Week 13 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


Week 13 of training is nearly complete. All that remains are a run home from work this evening and a final run tomorrow. Those two runs will bring me up to 90 (56 miles) km for the week, the second time during this training cycle I have completed that much mileage in a week. Right now I need just over 16 km between my two remaining runs to hit 90 km.

While I was unable to get in a speed interval workout for the second week in a row, it was another solid week of training with marathon pace runs Monday and Thursday and my usual hill training on Tuesday.

To make up for the lack of speed intervals yesterday I ended up doing two marathon pace runs yesterday. The first was a run of just under 9 km on my way home from work and the second was a run of just under 5 km later at night which I managed to finish just as it started raining heavily.

Speaking of two run days, I just mentioned I had one yesterday. I am doing the same thing today in order to get in a few extra miles to help me hit 90 km for the week. Since both of yesterday’s efforts were marathon pace efforts today’s runs will both be easy efforts. I got in the first of those workouts and lunch and will complete the second on my way home from work.

Only 23 days to race day now!

How did your training go this week?

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