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Chicago marathon 2014 - OMG my first marathon!

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  • 15 miles
  • 02:51 time
  • 1625 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    tired Waterfront trail 8.5 km 00:59 11:13 pace

    Too much walking at the Ex yesterday, me legs were dead.

  2. RUN
    good More hills 8.68 km 01:04 11:46 pace

    Really had to drag my butt out the door tonight but I did and managed to do 7 hills between Fallingbrook and Blantyre.

  3. RUN
    Rats Tuesday 6.46 km 00:49 12:05 pace

    Hot and horrible run

  4. RUN
    great Marathon Clinic LSD 13 29.28 km 03:42 12:13 pace

    I can't believe I'm saying this but that was a pretty darn good 29k run! I didn't really ever feel like I was on the verge of calling it quits but I would be lying if I said it didn&... read more

    • James K.
      James K.

      Gogogogo! Next week is the top of training! Just a few weeks at the plateau and then it's already time to taper.

      6 days ago Like

    • Ginny

      I might be sad when it's over but perhaps I'll feel differently in 4 or 5 weeks

      6 days ago Like

    • Linda B.
      Linda B. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      You were looking great today!

      6 days ago

  5. RUN
    great Toronto Women's 5k 5 km 00:35 11:16 pace

    That was an awesome run with Lindsey. I'm so glad we chose this race as her first 5k. She was so awesome out there on that course and finished with the biggest smile on her face! I am one prou... read more

  6. RUN
    blah 8k clinic run 8.05 km 01:01 12:07 pace

    It was so steamy out there and i was tired. Definitely up there in the top 5 worst training runs. A tough mental run for sure.

  7. RUN
    good Hills Hills Hills 7.92 km 00:59 11:56 pace

    Headed out to the hills and tried some new ones tonight. I thought I could beat the rain but when I was at the top of the 6th one it started to come down so I called it a day and headed home.

    • James K.
      James K.

      You rock. A couple more weeks and the finish (aka the starting line) will be in sight.

      9 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Rats run Tuesday! 7.58 km 00:53 11:14 pace

    I'm guessing this is how the next 8 weeks will go:

    Sunday - looooonnnnnnggggg run, go home stretch and sleep
    Monday - exhausted, no running, lots of foam rolling and stretching, EAT ALL THE F... read more

  9. RUN
    great Marathon clinic LSD 29.24 km 03:42 12:11 pace

    I don't know who made that route ;) but that was one heck of a hilly route!! We ran up Yonge to Eglinton (street was closed from Queen to Bloor, hooray!) and then over to Jane. I would say tha... read more

    • James K.
      James K. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Rocked it. You're doing great. Four more super long runs to go.

      13 days ago

  10. RUN
    Saturday morning 2.74 mi 00:31 11:17 pace

    Nice little run since I missed one and skipped one this week. Haven't done this route in awhile and I shortened it accidentally. Oh well.

  11. RUN
    tired Tuesday Rat Run 4.64 mi 00:54 11:34 pace

    Pretty crappy run overall. I was not feeling the love right from the beginning and man it was was a hot and sweaty one.

  12. RUN
    good Marathon Clinic LSD 11 19.29 km 02:27 12:15 pace

    There was a time when 19k seemed so long and scary but this week was a taper week so it was 'only' 19k. I'm halfway to the goal with some pretty large runs ahead me. Hopefully I can ... read more

  13. RUN
    Saturday run with Lindsey 3.85 mi 00:48 12:25 pace

    4k with Lindsey and carried on for 2k more on my own. I'm basically her water girl carrying her bottle and randomly squirting water at her to cool her down. Fun times for sure! 2 weeks until h... read more

    • Jeffrey N.

      Which run is Lindsey doing? Would love to come and cheer!

      20 days ago Like

    • Ginny

      She's doing the Toronto Women's 5k Saturday August 23 at Sunnybrook park

      20 days ago Like

    • Jeffrey N.

      Oh cool - I don't get in till late that night. Sorry to miss it.

      20 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    tired Clinic night 8k 5.19 mi 00:59 11:26 pace

    Tonight's run was total proof that your mood and mind can dictate a run. It was an epic effort to even make it to the start of this run and if I wasn't marathon training I would have said... read more

  15. RUN
    great Wednesday Hills 4.37 mi 00:52 11:54 pace

    I really did not feel like going out for this run but I knew if I didn't I would just be mad at myself so I laced up and headed out for 6x hill repeats. Pretty solid effort and I feel like I w... read more

    • James K.
      James K. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Kicking butt!

      24 days ago

    • Kate Hi-five

      I know that feeling all too well, great job doing it anyway!

      24 days ago

  16. RUN
    great 6k Treadmill 6 km 00:39 10:24 pace

    Solid run on the treadmill tonight. It's been a long time since I've run on the treadmill and I have forgotten how much I love the set and forget it part, it's just so consistent! If... read more

  17. RUN
    good Marathon Clinic LSD 10 16.25 mi 03:18 12:12 pace

    Pretty decent run today albeit long. It was great to see so many familiar faces along St Clair Avenue today, especially Maria and Zac! The last 8k were especially tough but I stuck with it and was ... read more

    • James K.
      James K.

      Yay! The long runs don't get tougher, just longer.

      27 days ago Like

    • Mimi

      Why the ice bath? Cuz the feet are so hot and swollen by the end of such a distance?

      27 days ago Like

    • Jennifer

      Umm... you just ran 26 km! Don't think about what's to come think about those 26 km you just crushed. Woo!

      26 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    great Easy beach run with Lindsey 2.73 mi 00:35 12:50 pace

    Nice run with Lindsey along the MGT this morning while James and Mac went SUP'ing. 3 weeks to go until her first 5k!

  19. RUN
    great Marathon clinic night 5.72 mi 01:06 11:30 pace

    It was a little longer than I expected it to be but not bad overall. Feet are pretty tender now but I think it's because my legs are tired. Looking forward to tomorrow's rest day.
    Total m... read more

    • James K.
      James K. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Rock star! A sense a big August coming up.

      30 days ago

  20. RUN
    great Hill training week 2 6.2 km 00:46 11:56 pace

    Screw you hills, I win tonight!