Friday, May 25, 2012

the numbers

first marathon training summary - 

total training weeks: 20 (+ 1 extra week in the beginning of January)

total miles run: 803

total runs: 112

total run time: 112 hours 37 minutes 36 seconds

average run distance: 6 miles

average run pace: 8:25 min/mile

average weekly run mileage: 37 miles

highest weekly run mileage: 54 miles (week 17)

highest monthly run mileage: 208 miles (April)

longest run: 21 miles (week 17)

# of runs over 20 miles: 2 (20 miles week 10 and 21 miles week 17)

# of runs over 15 miles: 9

# of races run: 3 (15k, half marathon, 5k)

# of shoes used: 4 pairs (2 Brooks Ghost 3s, 1 Mizuno Wave Riders, 1 Brooks Ghost 5s)

# of hours cross training: 71 hours (yoga, total body, spinning & pilates)

This training cycle I have run in rain, snow, heat, slush, EVERYTHING.  It has been an amazing journey and I seriously cannot believe that I am running a marathon this weekend.  I can't believe how fast the time went by and how much time I have spent getting ready for this day. This last week of taper has been really good for me.  My legs feel fresh and I have had a ton of energy.  I have emailed my coach my race plan and he suggested doing some positive visualization which I have been doing and I have been working on a mantra to say during the race. I have my racing outfit laid out and ready to go.  Everything is coming together.

I really think the difference in my training for the last few months has been the addition of yoga, total body class, spinning and pilates.  I didn't always make all four classes each week but I always fit in yoga and at least one other type of cross training.  I feel stronger and more balanced than I ever have before because I haven't been JUST running.

The best part of the last 20+ weeks has been training for this marathon with one of my best friends and best running buddies. I would NOT have signed up for this race or even trained for this race without her support and help. 

Sadly I don't think there is any runner tracking for this marathon.

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement - I really appreciate it.

See you on the other side of 26.2!!

The Profoot giveaway winners are Jess K and Amanda.  Please email your address to me at morningrunner12 {at} gmail {dot} com!


Marlene said...

You seriously killed this training cycle. You have been so strong and consistent, busting out new records and milestones all over the place - and most of all, feeling strong and LOVING all of it. This is going to be a great day! Don't leave us hanging too long to find out how it went.

Any secret goals??? :)

GOOD LUCK! (but you don't need it)

Molly said...

Wow, what an amazing schedule!!! GOOD LUCK this weekend, I am so, so excited for you, sending you lots of positive race vibes!!!!

Jamie said...

Good luck!!! You will do great! I can't wait to hear how it goes :)

Being Robinson said...

you are gonna do so fantastic at the marathon. your training has been spectacular! GOOD LUCK this weekend :)

Kim said...

I loved seeing all your stats! Your training cycle went so well! You are going to kick butt! Have a fun race!

greg said...

Good Luck & Have Fun!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good luck and have fun! The first marathon is such a special experience. You are so ready for this! I am anxious to see how you do as I have a very good feeling about this race!

I'd love to track you that day - so if you are comfortable with people doing that, maybe post your bib number after packet pick up?

Best of luck!!

Robin said...

Congratulations on a terrific training cycle. You'll do great I'm sure. Have a great time, enjoy. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Allison said...

Good luck this weekend! Looking at this training recap, I know that you are definitely ready to have a great race.

Indi said...

Good Luck!!! Can't wait to hear how it all goes!! See you on the flip side of 26.2

Rebecca said...

I LOVE this post!! I am so excited/nervous. I also cannot believe it is here. It will be amazing, and whatever happens we can say we gained an incredible friend in the process!!

Also: Let me just say that I was very excited to read "First marathon training summary" because this implies there will be more!

Anonymous said...

I just came back from vacation and saw your post. I hope you had a fantastic marathon!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!