The Chicago Marathon is in 47 days! That leaves me with six more long runs to prepare for the race. From now on I need to really commit to my schedule to stay on track. Wish me luck!
When I run on the lakefront path, I feel very much a part of the city. Countless runners use the trail during their marathon training. You’ll see speedy athletes running alongside those who are more concerned with fun than pace. You’ll spot moms and dads pushing their running strollers to get their mileage in. You’ll notice running groups clustering together and chatting away. I love every minute of it, despite the recent humidity and heat.
Monday-Tuesday: Rest days.
Floor exercises included:
- Squat jumps
- Plank jacks
- Plank on palms to elbows
- Rollouts on bench
- Step-ups on bench with weights
- Toe reaches
I have been physically exhausted for about a week and a half. On the bright side, this week had a lot less work stress because I made the decision to not worry or get overwhelmed. I can only do one thing at a time. This meant I also wasn’t as hard on myself when I missed a few miles or a workout. Summer is coming to an end soon and I have to enjoy it while it lasts, not work it away.
Previous marathon-training recaps:
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