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IL Marathon Training: Week 10 Complete!!

Another successful marathon training cycle complete!! Woo Hoo!!

Training for this year’s IL Marathon was our first use of the Advanced Marathoning multi-marathon training program. 10 Weeks (and only one week recovery) is not the most ideal between marathons, but there is a plan built for this and I’m happy that it worked out. 🙂

Up next is a 5 week recovery period and then 18 week training program to get to 70-85 mph/week for the Chicago Marathon. I hope to make strengthening and flexiblity a bigger part of this next training cycle.

Here is how week 10 ended up.

M: Rest

T: 6 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 45:21, 7:34 Pace), 2 Wall Sits (60 secs ea.), 1 Reg Plank (1 min), 1 Side Reg Side Plank (30 sec each side), 1 Set of 15 Reg Push Ups

W: 7 Miles Recovery W/2 Miles @ MGRP (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 54:21, 7:46 Pace)

R: Rest

F: 4 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 30:47, 7:42 Pace)

Sa: 26.2 Miles Race (IL Marathon, 3:25:05, 7:50 Pace, 1st Age Group, 7th Female Overall)

Su: Rest

Total: 43.2 Miles