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:

Waterloo Half-Marathon results

Here are the results for the Waterloo Half-Marathon for 2010.

Out of 365 I was 202nd place. Out of 55 women from the age of 30-39 I came in 28th place. And for all women I was 74 out of 201.


Waterloo Half-Marathon

I ran the Waterloo half-marathon this morning. Very happy with my time. 2 hours, 6 minutes & 37 seconds (unofficial).

Runkeeper results:

Didn't sleep much last night. Went to bed around 10pm but didn't fall asleep until after after 1am. Woke up again around 4:30am & then fell asleep & then woke up again around 6am. Didn't feel too bad though.

1 Week to the Waterloo Half-Marathon

Wow, time has gone by fast. There is now only 7 days until I run the Waterloo half-marathon.

I drove up to Waterloo this afternoon so I could drive the course to familiarize myself with it. Holy crap there are a lot of hills. Like a lot, a lot. There were maybe 2 steep hills, but they didn't seem long. But many of the other hills were long but less steep.

2 Weeks to the Waterloo Half-Marathon!

I will be running the Waterloo Half-Marathon on Sunday April 25th, 2010.

I'm starting to get very excited & nervous about the run. During my training my knees have been bothering me near the end of my runs. I've also experienced a little pain in my lower back. Nothing too bad, I think I just need to stretch that part more. Other then that my training runs have been great & I've been really lucky this passed winter as there hasn't been a lot of snow.

Training for a Half-Marathon

This week & next are my most intense training period for the half-marathon I am doing in April in Waterloo. On Thursday this week I ran 7 miles and this morning I ran 12 miles.

Next week I will be running my usual 5 k on Monday & running intervals on Tuesday (5 miles + warm up & cool down). But here's the kicker, I will be running 8 miles (13 km) on Thursday & 13 miles on Saturday. Ouch!


I ran in my 3rd 5 km run this weekend. It was the second time I had run this race. I did it 2 years ago, but couldn't do it last year because of my broken ankle. I finished the race in under 33 minutes. Not very fast but I finished it. I just kept a steady pace.

Next weekend the 25 km Ride for Heart.


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