Week #22, April 23-29
M Ran 3.61
F Ran 1.60
S Ran 13.27
My last week of training! I did one quality session (which I was shocked that I had to do) and the rest of my runs were done at an easy pace
Monday morning I had a professional development at school so I didn’t have to get in early. I went running in the morning and enjoyed seeing the sun.
On Tuesday I went out in the evening (later than I wanted to) for my last quality session workout (10 minutes warm up, 6×400@2:40 per rep, and 10 minutes cool down). Boom! Mission accomplished!
Friday was my last run (20 minutes) and I took my time and enjoyed it.
I went to work for 1/2 day and then drove to Champaign for the marathon. It was a long drive (2.5 hours). My race didn’t go as I expected. Spoiler alert: I did instead the half marathon. I will have a recap of the race on Tuesday.
Total mileage for the week: 25.70
Total mileage for this training cycle: 488.79
Total mileage for the year: 409.95
Here’s how training has gone so far:
• Week 1
• Week 2
• Week 3
• Week 4
• Week 5
• Week 6
• Week 7
• Week 8
• Week 9
• Week 10
• Week 11
• Week 12
• Week 13
• Week 14
• Week 15
• Week 16
• Week 17
• Week 18
• Week 19
• Week 20
• Week 21
That concludes my training for the Illinois Marathon. I am signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon in October but I think for now I will hang my marathon running shoes. I have a few races I want to PR (5K, 10K, 10 miles, and half marathon) and would like to focus on will like to focus instead on those race distances.
I cannot wait to read your recap… I figured something happened when I was trying to track you and nothing was coming up! I totally get how you feel about the marathon… that’s why I only do 1 per year… too hard!! I much prefer half marathons 🙂
It wasn’t my day. I started off good but then felt something off at mile 6. By mile 9 I knew I wasn’t going to finish the marathon.
I will be sticking only to half marathons.