Chicago Marathon Week 5 Training

Chicago Marathon Week 5 Training

Welcome back to the Tale of 2 Halfs. We are through five weeks of training now and moving on. This past weekend Jen completed an awesome fundraiser – “Painting at the Peaks” – a paint class offered at a local winery, High Peaks. She had so much interest in the class that two sessions were held back to back and both sessions were sold out. It was a great class taught by Art 2 Soul and everyone’s paintings came out great. There was some torrential downpours during the class, but luckily the patio we were on was plenty big enough that no one got wet. Can you guess whose painting is whose below?


Travis –

Week five was the worst week thus far for me. I had difficultly mustering the energy to get out the door, and when I did, I just didn’t feel like running. My body was very sore as it adjusts to higher mileage, I noticed a big increase in my appetite and all I wanted to do was sleep.  Sadly, I also skipped my first run of the training cycle but it was two good reasons: 1) my body was hurting badly following a 14 miler the day before that did not go well and, 2) I was at my wife’s fundraiser supporting her efforts. More problems could lie ahead as I have a busy week preparing for another two weeks on the road in Miami and Tennessee. Here’s a look at my week:

Monday: 6 Miles

Tuesday: 6 Miles

Wednesday: 2 mile warm-up; 4 x mile @ 10k pace with 4 min. rest; 1 mile cool-down. (7 miles)

Thursday: Rest Day

Friday: 8 Miles

Saturday: 14 Miles @ 8:19 min./mile

Sunday: Skipped Run

Weekly Total = 41 Miles

Jen –

I did some shifting with my schedule this week to accommodate Sunday’s fundraiser. I knew I’d have a lot to do that morning and most likely wouldn’t have time for my long run before and also knew I wouldn’t feel like doing it after a few wine slushies during the class so the best option was to move it. My legs have still been feeling like lead this week and I’ve been feeling completely wiped out. This coming week is a step back week so hopefully that will help a bit. I know that this is par for the course for marathon training, so I’m just going with it and doing the best I can.

Monday: 3 Miles

Tuesday: 4 Miles

Wednesday: 1 mile WU, 400, 800, 1200, 1200, 800, 400, Cool down- 6 Miles total

Thursday: Rest Day

Friday: 12 Miles

Saturday: 5 Miles

Sunday: Skipped Run

Weekly Total =  30 Miles
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