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Back on Track

For the first time this week since last month’s Ottawa Marathon it felt like I was back to regular training. The quality of my runs this week and my overall mileage helped make that possible.

In terms of quality runs, I managed to fit in a good tempo run Tuesday night and 800 m repeats at the track last night. Having higher intensity runs back to being a regular part of my training is a good feeling.

In terms of mileage, I have managed to fit in 58 km so far. My plan is to get in another run tomorrow which will push my weekly mileage over 60 km for the first time since the Ottawa Marathon.

For now I still have not made any plans for any races before September’s Army Run but I would like to fit in a couple of shorter races over the summer and am close to committing to a couple of them.

So for now I am still running without a plan but I am getting back into a good routine.  I feel like I am ready to start focused training for my fall marathon and am ready to get going again after a bit of a break following the Ottawa Marathon.

What are your plans for the summer?

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Here’s a great story about the runner’s code.

Based on this story is it possible we could see a North American win the men’s Olympic marathon?

Here is a list of must-haves for summer running.

This blog post was interesting for me not because I am looking to become a vegan but because I am currently in the process of reading Scott Jurek’s new book where he talks about his vegan diet and the impact it has had on his training.

Here is a good article for those of you struggling with IT band issues.