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Marathon training: 45 days left

Country: Canada by Marlowe


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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