Log for August 15 – 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.
- 5.25-Mile Trail Run – What an awesome run. One of the most enjoyable of the summer. We got a BIG break in the heat and humidity today, and my legs felt exceptionally good after a day of rest yesterday. I ran on the Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Candy Cane trails in Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, and ran at a much faster pace than normal for this summer (on trails). My normal trail pace has been between 10:15 and 10:30, but today’s pace was 9:14. It was fun to be able to blast up the steep hills and not feel like I was about to collapse.
- Cross Training – Tonight I did P90X: Legs & Back, but was only able to finish about 3/4 of the workout. I tried to do this only a couple of hours after my trail run, and just didn’t have the gas to finish it with the energy that I wanted. Decided to save some fuel for the tempo run in the morning.