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Marine Corps Marathon Training – Week 4 (Woohoo, one month down!)

This is how I felt during week 4 of training.
This is how I felt during week 4 of training.

I am now a month into training. I am tired and sore. And some days, I’m not really sure if I’ve improved much.

This past week didn’t really go as planned. I was feeling a little sick at the beginning of the week (minor cold). And just when I was feeling better, I started getting abdominal pains. The pain started on Thursday and persisted throughout the weekend while I was in Chicago for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Thankfully, I was able to run in the race, but it put a bit of a downer on the trip.

(More on Chicago and the race soon!)

MCM Training – Week 4:

Monday, July 13 – rest

Tuesday, July 14 – 4 miles – treadmill (AM)

Wednesday, July 15 – Yoga (30 minutes at home)

Thursday, July 16 – 4 miles – treadmill (AM)

Friday, July 17 – off

Saturday, July 18 – off

Sunday, July 19 – 13.1 miles (Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon)

Total – 21.1 miles
Cross-training – yoga

I was supposed to run on Wednesday and Friday, but I just couldn’t make it. Maybe this week will be better. Week 5 is a 34 mile week (!!) – 20 during the week and a 14-mile long run. We’ll see how much of that I actually complete. Goals: complete at least 75 percent of weekday runs, stretch wayyy more.

No fun photos or food porn to share in this post. All of my great photos are from my weekend in Chicago, which I’ll include in the race recap (very soon).


  1. Oh no, sorry to hear about the abdominal pains. Hope its better this week. Looking forward to your recap 🙂 Look at your consistent posting!

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