Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is tomorrow!!

I will be running my 1st marathon tomorrow. I'm a little nervous, but not as nervous as my 1st half-marathon last year. My nerves aren't about getting there and being on time like last year, but more "am I going to finish this thing". That's where I am a little scared. Yes, I've done all the training but I'm afraid my body will give out on me. Just need to make sure my body is well rested before the run.

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.

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