Chicago Marathon Training {Weeks Seven and Eight}

Man with all of the travel we’ve been doing I’m way behind. We were back from Lake Okoboji for a while two days before heading out to Colorado for a little over a week. I’ve been doing my best to stay focused on training while also enjoying time relaxing with my family.


When we got back from the lake I knew I had to fit in my tempo run. Of course it was the longest tempo I’ll do during training. Unfortunately with the stuff we had to get done around the house, like mowing the lawn (now my job until Josh’s MCL is healed), I didn’t start running until 9 pm. While I used to run at night all the time, I’m out of practice these days. In fact it sucked! I struggled through it and then was wired until about 1 am. That will teach me.

Week Seven Training:

Monday – 3 mile walk wearing Anderson
Tuesday – 10 mile tempo
Wednesday – Bob Harper Kettlebell video (ouch!)
Thursday -3×1600 @ 7:29
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Urban Wildland Half Marathon (race report coming)
Sunday – Rest

Now onto our week in Colorado. This was the first time in nearly a year Josh visited. We were looking forward to seeing a lot of people and getting to enjoy the Colorado summer. I think we overbooked ourselves which left me scrambling to fit in our runs. Of course I knew I had to make it happen, less than two months to go! The altitude got my pretty good. Apparently I am no longer unaffected by the thin air. I don’t think I’ll be doing any races, at least any I was to PR at, in Colorado any time soon. The kids however, were running races between two trees at the park, no problem.


Week Eight:

Monday – 30 minute elliptical + walk and park with kids
Tuesday – 7.5 mile run (supposed to be intervals, but not a chance)
Wednesday – 3 mile hike with family (wore Anderson for most of it)
Thursday – 5 mile run
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 18 mile run
Sunday – Rest

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