Log for July 20 & 21 – 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.
- Did nothing on Wed. Decided to take a full day off to recover after my 7-miler on Tuesday. Still have some lingering effects from the illness, and wanted to be ready for track on Thursday.
- 7.25-Mile Track Workout – We got a very fortunate break in the heat about an hour before the workout, where it dropped down into the mid 80s. The humidity was still intense, but at least we did have to deal with 90+ degree temps. Paxton and I got in a little over 3-miles warmup before we started, and then we had a very good workout consisting of 400m intervals. Paxton looked really strong tonight. I felt pretty good, but could definitely feel a little sluggishness in my legs. I ran the first two 400m repeats focused on landing on my forefoot, using the new stride I’ve been working on with the Saucony Hattori’s. The stride felt really good, and I’m excited about what the future holds. Not quite ready to do a full track workout that way, but getting there. Overall I was pleased with my splits, and had a very good workout.
- Cross Training – After getting the kiddos in the bed, I was able to get in P90X: Chest and Back. While the wound on my hand has now completely healed, it is still very bruised, and some of the push-up sets were still a little problematic (especially diamond push-ups). Still good to get it in.