Log for July 31 & August 1 – 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.
- Rest – Sunday is always my rest day, and thank goodness for a rest day today. Shortly after Sunday morning worship service I started feeling really nauseous, and ended up spending the rest of the day in bed. Don’t know what is going on or whether or not I’ll be able to run on Monday.
- 5.25-Mile Trail Run – I still felt nauseous in the AM, but began feeling lots better throughout the day. Ended up running at 5pm when the temps were still in the mid 90s. Not ideal, but ran fairly easy on the Blue, Yellow, and Candy-Cane trails in Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. The heat was very noticeable, but my legs felt pretty good. It had been over a year since I’d run the Blue trail, and I had forgotten how rocky it is. My schedule called for 7-miles, but since it was late in the day, and I was also scheduled to do P90X: Legs & Back, I decided to cut it a little short. Overall it was a fun run even though it was very hot.
- Cross Training – Tonight was P90X: Legs & Back. The last time that I did this workout I was able to do 97 unassisted pull-ups, but that was almost three weeks ago. Tonight I kept pace through the first 4 sets of pull-ups before I faded just a bit to finish with 94. I’m still very pleased with this, because I was confident I had lost more than this in 3 weeks.