According to my training schedule, Friday is supposed to be a day of rest.Â I rested with a 5 mile joggle in the treadmill.Â The treadmill settings I use are 8.0 speed, 0.1 incline.Â That let’s me finish a 5 mile run in just about 38 minutes or so.Â I had one drop at about 17 minutes in but mostly got through relatively easily.
The last 2 miles I ran at my anticipated marathon pace which is 8.6.Â It felt good and my legs only hurt a little right now.Â Tomorrow morning is a 7 mile run.Â That will be done outside.Â It is a nice 7 mile run to Lake Michigan and back.Â I love joggling on a Saturday morning in Chicago. On Sunday, I’ve got a 17 miler scheduled.Â You really have to change the thoughts in your brain to gear up for a 17 miler.Â That will be a solid 2 and a half hours of running.Â At the end, you don’t feel so good either.Â You’ll be tired, your stomach will hurt and you will likely feel very weak and tired.Â Long distance running is fun.Â It reminds you that you are still alive.
As I like to say, it’s the times that you feel bad that make you appreciate the times that you feel good.
This has been a pretty good week for my training.Â I did a 15 miler on Sunday, 3 miles Monday, 7 miles Tuesday, no running on Wednesday, 3+ sprint miles on Thursday and 5 miles today.Â With tomorrow’s 7 miler that will be 40 miles for the week.Â Not bad but probably not enough to get me to the sub 3-hour marathon speed.Â I need to add miles & I need to run faster.Â It’s certainly a challenge to become a world record holder.Â Just ask Michal who came up just 1 minute short of his 5K joggling world record attempt.Â He’s still the fastest joggler I know though.Â Congrats Michal.