Chicago Training: Week of July 20

I know have been trying to give weekly updates about Chicago and my training and how it is going. This week is no exception. Admittedly, I am trying to get posts written ahead of time so I am getting this generally written and then going back to get some updates into it on some specifics (how the workouts ACTUALLY went).

But I have been getting to the meat of training over the last few weeks, as I am sure that everyone has noticed from my logs, getting to the mileage that is up, over and above the half marathon distance that we are getting into that. It is hard to believe, and I am already getting kind of nervous.
But this past week? It went well. Especially considering the circumstances that I was dealing with this week with a sick kiddo, husband golfing, etc, which kind of limited my ability to get out for my runs as I was supposed to. More time was spent on the treadmill than I would have likes, but miles are miles are miles, right? I always set the belt to a 1.0 incline. I always messed with paces somewhat to try and give myself a bit more interesting of a run. I always had either a podcast (I am relistening to Serial now, and have been listening to all of the related podcasts) or Parenthood on Netflix. It is what it is for this particular week.

So let's review the week, shall we?

Monday: 8 miles with 4x 30s strides. Core. Treadmill running at a sick baby's naptime.
Tuesday: OFF (had XT and strength planned, but ended up running some lunchtime errands instead. Whoops.)
Wednesday: 7 miles, easy. 8:54 pace
Thursday: Track workout. 8.78 total miles. Core.
Friday: 50 minutes XT, basic strength stuff (squats, lunges, pushups, etc)
Saturday: 16 miles. Treadmill. (Ugh)
Sunday: 1 hour walk with my kiddo in the stroller.

Yep. 16 on the treadmill. That is what happens when your hubby and his buds leave at 6 am to play golf and your kiddo is already awake.

Good week though, right?


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