I got on track with Chicago Marathon training in Week 9 after taking it easy the previous week. I feel good about where I am in the process, and I can’t believe the race is coming up in just 54 days!
Here’s how I trained in Week 9:
Monday: 2.06 miles at Orangetheory. We all started on the rower and the floor, which is a nice change. I typically like to start class on the treadmill to get it over with, but since I didn’t feel like working out that day it was nice to ease into class. I especially loved coach’s playlist that day, which included Drake’s “One Dance” and a remix of “Don’t Let Me Down” by the Chainsmokers and Daya.
Floor workout included:
- Bicep curls.
- Plank jacks.
- Squat jacks.
- 400-meter rows. (I did this four times.)
- Rollouts on the TRX strap.
|Getting tickets at Vitamin Shoppe in Lincoln Park. Photo by Adventure Run.|
Yoga Minutes: 150
While I try not to obsess about a number, I noticed a slight drop on the scale this week, which was a relief. In my last marathon training I actually put on weight, and my goal this time around is to not gain any weight due to improper nutrition. I think the fact that I have been tracking my meals has made a tremendous difference. The humidity this summer has been insane. I come from Arizona, so I am not used to humidity at all. Phoenix is only humid on some summer days, but for the most part it’s dry, which I miss. I am proud of myself though because I have been consistently running all summer vs. last year when I phoned it in when it comes to training.
How was your week fitness-wise and in general? Let me know in the comments!
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