Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chicago Marathon Training Week #6

The end of this week marks first third of my Chicago Marathon training.


PM: 4 miles - 39:52

Moved my morning run to the evening for the Burgers & Beer 5K. I did a 1 mile warm up (ie. running from my house to where the race was) and then did the race. It was a bit hot but I managed a 5K PR. I considered running home too but after consuming the burger and the beer, running was not going to work so I just walked instead.


AM: 5 miles - 54:02

Legs were heavy after racing the night before.


Away from home in an average hotel in an average area of Atlanta. Overslept in the morning. Massive thunderstorms in the evening. No running was had.


Scheduled rest day. Decided against trying to make up for Wednesday, because that's what smart runners do.


AM: 4 miles - 41:17

Back in the sauna that is Chicago. Cut my 6 miles to 4 after remembering I was racing a half on Sunday.


Rest day.


AM: 13.1 miles - 2:23:33

Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon.

Not my best effort. Not my worst.

Plagued by stomach cramps and the need to take many walking breaks to avoid having to stop all together. There's a lesson in there to be had.

This week's stats
  • Total miles: 26.1
  • Total time: 4 hours 38 minutes 44 seconds
  • Total running workouts: 4
  • Total cross training workouts: 0 (why do I even bother keeping this count here?!)
  • Total strength workouts: 0

Goals for next week

  • Fuelling - Work it out.


  1. Fueling is on my agenda too! Gotta order some gels I like and practice taking them at the proper times.

    Back to Back Posts! Now that's a marathon of typing!

    1. It's all an illusion - I write my training post throughout the week, so I really only wrote my RnR recap post on Sunday. I just published them at the same time!

      Who would have thought that working out what and when to eat/drink would be more difficult than the running itself?