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Marathon training: 45 days left

Country: Canada by Marlowe

05-09-2013

These will be short posts about my training sessions for the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. I’m raising funds for Cuso International.

During past walk events, Pound the Pavement and Trailwalker (2011, 100km each), I conditioned for distance. This time, because the 42-km marathon needs to be finished in less than six hours, I’m conditioning for speed. The math says I need to walk at least seven KMs per hour to finish in time, and I’m going to progressively add distance to the training sessions at that speed. September 5th was the first try, so here goes…

The training session was the familiar Yonge Street route. I started from Yonge and St. Clair headed down to the Lake and came back. I have to do the 12.2 KMs in less than 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The way down was quite slow but I managed to get back home in 1 hour and 43 minutes, so a success! I’ll be posting more of these, so keep posted!

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