Sorry for the lack of blog posts by us lately! To say life hasn’t been hectic is an understatement. In the summer, I am very busy at work running an outdoor pool… from Memorial Day to Labor Day, I’m usually at work or communicating with work every single day. When you add training for a marathon, trying to plan out the rest of your 2015 races, being obsessed with your sister’s 2016 wedding… it leaves little time for anything else!
Chicago Marathon training is going well! I had my first 20 miler on August 9 and it went pretty well. It was going to be nasty hot here, so I ended up running 10 outside and then did 10 on the treadmill immediately afterwards… it really was a good decision! I like my training schedule because when I do not have “huge” long runs, it’s just conditioning. Therefore this past Saturday, I just had to do 6 miles. Granted it was pretty hard because it was 70+ degrees and 90% humidity—I hate the heat. I’m really hoping the marathon gods are good to me and have 40-50 degree temps on race day and I can achieve my sub 5 goal.
This weekend, I have to go back to downtown Chicago again to meet up with the marathon training group that I won the entry from. I only have six on my schedule, so I will just do the six and then pick up my goodies before heading home. They are giving all of us shorts, tech shirt, singlet, jacket and fitted Nike shoes! Really I lucked out getting this opportunity and I’m glad I’ve been able to stick with the training for the big day.
I have my 17th state coming up in a few weeks and I’m excited to head out to California for a few days of fun and racing.