Week 6 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


Week six is nearly complete. In terms of training this week was very similar to last week in that I had the same workouts scheduled. As a result, my key workouts were once again my Tuesday run with accelerations and my intervals at the track last night.

My Tuesday 8 km runs with accelerations are a good challenge because I want push the pace when I am accelerating but at the same time I don’t want to push too hard that I am going to struggle for the rest of the run since I am going for 8 km. This is more difficult when I am doing 60 and 90 second accelerations.

Once again my interval workout at the dome was a tough but good one. Like last week I did 4 x each of 100m, 200m and 300m. Having done the workout last week I think I had a better feel last night for the pace I could run 200m and 300m intervals. My legs felt heavy and I was gasping for air at the end of my last interval so I think it was a good workout.

How all that is left for this week is an easy run home in the snow tonight, sicne it has been snowing most of the day, followed by easy runs tomorrow and Sunday. My long effort will probably end up being Sunday morning. I’ll be going for 21 km this time.

How did your week go?

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