This week was probably my first week of full regular training since May’s Ottawa Marathon. By that I mean that I mean a full week of training with a tempo run, speed session and long run included. This week I did all three again in a week of training. Overall I ended up with just under 58 km done.
For my tempo run on Tuesday this week I ended up doing 2 sets of 2 km at 4:14/km followed by a 1:15 jog. My speed workout on Thursday ended up being 12 x a hard 200m followed by an easy 200m. After taking it relatively easy since the marathon it felt good to push the pace once again to see where I am at as I head into another marathon training cycle.
The summer also means that my long runs on weekends involve adventures with one of my daughters in the Chariot. This morning I headed out with my two year old. I keep promising her we might see swans along the river but I struck out for the third time in a row on that count. However, we did catch the footguards outside of Rideau Hall.
Next week my schedule calls for more of the same in terms of mileage. I will be fitting in my next race next Sunday with 30 km trail race. I am not sure what to expect from that will be my longest run in a while and I don’t regularly run on trails but it will be a nice change of pace for me.
How did your week go?