Monday, June 3, 2013

Marathon Training Week #1

Last week was officially week 1 of 20 weeks of marathon training.

And it was pretty fantastic.

Monday - off. did a spin class sunday morning, and spent all day monday getting settled into my new apartment in Chicago.

Tuesday - 2 a day. 2 miles in the morning, 2 miles in the evening. 4 for the day. These were good miles. Good effort, good intensity. It was my first chitown run. exciting! 

Wednesday - yoga at home. Pulled out the mats, downloaded the yogadownload podcast and just did a little easy flow at home. Not a huge calorie burn, but good stretching. amazing news - i can still do crow pose.

Thursday - 4 miles out by the lake. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. last .5 mile? 4:00. Oh yasso's, I'll get you eventually. even more amazing? I did core work afterwards. go me.

Friday - 3 miles easy. Headed out expecting to get poured on. My luck? No rain at all. And negative splits. and 8:24 average. so much for easy.

Saturday - SELF workout in the park. Like i mentioned in my prior post, this kicked my butt. I'm still sore and its now monday. Damn all those burpees, squats, lunges, and jumps.

Sunday - 8 miler long run along the lakeshore. this was amazing. negative splits. my first run with gu. roommate tagged along on her bike to hold my phone and keys. The lake is beautiful. chicago is beautiful. I'm in love.

negative splits whoa!!
(i dont count mile 7 because i was weaving through drunk cubs fans on the way back to my apt)

yay for roomies who take photos of you on your run! :)

Total miles: 19
Total time running: 2 hours 39 minutes


  1. Wow, thats incredible. So motivating. I've always wanted to do the self workout. I'm trying spinning for the first time today though:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

  2. seriously so excited that you're blogging again.. you are my running inspiration!!

    xx, ella

    1. gah thanks! that's exciting to hear!