Wrigley Run

June 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

Last day in Chicago. Heading home…WooHoo!

I have an afternoon flight today, so I decided to do another longer run. When I ran to the Kwanusila totem pole the other day, I noticed that Wrigley Field was just West of there. So, this morning, I headed up that way along the same route. The weather was perfect this morning and there were TONS of runners out on the return trip, so that was pretty cool.

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It’s been nice to run while in Chicago. I’ve had some great workouts, seem to have settled on a 3:1 run/walk ratio with my current knee issues, and put a total of 61.62 miles on the new Hoka Bondi Speeds (6.01 walking (1 session) and 55.25 running (4 sessions.)) Whoa – I didn’t realize how much I’d run while I was here until now! Add to that six days of attending/working at this conference (i.e., sitting on my butt for hours, standing for some too, and walking to/from sessions/my room), and I am ready to go home and rest!

Anyway, have a great weekend!


Training Journal – 6/28/13:

  • Current plan: Not sure right now…looking at options for a run in July
  • Today’s session: Long, slow run
  • Comments: Ended up doing 14.18 miles @ a 10:21 min/mile pace. The 3:1 ratio seems to be a good one, though my knee tweaked at about mile 6 running down a ramp to cross under Lake Shore Drive. After that, I slowed the pace considerably (I had been doing about a 9:20 pace.) My MRI is next week – I’m hoping to know better what to do for my knee…or to at least know that this is the new “normal” for me and running – which I am starting to accept.
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