Columbus Marathon Training: Week 5
July 13-July 19
Monday: 2 mile walk followed by 3.5 mile run! Getting ready for my trip to Chicago for the Half Marathon, so this week is a cutback.
Tuesday: Spin class!
Wednesday: 2 mile walk with Walking Club
Thursday: 4 mile run with my Thursday night Turtles!
Friday: ROAD TRIP
Saturday: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k – it was a SCORCHER. But I did love enjoying my old lakefront running!
Sunday: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. 2:49:41. This is not my best half marathon time by far. In fact, I was over 20 minutes away from a PR. However, I kept reminding myself to “find my joy” in running. In Chicago. In the heat. I was really happy with crossing the finish line – however I spent the rest of the day not feeling great. Dehydration is no joke, and I want to work on my fueling plan for warm days. I.E. avoid “runner’s trots”!
Heat is a challenge. It was when I started Couch to 5k, it was when I ran the Bastille Day 8k and there was no water, it was when I ran the Women’s Half Marathon right before I left Chicago, it was a major problem in Nashville (helllllooooo, sunburn!). So, now I need to continue to learn from these challenging races and figure out what I can do to stay healthy when it’s so warm!