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Chicago Marathon Training - Week 4

Workouts Last Week TodayI'm recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training - Week 4 in the training cycle.

This week my mileage was back up.... I got in a couple easy runs, a tempo run and participated in a trail run.  I've been doing half of my runs on the treadmill at the gym... it makes hitting those paces on the tempo runs a lot easier than trying to do it with the heat & humidity of a Houston summer. At the moment I'm writing this, I have my leg elevated, with ice and compression... I had a major calf cramp during the trail run and am trying to get recovered so that training can go on!  You'll notice there were no planks in my recap, because I forgot to do them... adding daily reminders to my calendar for next week!

Even though I didn't cook much this week, I did have some great healthy meals thanks to my freezer!  I had the delicious Pineapple Broccoli Quinoa for lunch and dragon breath avocado toast for breakfast most days (if you haven't tried Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel seasoning on your avocado toast, you're missing out).  I hydrated like a boss this week too!

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 4:

Monday - Rest.

Tuesday - 4 miles easy on treadmill with stride-outs.

Wednesday - 30 minutes on bike, strength session focusing on bi's, tri's, shoulders, glutes, and quads.

Thursday - 5 miles total - 1 mile easy/3 miles between 9:50-9:30 pace/1 mile easy on treadmill.

Friday - 30 minutes on bike, strength session focusing on bi's, tri's, shoulders, glutes, and quads.

Saturday - 4 miles easy

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 4

Sunday - 21k trail race (+0.5 extra)... look for recap soon (spoiler alert, it wasn't pretty).

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 4

Total Miles = 27.5

I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’, and special guest hostess Janelle @ Run With No Regrets for the Weekly Wrap.



  1. You are a beast for even racing in a TX summer. ESPECIALLY a Houston summer! So I think you did a great job. Hope you bounce back quickly from the cramp.

    I'm hoping to avoid the treadmill this week, but Thursday looks like it could be dicey.

  2. You had a busy week with your workouts!

    I've heard so many great things about Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning. I guess I am missing out. I also do my tempo runs on the treadmill.

  3. Congrats on another great week of training for the Chicago Marathon!

    I have been doing a lot of my weekly runs on the treadmill, and I do all my tempo runs on the treadmill.

  4. Nice job with your runs this past week! Tempo runs feel so much better on the treadmill! This heat and humidity have been ridiculous all summer long...

    I hope your calf recovers quickly!

  5. Nice week of training! I sure hope your leg feels better!


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