Erin’s Ottawa Marathon Training Days 9-12

I’m exhausted. That’s all I have for you, really. Week two was not the success I hoped it would be (so far, anyway) but it was better than week one. So, that’s progress.

Tuesday: Work went bananas and I had no opportunity to get a workout in, reminding me (once again!) of the importance of the morning workout. Get it done by 7am and don’t worry about it for the rest of the day.

Wednesday: I had to pull a double shift so managed to get a run in on my official break of the second shift. I was supposed to do a pick-up 5k, where each kilometre was faster than the last. I tried my best to do this, really I did, but it didn’t quite work out. My splits were:

  • 5:29
  • 5:08.4
  • 5:15.5
  • 4:57.2
  • 5:22.1

On kilometre 3 I ran up a teeny hill. Kilometre 5, I just fell apart. I was tired and grumpy and didn’t want to run anymore. So I gave up. Ooops.

Thursday: Another double shift, another run-on-my-break. This run was supposed to be an easy 45 minutes and it was exactly that. I actually enjoyed this run, even though it was really cold. I think I was just relieved I didn’t need to do speed work.

Friday: I have no excuse for this one. I was tired and had a rough day and work and just didn’t want to work out on a Friday night. So I didn’t.

Two more days left this week. I think I can still turn it around. After all, marathon training is a process.

QUESTION: How do y’all track your training? I use DailyMile but am kinda over it, especially now that I have to load things into my Garmin. But I don’t love the Garmin website. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting the workout Moleskine, but that seems a bit much. Any and all suggestions are welcome!



4 thoughts on “Erin’s Ottawa Marathon Training Days 9-12

  1. John says:

    I use Garmin Connect for all my runs with a watch. I do like it.

    I also use an old fashioned paper training log. It is great to have the flexibility to write what you want and know you can always go back and read it. Online stuff may not be forever.

    • Erin says:

      Ha, true! I also feel a bit weird about sharing so much online sometimes. I’m thinking maybe I’ll switch to Garmin Connect + a paper log. I’m not loving DailyMile anymore. The data isn’t as great and I don’t care about the community element. Thanks for your suggestions!

  2. AM says:

    I’m old school when it comes to tracking workouts…. I have a mini calendar and I use that to write down kms and times and such.

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