After some longer posts, I thought I’d shorten things up for y’all. There are a little over 6 weeks remaining before this year’s Chicago marathon, which will take place on Oct. 7th. My training has ramped back up since returning from Europe. Below, you will find an interview I did following my 30k progression workout last Sunday.
To summarize the workout, it’s a continuous 30k progression run, where the pace is increased every 5k. I jog for 20 minutes prior to starting the workout and then go through a full set of stretches and dynamic drills. The first 5k begins at a comfortable pace and progresses from there. The hope is that you can finish the final 5k at a pace slightly faster than marathon pace, while at the same time not pushing so hard you won’t be able to recover in a few days for another workout. Sometimes it’s tough to hold back a little, especially when you know you’re having a good workout and feeling great. But, it’s more important to be able to stack workout after workout together. Advice to younger runners: save your racing for race day!
…and now for the feature presentation.