Running week of June 6-12

Monday 6/6
Rest day after Sunday’s 1/2 marathon, although I did actually plan to get a small run in.  With so much going on at home, I just didn’t have the opportunity to get it going.  My legs still felt like jello and I honestly needed this rest day to prevent injury.  It was supposed to be marathon training day 1 but you can start with a rest day right?

Tuesday 6/7
Today was marathon training day 2 and it was a track day with speedwork.  It was definitely different, but I like it.  My legs were a little better than yesterday and the rest intervals were much appreciated.  This was an on duty treadmill run as my hands were tied but I still needed to get it done to stick to my plan.
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Wednesday 6/8
I waited until later in the day to run after finishing my priorities and it was definitely cooler than the last few days.  That’s not a bad thing but I feel like I’m actually strongest in my running in the 70 degree range.  I ran about 5 miles at an 8 minute 10 second pace with my legs feeling much better.  It was about 59 degrees and while not that cold for the Chicago area, I probably could have used a long sleeve t-shirt.  This was Chicago Marathon training day #3.
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Thursday 6/9
This was all about hills!  I ran uphill for about 1/4 sprints about 16 times!
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Friday 6/10
I ran 3 miles on duty at the firehouse on the treadmill.  It was hot and sticky out and the legs were getting tired.  After every 1/4 mile, I did 5 plyo box jumps at 36″.
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Saturday 6/11
Rest day

Sunday 6/12
Today was about 25 degrees cooler than yesterday and absolutely perfect to run outside.  I hit the Savannah in the early afternoon to do 6 miles at 8 minutes 26 seconds average.  There were a few super sprints for some speedwork and I looked at the Garmin to see my mile averages for those sprints.  The first sprint was at 7/mile.  The second sprint was at 6:30/mile .  The third was at 6/mile.  Finally, the last sprint was at 5:30/mile.  I really wish I could maintain those bursts!!
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Weekly Mileage
18 miles

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