Week 6 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


Week six of training is nearly complete. I have one more run to go this week, a 10 km race in the morning. This will end up being my best week of training so far. As of this evening I have managed to get in 70 km this week and with 10 km to add in the morning I will have completed an 80 km week for the first time in a while.

The week got off to a strong start with an early morning 24 km run on Sunday morning. The only downside to that run being whenI hit a patch of ice as I was going around a corner a few hundred from my house at the end of my run and fell on my knees.

Last night might have been my best workout of the night with another set of intervals at the track. Last night’s workout was a series of five mile repeats with splits of 6:47, 6:17, 6:19, 6:17 and 6:32.

With tomorrow’s race I should be able to end the week on a high. The plan for tomorrow is to run at approximately a 4:15/km pace to finish in about 42-43 minutes. The reason for this is that I am aiming to run a 1:30 half-marathon next month which works out to a 4:15/km pace.

Week seven kicks off with a 25 km run Sunday morning.

How was your week?

2 thoughts on “Week 6 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon”

  1. did 29 this morning. was pretty cold. got out early to make it back for when the kids would wake. made 71 total for the week. the long run today felt great. real confidence booster. but man it was cold. my water bottles were frozen solid after 90 mins.

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