Week 11 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Week 11 of training for the Ottawa Marathon is nearly complete. It was another solid week of training that began with a personal best when I ran a sub 1:30 half-marathon Sunday morning.

With one run remaining tomorrow my mileage for the week sits at 66.5 km. Tomorrow the plan is for an easy 13.5 km to get my mileage up to 80 km for week 11. The next two weeks will likely see similar to increased mileage before I taper for the marathon. That should not be too difficult to achieve since I have my two last 32 km (20 mile) runs scheduled for the next two Sundays.

While Sunday was certainly the highlight of the week, Thursday saw the start of a new habit they will help be get in my extra miles over the next couple of weeks. This Thursday saw me get in two runs because I went for a shorter run at work over the my lunch hour. If I can keep it up this will certainly be a convenient way to get in some of the extra mileage needed to get around 90 km total over the next two weeks.

Week 12 kicks off with another race. This time it is the Ottawa Physio Race 10 km race. So far I have achieved my goals in the first two of three shorter races I entered before the marathon. Since I am scheduled to get in a 32 km (20 mile) run this weekend my current plan for Sunday is to get up early and get in 20 km before the race and then run the 10 km race at my intended marathon pace. It is hard to believe that there are now only 5 weeks remaining before the marathon.

How did your training go this week?


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