Week 15 of Training for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

As of today the Toronto Waterfront Marathon is just over one week away. This week was a good week of training. After taking some time off to heal from my sprained ankle this was my first full week of training since I got back to running.

More than anything it felt great to be able to get back into a regular running routine this week as I started running home from work once again. With one run one to go tomorrow my mileage for the week currently sits at 50 km. Another run tomorrow will give me 60 km for the week which is about what I would normally do in my second last week of training before a marathon.

Another reason for optimism this week was the fact that I was able to pick-up the pace and get in two marathon paced runs, a 10 km effort Wednesday and a 14 km effort this afternoon.  At this point I am not sure what to expect on race day but it certainly feels good to know that I will be able to run when that scenario was still in doubt a couple of weeks go.

Since I have not covered the distance in three weeks my plan is to kick off week 16 with a 20 km run Sunday morning which will give me another good test of my ankle and hopefully provide me with another mental boost ahead of the marathon.

How did your training go this week?

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