Log for August 30 – 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.
- 6.7-Mile Easy Run – Today, the wheels fell off the bus. My training schedule called for a 10-mile tempo run, but there were a couple of reasons why I made some modifications for this week:
(1) I don’t have a big need for tempo work this week due to my 14.2-mile tune-up race in Tupelo this weekend.
(2) I had an early morning meeting today, and didn’t want to start my run at 5am to try and get in 10 total miles.
My thought going into today was to try an get in 6 easy miles, and then do a 10-mile moderate pace run tomorrow. Paxton, Nathan and I started off together from the Nature Center, but I quickly told them to go on without me because I was going to maintain an easy pace, and because I was feeling TERRIBLE. Anything under 9:00 minute pace made me want to shut it down. I just felt fatigued, my legs felt heavy and achy, my feet were sore. I was determined to finish the run today, but by the end I knew that my body was telling me I needed to rest. No Wednesday run for me. I’m thinking that for the rest of the week I’ll do my normal track workout on Thursday night (at a more relaxed pace), 2 or 3 easy miles on Saturday, and then race on Sunday. That would cut out my normal Wednesday and Friday runs, but I really think I need it. Today was one of those runs that is just a confidence killer.
Since I’m not running tomorrow that means that I’ll finish the Month of August with 207 miles completed. That’s a new monthly record for me by 33 miles.
- Cross Training – Tonight Olivia and I did P90X: Ab-Ripper X