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IL Marathon Training: Week 8 Complete

After yesterday’s race I had 3 Miles to get in to make my mileage for the week so I did 3 Miles Recovery on the treadmill later that day. I guess technically this would count as my first two-a-day, although it really didn’t feel like anything since it was just some extra mileage to get in and wasn’t planned to be on this day.

Today I set out on my 20 Mile Long run that completes the peak training for the IL Marathon. From the beginning of the run I felt sore and tired. Then there was quite a bit of wind to contend with. Needless to say it wasn’t my worst run, it just took a lot more effort and was less joyful than usual. I felt every mile this time. Luckily I was able to see our friends Mike and Jamie while running! Jamie was out walking the dog so I got an extra boost of energy seeing them towards the end of my run and she was even cool with me giving her a sweaty hug. 🙂

This week is also a new weekly mileage PR! 67 Miles!

Here is what it looked like:

M: Bike 9 Miles Easy (30 Minutes, P1, L4, 18mph), Upper body and lower body strengthening

T: 3.08 Miles Recovery (Out with the Catch the Wave group, 28:31, 9:16 Pace)

W: 11 Miles VO2 Max W/6 x 100M Strides @ 5KRP (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 7:39 Pace)

R: 15 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:59:25, 7:58 Pace)

F: 9 Miles Recovery (‘Hood, 1:14:02, 8:14 Pace)

Sa: 1 Mile Warm Up (8:31 Pace), 4 Mile Race (27:16, 6:49 Pace, 1st AG), 1 Mile Cool Down (9:05 Pace), 3 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 23:43, 7:55 Pace)

Su: 20 Miles Long (‘Hood, 2:41:23, 8:05 Pace)

Total: 67.08 Miles