Thor - that looks like an amazing run, glad you're making time for it even with the two young'uns.
GG - welcome back!
Geo - consistent as always
Sparty - Hope DD is feeling better
Topo - Woot! You are an Ironman(woman)!
Sat - Did my scheduled 18 miler. Met up with Tim early and we ran for an hour before Rick joined us. Even at that early hour, I was dripping wet with sweat after the first five minutes. Summer has arrived in Chicago in the form of humidity.
Sun - Half Madness half marathon, put on by my triathlon club. Did a very easy two mile warmup, then raced. Started out thinking I would hang with the 1:30 pace group but within the first mile I realized I would have to push it too hard to stay at that pace, so I eased off. Finished off at 1:32:56, which is 15:45 slower than my PR
, but with the long run yesterday, my lack of training and the humidity, I'll take it.
Four weeks until one fall marathon and five weeks until the second. My last five weeks of training mileage have been 0, 18, 0, 43, 66. That's not exactly the recommended ramp up. I have a sailing race from Chicago to St Joe, MI this weekend so I'll take this week as a recovery week. Then two weeks of high mileage followed by a taper week before the first fall marathon. The double fall marathon seemed like a good idea after Boston/Big Sur in the spring, unfortunately my enthusiasm didn't carry my training through the summer sailing season. As sailing season ramps down I'm getting excited about running again and I'll probably go through with both races. The second marathon is a trail marathon run on the Birkie train in Northern Wisconsin. That one won't be raced for time, I just love the area and the athletes who participate in these events.
DW also did the half marathon on Sunday. It wasn't a PR
for her, but it's the first time where that distance wasn't extremely painful for her. She's excited now also and wants to look at a fall half marathon for us to do together.