Here's the 26 weeks of marathon training at a glance. The first week was so low because I was on a cruise, but I still managed to fit in a few short runs on the ship's track. The 42-mile week was when I peaked with my last long run of 31 miles, then I have been tapering ever since. Of course, the last week will include the actual marathon, but we're focusing on training runs in this post. I averaged 20.6 miles per week for the entire training cycle, and I'm thrilled with that.
And here is the 6 months of marathon training at a glance. I was thrilled when I broke 100 miles in September for the first time ever, and then surpassed that by 27 miles in October as my training peaked. I find it funny that November was not my lowest milage month considering I am tapering, but I'm a much stronger runner now and June was me cautiously building back up my marathon base.
- ran 536 miles
- 20.5 avg miles per week
- 89 avg miles per month
- ran 108 hours
- 4 avg hrs per week
- 18 avg hrs per month
- 12:05 min/mi average pace (for all runs)
- long distance runs = 13 - 13:30
- mid distance runs = 12 - 12:30
- short runs = 10:30 - 11:30
- walked 213 miles / 67 hours
- 8 avg miles / 2.5 hrs per week
- 35 avg miles / 11 hrs per month