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Marathon Recovery: Week 3 Day 5

Today I had 9 Miles Recovery to do so I ran around the neighboorhood when the rain finally stopped. It was super windy. It felt like being pushed around during the whole run. Instant strength training built in that way. I listed to Dave Matthews Some Devil album. I love the light and dark variance of the songs on the album. As ususal a lot about love and death and just how it flows it seems to fit the fall season nicely. Music seems to take on additional meaning during a run. Being outdoors feeling the change of seasons and listening to great music makes the run feel perfect.


Marathon Recovery: Week 3 Day 4

Today was 5 Miles Recovery on the treadmill.

We got registered for the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon! This race was my first half marathon. I did it in 2008 and I remember thinking at the 10 mile mark when the full marathon people split off for their route how I could never imagine doing that. I never would have believed someone at the time if they had told me the following year I would do three more halfs and a full. 🙂 This will be Rob’s first experience of this race. I just hope we don’t get the downpour they had this year. It was a very nice race so I’m excited to do it again and this time with Rob out there too!


Marathon Recovery: Week 2 Complete

The second week of recovery went well. I got a couple runs outside. Today we did our run on part of the paved trail in town.

Here is how I ended up.

M: Bike Easy 7.4 Miles (P2, L5, 30 mins, 14.8 mph), Ab Work and Push Ups
T: 5 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% incline, 41:00, 8:12 pace), Push Ups
W: 4.5 Miles Recovery (Company Lake, 38:07, 8:29 pace), Bike Easy 7.8 Miles (P2, L5, 30 mins, 15.6 mph), Ab Work and Squats on BOSU
R: Rest
F: Bike Easy 2.8 Miles (Warm Up, P1 ,L4 , 10 mins, 16.8 mph), 6.5 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% incline, 52:29, 8:05 pace)
Sa: Bike Easy 8.1 Miles (P3 , L5, 30 mins, 16.2 mph), Upperbody Weights, Abs, Push Ups
Su: 7 Miles Recovery (Trail, 59:18, 8:29 pace)

Total: 23 Miles

I noticed that last week I crossed the 1,000 mile threshold for the year! I only hope that my mileage stats just keep improving in the coming years. I also updated my Chicago Marathon post with some of the professional pictures.