Week 8 of Training for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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Week 8 of training has been another solid week of training.This being the third week of my current 4 week block of training this was the last week of intense training before a recovery week to end the block.

In terms of running this week was similar to last week in that my two key runs were tempo runs on Tuesday and Thursday night..

This weekend I have an easy 10 km planned for tomorrow and 30 km planned for Sunday with the last 10 km of that run coming at marathon pace. It will be my first 30 km run up to 30 km since the Ottawa Marathon back in May.  Running the last 10 km at my goal marathon pace will be a good test of where my fitness is at right now.

On another note, after reading about and considering a pair of Altra shoes I finally got myself a pair and they came in the mail this week.

Since I am used to running in shoes with an 8-10mm heel drop I will be I  slowly working them in the rotation with my regular shoes as continue my training for STWM. Once I am comfortable with them I do plan to try a long run in them to see if they would be an option for race day. For now I am going stick to short and relatively easy runs with them.

How was your week?

 

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