Log for July 24 & 25 – 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.
- Running Rest Day – Sunday is always a running rest day for me. Didn’t get in as many miles as scheduled through the week due to being sick the previous weekend.
- Cross Training – I usually take a rest from cross training on Sunday as well, but since my opportunities had been limited this week, I decided to do P90X: Shoulders and Arms and P90X: Ab Ripper X.
- 7-Mile Trail Run – Ran early this AM on the white and red trails in Percy Warner Park. I took the pace REALLY slowly because of the tough run on Saturday, and because this route also has around 1,200 ft. of elevation gain. The temps were slightly lower, which was a nice break. I didn’t feel particularly great during the first 4 miles of the route, but started gaining energy as the run progressed. I even picked up the pace significantly during the last 1/2 mile to end the run on a high note.
- Cross Training – Did Insanity: Core Cardio and Balance. This week is my scheduled “recovery” week for cross training. While the first three weeks have not exactly gone according to plan, I’m going to stick with my regular schedule and execute the recovery workouts. This is one of my favorites. I especially like the “hip flexor burners” near the end, though they kick my tail.