Week 8 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


Week eight was my second recovery week in this training cycle. As a result, there is not a lot to say about my training so far this week. I really only had one notable workout this week, last night’s effort at the track.

Other than last night’s effort my other workouts this week involved easy runs. Of course this was important because I was coming off three weeks of more intense training. The point of this week was to recover from those weeks.

Back to last night’s workout. You might recall that during my last recovery week my speed workout at the track involved a 3 km test at the track. Last night was a repeat of that workout. Last time I finished in 12:30, a time I was not thrilled with because I knew I was capable of more.

Last night my goal was to aim for under 12:00. Doing so would require 400 m laps in 1:45-1:46. I was successful in achieving that goal with a time of 11:40. Based on that result alone it was a good week of training.

Once I finish this week over the week it is time to start a new block of four weeks of training. I my my coach before heading to the track last night and now have my running and strength training routines for the next four weeks.

How did your week go?

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