August was a continuation of marathon training without any missed runs. Woo hoo! I continued running with Chicago Area Running Association for my weekly long run on Saturdays. Running with a group makes long runs so much more tolerable, especially at 615 in the morning. I kept up with yoga on Thursdays, which is running rest day for me. Other than that I did a small bit of ab work, but running took over for my workouts in August.
Average Pace: 8:53
2013 Mileage: 762.65
A Look Ahead: The month of September will include more long runs on Saturdays in prep for the Chicago Marathon next month. I will run my ultimate distance before the marathon, 2 runs at 20 miles. Stretching and ice baths will be essential to stay healthy with these long distances. Is training over yet?