I hope you enjoyed my husband’s guest post from yesterday.
Wes did end up getting a PR yesterday by about 45 seconds. I am so proud of him! He has to do it all again exactly 2 weeks from yesterday in the Marine Corps Marathon so now it is time for him to try to recover.
He really wanted to break 2:30, but due to stomach issues around mile 15 wasn’t able to. I am still amazed that he PR’d and I am so happy for him!
Remember how I told you Wes gets in his zone before hand? Yep, this is what it looks like!
I’ll have a full recap up in the next few days!
We are currently traveling back from Chicago and should get back to Pennsylvania sometime tonight.
I know this is a day late, but I still wanted to recap my “training” from last week.
I decided to postpone cross training one more week (hopefully starting tomorrow or Wednesday) since I knew that I would be walking a lot during the marathon and wanted to rest my leg as much as possible.
I tested it out on Thursday and I just didn’t feel it was quite ready.
Monday – 10 minutes ab work
Tuesday – rest (traveling most of the day)
Wednesday – 10 minutes ab work
Thursday – 10 minutes ab work, 30 minutes biking
The main purpose of the biking was to make sure my leg was going to be okay for all the walking I knew I’d be doing during the weekend at the Chicago Marathon. I wanted to see too if my goal of cross training next week was reasonable.
Friday – 10 minutes ab work, 30 minute walk with my dog in the morning
I took a little bit longer walk with the pup to test my leg out some.
Saturday – 2 hours of walking
Majority of the walking was around the race expo. I would say a total of about 2 hours.
Sunday – Lots and lots and lots of walking
I’d say we walked at least 5 plus miles while spectating. I’m happy to report that even though I did have some “aching” pain (which is expected) there was no more sharp pain.
We are off to drop my in-laws off at the airport and head back to Erie. I hope everyone enjoys their Monday!
What did you do this weekend? Did anyone else race?
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