Site:
http://chitownrunning.blogspot.com
Miles:
4886 total / 1498 in 2014
Goal:

It's a marathon year this year - the goal is sub-3:00. I want to enjoy training and encourage others in their training.

Track and share your training!

Dailymile makes it easy to keep track of your workouts. Map your routes and share with a community of active people.

  • 11 miles
  • 01:20 time
  • 1025 calories
  • 2 workouts
  •  
  • This Week time period

Entries

  1. RUN
    good Easy Miles 7.5 mi 00:59 07:50 pace

    Easy miles with Woody and Laura - great to have the company and the conversation. Legs started to feel a little toasty towards the end, still not fully back from the marathon.

    • Laura W.
      Laura W.

      I should definitely played coach today and reeled both you two back to 6 miles. I thought about it. Easy peasy tomorrow or take it off. Let your body repair:-). Always nice to see you.

      3 days ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 3 mi 00:22 07:10 pace

    Felt much better today - no pain/soreness while running.

  3. RUN
    good Recovery Run 3 mi 00:24 07:57 pace

    The soreness has gone down quite a bit but there is still some deep soreness in my calves. Took is easy but probably should have waited another day to run. Oh well.

  4. My 2014 Chicago Marathon Race Recap in nauseating detail, enjoy!: http://chitownrunning.blogspot.com/2014/10/thoughts-from-marathon.html

    • Honey Boo Boo
      Honey Boo Boo

      Great job! Did I see you?!?!? So many people screaming at me I wasn't sure if I saw you!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Adam K.
      Adam K.

      I didn't see you specifically - but it wasn't for lack of looking. Thank you for being out there and cheering us all on. Epic shit accomplished!

      12 days ago Like

    • Paul
      Paul

      What a great write-up. I am pretty sure we were pretty close to each other, as I too went to the porta-potty about 10 minutes before the start of the race...in fact, I was starting to stress a bit when the National Anthem was being sung and I was waiting to pee one last time! I also had to cram myself into the back of the very, very crowded Corral B, so I can feel exactly what you wrote about. Congrats again on a great race!

      12 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    great 2014 Chicago Marathon 26.2 mi 02:59 06:49 pace

    SUB-3 BABY! I have a lot more to write about this and I will later when I have some time. Everything went wonderfully this morning and I'm happy to say that all of the training paid off. Almos... read more

  6. RUN
    great Final Shakeout 3.1 mi 00:23 07:25 pace

    Final shakeout run before the Big Day tomorrow. Wanted to keep it easy, felt good and toeing the line tomorrow at 100% health which is a huge blessing. Thank you to all of you who have encouraged m... read more

    • Erin
      Erin

      You're in my tracker and on my mind. Have a BLAST!!!!

      13 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    great Easy Miles 3 mi 00:23 07:44 pace

    Another B-E-A-utiful day outside. Felt great, kept it nice and easy.

  8. RUN
    great Last Track Sesh 5.75 mi 00:42 07:22 pace

    Last track session with the gang. Did mile repeats with Laura W. - she kept it nice and consistent, ran 7:25, 7:34, 7:22 with quarter-mile rest jog in between intervals. Finished up with a 6:13 mil... read more

    • Laura W.
      Laura W.

      Thx for the run! U helped make it go by faster!!! Sounds like Leslie needs some time to run outside...she can take advantage of your taper :-).

      17 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 5 mi 00:38 07:30 pace

    My mind is starting to play the taper game with me. "Can you really do it?" it says. "Man this pace feels kinda hard, and it isn't even close to your goal pace...can you really ... read more

    • Brian A.

      Adam for Governor!

      18 days ago Like

    • Show 4 more comments...
    • Erin
      Erin

      Ah, the taper. :) so stoked for you!

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Adam K.
      Adam K.

      Thanks for all of the encouragement everyone - I know the taper mind games are just that, games. It's an awesome feeling to know I have so many people rooting for me - I will definitely be using that to power me through on Sunday.

      17 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    great Last "Long" Run 8 mi 00:57 07:05 pace

    Felt great again today - beautiful weather for a run, hoping for something similar next Sunday. Getting so close now I can almost taste it. Hope all of you other Chicago marathoners are feeling rea... read more

  11. RUN
    good Saturday Run 4 mi 00:30 07:30 pace

    Starting to feel really good - cooled off quite a bit overnight, had to whip out the pants and gloves for the first time since Spring.

  12. New Blog Post - Going All In: http://chitownrunning.blogspot.com/2014/10/going-all-in.html

  13. RUN
    great Lunch Miles 5 mi 00:36 07:11 pace

    Did a bit of a fartlek run today - I thought it was beautiful for running - overcast and in the 50s. Windy, but that felt good too.

  14. RUN
    great Easy Miles 4 mi 00:32 07:53 pace

    Some easy miles at lunch today - just runnin' the streets of Glen Ellyn.

  15. RUN
    great 8.5 mi 01:02 07:18 pace

    Ran out on the track today with a group of people including Marc W. and Laura W. Did 8 x 800m with 400m rest jog in between intervals. Goal was to run them between 2:55 and 3:00. Felt pretty good ... read more

  16. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 5 mi 00:38 07:37 pace

    Took it indoors today, split time between the 'mill and the indoor track.

  17. RUN
    good Sunday Running 13.1 mi 01:35 07:16 pace

    I have never been more excited to say...it's time for the taper!! Finished up a second medium-length run in the last two days. Ran the first half at an easy long-run pace and then finished up ... read more

  18. RUN
    good M Pace Run 12 mi 01:23 06:55 pace

    Doing a modified "long run" with back-to-back mid-long runs this weekend. 13 on the docket for tomorrow. Warmed up with 2 miles and then ran 10 miles at goal marathon pace. Felt good thro... read more

  19. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 6 mi 00:47 07:48 pace

    Yesterday I took an unscheduled day off for mental wellness. I got out to my car at lunch and just decided I didn't have it in me. I've been fighting a cold that seems to be lingering and... read more

    • Declan
      Declan

      that cold is lurking everywhere in Chicago! I'm waiting for my turn as both my kids have it right now.
      Glad you made it out!

      29 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    good 3 x 2-mile intervals 9 mi 01:03 07:00 pace

    Oof - I don't remember having a more difficult run during this training period. For the 2-mile intervals, I was riding the line of pain - right on the edge between 'pushing it' and p... read more