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Another busy week has come and gone, but despite how busy it was with wrapping up the school year (I will finally be on summer break as of this afternoon!), I was incredibly motivated to train and wound up only taking one rest day last week. Only one! I cannot remember the last time that happened, or if that has ever happened before.
Monday, June 19th
I had hoped to kick off the week with a training run, but the weather dictated otherwise. Since I didn’t have time to drive to the gym, I instead did a 25 minute strength training workout at home.
Tuesday, June 20th
After some strong thunderstorms came through our area Monday afternoon and evening, Tuesday’s weather wound up being absolutely beautiful. Not only was the temperature back in the 80s, but the humidity was also noticeably lower, so I was excited to head out for a run when I got home from work. During my run there was also a cool breeze, and I was able to maintain a sub 10 minute pace for the first time in two weeks. After struggling with running in intense summer weather, I felt like I was flying during Tuesday’s run.
Wednesday, June 21st
After work I headed to the gym where I got in a really great workout. It was one of those workouts where I left the gym feeling sore, so I know that I worked really hard during my 35 minutes on the elliptical and my 35 minutes of full body weight training.
Thursday, June 22nd
After a brief break from the high heat and humidity, they both returned in full force on Thursday. Another air quality alert day led to me admitting to myself that it would be best for me to complete my run on the treadmill. So it was off to the gym that I went.
Thursday’s run was also monumental, because I ran my 500th mile of the year! I am well on my way to reaching 1,000 miles this year.
Friday, June 23rd
My one and only rest day of the week was on Friday. It was well deserved.
Saturday, June 24th
Since we had a busy Saturday planned, I knew that I had to head out the door extremely early for my long run. By 6:30 a.m. I was in the middle of my first mile of my long run. I don’t think I have ever run that early on a Saturday, unless it was during a race, but for multiple reasons I am so glad that I complete my run early. Not only was it nice to run with the temperature in the high 60s/low 70s, but it was also nice to not have the sun beating down on me until the very end of my run. It felt great to be able to push myself during a long run, and all of my splits were sub 10:30. My faster mile was my 10th mile, which I ran in 9:32!
Sunday, June 25th
My little family kicked off our Sunday with a three and a half mile family walk, after which I spent 30 minutes doing strength training. It was a great way to end my training for the week.
Total Weekly Mileage – 26.88 miles (4.02 miles more than week 2)
Total Chicago Marathon Mileage – 73.04 miles
QOTD: What was one training highlight for you last week?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.