I hope you had a great weekend!
I had a fun Saturday. I had lunch with my mom, got in a solid 60 minute run on the treadmill, lifted upper body and then went to see Suicide Squad at the dine-in theater with Adam! The movie has gotten pretty bad reviews but I thought it was entertaining!
Movie theater lighting is terrible. Don’t they know everyone wants to take selfies before the movie?
^ It looks like I’m missing half an eyebrow there but it’s just the lighting. The pic scared me for a minute because one time I did wake up with an entire eyebrow missing! I have NO idea what happened but it eventually grew back all on its own. I never found a pile of eyebrow hairs in my bed or anything so your guess is as good as mine as to where that eyebrow went.
I probably have alopecia. I’ve noticed that I seem to have a small bald patch on the top of my head. It’s mostly covered by other hair since I don’t do a 50/50 split but it’s there and I’ve been trying to ignore it for a while now. I just don’t need another autoimmune disorder in my life! (I’ll get it checked the next time I go to the doctor, sigh.)
Sunday I had a blazing headache almost all day. I cut my long run down to only 10 miles because my head was pounding.
This is my “I have a headache plus I need to do laundry so I don’t really give an F” outfit. I hope you like it.
Chicago Marathon Training Week #11 Recap
Monday: Total rest day.
Tuesday: .5 w/up, 4 x 1mi @ 13:27, 13:32, 13:21, 13:37, .5 c/d
Wednesday: 5 miles easy @ 14:47
Thursday: .5 w/up, 4 miles tempo @ 13:46, .5 cool down
Friday: 2 miles easy @ 14:34 (was supposed to be 4 miles, oops)
Saturday: 4 miles easy @ 15:00 on treadmill + upper body lifting
Sunday: 10 miles easy @ 15:00 on treadmill
Total: 30 miles
I’m short quite a few miles this week because I cut my warm ups and cool downs to only .5 each. I also cut Wednesday’s run short by a mile, Friday’s run short by two miles, Saturday’s run short by a mile and Sunday’s run short by five miles.
All in all I shaved off about 10 miles from last week.
I’m blaming it on my birthday. There were honestly so many nights last week that I didn’t want to run at all! I’m guessing that’s probably how I’m going to feel the rest of this training cycle. My legs are pretty tired.
Rest day each Monday definitely helps me recharge my batteries but by Sunday each week my legs feel dead.
I’m supposed to be running my long runs at around 14:12 pace and obviously I am not doing that! I’ve been wondering if I need to readjust my goal for Chicago, but I’m not quite ready to yet. We’ll see how the rest of August goes first. I’m still optimistic!
How was your weekend?!
Thank you so much to for all of the bday comments last week 🙂