One Week to Marathon!

I have 1 week until the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! I'm a little nervous, but just going to take it easy this week in my training.

A reminder that I will be running for the Assaulted Women’s Helpline.

Longest run ever!

I ran my longest run yesterday. I ran just over 20 miles. It was slow & painful. I ran slow at the beginning so my time was really slow (4 hours & 18 minutes & 28 seconds!), but I believe it allowed me to finish the 20 mi. Don't think I would have been able to finish it if I had run my regular 7 minutes/km.

Here is the mapped out run from Runkeeper:

New workout for September

I thought I'd start a new workout for September. I wanted it to be more intuitive to using dumbbells as that is all I have at home.

Modified Runne's Workout

Since starting my last workout, I've put my YMCA membership on hold & started doing my work outs at home. Therefore I've had to modify my runner's workout.

Runner's Workout

I use the application iFitness on my iPhone 3G. I use it to keep track of my workouts as well as the reps & sets that I did per workout. In it is a great runner's workout. I have found the same exercises in other runner's workouts so I would like to share it with you.

New Workout

I started a new workout this week.
Starting at 3 sets & doing 10 reps for upper body & 12 reps for lower body. Eventually I will move up to 4 sets & 12 reps for upper body & 15 reps for lower body.

Determine maximum heart rate

I've been following Jenny Hadfield's marathon training on the ScotiaBank Training pages. I've been finding it difficult to run at my 65-75% of max heart rate as I felt it was too slow.

I was using the 220 - Age = Maximum heart rate, which was 184. That left me with:
65% - 119.6
75% - 138
80% - 147.2

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon!!

I have officially signed up for the ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

I will be raising money for the Assaulted Women's Hotline. You can sponsor me here. This is my 3rd time running for this charity. In 2007 I ran a 5 k at this event for AWHL. Last year I ran the half-marathon & now this year I am running a full marathon.

Training for a Marathon

I haven't signed up yet, but my plan is to train for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on September 26th, 2010.

I will be running 4 days a week. 2 days out of the week I will be crosstraining. On my crosstraining days I will be doing weights. I will be using the STWN marathon training program by Jenny Hadfield.

Sporting Life 10k

Just got back from running in the Sporting Life 10k.
I greatly improved upon my time from last year. I believe I was about 58:59 last year & now this year I was 54:43.

Here are my runkeeper results:

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