Log for October 2 & 3 – 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.
- Rest – Sunday is almost always a running rest day for me, and I took today especially easy. After morning worship and brunch, I stayed off my feet while watching the Titans game and even iced my knee for a bit (chronic tendonitis for the past 1.5 years). Taper weeks always feel strange for me. I know that the “Hay is in the barn” as they say, but I can’t help but feel like I should be doing more. This final week of taper will only include 12 to 15 miles before the marathon on Sunday.
- Cross-Training – Olivia and I normally do an ab-workout on Saturday night, but we were not able to get it in yesterday. We ended up doing P90X: Ab-Ripper X tonight, which I followed with a half set of P90X: Chest and Back. The swelling in my hand has finally gone down enough for me to do push ups again.
- 5-Mile Recovery Run – Today Nathan and I did a VERY easy 5-mile run on our normal nature center loop in Edwin Warner Park and the Harpeth River Greenway. My legs feel good after the 15K on Saturday, with no lingering soreness, aches, or pains. The goals for this week are pretty simple (1) Don’t get injured (2) Get plenty of sleep (3) Hydrate and fuel properly. Part of not getting injured is to keep running, even though the distance is greatly reduced.