chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

It’s getting real. Only 11 days out from the marathon.

Arrived at Fleet Feet tonight for group training and was pleasantly surprised with these awesome Chicago Marathon displays presented by Nike. Marathon branded gear, too! I’ll have to stop in a pick a piece or two up. The names on the sign are everyone training with Chicago Endurance Sports out of the South Loop location. The designer in my is drooling over the course map. Someone had fun with those illustrations and branding. I love it.

As for the actual run, it was supposed to be a negative split run. Eh, kind of? I ran and it felt good. That’s really all that matters. After uploading my runs from the past week, it looks like I’m less than 3 miles away from running 100 miles in September. I *almost* went out for a run last night, but I chose to go for a bike ride instead. If I wasn’t tapering, I would head out and get the those last miles in. Damn. Oh hell. I have bigger priorities.

All around good day. Hip, hip, hooray. Happy Tuesday.

Anonymous asked:

whats been your greatest accomplishment since you started keto and running?

To be honest? Not much. Running while following keto was a mistake for me. Not sure how I managed it last winter, but going through induction and keeping up with low carb while training for a marathon just wasn’t in the cards for me. I ate followed keto for the first 6 (7?) weeks of marathon training, and my performance *significantly* improved when I went back to following a diet with carbohydrates.

I will do keto again in the future, just not while endurance running.

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

Put in an easy 4.5 miles in last night. First run since the 20 miler on Saturday, and I was feeling pretty good. Tried to take it as easy and as slow as possible, but I kept finding myself waiting to dance to the latest pop hits I’ve been listening to lately.

Also, I ran in my red Nike Free Flyknits last night, first time since SeaWheeze, which was a month ago now. Despite running in the same exact shoe in a different color for the last month, these felt like *heaven*. Was kind of nice to realize they aren’t worn out (only about 200 miles on ‘em), and just aren’t ideal for my longer runs.

Good mood is good. Had one of those “holy crap I live here” moments last night. I run along the Lakefront Trail in downtown Chicago, and it has one hell of a view, especially at night with the lights.

1/2 mile repeats on the scheduled for group training after work. Should be interesting.

:)

chelseaontherun
chelseaontherun:

We’re getting closer. Tomorrow is The Long Run, aka 20 mile. If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, you’re probably running 20 miles sometime this weekend. 

I think I’m packed and ready to go, except for the part where I had to wash everything I’m going to wear tomorrow and my socks are in the dryer and the rest of my clothes are draped from various door frames and handles (yeah, this photo was taken pre-wash).

Popped a melatonin and I’m passing out, or at least that’s the goal. Alarm is set for 4AM, run/walk starts at 6AM. 

Let’s do this.

chelseaontherun:

We’re getting closer. Tomorrow is The Long Run, aka 20 mile. If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, you’re probably running 20 miles sometime this weekend.

I think I’m packed and ready to go, except for the part where I had to wash everything I’m going to wear tomorrow and my socks are in the dryer and the rest of my clothes are draped from various door frames and handles (yeah, this photo was taken pre-wash).

Popped a melatonin and I’m passing out, or at least that’s the goal. Alarm is set for 4AM, run/walk starts at 6AM.

Let’s do this.

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

Being that we’re already past the half was point in September, this is old news, but I’m playing runblr catch up and I wanted to highlight this: I ran 100 miles in August. 

100 miles.

I wanted to hit 100 in July, but it just didn’t happen and I was okay with it. Back in February, I ran 5 miles (which was a lot at the time, and still is some days) on the 28th so I could hit the 50 mile mark for that month. I was blown away. 50 whole miles. Last month, I doubled that, which honestly doesn’t surprise me because I’m training for a goddamn marathon, but it excites me. 

That 100 miles in August also included not one, but two half marathons, the first of which was my first half ever - The SeaWheeze Half Marathon in Vancouver, BC, and then the next weekend, I ran the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon, plus an extra 3 miles before the half because training that weekend called for a 16 miles long run.

I hope to make a few backlogged posts in the next couple days, including race recaps for the above 2 races. 

Also, 23 days until the marathon.

That’s it. I’m constantly reminding myself to trust the process and trust the training. Gonna make it through this.

Happy Thursday :)