Week 9 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Another week of training is nearly complete. The plan for week nine was to aim for 100 km. With one day left I am close to that mileage but with another 20 km needed tomorrow not sure I will get there. Still with a minimum of a 10 km run tomorrow I will hit at least 90 km for the week which is not a bad week of training.

The week got off to a good start with the second of my planned long runs of over 30 km. Not having time to go earlier in the day I ended up heading out for a 32 km (20 miles) run after the kids had gone to bed. This is certainly not my favourite time of day for a long run but under the circumstances it is what worked best and it felt good to complete.

I was not able to make it to the dome for intervals this week but think I made up for it with a couple of solid tempo runs including a 12.5 km effort Tuesday night. The second effort was an 8.8 km run last night.

My plan to aim for 100 km this week was to fit in 2-3 multiple run days. I was able to do so with two runs on Wednesday but busy days at work yesterday and today prevented me from repeating that.

While I might not hit my mileage goal for the week I can still say I had a good week of training and there is still plenty of time for me to hit that 100 km goal a couple of times before I start my taper. Week 10 kicks off Sunday with an anticipated 24-25 km run.

 How did your week go?

2 thoughts on “Week 9 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon”

  1. 100k weeks seem so outta my league. Last four weeks I’ve hit 70k which I’m pretty proud of. This week was 73 with my long run being 27k.

    Had a good speed work session last week, and looking forward to the 2 I have planned for this week.

    Our little girl is going thru some big-time sleep regression right now – totally sucks – no one is getting anywhere near enough sleep.

    Hope you and your family are well – and here’s to six more weeks!!

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    1. The two run days with me running at lunch and home from work make the difference. That much mileage would not be possible otherwise.

      Hopefully your little one goes back to a normal sleep routine soon. I know how difficult that can be.

      Hard to believe we only have six weeks left. Good luck the rest of the way!

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