Week 5 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Another week of my 16 week training program is nearly complete. Week five will come to an end with tomorrow’s run. Although marathon day is still a long way away it is hard to believe I have nearly completed five weeks of training.

This week’s training schedule called for 61 km (38 miles). So far I have completed 42.5 km. A 10-12 km run tomorrow will leave with approximately 52-54 km for the week which is still a good week considering I went skiing Tuesday night instead of getting in a scheduled run.

The highlights of the week this week were my 8.8 km tempo run Wednesday and last night’s series of 2 km repeats at the dome. Tomorrow I plan to end the week with some hill repeats. I am not sure if it will end up making a difference on marathon day but my weekly speed interval sessions at the dome have me feeling more confident about my training.

Week six kicks off Sunday with a 24 km (15 mile) run on the schedule. Week six will also see my first race of the year with the St. Patrick’s Day 10 km race next Saturday. Only 12 more of these recaps to write before marathon day!

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How did your training go this week?

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