Chicory’s Training Log – 11.6.16

Race week foam roller Pilates class.
Race week foam roller Pilates class.

Race week! Short recap because not much happened before race day. Full race recap coming soon!

Monday: 6 miles after work, 47 minutes. Fun running around while kids were starting to trick or treat. Probably a little quicker than it should’ve been but I felt good.

Tuesday: 8 miles early morning, 62 minutes. Progression run of 3 miles gradually getting faster but nothing too speedy — 7:33, 7:28, 7:12. Walked about a mile that afternoon and got a pre-race massage.

Wednesday: 4 miles easy in the morning, 32 minutes, little clunky in the first mile and then it came back around. Taught Pilates after work.

Thursday: easy 6 miles, 47 minutes, stopped at the grocery at 5.5 to buy toothpaste and headlamp batteries. Four striders thrown in. Taught Pilates Strength after work. My two new singlets arrived, finally!

Friday: Nerves starting to kick in. 2 mile shake-out run, 8 minute first mile and 7:30 the second. I wore both of my new tops to check them out.

Saturday: Monumental Marathon, 2:57:03, 9th female overall, 10 minute PR (thanks Coach!). Half splits 1:28:24/1:28:40. Pesto ran, too! And we stayed in the same hotel! And we both placed in the top 10!

Sunday: Nothing. (I walked 1.5 miles, foam rolled, and took an Epsom salt bath.)

Total: 53.2 miles run, 2 Pilates classes taught, 3 miles walked.

Started running in my early 20s and ended up running my first marathon 15 months later. Managed to break 3 hours in my 12th marathon. Pilates instructor passionate about the importance of your powerhouse in running and the mind/body connection. One husband, zero kids, mama to one Australian Shepherd.

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