Log for August 17 & 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.
- 6.75-Mile Recovery Run – Paxton and I ran this morning through Belle Meade at a nice and easy recovery pace, after a hard progression run yesterday. We kind of made up the route as we went along, trying to avoid hills wherever possible. The temperatures were pleasant, though the humidity was still high. As with every good recovery run, my legs felt better when we finished than when we started.
- 5.5-Mile Track Workout – I was not able run with the JSRC tonight for our regular track workout due to “Meet the Teacher” night at my daughter’s school. Since this was the case I did a solo track workout this morning at the Harding Academy track. I decided to do one of my favorite workouts which consists of 3 sets of 3 x 400m repeats. These were done with a 200m recovery between each repeat and a 400m recovery between each set. I also did one repeat per set at “good” pace, with the rest at “fresh” pace. My “fresh” intervals were between 83 and 85 seconds, while my “good” intervals went from 80 to 78 to 76 in the 3 sets. Other than a little tightness in my right leg, I felt strong throughout the workout, with plenty of gas left at the end. Hate that I missed the JSRC workout, but happy with the way things went this morning.
- Cross Training – Tonight was P90X: Chest & Back. The soreness in my right hand is FINALLY starting to subside after my fall almost 2 months ago.