Just as I suspected would happen, Chicago summer is making training a little challenging. Last year my biggest challenge was fitting in my runs along with exploring the city, but this year I’ve made running a priority. However, I am still trying to get accustomed to running in high humidity, and it isn’t easy.
This week was not intended to be a recovery week, but it kind of felt more so than last week. I still worked out at least four days, so no complaints about that.
Here’s my Week 6 of Chicago Marathon training went down:
Monday: Rest day.
- Reverse lunges to one-legged squat with hands on the TRX straps.
- Hip dips from plank.
- Chest press (alternating arms).
- Dead lifts.
Week’s mileage: 14.78
Yoga Minutes: 90 minutes,
I wanted to run one more day than I did, but I did the best I could under the circumstances. Chicago has been so humid and hot, and running is unbearable at times. On the plus side, I am happy I fit in a yoga class in the studio. I also think I balanced fitness with life in general last week. Now I am nervous about increasing my mileage in the coming weeks. The Chicago Marathon is only 11 weeks away!
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