Log for August 5 – 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.
- 4-Mile Recovery Run – Friday’s are normally my “barefoot” days where I run easy miles in my Saucony Hattori’s. Sometime during the week the big toe on my right foot started to bother me (feels like a strain), so I decided to do today’s run in my normal trainers. This morning’s run was with Paxton through Bellevue, and it was incredibly HUMID. I completely soaked through my running clothes during a run that was barely over 30 minutes, and started at 6am. Also, my legs felt very tired and heavy after a hard track workout last night, but did feel better as the run progressed. We took this one very easy, and it was exactly what I needed.
All week I’ve been joking with Nathan that he needed to setup an “aid station” for Paxton and I during our Friday runs. This is because our normal Friday route goes right by his house, and because he normally does not run with us on Friday. Last night at track, Nathan “apologized in advance” for not leaving out fluids for us during the run. However, this morning Paxton and I were surprised to find that Nathan had generously left water for us by the tree in front of his house. This was very cool, and actually very helpful due to the extreme humidity this morning. Big props to Nathan!!
- Cross Training – Tonight I did one set of P90X: Ab-Ripper X. Didn’t want to go too hard since I have an 18-miler in the morning.