Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Favorites: Numbers

Besides running the race, I think my next favorite thing is seeing all the numbers from the training that I did.

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!)


Marlene said...

That is some serious running! High mileage and crazy workouts are obviously a good fit for you. Have a GREAT race this weekend!!!

Kim said...

I am so happy your body is allowing you to run this many miles! I know you were worried in the past about running too much/injury!!! This is just proof of how well it works when you do it smartly!

Last spring people thought I was training for a full since I was doing so many long runs... nope, I just love it too ;)

Have a great half!

Rena said...

Maybe it's the engineer in me, but there's just something about training numbers that makes me giddy. It's awesome that your body can handle your overall mileage increase.

Have a great race!

Johann said...

Impressive numbers, well done! I also love the higher mileage. Have a super weekend!

Erica Gorman said...

Awesome training and have a great race!

Chelsea said...

Good luck! Sending you continued good weather vibes.

Laura said...

Kick butt this weekend! Your training is awesome and I think you've got this in the bag :)

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Good luck and have fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love the numbers! What can I say... engineers! :) Good luck tomorrow!!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

I went to six runs a week this year too, and I didn't think I would have the stamina to do that.
Hope your half marathon went well!