Illinois Marathon-2

Week #5, December 25-December 31

Ran 30 minutes for 2.35 miles 
W Ran 45 minutes for 3.59 miles
F Did not run
Ran 80 minutes for 6.46 miles

Started off the week on Christmas morning with 30 minutes of running.  It was cold with lots of snow on the ground making it difficult for running.  Most of the sidewalk wasn’t clean so I had to run on the streets.  I was thankful that it was “only” 30 minutes.

The rest of the day was spent on the couch reading “An Innocent Man”.  Wow!  I finished it on Friday and it is an awesome book

It was -2 degrees on Wednesday and I did think of running outside but decided instead to go to the gym.  I really like my gym but I was bored!  It has been months since I’ve run on the treadmill and 45 minutes was way too long to run on it.  Later that day I went to see my best friend (hadn’t seen her since October) and we did some errands and her daughter decorated some cookies.

We also played “Jacks”.  Did you play that as a kid?  I did!

On Saturday I procrastinated and finally went to the gym around 6pm.  I know I said I was bored on Wednesday but today wasn’t bad.  I watched a few episodes of “Law and Order” and that made the time go by quickly.

And with that I finish December with 71.25 miles and 773.11 miles for the year.  You can read my 2017 Running Stats here.  

Total mileage for the week: 12.40
Total mileage for this training cycle: 78.78
Total mileage for the year: 773.11

Here’s how training has gone so far:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

How was YOUR week?  What are your plans for New Years?

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8 Comments on Illinois Marathon Training Recap, Week 5

  1. Aww, kitty cuddles while reading are the best! <3

    Running even in that little snow like your Monday run is hard work on your body! And I am impressed with your 45 mins on the treadmill – that's tough!

    • Lola has been hanging out with me more than usual since I am on break. Those runs were tough but somehow manages to run 80 minutes on the treadmill on Saturday.

  2. I feel like running in the snow should also count as cross training!

    I always stay inside for New Years and eat pizza and drink champagne. It’s my version of fun, lol. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year! I feel like one lucky runner to have escaped most of this sucky weather while in Florida. That said, I’m back to -5. Go us.

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