This week marks my first week of cutting back on my mileage as I taper before the Ottawa Marathon which is now just 12 days away. Whereas I ended up doing 100 km last week, this week my plan calls for approximately 62 km (39 miles).
Cutting back on my mileage also means scaling back the intensity of my workouts. I won’t be attempting anymore speed intervals and I have just a few marathon pace runs planed for more intense workouts.
Following Sunday’s 23 km (14 mile) run, I managed to get in an easy 9 km (5.5 mile) run tonight. Tomorrow night’s plan is to go for a 12 km (8 mile) marathon pace run followed by easy efforts on Thursday and Saturday.
Fortunately I have been able to avoid injury once again so the key between now and race will be to make sure that remains to be the case. For this reason I don’t intend to tempt fate and add any unnecessary workouts at this point.