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It has been over a week now since my last post, my longest hiatus since I started posting on here. It isn’t that I didn’t want to blog or didn’t have any ideas in mind for new posts. Rather it is a combination of getting work done on our house which took away access to our computer for a few days and the fact that I was struggling to post updates from my iPad until my wife found an app to correct that problem.

In the meantime, I have been continuing to run. The past two weeks I have managed to fit in just over 60 km so I am slowly starting to ramp up my mileage again as I start to focus on training for the Philadelphia Marathon in November.

In terms of races, my last post was about my last race, the 10 km race I ran on Canada Day. My next planned race is a 10 mile race, one that I also raced last year. That will take place next Wednesday.

Following the 10 mile race I will be off to Maine for a week of vacation where hopefully fit in some early morning runs along the ocean.

In terms of my training, tomorrow I will be meeting with the running coach I have decided to work with in order to go over my training plan for Philadelphia. I will be meeting with him once a month and be in contact with him weekly. Hopefully this will give me the final boost I need to reach my goal.

What are your upcoming running plans?

Week 3 of Training for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

As previously mentioned last week was a bit of an off-week in terms of training. This week I managed to get myself back on track. With a run still to go tonight and a run to go tomorrow I have currently completed 40.5 km so far this week.

While I did manage to get back on track in terms of mileage this week the heat prevented me from really pushing the pace with any of my runs this week. Given that it was 34 today and expected to be even hotter tomorrow I don’t expect those to be very intense efforts either.

While I didn’t get a chance to push the pace this week I should have a good opportunity Wednesday night when I run my next race. I am planning to do a 10 mile race. The best part about the race is that it starts close to my office so I get to run over to the start line for a warm-up.

Before I get to the race week four of my training will kick off with a longer run on Sunday. My plan for Sunday is to get back up around the 20 km range for my long runs since the past two Sundays have given me 10.5 km runs.

How did your training go this week?