It was race week! The Chicago Marathon happened today, and you may have heard- records were broken! Kelvin Kiptum won with a time of 2:00:35. WOW! The weather was amazing. Here’s what happened this past week leading up to the race… there was only one official workout on my training, so it wasn’t a very exciting week – until Sunday!
Mon – 6 mile run. Maybe my last dark morning run! Might have to move indoors to my treadmill after marathon recovery.
Lunch walk, 30 mins. Felt good to get outside, but it was really warm out! “Feels like 88” Should have worn a tank top.
Tues – Rest day!
Weds – 1.19 mile run. With the forecasted cool temps in Chicago, I needed to try out my race outfit with my handmade arm warmers. Everything was good to go!
Thurs – Rest day! At night we took a trip to Ohio State to see our son play in the concert band. We also got to enjoy dinner with him, which was great. Great to see him again in person. But not great because it rained the entire night and we were drenched! We had to miss some of the concert after he played because of the long drive home (2 ½ hours each way!) and we needed our rest for Chicago!
Fri – Road trip to Chicago! We hit the expo when we arrived, and spent 2 ½ hours there. Even after a little rest in our hotel before dinner, we were pretty tired after such a busy day!
Our hotel is beautiful!
Sat – Chicago is really chilly! I forgot to bring weather appropriate clothes for walking around, and I really missed having a warmer jacket. I think all of the cold weather made me feel a bit sick so we spent most of the day in our hotel relaxing and I took a nap.
Sun – Race day!! Did I get the 4:07 my Garmin predicted for this race?? Sadly I did not! Not even close. Unfortunately I wasn’t well trained for this race because the weather was just perfect. But I did finish, and I did about as well as I thought I might. And hey, as a first time race for me, it’s an instant “fastest Chicago”. But, my husband did get a BQ!! So that was super exciting and I’m very happy for him. He’s been trying to get a BQ again for quite some time now and his race day went great. I’ll have a Chicago Marathon recap posted this week, so stay tuned 🙂
Cheers – pizza and beer for the marathoners!
Q: Did you watch any of the Chicago Marathon?