5.01km 45.20min 9.04min/km #running hills 32ºC
18 weeks till Chicago Marathon marks the beginning of proper marathon training. Following Higdon novice 2, like last time.
According to the program, today is a rest day actually. But I changed his plan a little—switched all his tuesday runs to monday. I’m also not going to find a HM race, or any race, in August so that’s a bust.
I went for the first run of 5k (3 miles) around the neighbourhood. This means up and down hills. Not required, but I’ll try to add more intensity if I can. Running through Central London with a backpack for my midweek run last time helped with the weekend long runs. The heat will also help build my endurance.