Chicago Marathon Training: Week 1

I’m one week into training for this year’s Chicago Marathon. I’m feeling good so far and happy with how this week’s workouts went:

Chicago Marathon Training

Chicago Marathon training week 1

  •  Monday: 3 miles (9:18 min/mile) plus 30 minutes of strength training at the gym. I was sore until Thursday from this workout!
  • Tuesday: 5 easy morning miles (9:38 min/mile)
  • Wednesday: Hill Club workout (4.2 miles)
    • 2 mile warmup
      3 sets of hill repeats
      Set 1: 30 seconds up hard x2, 60 seconds up a little easier
      Set 2: 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 30 seconds
      Set 3: 60 seconds, 30, 30
      .5 mile cool down
  • Thursday: 1.25 miles. I ran the 1-mile and was part of the 4x400m relay for my company’s team at the Entrepreneur Games. It was a lot of fun, but man, I am definitely not a track person!
  • Friday: Rest day. Since I was really tired from back-to-back hard workout days, I decided to take it easy on Friday. I was also feeling a cold coming on and I didn’t want to risk it.
  • Saturday: 8 mile long run (9:43 min/mile) I felt a lot better Saturday morning, so I headed out for my prescribed long run.
  • Sunday: Rest day

Overall, I’m happy with how the week went. I got in almost all my workouts and felt good during all of them. I wish I could have gotten some yoga in on Sunday, but that will be a good for next week.