We ran 7 miles and it was one of the most enjoyable runs I've had all year. He seemed to enjoy the run a lot too!
If this is winter in Chicago, sign me up!
My ITB got tight by the end of the run, but the Crankle felt fine. I really was bummed because I thought the ITB was actually getting better with the strength training I've been doing. 2 steps forward, 1.5 steps back...
I am starting "pre marathon" training without a goal race this week. Basically I'll start gradually Increasing my mileage until I've got a month or 2 of solid running under my feet. Then ill do 12ish weeks of dedicated marathon training.
After some research this weekend I was thinking of the Illinois marathon as my spring 26.2. BUT after looking online yesterday I am rethinking the whole spring marathon idea.
I couldn't find one available hotel room for marathon weekend close to Champaign. What the hell!?! Thank goodness I haven't registered for anything yet! (I also wasn't 100% sold on this race)
So I'm left thinking this is a bad omen.
I'll go back to the spreadsheet I made and choose another spring 26.2 to pencil in my schedule should I be able to start marathon training healthy in 2-3 months. But I'll also consider focusing on half marathons and shorter races until the time is right for another go at 26.2
Goal for this 1st week of "pre marathon training" is to break 20 total miles. Something I haven't done in months. And continue on with strength training.