Week 10 of Training for the Philadelphia Marathon


Another week of training is nearly complete and I am another week closer to race day. This week was a recovery week following a few weeks of more intense training once again. What that really means is that now that I have had a recovery week the toughest part of my training starts next week.

The toughest workout this week was the speed workout I did. This week’s speed workout involved 100 m sprints at the track. This is not a regular workout for me but it is now the second I’ve done the workout, the previous time being the last time I had a recovery week. I still prefer running longer distances but the great thing about this workout is that it does not take long to fit in which was particularly useful this week because I had to postpone it from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Speaking of recovery weeks, it is another element I did not make much time for in my previous training cycles. I understand the idea behind how it can be of benefit to me but in my previous training cycles recovery weeks were not regularly scheduled every few weeks. Hopefully this is another new element to my training that will benefit me on race day.

My plan is to end the week with a 12 km run Sunday before picking up the pace in week 11. I will find out what exactly my coach has in store for me when he sends me my schedule for the next four weeks.

How did your week go?

2 thoughts on “Week 10 of Training for the Philadelphia Marathon”

  1. Believe it or not, it was my first week back at work after being at home with my daughter for approx two months. Work was ok, not too bad to get back into it.

    Got three runs and one swim done over the course of the work week. Then 22 Sunday morning.

    Hope you like the plan your coach sends 🙂

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    1. It must to be tough to get into a new routine after being home with your daughter. Hope all is well. Good luck with your training.

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