Week 8 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

With just one run left week eight of training for the Ottawa Marathon is nearly complete. I’ll end the week with a 14 km run tomorrow to give me 80 km for the week. So far this will be my biggest week of training although that will soon change with my 32 km (20 mile) training runs coming up soon.

The week got off to a good start with a 28 km (17 mile run). As is usually the case I managed to get out the door and get my run started while everyone was still asleep at home. I do find it tough at times to get myself out the door on the weekend but it is the best way to fit in such a long run without disrupting a full day.

Following my long run my two intense workouts this week were a series of hills Tuesday night and a 10 km marathon pace run last night. Both runs felt strong and left me feeling confident about my training so far.

Now that I am over the halfway point in my training the tough part comes with the previously mentioned 32 km training runs and 90-100 km weeks coming up over the next few weeks.

Week nine kicks off with my first 32 km training run Sunday morning. With week eight out of the way I know have approximately 507 km (314 miles) left to go before race day in  May.

How did your training go this week?

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