Long Run Sunday

Today’s run was scheduled to be 25 km (15 miles). Other than a strong headwind I ran into during the second half of my run I could not have asked for a better day for a run.

During my long run last week I made a point of trying some of the new portions of this year’s marathon course.

This morning I packed up my daughter in her Chariot and made a point of heading toward the start of the course and including the first 5 km of the course that I did not do last week.

My run this morning took me past the start and followed the marathon course until the point where it crosses back to the Ottawa side of the Ottawa River.

As I mentioned last week, the new portions of the course head through several neighbourhoods which were not included in the previous course – Chinatown, Little Italy, Hintonburg, Westboro – which should add more excitement in terms of crowd support. The other change is that the first half of the course is less hilly than the previous version.

In the end I completed 25 km in 2:12 which ended up being one of my longest runs with my daughter in her Chariot. I think my current record is 26 km.

Since the marathon is less than one month away next week’s long run of 32 km (20 miles) will be my last run over 25 km before the marathon.

4 thoughts on “Long Run Sunday”

  1. Also did my 25k last week (2:15) and I’m doing my 32k tomorow. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. Ottawa will be my first Marathon. I ran 5k for the first time in June of 2010 and lost 100 pounds in 10 months from January to november of 2010. Tomorow’s 32k will be my longest run ever until Ottawa.

  2. I am doing my last 32 km on Sunday.

    Sounds like you are making awesome progress. Good luck this weekend and in the marathon!

    1. Did 32,37km in 2:54:30. With a good 3 weeks of training left it is still possible to achieve my second goal that is finsing it in less than 4hours. (first one is finishing it period :cD )
      I’ll send you some good vibes tomorow for your 32k :c)

  3. Thanks Carl.

    By the sounds of it you have a good chance of beating 4 hours.

    The course new is flatter than it used to be. It should be good for a fast race.

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