Since I started my training program for May’s Ottawa Marathon Tuesday has become my day for running hills.
For the first seven weeks of my training program my Tuesday runs consist of an easy run along a hillier course than usual. As I have mentioned before Ottawa is not the hilliest city around butÂ I have managed to find a route with a few decent hills that force me to increase the intensity of my run along the way.
Tonight after a long day at work,Â I always feel better after a run. As an added bonus, tonight was the first evening in a long time I wore my sunglasses as I left for my run. As much as I enjoy winter activities like skiing and hockey, it is nice to see the days are getting longer.
I went for a run along the route that I have designated as my weekly route for hills. Tonight I managed to get in just over 10 km in 51 minutes, giving me an average pace of just over 5:00 per km. With five runs left this month I am on track to reach a monthly total of at least 250 km.
Tomorrow I plan to do another easy run in the 10-12 km range before Thursday’s tempo run at marathon pace.