Welcome! Every week I recap my training from the week before mainly to help keep me accountable, but also because I like to share. I love to see how others are training, so my hope is that someone might like seeing this as well.
While I am running the Chicago Marathon and the NYC Marathon my training is specifically focused on Chicago because it is my goal race. I am also running other races in other places leading up to the marathon too. Read about my full race calendar here.
Here’s my training plan, but the process is constantly evolving.
According to my training schedule this week is a cut back week, so I decided to really focus on strength training. I normally wouldn’t cut back this much on the mileage, but it was a seriously weird week. It could have been better, but all in all it was alright. I got some solid strength training sessions in.
I’m really trying to get better about listening to my body and taking a break when I need to. Even though I sometimes feel guilty for taking rest.
PM – 3 easy effort treadmill miles + kettle bell mini session (seen on Instagram)
AM – 2.12 miles of hill repeats (13:37 avg) + 20 minutes of light spinning
AM – hand weight workout + 5 min band walks
PM – 5 easy effort treadmill miles
AM – 4.17 total miles: 4 easy effort miles with a couple pace pickups (12:47, 12:22, 13:00, 11:59) + 48 seconds of strides x 2 with a short rest in between (10:28, 8:43)
PM – 50 Glute Bridges and Clamshells, 30 Standing Kickbacks, 2 minute Monster Walks with mini band, this Arm Workout with mini bands
1 hour of light spinning
REST – walked 5 ish miles though
Total Miles This Week: 14.29
Total Miles This Cycle: 130.45
I am running for Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you feel so inclined, you can donate here. Every little bit counts and will make a difference to the families served by RMHC 🙂
I am also selling these adorable shirts through TeeSpring. All proceeds benefit RMHC as well. There are several style and color options available. I own the shirt shown above and the bella tank and love them.
How is your training coming along?