Week 5 of Training for the Illinois Marathon went about as expected.
Bike – I did an easy 6 miles on the indoor trainer in about 30 minutes. Not too fast. Not too slow. Just comfortable.
7 miles – I moved my midweek “long” run to Tuesday this week because of the Half Marathon on Saturday. It was on the treadmill, and it went well.
3 miles – Did a 3 Mile Tempo run on Wednesday. My legs felt really fresh, so I pushed the pace just a bit more than I usually might.
Rest – I decided to take an extra rest day on Thursday due to running the F^3 Lake Half Marathon on Saturday.
Rest – This is the normal rest day for the week, so it was just fine. Even went a played Bingo at my daughter’s school, which was a lot of fun.
6 miles – This one actually felt easy. It was much easier than the run on Saturday, but when isn’t a recovery run easy? It was a bit windy, but the roads near the house were nice and clear when I went out. Plus, the temperature had made it’s way to the upper 20s. It was a great day for an easy run.
Looking forward to Week #6.