Chicory’s {Chicago} Training Log – 10.08.17

Oh, hey, race week.

Monday: 8 miles with striders, ran the first 7 with a friend then did the strides solo and met back up with her for coffee. Taught Pilates in the evening.

Tuesday: Easy 6 with my friend, taught Pilates after.

Wednesday: Race week progression run, which I snookered my friend into doing on her one non-stroller day. 8 miles with 3 w/u; 3 mi at 7:20, 7:10, 6:37; 2 c/d. Had to hold back in the beginning. Let it rip a little at the end. Got a massage in the afternoon then taught Pilates.

Thursday: 4 miles, first 1k with Morgan. 2 mile doggie walk later. Taught Pilates in the evening.

Friday: Easy 6 with my friend + coffee. Jasyoga in the evening.

Saturday: Flew to Chicago in the morning. Dropped our bags at the hotel and then went to the expo. It wasn’t a big as I expected. I mean, the space was big, but I didn’t feel like there was that much to see. 15 min shakeout run around lunchtime. Laid all my stuff out in the evening and went to bed right after dinner. Slept great for a few hours and then just started waking up once an hour.

Sunday: Chicago Marathon! Race report coming soon. Official time 2:59:26, 94th female (unofficial results; I was 96th right after the race), 872 overall.

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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  1. Congrats on another sub-3, definitely looking forward to reading more about it!

    Re: the expo, YES I thought the same thing about Chicago expo a few years ago! It’s a good expo, big huge space but didn’t feel as crammed as I’d have expected (having been to Boston and NYC expo’s Chicago almost felt a little small?)

    1. Yes!!!! I feel like I spent an hour shopping at Boston. At Chicago it was like 20 minutes and we had seen everything. Weird.

  2. Eee, congrats! I can’t wait to read your race report. I do that waking-up-every-hour thing too, the closer it gets to actual race day wakeup time. Some kind of primal survival instinct.

    1. Thank you, internal clock, for making sure I don’t oversleep. I guess. I do have nightmares about showing up to races late.