Erin’s Ottawa Marathon Training Day 17-19

It’s been a few days, hasn’t it? Let’s catch up!

Wednesday: I had plans to go to the Raptors game with some co-workers, so opted to make this day the cross-training day. Power yoga in my kitchen counts as cross-training, right?

Thursday: Did 30 minutes of a gentle morning flow to start the day off right. It was another FREEZING day, so I made the decision to run home from work — that way, I wouldn’t wuss out on getting the work-out in. The plan was a 20 minute warm-up, 3x1000m repeats and a 10 minute cool down. I did a 10 minute warm-up, sprinted for 3k and used the red lights as my breathers and a 5 minute cool down. Cheating? A bit. But I was out there running on a ridiculously cold day. If that doesn’t earn me toughness points, nothing will.

My 1000m splits were technically:

3:32 <<–don’t believe THAT for a second.

Oh Garmin, why do you lie to me so?

Friday: Friday was a never-ending day at work and I came home beaten down and exhausted. Oh, and it was so windy, biking home was impossible. There was no way running was going to happen. So it didn’t.

This weekend will be fitness-filled and delightful. Or at least fitness-filled. I’m thinking about joining the St. Lawrence Market Community Centre and start getting some weight training in. BUT I can barely find the time to fit in all the running I’m supposed to do. What should I do, folks? And how do I get the all-in feeling with this marathon training cycle?



3 thoughts on “Erin’s Ottawa Marathon Training Day 17-19

  1. Jewel of Toronto says:

    I’ve been thinking of you when I’m out walking my dog in this miserable weather; “at least I’m not training for a marathon!”

    I know treadmills are BORING but they do have a purpose and I think -20 degrees is it. Have you thought about heading inside for a bit?

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