Training, June 11-17

Monday: walked 1.2mi

Tuesday: walked 3mi

Wednesday: walked 2mi; ran 3mi in 30min, 9:54 pace (note: DailyMile rounds up the time and that’s what I go by for these posts)

Thursday: 1.29mi warm-up; Jim Gibbons 5K in 23:53, 7:41 pace

Friday: walked 2 mi

Saturday: 9mi in 1:30, 10:05 pace; walked 3.2mi; Glo Run 6K in 51min, 13:45 pace

Sunday: 30 minutes of weights, resistance bands, core, stretching; 30 minutes of pool running

Total Miles: 20 running; 11 walking
Total Time: 4hr 29 min working out; 3hr 4min walking


Chicago Glo Run 6KĀ  Ā Chicago Glo Run 6K

I got a fever. And the only cure is … more glow sticks. PS I really wish the shirts were dri-fit. (They were cotton.)Ā 


  • This was my lowest running mileage week since early February. I’m My legs are enjoying this step back.
  • Last week I made a major change to my commute – I started taking the train instead of driving. This take a lot more time, but I can save a lot of money. Plus my commute has gone from stress-filled to an opportunity to sleep, read or just zone out. It also requires some walking – I take two trains each way and it’s about three-quarters of a mile between train stations, and my office is about a quarter-mile walk from the train station. So I’m walking at least 2 miles per day on workdays (I probably won’t work from home on Fridays anymore) if I don’t take a cab or bus/train. (I have enough time and taking a cab won’t get me on an earlier train.)
  • I’ve had fun doing four races in two weeks, but I’m looking forward to a break from actual racing until the marathon. (Although IĀ might do a 5K on the 4th of July – my CARA site leader recommended it and it sounds like a lot of folks from my training site do it, so I’m guessing it’s OK to race a 5K three months out from the marathon. I’ll race it but I won’t expect a PR.)
  • With the weight I’ve lost, I think my bra size has changed and now my beloved (and pricey) Moving Comfort Juno bras in size 34D are chafing me.
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9 Comments on “Training, June 11-17”

  1. I was wondering how your new commute is going! Is it about 2 hours door-to-door now? That is nice that you get to walk in between šŸ™‚ I specifically bought my netbook and wifi card so I could read blogs during my ridiculous commute. Why aren’t you going to work from home on Fridays anymore?

    1. It is about 2 hours door-to-door each way. I’d love to get a netbook/wifi … maybe with the money we save I can justify that purchase šŸ™‚

      Once I get a month pass (which I can use on both trains), working from home won’t save me any money (other than the dollar I pay to park at the Metra station), and it’s kind of a pain in the butt working from home because it’s not a direct connection to the network.

    2. OH and I think we should do a monthly running blogger happy hour meet up … or maybe a post-work run on the lakefront path? Although I have no idea where I would keep my stuff while running. So maybe just a happy hour meet up. Preferably at a place with outdoor seating!

      1. That sounds fun!!! I bet a lot of people would come for a run and especially drinks šŸ™‚

        Netbooks are cheap now but the dang wifi thing is still expensive šŸ™

  2. Sounds like a nice taper before you build the mileage back up in your training program! I’m excited to hear your journey and complete some of it together. Yay for all of my friends running the marathon this year! šŸ™‚

  3. I love cutbacks! They leave the sore achy tired legs feeling rejuvenated and refreshed šŸ™‚

    Nice week of training- especially all those races in such a short period of time! I love the idea of a runner happy hour or post work run mentioned above.

  4. LOVE the pics from the Glo Run. That looks so cool!

    Yay that you get to save $$ by taking the train. Boo that it will take more time. It drives me crazy riding the train but it is less stressful than driving. I do subscribe to most blogs via email so I can read them in transit but commenting is a real PITA on my phone so I don’t make many comments when I read that way. šŸ™

  5. How awesome! I am assuming you are traveling into my old work building and walking west. It was my commute for 5 years. It is amazing how different it is to not walk it.

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