Week 15 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon


Week 15 is shaping up to be my biggest week in terms of mileage in this training cycle. It started with a half-marathon Sunday and will end with a 34 km run tomorrow.

The week got off to a great start with a new half-marathon pb set on Sunday. That run set the tone for the rest of the week as I felt my other runs this week were also quality runs.

Following my half-marathon I had four 12 km runs scheduled, two of those at marathon pace and two of those at a very easy pace. I felt that my marathon pace efforts were really strong this week. On both occasions I had to remind myself to keep the pace at marathon pace.

So far my mileage for the week sits at just under 72 km. With 34 km planned for tomorrow I will have my first 100 km week of the training cycle.

How did your week go?

2 thoughts on “Week 15 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon”

  1. well done on the 100k. feels good eh?

    My week was similar:
    Mon: 12.5 easy
    Tues: 12 easy
    Weds: 11 medium effort
    Thurs: 5 hills + 9k tempo (16.5k total)
    Fri: rest
    Sat: 32k with last 9 at MP
    Sun: easy recovery 15k

    total: 100.18k

    My plan shows me on a rest/recovery week starting tomorrow, I think I’ll try and listen and dial it back a bit, but with the nicer weather, its hard to say no to a run.

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    1. It is a nice milestone to hit for sure. I have a hard time saying no to a run as well but I am going to force myself this week and stick to the plan.

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