Week 2 of Training for the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon

This week marks my second official week of training for STWM. It also marks my first full week of training under my new training program from my coach.

In terms of my new training program, my training will once again be broken into four blocks of training. In addition to running I have two set of exercise routines to follow, one for strength and endurance and the other for stability and mobility. I will be doing each routine twice per week.

In terms of running my schedule to did start off exactly as planned when I altered my planned long run Sunday morning. On the schedule was an easy 15 km turned in to a 14 km tempo run because I left the house later than planned and did not have as much time for my run.

The best runs of the week were the two faster runs I did. First up was speed intervals on Tuesday with this week’s workout being 10 x (100 m @ 100% followed by an easy 100 m) and 2 km @ 4:05/km.

The second of those runs was a tempo run last night involving 2 x ( 1 km  @ 4:40/km, 1 km @ 4:20/km, 1 km 4:00/km, 1 km @ 3:40/km). The weather last night certainly helped make it a good run. It is always a good way to end the day with a run home from work when the weather is like this…

That’s been my week so far. I plan to finish it off with a quick 15 km @ 4:20/km tomorrow. There is still a long way to go until race day in October but so far my training is off to a good start.

How did your week go?

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