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http://chitownrunning.blogspot.com
Miles:
4499 total / 1111 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.

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Entries

  1. RUN
    great This Machine Kills Ravers 8 mi 00:55 06:55 pace

    I was listening to a techno station on Pandora during my run and the main lyric of one of the songs was "This machine kills ravers"...it stuck in my mind. Been needing this kind of a run ... read more

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

    Entering the most intense part of marathon training here over the next 6 weeks. Hoping to really kill it here over the next several weeks. An easy 6 on tap today, everything was feeling good.

    • Declan
      Declan

      I call these runs the M&Ms in the running trail mix, always good and essential to the mix... actually I made that up right now, but it sounds good.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Adam K.
      Adam K.

      Thanks Declan - I like the analogy!

      2 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    good Sunday Long 12 mi 01:32 07:41 pace

    Didn't feel as good as I would have liked today, considering this was a cutback week. Finished it anyway and ready for three more weeks of increase. Hard to believe CM2014 is only 7 weeks away... read more

    • Declan
      Declan

      These runs build character right??? Or at least keep the stretchy pants in the closet

      3 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    great Saturday Fartlek 7 mi 00:51 07:15 pace

    Leslie and I bought one of those contraptions that allows you to tow a child behind a bike, so she and Addison came with me for this run which was a lot of fun. Alternated M-Pace miles with easy 80... read more

  5. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 6 mi 00:46 07:36 pace

    Felt much better today than yesterday - gorgeous day outside, mid-70s and sunny. Happy Friday everyone!

  6. RUN
    alright Lunch Miles 5 mi 00:39 07:48 pace

    Meh, just wasn't feeling it today - my body felt sluggish and heavy...no real soreness, just tired. Got through it, hoping for a better run tomorrow.

    • Declan
      Declan

      lunch miles at least keeps the metabolism moving! better than skipping too!

      6 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good 200/200 Workout 7.25 mi 00:52 07:13 pace

    Did the 200/200 workout on the Glenbard West track at lunch today - pretty toasty out there today; air temp was 80 and I'm guessing on top of a black track it was a little higher than that. Af... read more

  8. RUN
    good Inside 5 5 mi 00:37 07:24 pace

    Thought it might rain, so I ran inside and split time between the mill and the indoor track.

  9. RUN
    good Sunday Long Run 14 mi 01:49 07:46 pace

    Long run on the Prairie Path in the heat of the day today. Felt good throughout - kept an easy pace and didn't push it. Ran all the way from Lombard to Hillside (past Mannheim) and back. Happy... read more

  10. RUN
    great Easy 5 5 mi 00:38 07:39 pace

    First time in a week that I've run by myself so I was feeling a little lonely. First run on a new pair of Brooks Ghost 6s and my initial impressions are favorable. Good stable feel and not too... read more

    • Paul
      Paul

      I've been running in Ghost 6s for over a year and they are great. I bought a pair of 7s about a month ago, but haven't actually run in them yet, i love the 6s so much!

      11 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    good Final Vacation Run 8 mi 01:01 07:36 pace

    Last vacation run and got to run again with Tony which was great. It was a bit of a slog for both of us today - the air was just hanging with temps around 80 and no relief from the sun. After we go... read more

    • Jamie D.
      Jamie D. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Nice job getting in some vacation miles as a speedy clip :-)

      13 days ago

  12. RUN
    good Vacation Miles 6.75 mi 00:51 07:31 pace

    Another run with Tony up at the cabin, Achilles was barking for the first couple of miles and then calmed down.

  13. RUN
    great 6 x 1-mile Intervals 10 mi 01:08 06:50 pace

    Got to run with my bro, Tony K. which made this run a good one before it even started. We opted for mile repeats since it was a little oppressive out there - the temps weren't bad, upper-70s, ... read more

  14. RUN
    great Easy Miles 6 mi 00:48 08:03 pace

    Getting some beautiful weather up here in Door County. Nice and cool with light breezes and plenty of sun. Ran with my brother-in-law Scott today which was great. Body felt good.

  15. RUN
    good Sunday Long 14 mi 01:50 07:49 pace

    Due to bad planning on my part, the back end of my week was overloaded with miles. I wasn't exactly enthused to be running 14 a day after running 10, but whatever. My dad ending up coming with... read more

    • Erin
      Erin

      Sounds like some quality family time :) enjoy that day off.

      17 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    great Saturday Fartlek 10 mi 01:14 07:22 pace

    This one felt really good - I decided to do a fartlek style run alternating cruise miles with easy miles. It definitely made the run go by quicker and I was was feeling good the whole way.

    7:55, 7... read more

  17. RUN
    good Lunch Miles 6 mi 00:46 07:41 pace

    Felt kinda warm out there today; just getting the miles in and ready for vacation which start tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone.

  18. RUN
    great Lunch Miles 5 mi 00:39 07:51 pace

    Happy to say that I had no lingering soreness from last night's 5K. Just some easy miles on tap and they felt good. Proud of the month that I had, biggest mileage month since two years ago dur... read more

  19. RUN
    great Sunset 5K Race 5.4 mi 00:38 07:04 pace

    Got another chance to run an evening 5K and it made sense to do it since I usually do speed work on Wednesdays anyway. I had it on good authority that the course was flat and fast and it turned out... read more

    • Marc W.
      Marc W.

      Yes sir ! Great PR :). I was trying to catch you and get you at end just like our workouts -but hung on strong and finished well great race and a well deserved PR ! Sub 18 coming soon and sub 3:)

      22 days ago Like

    • Patrick W.
      Patrick W.

      Nice PR! That is a great time!

      21 days ago Like

    • Rob R.
      Rob R.

      Nice job! I was there for the kids races and left after that.

      21 days ago Like