Week 6 of Training for the Philadelphia Marathon

  
After a 70 km week last week my plan for this week was to add to that total and hit 80 km for the week. I managed to reach that target with my long run this morning. That mileage put me over 300 km this month, my biggest total since April. Now my new goal will be to get up to 90 km for next week. 

My schedule this past week was different than usual since most of my runs were done at night because I had the week off work. Normally I would prefer early morning or late afternoon runs following work but running at night after the kids had gone to bed worked out best this week. Running at night wasn’t that bad though…

  
In terms of workouts this week I ended  doing a tempo run Tuesday and a speed workout Thursday. My schedule called for an easy run Tuesday but I felt good once I got going so I decided to push the pace and ended up with 12 km done at a tempo pace. 

My speed workout on Thursday involved 200m repeats. I ended up doing a 3.2 km warm up followed by 4 x 200m hard, 200m easy, 10:00 @ slightly slower than my marathon pace followed by another 4 x 200m hard, 200m easy. That was good enough for a total of 13 km.

This morning I headed out early to do my long run. On the schedule for today was a 22 km run. Along the way I ran by TD Place stadium where I would be headed later in the day for some CFL football action..

  
How was your week?

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