This week was one of the final major training weeks leading up to the marathon. There is one big week left and then thing go down a notch into taper mode. Going into this week, I was mentally preparing for a key workout, a progression run, which I was nervous about. Here is how the week went:
Tuesday: 45′ easy, I also did the NTC core strength workout.
Wednesday: Group workout, 20′ easy, 3 sets of an 1800m loop marked with different coloured pylons indicating a change in pace from tempo to 5km race pace, 10′ easy. This was a super fun workout and I loved it!
Thursday: 60′ easy, change of scenery, route, everything. This was a nice run on Dallas rd, a beautiful day and great company! I also did the NTC abs and arms workout.
Friday: 30′ easy, used this to run to work.
Had to get it done early due to the key workout the following day.
Saturday: Partial group workout, 30′ easy, 45’@5:13, 15’@5:09, 20’4:58, for a total of 21km. This was down at Dallas Rd again because many of my team-members are participating in Victoria Marathon events and this allowed them to train on the course. I also did the NTC ab Burner 2.0 workout.
Sunday: 135′ easy, did a big loop including Dallas Rd. 3 times in one week! Such a beautiful place to run and lovely fall day. I also did the NTC core strength workout.
Total Weekly Mileage: 82.5km
I am excited for my peak mileage week, but I also cannot believe how fast this training cycle went by!