I am now just under 5 weeks away from marathon day and getting SO excited, especially after seeing pictures and posts from Chicago Marathon finishers!!!
This week my workouts came to 61 miles with 1 speed day, 1 long run and 4 easy run days. I almost did not do my speed day just because I was coming off of my half marathon, but I felt great and don’t have too much longer before the taper!!!!!
Mon- 9 miles- 8:04 pace
Tues- 9 miles- 8:01 pace
Wed- 6×1 mile repeats on the road with 1.5 mile warm up and cool down- 6:18 average (6:16, 6:13, 6:15, 6:21, 6:22, 6:20)
Thurs- 8 miles- 7:58 pace
Fri- 8 miles- 8:11 pace
Sat- 18 miles- 7:52 pace
The cooler temps have felt so nice and the Fall colors and just beautiful!!!!
I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my Fall marathon training favorites :).
My first is one of my absolute favorite running tops. It is the Breathe Hoodie top from Gap Fit. This top is beyond comfortable! It is a thing long sleeve top so it is perfect for those in between weather days. I have worn it a few times already this fall. I would say it is best for upper 40’s and 50 degree temperatures for me. They are reasonably priced (especially when you have a coupon). I had a 50% off coupon code for the Gap too so I bought this in several colors!!! In my opinion these run big so I would size down….I needed an XS and I don’t wear an XS in anything (usually a small, sometimes a med).
Next up is my Oiselle hat! I am not a big hat wearer because I seem to have a hard time finding hats that fit my head right. This hat is a perfect fit and perfect for the rainy or drizzling days!!!!
Number 3 are my Oiselle arm warmers. These are perfect to pair with a short sleeve top on those days when you just don’t know whether to go short or long :). They are also super comfortable!
Number 4 that has been working for me is my Nathan handheld water bottle. I hate fuel belts or pretty much anything around my waist. This little water bottle has been working out great for my long runs. I usualy pass my car half way through a long run and get a drink and pick this up to carry for the second half of my run.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, on my list on my list are my PRO Compression socks. I LOVE these socks. The marathon tall socks are amazing for recovery. They are not impossible to put on and they have the perfect amount of compression (which is great for marathon training and recovery). The trainer low socks are so comfortable. These are the only socks that I wear that is how much I love them!!!
I am SUPER excited to give you the chance to win your very own pair of PRO Compression Marathon socks or sleeves. Yup, that’s right, A PRO Compression giveaway! You can never have enough running socks, and these are the best! Simply enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway goes from Sun 10/12- Sunday 10/19. Winner will be announced Mon 10/20!
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I also have a discount code for you to use to stock up on some socks with:
USE THE CODE BLG14 TO GET 40% OFF YOUR ORDER OF MARATHON SOCKS OR SLEEVES!!!!! (these socks would make the perfect gift for anyone who is training or just loves running. They are also great stocking stuffers if you do early Christmas shopping :))!
Who ran Chicago?!!!! How did you do?
Who is training for a marathon? How many days/weeks do you have left?
Do you have any fall favorites?