Chicago Training [Week 4]

I said it once and I’ll say it again, the weeks are flying by way too fast. The Chicago Marathon is in just 69 days. I can’t believe it. 69 days sounds so much shorter than 2 months… to me at least. Either way, it’s the same amount of time & I’m getting a bit nervous! That means it’s really time to buckle down on my training and nutrition. Last week I finally got into a good groove so I’m looking forward to continuing it this week. IMG_7971

Chicago Training – Week 4

  • Monday – 11 Miles
  • Tuesday – 6 miles + 20 min tempo
  • Wednesday – 5 easy miles
  • Thursday – 6 miles w/ 6 x 20 sec hills @ 95% effort
  • Friday – easy 3 miles
  • Saturday – Rest Day
  • Sunday – 11 miles -> was supposed to be 15 but my piriformis is bothering me today so I decided to cut it short.

TOTAL WEEK 4 MILEAGE = 43 MILES

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Lake Champlain mid-long run ❤

Does anyone else’s piriformis act up?
Any stretches or strength training you can recommend?

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome job on a tough week – straight up owning this training, sister! I had piraformis problems back on November. I went to a chiropractor and foam rolled the crap out of it. Also, the yin yoga video I posted a few weeks ago is a little boring but so effective for it: http://youtu.be/Tmzfot_6HcE

    Good luck!!

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    1. I need to incorporate that video into my training!! & more foam rolling! Thank you!

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      1. My sister in laws and I did this one today and it was really good – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O_Vg-j5lkuA – the chick is annoying but we all liked it!

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  2. Ah 69 days? You just made me nervous too! I find that yoga helps with keeping everything loose, and strength training each week with different types of squats!

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    1. I know! It’s crazy! I’m really starting to freak out!!!!!

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  3. Amy Lauren says:

    I had a piriformis issue once- it was that and also my gluteus medius. The best thing for me was a lot of foam rolling, I went to a PT to show me how to do it as well as some other exercises. It was really worth going to the PT to learn the proper way to foam roll. Besides that, I started getting sports massages when it flairs up, so that’s another option to look into. Yoga also works wonders, I go at least once a week.

    It looks like you had a solid week of training despite the piriformis issues! 11 is still a great run, I hope you get it taken care of sooner rather than later bc 69 days isn’t long!

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    1. I know! I need to get it figured out this week. It’s still bothering me pretty bad todya & I haven’t ran or anything. Looks like I will be making an appointment with the PT! Thank you 🙂

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