Chicago Marathon Training: Race Week!

On Sunday I finished my second marathon!

Chicago Marathon Training: Week 18 |

The Chicago Marathon was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Every mile WAS magnificent!I have so much to write about, including the marathon itself, the Expo and running for the Ronald McDonald House so I will have several posts coming up. Today I’m just checking in with my race week training log and I’ll continue with more marathon news later this week.

Chicago Marathon Training: Week 18 |

18 weeks and 607+ miles, that’s quite a journey. I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my friends and family. My husband deserves a medal of his own for taking over on all the Saturday mornings while I was out running for 2-3.5 hours each week.

I had so many people cheering for me from near and far during the race and that support helped me to cross the finish line. I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone for all of the love on this blog, through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and in real life.


Weekly Workouts

Chicago Marathon Training: Week 18 Chicago Marathon Training: Week 18 |

Monday: 4.01 miles (9:44 pace) 4 miles in the dark to kick off race week. I’m feeling strong and ready for the race in less than a week.

Tuesday:  3.02 miles (9:25 pace)

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 3.25 miles (9:40 pace) 3 hotel treadmill miles on our overnight stop in St. Louis on the way to CHICAGO! The hotel had an extremely tiny fitness room so I’m glad I happened to be the only one using it. I ran 3 miles plus some strides at the end.

Chicago Marathon: Week 18 |


Friday: Rest

Saturday:  Rest

Sunday: The Chicago Marathon! 26.54 miles (9:54 pace) [from my Garmin]

I’ll share my official time soon. My tangents were horrible so I ran long and my official pace wasn’t under 10 minutes but technically I ran 26.54 miles UNDER a 10 minute pace. That’s something that I never dreamed was possible a few years ago!


Who else raced this weekend? How did it go?

  Run This Year | A Mother's PaceOne of my main goals for 2014 is to Run This Year in kilometers. That’s 2,014 kilometers or 1,251.44 miles.

Weekly Running Miles: 36.82

October Running Miles: 59.23

2014 Running Miles: 1,156.57 2014

Running Kilometers: 1,861.32





I’m running the Chicago Marathon with Team RMHC!

To find out more read my post about Running for Charity or head over to my fundraising page to make a donation.


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  1. Marnie @ SuperSmartMama says:

    Congrats (again!) on finishing the Chicago Marathon. I can’t wait to read more details. 607+ miles! Wow!!

  2. Carly Pizzani says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you that you had such a great race! I’ve never been able to work out the best way to take corners and turns to make the race as short as possible, I always run longer like you did, too. Hope your recovery is going well.

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