Chicago Marathon Training: Week 5 Complete

One word for this week: exhaustion. It was a very busy week that left me with little sleep and in turn caused me to have a sore throat and just feel tired most of the time. I ended up not doing much cross training and instead took an extra day of rest. Thank goodness this recovery week came at the right time.

Ballet went a bit better. I felt more comfortable with what to expect, but still have a lot of work to do.

Today I felt much better. We took a flight to Jefferson City, MO for lunch at the airport. The food was just okay, but the flight was great and it was a new place to see!

Here are some pictures on the way there:

When we got back we did our easy run around our neighborhood. I pushed my pace a little to kinda shake things out.

Here is how my recovery week ended up:
M: Rest
T: 6 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 8:34 pace)
W: Bike 6.3 Miles Easy (P1, L4, 16.43 mph), 7 Miles Speedwork (Treadmill, 1% incline, 8:20 pace w/3x1600s @ 7:41 w/800 jogs)
R: Adult Ballet 1 Hour
F: Rest
Sa: 6 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 9:05 pace)
Su: 5.3 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 8:26 pace)

Total Running Miles: 24.3

Up next: Rock and Roll Half Marathon!!

8 thoughts on “Chicago Marathon Training: Week 5 Complete

  1. I hear ya girl, last week was ROUGH for me! I'm ready for recovery week but that wont come till next week! 🙂 Your doing great with training! I'm so excited to meet you in Chicago! it will be lots of fun! How cool is it that you and your hubby can fly wherever any time for the day! I think that's awesome!!!! :)When is the R&R 1/2 Marathon?


  2. I'm glad you were able to take more rest days this week. Good luck on the Half! I can't wait to hear about it. And like always I am jealous of your flights and expeditions.


  3. Sorry you were feeling worn down this week. Hopefully you can rest up and get that sore throat out of there by RnR. Good luck!!!!! Your training has been awesome, and I'm sure your race will reflect that.


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