Chicago Marathon Training, Week #3 recap:
- Miles Run: 44
- Miles Biked: 90.5 (with a 50 mile ride!)
- Core: 6 days (10 min. a day)
- Pilates: 1 time
- Strength: random push ups and hill sprints
- M: 6 miles w/ 8 x 400m (1:26 – 1:31)
- T: pilates
- W: 5k race (22:51; 7:19 pace); 2.1 miles warm up; Bike 28.6 miles
- Th: 8 miles (9:15); Bike 11 miles;
- F:6.5 miles (9:11, w/ 5 x 20 second hill sprints)
- Sa: 15 miles (8:06, w/ 2.7 miles at 7:34)
- Su: 3.25 (9:39); Bike 50.9 miles
Things that went well this week:
- core! Don’t they say it takes 21 days to form a habit? I feel like my 10 minutes of core, which I’ve been doing for 3 weeks now, is starting to feel like not as much of a PITA. And I feel stronger and look less squishy! :-)
- Reeling myself in on the hot days and the days that I needed easy runs. Notice all my 9:00+ paces?? Easy days easy. Hard days hard.
- My diet. I’ve been making healthier choices this week. And mixing in just the right amount of red wine and beer to keep life fun, but not interfere with the training. :-)
90 days til race day!
Farthest bike ride yet today. 50 miles! In 85 – 90 degrees and sun. Yep, I’m a bad ass. :-) I definitely need to figure out fueling on a bike. It’s very different than running, in my mind anyway. First, it’s not as easy to do – at least for me since I’m new to this whole cycling thing and sort of need both hands on the handlebars. I can’t very easily eat/gu/drink while riding, because I’m a clutz and sort of fall alot. Second, although biking is certainly tiring – while climbing hills or going fast – it doesn’t feel like as much of a constant workout like running does, so I forget that I should be/need to fuel. So by the end of my 50 mile ride, I was feeling really weak and a little dizzy, which tells me I didn’t take in enough fuel. Next time I’ll do better.
Off to an Epsom bath. The legs feel tired. :-)