I’m ready for the marathon! I ran my longest distance of Chicago Marathon training on Saturday. I now have the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, a long run of 10 miles the following weekend and the marathon on Oct. 9. It’s all happening!
Recap of Week 14 of marathon training:
Monday: Rest. I planned to run 9 miles but I felt sick and exhausted. I slept instead, and it was just what my body needed.
I felt like my 20-miler was like race day. I was even a bit emotional at times, because it felt like all of Chicago was supporting us. By us I mean the hundreds of runners on the Lakefront Trail over the weekend. Many other running groups had their 20-milers as well, and everyone cheered each other on and even shared water. I am so excited for the marathon!
Marathon training recaps:
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