Week 3 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Week three of training is nearly complete. So far thanks to two multiple run days I have managed to get in seven runs good enough furor 60 km. I will end the week with a final tomorrow which will bring me up to a 70 km week for the first time in a while.

The week started off with an early morning long run Sunday morning. Getting up at 5:30 I managed to get in 18 km and make it back home in time to have breakfast and watch cartoons with my three year-old.

I mentioned multiple run days. It was a strategy I used last year and plan to use again when needed this year in order to get in my planned mileage. Yesterday and today I did just that by running at lunch and running in the evening.

In addition to Sunday’s long run last night’s intervals at the dome were my key workouts. Last night’s interval workout was 6 x 800. So far this year I am running faster paces at the track. Hopefully that will prove beneficial on race day.

Week four kicks off with a 22 km run Sunday, likely another early morning run.

How did your training go this week?

2 thoughts on “Week 3 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon”

  1. finished week 3 with a 25 this morning, 61 total for the week. week seems to be a downtime/rest week. will be nice. noticed we have a bunch a snow forecast for wednesday, hope it doesn’t accumulate too much…

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    1. Nice way to end the week! Thanks for the heads up about Wednesday. I was not aware they were calling for more snow this week.

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