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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stats as of 30 September 2011

September 2010
44.1 miles
9 hours, 29 minutes
Avg Pace: 12:55/mile
Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon 2010: 2:40:17

September 2011
81.5 miles -- 37.4 miles more than in 2010
18 hours, 22 minutes -- 8 hours, 53 minutes longer than in 2010
Avg Pace: 13:32/mile -- 37 seconds slower than in 2010

Year Totals:
511 miles at 13:03 per mile

As this posts, I'll be out on the trail running my very last long training run before the New York City Marathon. My group will be doing 25 or 26 miles (probably 25, but we'll see).  Hopefully, it won't be raining, but it looks like it very well might be. Bleh. So, why so many miles? It's a Galloway method thing - Jeff believes in pushing the wall out as far as possible, and training for endurance for the full length of the race.  Time goal marathoners are actually supposed to do 28-29 miles, but I just can't get my head around that type of mileage.

About September - whew, 81 miles!  That's a lot for me! Last year, I went faster, but I did a lot fewer miles, and since my target race was in September last year, that also ups the pace (and reduced the mileage since I took two runs off after Philly).

I'm so excited about my taper starting! I'm looking forward to this run, not because I want to run 25 miles, but because finishing this run means that I get to start my taper. I cannot wait!! Just typing it now makes me giddy with excitement.

It's coming... the end is near!

UPDATE: I had the totals wrong for this month because I forgot to log my final run!  Updated now!

3 comments:

Black Knight said...

Good luck for your last long run and after ... enjoy the tapering: magic word.
The same happened to me: last year less faster miles. I think it is normal because we focus on a different goal.
Have a good week end.

lindsay said...

hope the last long run goes well! congrats on the high monthly mileage -- shows how well you've stuck to your training :)

onelittletrigirl said...

I am impressed! I have anxiety about 22 mile training runs! Which is odd since the 26.2 doesnt freak me out as much.

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