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Making up for Missing my Long Run

Yesterday due to other commitments I was not able to fit in my planned 18 km long run. As a result, my plan was to fit in extra mileage today by getting in two runs instead of one.  Getting in 18 km would not be too difficult to fit in over two runs.

My first run was at noon, incidentally I find this to be a great way to break up the work day if you can fit it in. I headed out into the neighbourhood around my office and managed to fit in just over 8 km at an easy pace.

My second run was my usual run home from the office. Since my first run of the day was an easy run the plan for this evening was a tempo run. I ended up with just under 9 km at my tempo pace.

Overall I managed to get in 17 km today which is right around the mileage I had planned for yesterday’s long run and in the process getting myself back on track to meet my mileage target for the week.

Do you try to make up for missed mileage when you miss a long run?

Week 3 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Week three of training is nearly complete. So far thanks to two multiple run days I have managed to get in seven runs good enough furor 60 km. I will end the week with a final tomorrow which will bring me up to a 70 km week for the first time in a while.

The week started off with an early morning long run Sunday morning. Getting up at 5:30 I managed to get in 18 km and make it back home in time to have breakfast and watch cartoons with my three year-old.

I mentioned multiple run days. It was a strategy I used last year and plan to use again when needed this year in order to get in my planned mileage. Yesterday and today I did just that by running at lunch and running in the evening.

In addition to Sunday’s long run last night’s intervals at the dome were my key workouts. Last night’s interval workout was 6 x 800. So far this year I am running faster paces at the track. Hopefully that will prove beneficial on race day.

Week four kicks off with a 22 km run Sunday, likely another early morning run.

How did your training go this week?