Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Training Recap
I thought I would write a quick training recap as I'm basically finished with marathon training as of today. I'll do a quick jog on Saturday to take the legs out of recovery mode and knock the rust off.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with how training went. Sure, I had my moments and pains like everyone else, but I was basically injury free for the past 18 weeks. Last year when I first started training for my first marathon, this is how I pictured it would be. This year has gone much better. The weather for the most part was good. Though, I think March and Aprils weather patterns were switched. I did get a total of three 20 mile runs in and each one I improved my time and this has helped my confidence a lot. Even though I've lost 18 pounds already this year, I had hoped to be lighter on race day. Regardless, I feel much more prepared for Sunday than I was last year.
Below are my 18 week training totals:
Total miles: 1,326
Running: 646 miles at a 9:16 average pace.
Cycling: 678 miles at 17.6 mph
Swimming: 1 mile
Time invested in training: 140 hours 43 minutes and 27 seconds.
Cals burned 132,347.