Sunday, March 11, 2012

Marathon update

No photos this time... I know, I promised more, and hopefully I'll be able to post a few more next time.

A marathon update this time. We signed up to run the Ottawa marathon on May 27th, and really got serious about our training when we came back from our trip to the Netherlands, and it's starting to pay off. This past week, we ran a total of 43 km, and we're slowly increasing our distance. One long run, and then two or more tempo and interval runs during the week. We loosely follow a schedule, but mainly to guide us on our long runs. We are trying to make our runs during the week a bit longer, to make sure we get our distance in. But that is mainly because we can't always put more than 3 runs in per week, simply because life gets in the way! But in general it's going quite well. The increase in distance doesn't seem to bother us too much, and our bodies tend to cooperate. We added a strength component to the regime as well, to make sure we are well rounded. Probably sounds more rigid than it really is, but the main point is that we're having fun. And so far, we're having a lot of fun! The weather is cooperating nicely with spring-like temperatures, and the snow is melting at a pretty good pace. Hopefully the trails will be accessible soon! I can't wait to get out there again and run in the woods. The best place to run! But that shouldn't come as a surprise...

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