Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bum drinking 40's

Yeah, someone- several times found my blog with that search. Also "alcoholic marathon." love those google analytics.

3 weeks until marathon Sunday now and it can't come soon enough. I'm ready to celebrate this training cycle and move on with my life. There are some 5k's looking interesting in November and a possible 15k, before everything freezes over that I want to do.

I got my confirmation ticket with bib # for the chicago marathon on Friday. It's all starting to feel real now... (and that this cycle will be coming to an end very very soon!)

This week I ran about 30 miles. No run longer than 8 miles. (at-least 2 runs were pretty intense- with hills or speed thrown in) This week was tough mentally, plus I've been feeling very fatigued. Since I'm not after a time goal anymore for Chicago (asides from sub 4:00), I don't feel too guilty about ditching the long run in favor of staying healthy. Plus, I need to enjoy the view of Willis (tower) from our new place.

I'll probably do a couple of 10+ mile runs this week and officially be on taper mode by the end of the week. (and take a cue from CB when he isn't crazy barking at ghosts)

What are you looking forward to this week? Any races? Special events?

- for me, I just want to continue to be pain free in my shin and calf. Nothing special going on in my hood :)



  1. Don't you just love the ways people find your blog? Someone found mine by searching maxi pad. ?

  2. Those are interesting search terms...

    I got my bib # in the mail this week too, making the race seem real now. Your new view is spectacular.

    I think that bagging the long runs when you have the fatigue is a good choice, sometimes they can do more damage then assistance. I actually start my taper this week and have my first single digit run tomorrow in like a month. Three weeks, yikes!

  3. This week is exciting for me because I am going to my first homecoming at my alma mater. They finally have football and I am going to homecoming! YAY!

    I love the view you have. That is gorgeous!

    Have a great training cycle and remember to take care of that shin!

  4. Hahaha, I love that. Alcoholic marathon. AWESOME. No one finds my blog by interesting word searches. Sigh. :)

  5. The view from your apt of that tower is gorgeous. What a nice skyline!