As mentioned in this post, I’m attempting to get my own BQ. I am excited to be training using again the Hansons Method. In a nutshell, this training is based on the concept of cumulative fatigue. You train your body to run often so that you are frequently running on tired legs. The idea is to run this way so that during the last miles of a race you are prepared to push through the final miles. I purchased a new Hansons Method Marathon Plan and now will be running 5 days (instead of 6) a week.
Week #16, July 10-16
M Ran 5.02 Miles
T Ran 3.89 Miles
TH Ran 6.02 Miles
S Ran 4.31 Miles
S Ran 13.42 Miles
Another great week of running! Took it nice and slow on Monday and rocked my speed workout on Tuesday and tempo run on Thursday. On Friday I went to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon expo and then ran the race on Sunday. The weather was great but I bonked at the last half of the race. I plan to have a recap on Tuesday.
I was disappointed with the expo. I’ve been to quite a few of them and they’re filled with lots of vendors. This one? Not so much. I was done in about 45 minutes. I kept walking thinking that maybe I might have missed a few vendors but kept seeing the same ones.
Surprised RnR still uses D-TAG for timing purposes. My fear is removing it from my bib and forgetting to place it on my shoe.
Medals from RnR races in other countries. My favorite is the one with the skulls which I think is from Merida (Mexico).
I got taped up. This brand lasts longer than KT tape.
Got a FREE Brooks hat because I am #BrooksEndorsed. 🙂
I bought 3 things: running belt from Fusion Belts (love that it is waterproof), RockTape, and BottleBand. As always, the race shirts are ugly. I’ve run so many of their races and have never liked their shirts.
My favorite race photo <FREE from Charlyn. The medal is cute in the shape of Cloud Gate or “The Bean.
I was supposed to run 16 miles today and was hoping to run 3 more after the race. My feet and legs were hurting and there was no way I was going to run more miles.
Total mileage for the week: 32.66 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 409.27 miles
Total mileage for the year: 457.46 miles