Week 14 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Week 14 of training for the Ottawa Marathon is nearly complete. My final run in week 14 will be a 12 km run which will get me to my target of 100 km for this week. It is hard to believe that there are now only two weeks until race day.

As mentioned last night, this week saw a few milestones on the schedule. The first was my final 32 km (20 mile) run that kicked off the week. That run involved my longest mileage with my daughter in her Chariot. You can read about it here.

The second milestone for the week was to have been a final speed interval workout last night. However, due to the condition of the track as a result of rain this week the run turned into a marathon pace run. Given all the work I did at the indoor track over the winter I was not too disappointed to miss the final track session before race day.

The final milestone of the week will come at the end of tomorrow’s run when I hit 100 km (62 miles) for the week. In order to help hit this target yesterday and today became two run days with short easy runs from work at lunch followed by longer evening runs.

With that out of the way now it is time to start tapering to help me get ready for race day. My key workouts are complete now the goal will be to make sure I don’t do anything unecessary before then.

How did your training go this week?

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