What a crazy week I had! Not so much work craziness, but life craziness!
After finding out on Monday afternoon that I was in fact selected for the Chicago Marathon, I quickly realized I needed to create my marathon training schedule. Since my last half marathon on May 9th, I had quickly just gotten back to an 18 week training schedule for my half marathon in September. That means my furthest run was 5 miles. Now I was looking at an 11 mile run this week to jump start the marathon training!
Since my weekend was pretty busy, I decided to do my 11 mile long run on Thursday and do my 30 minute run on Sunday(this worked out perfectly because I did my 5k in 29:29). It was a tough run on Thursday night on the treadmill, but I was happy to have finished it after a long day of work.
Sunday, I was signed up for my second 5k of the summer. My big 5k goal of the summer was to be under 30 minutes. I know some people think since I run half and full marathons, this should be an easy goal. I love running, but I am not speedy by any means. I can run my first mile just as fast as my last mile. I knew this would be a tough goal for me. I came close 2 weeks ago at my local 5k with 30:36 and that course had hills!
This 5k called Running for Hope 5k was advertised as a flat and fast course. I knew this would be the real opportunity to go under 30 minutes. I’ll recap the race on Thursday and even though it was partly a struggle, I still did the 5k in under 30 minutes… 29:29!
This week’s running slows down a bit which is a great thing because we start swimming lessons at work! Never a dull moment!