Week 12 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


This week was another busy week in terms of mileage. Last week I managed to fit in 100 km. This week I am on pace to match last week’s total. With a final run tomorrow still to go I have completed 91 km so far this week.

The week got off to a good start with a 32 km (20 mile) run Sunday morning. That was my third run of at least 30 km in this training cycle. I plan to do one more 32 km training run before race day.

Once again this week I was not able to do speed intervals so tempo runs ended being my key workout. Since I ran at lunch and home from work three times this week I decided to do easy runs at lunch followed by tempo runs after work.

Now that there are four weeks remaining before race day I am having a bit of a debate. Should I do one last heavy mileage week next week and taper for three weeks or should I cut back my mileage next week followed by a final heavy mileage week and a two week taper? Right now I am still undecided. I will likely make my decision after tomorrow’s run since it will impact Sunday’s run.

How did your week go? 

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