Week 5 of Training for the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

Week 5 did not quite turn out as planned. In fact I ended up with my lowest mileage total in a few weeks with only 47 km done. I’ll take it as a bit of a recovery week which probably isn’t a bad thing.

With family in town visiting last week running was not a main priority. I managed to fit in easy 9 km runs on Tuesday and Friday but did not have time to go for my usual runs the other nights of the week. I am not concerned because my training has been going well to this point and a recovery week is not going to hurt my training.

On a positive note, I managed to end the week with a solid long run. With my schedule calling for 28-29 km I headed out last night after the kids were in bed. As previously mentioned this is not my favourite time to run a long run but sometimes if just happens to be what works best. It certainly felt good to run 28 km on a night would I could have easily quit.

Week 6 will see me back to regular training with more mileage and my usual Thursday night interval session. As a result, I will have much more to say in my next training update.

How did your week go?

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