Now that the Buffalo Marathon is behind us, it is time to start looking towards the next big race…the Chicago Marathon! Despite already accepting my bid and booking a hotel room for the run, I still can’t believe I will be running in such a prestigious race.
The turnaround time for this next marathon is pretty tight. #TeamLlama only has 20 weeks to recover and train but I think we will be able to manage. Our next training program is only 16 weeks long in comparison to our 22 week guide for the Buffalo Marathon. We built a solid base during our last training program that I think will carry us through this one.
This past week I have been recovering and resting my legs in preparation for the next training program which won’t start until July. I have kept my legs slightly active to get the lactic acid out of my system with some biking and walking. I also have been stretching as much as possible along with evening rollout sessions with my Pro-Tech Roller Massager. It’s pretty painful but will be worth it in the long run.
I am eager to get back into training and find myself fighting the urge to get back out running NOW, but I know that this is important to success in Chicago.
So now I can officially say that the countdown to Chicago has begun! Only 133 days to go!