Training, April 30 – May 6

Monday: 6.35mi in 59 minutes, 9:16 pace. I worked from home part of the day, and it was raining all day. I was hoping to be able to run in the rain but by the time I laced up, it had stopped.

Tuesday: Strength stuff at the gym. Resistance bands, core, free weights, lots of stretching and foam rolling.

Wednesday: 6.37mi in 1:00, 9:25 pace. Was late to my group run, but was able to meet-up with some of them on their way back, then went out and did some more solo miles. Also ate a few bugs and was inspired to write this post.

Thursday: 5.85mi in 57 minutes, 9:40 pace. Fartleks with Kelly. Given the warmer temps, I’m happy we got some speedwork in. Kelly is being coached by Britt aka Chicago Runner Girl, so I tagged along for her assigned workout. Then we got ice cream (that was not part of her assigned workout … oops am I a bad influence?)

Friday: rest

Saturday: 9 miles in 1:29, 9:52 pace. It was humid. I was just happy to get miles in.

Sunday: rest, but I had fun spectating the Southwest Half Marathon

Total miles: 27.6


  • I need to break this habit of doing nothing on Fridays and Sundays.
  • I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my long-term running goals. What is my ultimate goal – distance? Or speed? I don’t know if I’m ready to put my thoughts out there in the blogosphere (because, you know, once you put something out there, there’s no going back). But I’ll probably write a blog post about it soon.
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4 Comments on “Training, April 30 – May 6”

    1. Well then you should sign up for 13.1 Chicago! Or Rock ‘n’ Roll! Or both! I just got an email that you can use online code ACTIVECHI for $10 off RnR.

  1. Yay for getting a strength session in! Did you enjoy it?

    I was telling my husband yesterday that I think I am built for endurance. I can run forever but I am not very fast. It does feel like you have to pick one or the other! It’s hard to work on speed and distance running (marathon range), imo, at the same time!

    1. I did enjoy the strength session! I’m not sure if I’m doing the right stuff, but I do enjoy it. I need to go to more group strength/Pilates classes and learn more “moves.” I have my standard exercises, but I like mixing it up.

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