Chicago Marathon Training Week 4 and Weekly Wrap (6/27-7/3)

I’d say week four of Marathon Training went well. I ended June with 134.5 miles for the month, which is my highest monthly total this year! The Runner’s World Run Streak is drawing to an end tomorrow, July 4th. That will be 36 days of running at least a mile a day. I’ll be going a little over until my next rest day. 🙂 Here’s what my training looked like last week from Coach Dawn‘s plan:):

Monday – Ran 4.01 miles.Tuesday – Fartlek Run. I did 15 minute warm up with strides then 8 X 30 seconds at around 7:30 pace. Then cool down for 15 minutes. It was hard to get the strides in at 7:30 pace in that short amount of time, I ended up going faster most times. Ended up with 5.20 miles.Wednesday – Ran a good 6.01 miles. Plan said to aim for 8:40-9:10 pace. Avg pace 8:50.
img_20160629_074520.jpgThursday – Ran 7 miles at comfortable pace with some strides around mile 4.5. I also did some running drills afterwards from Dathan Ritzenhein Running drills on YouTube.img_20160630_110004.jpgFriday – Recovery run. 1.01 miles to continue the Run Streak. The kiddos biked while I ran.img_20160701_091107.jpgSaturday – Progression long run. 1:45-2 hr run with the last two miles at steady state pace (8:10-8:30). It seemed warmer out so it was tougher but I felt pretty good throughout. My last two miles were at 8:21 and 8:18 pace.img_20160702_102817.jpgSunday – Recovery run. 1.01 miles to continue the RWRunStreak.img_20160703_070614.jpgTotal Miles = 37.26 miles. That’s a lot of miles for me. I’m looking forward to an easier week of running next week! 🙂

Nothing too exciting happened this week. Here are some pics taken during the week:

Another pic when the kiddos biked, while I ran.e15a3fb012137c967992a88aaa4e7b7a.jpgAnyone else like MOD pizza?wp-image-1603250916jpg.jpgKiddos had fun at the park. I even enjoyed time on the swings. 🙂


How’d your week go? Happy 4th of July!

Congrats to Manda who won the SKINS Compression giveaway!

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap.WeeklyWrap

12 thoughts on “Chicago Marathon Training Week 4 and Weekly Wrap (6/27-7/3)

  1. You are doing great on your training! I tend to do my strides really fast too at the end. That pizza looks yummy! I’ll have to check out those running drills. Enjoy your 4th!


  2. I admire people who do a run streak. I am afraid of burn out and bore out.
    Sounds like marathon training is going well !


  3. That’s a great running week! Wow — I won’t hit that kind of mileage until September. I always liked to swing! I’m glad you joined in too. I hope you had a wonderful 4th with the kids. Enjoy your “easier” week. Thanks for linking Sherry.


  4. Whoa that is some serious mileage for June! What is the most you’ve ever done in a month?
    I didn’t miss a day in the RWRunstreak but on July 5th I didn’t run. I’m going to try and continue through Labor Day but it’s ok if it doesn’t work out. I’m loving this change of focus during the summer months. Thank you for linking!


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