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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Running Update - Week of September 21st

2 weeks from tomorrow I will be running the Chicago Marathon!  I have to admit this marathon came much fast than the Nashville marathon.  I am definitely starting to get nervous.

Sunday - Rest day after my 20 miler the day before.  I did get my legs moving a little and walked on the treadmill which I think really helped me recovery.  I honestly wasn't as sore as I thought I would be especially considering that I ran the 20 miles faster than I thought I would. I did quite a bit of stretching on Sunday as well.

Monday - 5 miles on the treadmill in the morning. It was a slow 5 miles, probably the slowest I have done of this training cycle. Usually when I am on the treadmill I try to vary the speed as much as possible to help me not get bored, but I couldn't possibly go any faster than I was already moving so I stayed around 10/min miles for the entire 5 miles.

Tuesday - 5.5 miles. Again this run was slow. I just wasn't feeling it.  I had been trying to run in the morning to get my run out of the way, but this means that I have to run on the treadmill and not outside since it is still dark out now.  I already can't wait until the spring when I have sunlight in the morning again!

Wednesday - Rest day. Wednesdays are always a bit crazy for me so I rarely have time to fit a run in.  Hopefully another rest day this week will give my legs the rest they need to get my speed back.

Thursday - 5 miles after work.  I thought about getting up in the morning to get it out of the way, but I was just getting sick of running on the treadmill and I know the weather won't stay this beautiful for much longer. I can't run outside in the morning anymore, because it doesn't get light early either and it is definitely not safe for me to be running outside in the dark.  So I decided to wait until after work when I knew the sun would be shining.  I averaged probably 9 min miles for the whole 5 miles. I even saw a gorgous sunset..

Friday - Rest day.  I keep telling myself I'm supposed to be tapering so I should rest a lot :)

Saturday - 10 miles.  It was supposed to be 12 miles, but we actually had a really active day on Saturday so I didn't want to push it too much.  Plus, I did something I haven't done in a long time -- I slept in on Saturday morning.  I didn't get up first thing and get my run over with.  I didn't want to get out of bed and K and I actually went to breakfast which we used to do all the time, but haven't done much this summer. We probably worked around the city around 8 miles and we then we got Divvy bikes and biked almost 8 miles as well.  So by the time I got around to running my legs were already feeling it. 

Total Week Miles: 25.5
September Miles: 126
Total 2014 Miles: 1091.5

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