Chicago Marathon Training Week #3
I need to start off with a confession this morning: I had the laziest of weekends :). I got in all of my running, but aside from that Adam and I really stuck to home.
Here’s my training recap from last week:
I can sum up the week by saying it was hot, humid and rainy most days. I don’t think I ever saw the humidity dip below 75% on any of my runs. I definitely can feel my heart beat faster than normal on easy runs when the humidity is high.
Sunday it was nice and dry for my long run – but also really toasty!
Overall I’m really happy with how the week went. I hit 30 miles which is a happy place for me. The lower mileage the first couple of weeks of the plan was kind of nice but I feel better when I’m running more.
My hamstrings and hips are both feeling loose which is a very good feeling. After vacation both were incredibly tight and it took a couple of weeks for them to feel normal again. Subsequently, my calves are also feeling loose which makes me EXTREMELY happy. In my opinion there is just nothing worse than tight calves. They make every single step of a run feel like a struggle.
Cecil and Georgie are tolerating each other okay. They aren’t best friends or anything but they do hang out with each other most of the day. Or maybe Cecil just keeps tabs on Georgie all the time, making sure the kitten doesn’t touch his toys or treats.
On a completely random note I just have to tell you how good this soy candle is:
I’ve been burning it nonstop for about a month now (I’m on my second one). I got it at Target for $10. I’m not entirely sure how to describe the scent other than light and fresh — like the scent of rain but sweeter. Next time you’re at Target go give it a sniff and I bet it will end up going home with you!
I have a few other weekend things I want to share with you BUT I vlogged this weekend and I’ll be putting that up tomorrow :).
I hope you had a great weekend and that your long run went well!
What do you think is the worst thing that can happen during a run (that’s not an injury)? Tight calves for sure!