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Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12

Workouts Last Week TodayI'm recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12 in the training cycle. I'll be running in Chicago in 4 short weeks!

This week I got through most of my workouts without a hitch.  I was scheduled to run mile repeats on Monday, but it was my birthday and I just wanted to run for fun.  Since I had mile repeats also on the schedule for Wednesday, I didn't think it would hurt.

As I had mentioned before, my gym is closed for repairs... it got Harvey'd.  I missed out on any type of cross-training or strength this week.  I've got a plan for next week!

This week, Houston was blessed with the most gorgeous weather I have experienced in early September.  It sure made all my runs feel effortless!

Saturday, I drove out to East Texas for a trail run of 25k... it was a beautiful day for a run through the forest, more on that later.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12:

Monday - 4.9 easy miles for my birthday!

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12

Tuesday - Rest.

Wednesday - 1 mile w/up & c/down; 4 x 1 mi @ 10k pace with 5 min recovery.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12


Thursday - 6 miles easy.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12

Friday - Rest.

Saturday - 25k trail run.

Chicago Marathon Training - Week 12


Sunday - Rest.

Total Miles = 33.5

I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’  and Sara at Sara Runs This Town for the Weekly Wrap.



  1. Miles hill repeats never sound fun. Especially on Your birthday! Glad you Just enjoyed a fun run! Happy birthday!

  2. Happy Belated birthday! It looks like you certainly had a good time on that Monday run!

    Great job on your trail 25K this weekend!

  3. We have a lot in common! My old blog name was "Running on Lentils" (I'm vegan too), and my birthday was Sept. 2. Happy birthday! Virgo plant eaters for the win! :-)

  4. Yes! Happy Birthday to you as well ?

  5. Great job with training, the trail looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Happy Birthday! A fun run is the best way to celebrate! Congrats on the 25k trail run. I'd love running out in the woods.

  7. I don't think I'd want to run mile repeats on my birthday, either! Happy birthday! I'm glad you've had some good weather considering all you've gone through. Looks like a very solid week of training.

  8. Happy birthday to you!! Great week of workouts! Eeks....Chicago is so close!

  9. Happy Birthday! Mile repeats are not easy so great job getting them done.

  10. Happy belated birthday. You are truly inspiring with your awesome job! How long do you usually prepare for a marathon?

  11. Thank you. The 25k trail run was a lot of fun (it was my birthday present to myself).

  12. I'm really missing that weather about now :-)

  13. Thank you! I follow a 16 week training plan.


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