Sunday, January 22, 2012

IL Marathon, week #2

Hi friends... we just got back from a 24-hour whirlwind trip to Chicago, which was loads of fun. I'll be back later to recap the details, but for now let's talk running!

It was pretty cold and nasty this week... so I only got outside a few days. 8*F and severe wind is not my friend! I also got in some good treadmill runs, including this morning at the hotel in Chicago. Love it when hotels have nice workout equipment! Although I did see several runners out along the lake... and it was so bitterly cold & windy. I guess if I lived there I could get used to it.

My speed workout for the week was mile repeats - 4 x 1-mile at 6:25, with a half mile jog in between. I ended up on the treadmill for this workout (not ideal), but ended up hitting 6:22, 6:22, 6:22, and then 6:20 for the last one. My legs were definitely burning by the end! 

All in all, I got in 52.5 miles, which is just where I wanted to be. 

Weekly Rundown 1.16.2012-1.22.2012
Mon - 16.5 miles LONG (8:03 avg)
Tues - 7.4 miles easy treadmill
Wed - 7.3 miles easy outside
Thurs - 4x1-mile w/ 1/2 mile jog (6:22, 6:22, 6:22, 6:20); 8 miles total
Fri - 5.3 miles easy outside
Sat - Rest
Sun - 8 miles easy treadmill (in Chicago)
Total - 52.5 miles

Next week my long run is 17 miles, and I'm looking at a 5-6 mile tempo run and some hills. Eeek! Hoping for some warmer weather so I can actually get outside.

Time to go devour my peanut butter chip cupcake from Sprinkles... yummmmm...


Running Girl said...

mmmmmmmmmmm. Cupcakes. Nice work on your mileage!

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