + a day resting my legs in the pool while these 2 waded around …

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SundayLong Run in the Palisades 

Chased with a massage that changed my entire outlook on life …


How is your training going?  Any long run routes in the tri state area that I need to check out?!


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