Log for August 10 – 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.
- 6.3-Mile Easy Run – Today Paxton and I got an amazing break in the weather, with starting temps in the 60s. It was quite refreshing to feel a little coolness in the air. After a hard tempo run yesterday, the goal today was just to get in some easy recovery miles. We ran a modified version of our normal “Nature Center” loop on the Harpeth River Greenway and through Bellevue, slowly picking up the pace as we went along. We started at 9:00 min pace and were at 8:25 when we finished. Both Paxton and I commented that our legs felt much better today than expected after the hard run yesterday. I guess some of this was related to the cooler temps which tend to provide a much appreciated “energy infusion.”
- Cross Training – Tonight I missed out on cross training because I absolutely could not put down a book! I had about 150 pages to go in Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and it had me in a death grip. One of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read.