Many people thought I was actually running the full marathon on Sunday, not the half because my mileage for the last 13 weeks was so high. In fact, I ran more miles in the 13 weeks before this half marathon than I did for my marathon in May. Opps. What can I say - I love the high miles.
Last 12 weeks of fall half training 2012 - 607.1 miles
Last 12 weeks of spring marathon training 2012 - 581.2 miles
Last 12 weeks of spring half training 2011 - 370.6
In the last year things have really picked up mileage wise for me. I went from running 5 days a week with a weekly average mileage of 29 miles during half training in 2011 to running 6 days a week with a weekly average miles of 47 miles for half training in 2012.
I never thought I would be able to increase my running like I did in the last year. Let's take a look at the numbers...
# of runs over 13 miles: 10
# of double days: 9
Average weekly mileage: 46.7 miles
# of weeks above 50 miles: 5
Highest weekly mileage: 60 miles
Longest long run: 17 miles (3x)
Favorite Workout: the Triple Double
# of races: 1 (Boilermaker 2012)
Highest mileage month: August (235.1 miles)
It has been a jam packed summer and I am just so glad that I could make this training schedule work and fit in all my runs.
For those wondering, I am running the Rochester Half marathon. 4 years ago this race was my very first half with my very good friend. I still have our finishers photo hanging in my office at work where I look at it every day.
|4 years ago with my best friend - our first half marathon!|
(The weather report is actually looking better for Sunday! Fingers crossed it keeps getting better!)