This week was lower in volume than the previous few weeks. I got 2 whole rest days, instead of 1, and no double-day runs. In spite of that the running this week did not feel easy.
Here is what I did last week:
Tuesday: 45' easy, I ran home from work and did the NTC Core Crunch 2.0 workout.
Wednesday: Group workout, 20' easy, 4x1km@5km, 20' easy. I am enjoying 1km repeats, they are just the right length for me. You feel the burn, but you know it will be over very soon. Initially, I had planned to focus on shorter distances this summer. That went out the window, when I registered for another marathon 10 days after my spring marathon. I really do plan to focus on shorter distances after Toronto Waterfront Marathon!
Thursday: OFF. I did the NTC Ab Burner 2.0 workout. I couldn't sleep that night due to all the extra energy from not running.
Friday: 50' easy, I ran home from work, but messed up the route and ended up with a few km walk home, oops! I also did the NTC Core Strength Workout.
Saturday: Group workout, 20' easy, 4km@MP, 2x3km@HMP, 1km@as fast as possible, 20' easy. This was done on trails and it felt pretty challenging. I also did the NTC Ab Burner 2.0 workout.
Sunday: 75' easy, with the last 20' at marathon pace. I was nervous to do this run because of the last 20', but it ended up being great and I held marathon pace. I also did the NTC Abs and Arms Workout.
Total Weekly Mileage: 59.2km
This week I will taper for the Seawheeze Half-Marathon. I have not raced since early May and have not raced a half-marathon since February 2016! I am excited to see what I can do next weekend.
Stay tuned later this week for my post about how training affects my life, what training means beyond the workouts.