Week 15 of Training for the Philadelphia Marathon

Week 15 of my 16 week training program for the Philadelphia Marathon is nearly complete. Today I am enjoying a rest day. My second last week of training will end with a 6.5 km, 4 mile, run tomorrow.

So far I have completed nearly 56 km this week meaning my weekly total will sit at approximately 61 km after tomorrow’s run.

While I am in the process of tapering for the marathon this week was another good week of training. It started with a 25 km run Sunday and yesterday I completed a 12 km run with 10 km at my intended marathon pace. The other runs I did this week were shorter recovery runs.

Of course since I am so close to race day the most important fact is that I have so far managed to avoid getting sick or injured. Hopefully I have not just jinxed myself by saying that!

The key now and when I head to Philly next Friday will be to get in a few more recovery runs and a short marathon pace run next week to stay loose while at the same time ensuring my legs are well rested for race day.

How did your training go this week?

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