Chicago Marathon Training {Week 11}

10 weeks down, six to go!

I’ve decided that I’m not longer a good evening runner. When we lived in Colorado, most of my runs were done after the kids went to bed. I’d be at the gym running until 9:30-10 pm without thinking twice about it. It was actually more difficult for me to get myself out of bed to go for my early morning runs on the weekend, than to motivate myself to run late. This is not the case any more.

My new schedule allows me to exercise in the mornings. Most of the time I get to the gym, drop off the kids and am ready to workout by 9:30 am. Thursday the kids and I were busy working reviewing/learning shapes, colors and patterns, then Ella’s swim camp, for me to get to the gym. Anderson is down to nursing only before bed, so I hate to miss the limited evenings we have left snuggling. I got him down, read and cuddled with Ella then off I went.

At about 8:45 pm I started my intervals. To say it was a struggle was an understatement. It was HARD. Every three intervals, I hopped off for the water I forgot to bring with me and blot off the crazy amount of sweat on my face. When I finished, I was happy I had done it. They were the fastest intervals I’d ever run.

Unfortunately I was so wired that I didn’t go to bed until midnight. Drawback to late night runs I suppose. I think I’ll stick to my morning routine as long as I can.

Monday – 30 min elliptical + 30 min cycle + weights
Tuesday – 5 mile tempo @ 7:47 min/mile
Wednesday – 30 Day Shred
Thursday – 12×400 @ 6:35 min/mile (7.75 miles)
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 17 miles
Sunday – 5 miles walking around the state fair

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