Chicago Marathon training: week 6

race_1770_photo_39036837Another week of training has come and gone! This one blew by after a whirlwind weekend away in Maine and New Hampshire. We drove up Friday and headed to bed early to sleep before the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon. Full recap to come, but I really enjoyed the race and (spoiler alert) I kicked it to the end for a 1:40:29 finish–2 seconds slower than my previous PR. Not too shabby for a hilly course!

After the race we zipped over to NH for my dear friend Em’s gorgeous wedding on Lake Winnipesauke. Pro tip–if you ever want to feel like a million bucks, introduce two people who eventually get married and then go to the wedding and meet all of the relatives! IMG_9611Everyone was so sweet and grateful… and I was so honored to get to celebrate two lovely humans and their togetherness. Despite the unseasonable cold and rain, we were able to squeeze in some outside photos before heading indoors for dinner and dancing. We stayed over Sunday night and I was thrilled to wake up to an incredible gorgeous morning for a quick lakeside run before we had to head out.

The rest of the week was back to business as usual with an appearance at my favorite track workout and some steamy runs around the neighborhood. This week is a cutback week so I’m taking some time to recover from both the race and from a hard track workout.

IMG_9610Week 6:

  • Friday: OFF (pre-race)
  • Saturday: 13.1!
  • Sunday: OFF
  • Monday: 4.5 miles at 8:27 pace, with some accidental hills
  • Tuesday: Track–300 @ 5k, 200 @ mile, 150 @ best, all x6–averaging 5:46 for the speedwork!
  • Wednesday: 4.5 miles at 8:48 pace
  • Thursday: 60 minute yoga (and maybe a few miles later…)

Off to the cabin for a relaxing girls weekend with my momma!

Linking up with The Weekly Wrap, hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin 🙂


10 thoughts on “Chicago Marathon training: week 6

  1. Wow! That’s an incredible finish time for the half marathon. Congrats! The lakeside run looks beautiful too. I hope you had a great weekend with your Mom! Thanks for linking, Heather.

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