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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mississauga Marathon Training Week 9!

What an AMAZING end to another great training week! But we'll get to that later.

I started this week with very sore legs after my 26km run the Sunday before. My IT bands were tight and I was worried that they wouldn't loosen up at all and start to cause knee problems, but by the end of the week, everything was okay.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Tempo Tuesday. I headed to a newer facility and ran with a personal TV attached to my treadmill. This location is SUPER busy compared to my Women's only gym, but - PERSONAL TVs! I think I'll be heading there from now on. I ran 10 minutes warm up, 20 minutes tempo pace (5:19) and the rest to cool down. 6.44k, 36:22

Wednesday: Thomas Street Hills! It was a miserable night. It was windy, damp and misty out. I was soaked by the end of the warm up, but trudged along up 6 hills (6x500m).I was starting to worry about my IT bands as they were still tight, but I figured a shake out run the next night would do them good. 8.76k, 56:28

Thursday: Our clinic talk was with a guest speaker - my old Half clinic leader, Bing! He spoke about the importance of Carbs when training and racing and the science behind how they get your body to work and perform. Then we went out for our easy run. My plan was to take it super easy, but we have a small clinic and I wanted to run with company, so I ended up pushing the pace a bit. 10.15k, 1:03:14

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 6k Rest. I didn't want to run in 90km/h winds and I didn't want to run the day before a half marathon that I had decided to race.

Sunday: Chilly Half Marathon!

I'll be writing up the full race report soon. It was a great day and my legs felt awesome the entire run. 21.1k, 1:57:11 ---> 1m21s PB!

Total KMs: 46.45 Total Time: 4:33:15 Average Pace Per KM: 0:05:53

We are half way through training and I'm feeling great! Can't wait to take on 29k this Sunday!


  1. Solid week! Looking forward to that report. I have to work on mine too!

  2. Hmm..thougth I posted comment but it seems like it didn't take, so I'll type it again. Hopefully you don't get 2!

    Your training is going great, so glad the IT Band didn't act up! Congrats on a new PB! Awesome result.


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