Log for July 19 – Training for Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9th. Goal for the fall and winter marathon season is to break 3:15 for the first time.
- 7-Mile Tempo Run – After missing 3 training days, and 2 scheduled runs, due to illness, I was able to get back on the road tonight. This was done through the streets of Bellevue, around my home. I was scheduled for a 9-mile tempo run, but didn’t want to push it too hard right out of the gate. Since I was still not 100%, my goal was to hit an average pace around 8:30. I ended up feeling better than expected, and came out with an average pace of 7:57. Pretty pleased with this considering the illness, the heat, and the humidity. I didn’t start the run until almost 9pm, but the temperature was still 86 degrees, with a heat-index of 93. It was so humid that I looked like I’d been swimming when the run was over. It was like running through a bowl of soup.