Last week I was in Ottawa for my best friend’s wedding (more on that in an upcoming post). I was a little worried that with the wedding and its associated distractions I wouldn’t be able to stick with my training schedule. However I managed to shift things a bit and complete the week. It helped that my parents have a treadmill in the basement so I could knock off short runs independent of the weather. The crowning achievement of the week was a hot hot hot noontime 9 miler on Canada Day in Ottawa. There was no way I was doing 9 miles on the treadmill (that’s just asking for shin splints) so I picked a beautiful route along the canal and through the experimental farm. I felt strong during the run but the last two miles were a bit though; that’s probably because I’m not used to the Ontario heat and humidity. Still, there’s nothing like Ottawa on Canada Day.
So for the record my total week 6 mileage was 20 miles (3+5+3+9).