Week 2 of Training for the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon


My second week of training for the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon is complete. This week was similar to last week both in terms of mileage and the workouts I did. I am pleased with how my training is going so far since I am not really feeling any effects from the ruptured appendix I suffered at the end of October.

I started off the week with a tempo run home from work Tuesday and followed that up with an easy run home from work Wednesday. ADespite the cold weather those runs went as planned.

Thursday I went for my weekly interval session at the track. Like last week I opted for 800 repeats as my workout. Since I did four repeats last week I went for five repeats this week. I managed to complete the repeats in 3:23, 3:05, 3:07, 3:09 and 3:07. I am pleased with that I managed to hit sub 3:10 times already. Although it still feels tougher to run at that pace than it did last year it feels like I am not too far off where I was last year.

I fit in easy runs Friday evening and last night before ending the week with a long run today. It was a cold one but I did manage to hit my target for mileage with a 20 km run.


So far, as mentioned earlier, my training is going well but my plan is to continue to increase my mileage every week. Part of that will come from longer interval sessions every week and mileage added to my long runs. Eventually I will have to fit in two run days to hit my target weekly mileage.

How did your training go this week?

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