Saturday, September 15, 2012

Chicago Marathon Training: A Recap in Pictures of My Highest Mileage Week

This week was my highest mileage week of the entire 18 week training cycle before the Chicago Marathon.  Here is a breakdown of my runs this week along with some pictures taken on those runs:

Sunday was the Chicago Half Marathon on Lake Shore Drive. Week: 13.3 mi of 63.
  Monday a.m.: 7.8 mile recovery run to the lake and back via Irving Park Rd..Week: 21.1 of 63.

Tues a.m.: 10.8 miles to the lake. Tues p.m. 1.55 mi. neighborhood run.  Week: 31.5 of 63

Wed a.m.: 10 mile track workout.  Week: 41.5 of 63.
Thurs a.m.: 6.75 mile recovery run. Thurs p.m. 2 mile neighborhood run.  Week: 50.25 of 63

Friday a.m. 9.5 miles by the lake.  Week: 60 of 63.

Saturday a.m. 3 mile neighborhood run. Week: 63 of 63.

Up next: Last long run of my 18 week marathon training cycle!



  1. Beautiful pictures and awesome week!

  2. I don't know how you people do it. It's crazy how you can train for 18 weeks and then still want to run a marathon. Amazing :)

  3. Lovely photos! And congrats on the mileage! You are ready to rock Chicago in 3 weeks :)

  4. GORGEOUS pictures. They all look so peaceful, especially all the ones with the sunrise. Congratulations on your mileage!!!