Saturday, April 30, 2011
And so it begins my 24 week training schedule for the Chicago Marathon. This week was comprised of 3 runs: 3 miles, 3miles Pace and 6 miles. The 3 miles on Monday went well. The 3 miles pace on the treadmill went well on Thursday although I could've upped my mph sooner than I did. The 6 miles this a.m. were pretty tough. I've been fighting a sinus cold so just real stuffed up. So constant nasal drainage not fun. You add in very windy and the farmer's blows get even more interesting- YUCK! Anyways, ran the first 3 with running partner Melanie and she went on to do her 10 (training for Madison 1/2 marathon Memorial Day weekend- so our schedules are a little off). The wind was at our back for the first three so felt fast, but I knew I was in for not fun times on the return. The wind was very strong and so my goal to do the 6 in one hour was a little challenging. Finished in 1:02. Told you I wasn't fast :). I did a modified core work out Tuesday night ( 2 sets of 10 push ups and 2 sets of 80 crunches with plank pose in between)- needed a break from my regular routine. I was suppose to do some core work today after the run but really feel out of it because of my cold. Anyways, so my 24 weeks starts- not bad, but not the best either. Next week : 4 miles, tempo run for 30 and 7- should be interesting.