Log for July 15 to 18 – 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 “Barefoot” Run – I had to stay home from work most of the day Wednesday, Thursday & Friday to take care of my kids, because a nasty stomach and upper-respiratory bug has been making its rounds through our family. It hit my wife on Tuesday night, and by Wednesday morning she was not able to get out of bed. I was able to get out for a bit on Thursday evening for my track workout, and then again on Friday evening for a brief “barefoot” recovery run in my Saucony Hattori’s. I’m gaining more and more confidence in my stride (form) every time I run in the Hattori’s, and think that soon I’ll be able to do longer runs, or use them more than once per week.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
- Late last Friday night (07/15), I started coming down with the same bug that has been going through our family, and by Saturday morning I was down for the count. Am gonna try to get back into my training program on Tuesday. This has not been a good 3 days for my “Quest for 3:15.” The one big positive is that it has given me a chance to catch up on my sleep, and get lots of rest.