“The hay is in the barn”, as they say.
Less than six weeks to go in my Part VI review of my Chicago Marathon Training! I am reaching the APEX of my training, hitting 19 on Saturday, scaling back this weekend, and I’ll be back at it for the big 2-0. *GULP*
I looked at a calendar and realized that the 2018 Chicago Marathon is less than 10 weeks away! That means I have 10 (or less!) long runs to go. I have to say, this weather is brutal. I’ve always had trouble in the heat and humidity, so I guess I’ve come a longer way than I realize, but training and heat combined are starting to get old.
Do you want to be a runner? Or you want to stay in shape this summer? Don’t know where to start? Do not be intimidated! There have been periods of time in my life where I had to start from the beginning. One mile felt awful. I never thought I would ever consider myself a runner who actually ENJOYED running, but all it takes is hard work, self love and PATIENCE.
I’m no expert, but I feel like I have some tricks of the trade that can help. Here are 5 tips that worked for me: