Marathon Training {Week 2}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Another week has come and gone. Here is the breakdown for week two.

Monday

I rode on the spin bike on Monday morning while I read my book for class. It felt good to be working out and doing something productive for class.

Tuesday

I did the same speed workout as I did in week one, 8x400m.ย My goal was to jog rather than walk during the 90 second recovery from the 400m. I definitely walked a lot less and I still hit my goal pace of 8:15-8:30. My splits ranged from 7:56-8:26.

Wednesday

Rest day!

Thursday

I was aiming for consistent splits of 10:15 on Thursday for my tempo run. My splits were: 10:22, 10:16, 10:13, 9:55, 9:53. I was happy that my last two miles were the fastest, but that wasn’t the goal. Overall, it was a good run.

Friday

Heather and I did the elliptical to celebrate her birthday! I did three miles and I was feeling it in my feet. I had a busy day of work and was on my feet most of the day. I rolled on an ice bottle on Friday night in preparation for my long run on Saturday.

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Saturday

Due to the holiday weekend, there were only a few of us running on Saturday. We got in 12 long miles in the hot and humid weather. Afterwards, we took a family trip to the Y and I did piyo. It was hard, but I knew I wanted to get a good stretch in after my run.

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Sunday

I had a 4 mile recovery run planned but didn’t want to set my alarm, so I started just after 7am. I ran 1.5 miles then stopped by to get Kenley for the next 2.5 miles. She rode her bike and chatted with me during my run. It was so fun.

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Week two is in the books!