Log for July 26 – 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.
- 10.5-Mile Tempo Run – What an AWESOME run today!! After 2 weeks of lackluster efforts, today’s tempo run was probably the best I’ve felt on a run this summer. We had another break from the heat today, though the humidity was still very high. Started off at 5:45am with Nathan and Paxton in Edwin Warner Park. The route had about 500 ft. of elevation gain and most of this was within the first 2.5 miles. Even with the hills, my legs felt strong and I tried to push the pace. The first 2 miles were completed in 8:47 and 8:22, and then every mile after that was sub 8:00 min pace, including 3 miles under 7:30 pace. Paxton ran with us for the first 6 miles, but has been taking care of sore ankle, so decided not to go further. Nathan and I finished with 10.5 miles, and pushed each other every step of the way. Avg pace for the run was 7:44 per Nathan’s Garmin (mine was acting up the first couple of miles). We commented that last summer it was very difficult for us to maintain even an 8:30 pace in the high humidity, so we are definitely making progress. Overall this was another BIG confidence boost.
- Cross Training – Tonight was P90X: Core Synergistics.