Two weeks!! I am both excited and relieved to be over with the heaviest portion of training. It feels really great to be in the "taper" phase. There is no doubt that the warmer weather has brought about a lot of struggles in training, but I have my fingers crossed that it will be nice and cool on race day. While my overall mileage hasn't dropped significantly, I did make several adjustments to the plan to accommodate the Ragnar Trail Relay I was participating in.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Well actually it's Trail Wednesday, but that just doesn't sound as good! This week I have a mixture of some sunrise/sky pictures, birds, and fall foliage. As much as I dislike the sun coming up later in the morning, it does make it easier to catch a sunrise, and the birds love it too.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
...and that's a wrap on Week 13, the highest mileage week of Chicago marathon training. There are only three weeks to go, and that means it is finally time to ease into a taper. I can't believe I used to hate tapers.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This week I have some more pictures of the beautiful late-summer flowers that are blooming. I love all of the yellow, gold, and reds that have started to pop up along the trails. This is also the time of year where I see the herons and egrets out and active, so I am happy to see my "birds" every day during my runs.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Yesterday I ran the Naperville Trails half marathon in Wheaton, IL. It was a great day for a race...and a PR! Almost a year and a half since my last PR, I finally set a new personal best for the half marathon.