Week 5 of Training for The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Week five of training is nearly complete. This week was the first recovery week in the schedule sent to me by my coach. As in my last training cycle I am doing four week cycles with a recovery week to end each cycle.

One thing I changed up this week was that I managed to get in two of my runs at lunch. The weather was perfect for a run both days and when i can manage to fit it in a run at lunch is a great way to break up the day at work.

Although it was a recovery week I did end up doing to speed sessions this week. The first was my Tuesday run at lunch made necessary by the fact I had tickets to a concert Tuesday night. Here was the scene as I did my workout consisting of 10 x (50 m @ 100 % followed by 100 m easy) with a 10 minute warm up and 10 minute cool down…

My second speed session of the week was last night’s run consisting of 2 x (1 km @ 4:40/km, 1 km @ 4:20/km, 1 km @ 4:00/km, 1 km @ 3:40/km). With an extended an extended cool down to stopped and get a bag of coffee beans for my wife on the way home it ended up being my longest run of the week so far although that will change with 15 km coming up Sunday.

As mentioned I will be ending the week woth a 15 km run Sunday morning. That run could end up being a bit of an adventure. My old old office building is being demolished and since my youngest daughter is waking up early these days I plan to put her in the Chariot and head over to watch.

How was your week?

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