Chicago Marathon Training - Week 3

Workouts Last Week TodayI'm recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training - Week 3 in the training cycle.

This week I cut back on my mileage a bit, and did some of it while I was on vacation in Jamaica.  While I wasn't able to run on the beach or away from the resort, I did get my miles in.  It was an active vacation, so I'm counting all the swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding as my cross-training this week.  I did not get any planking in.

I didn't really watch what I was eating too much.  We stayed at an all inclusive resort and there were plenty of healthy options that I ate... I also indulged in desserts with dinner and croissants for breakfast.  I drank more than I usually did... who ccould resist a "dirty banana" or a "purple rain" on the beach... not me.  I did drink plenty of water to go along with the fruity tropical drinks.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 3:

Monday - Rest/travel day.

Tuesday - 4 miles - 2 miles on treadmill, 2 miles on resort fitness track. Swimming.

Wednesday - Snorkeling.

Thursday - 4 miles - 2 miles on treadmill, 2 miles + stride-outs on resort fitness track. Snorkeling.

Friday - Swimming!

Saturday - Paddle-boarding/travel day.

Sunday - 11 miles LSD.

Total Miles = 19


I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’, and special guest hostess Christine @ Into the Glimmer for the Weekly Wrap.


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  1. You kept busy while on vacay! I'm curious what's in a Dirty Banana and a Purple Rain ;-)

  2. A dirty banana has rum, milk, coffee liquor, banana and is blended with ice. Purple rain has pineapple juice, vodka, blue curacao, grenadine and is blended with ice. Both really good, but so sweet!

  3. Your trip sounds wonderful. I think I need that dirty banana right now! We've been to Jamaica and it sure it steamy this time of year. So, any miles you ran outside should count triple!

  4. We really had a great time. I actually thought it was a bit cooler than running in Houston, so that was a win :-)

  5. Yes, swimming, snorkeling and paddling definitely count as workouts! Good job staying active on vacation.

  6. It is hard to stay active while on vacation! But you are doing a great job while at the same time having a wonderful time!!