Week 1 of Training for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

It is time again to start counting down another 16 weeks of training for a marathon. This time the marathon is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October. This week marked week one of training.

With one run left tomorrow I am already close to my goal of 60 km for the week. So far I have completed 52.5 km meaning my plan of doing 8-10 km tomorrow will bring me over my goal of hitting 60 km for this week.

The week started off with an easy 20 km effort on Sunday, my first 20 km effort in several weeks. I also managed to get in a couple of tougher workouts Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday was a marathon pace effort while yesterday I managed to get back to the track for my first series of intervals since the Ottawa Marathon in May.

The other good thing about my training so far is that four weeks of Monday night soccer has not taken too much of a toll on my legs. I have not yet had to miss any runs due to soccer related injuries although I did pick up a couple of bruised ribs that are taking a while to heal. Fortunately it has not impacted my running.

Week 2 kicks off Sunday although with family in town I’ll have to force myself to get in some early morning runs and may not get in the mileage I am hoping for. As long as I do get up early I should be able to get in a few runs next week.

How did your training go this week?

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