Thursday, May 12, 2016

CLEVELAND MARATHON this Sunday



Well, the training is in the bag..about 420 miles in the last 90 days. This is the best buildup I've been able to do in a while.

Here's a bar chart of the last 90days of runs






















Two 20 milers in there about about 10m/m. My training was pretty bad last year so I have ben doing  4:40ish marathons for the last few.  Now, I hope to do more like sub-4:30 this weekend. But mostly I want to finish strong and pace properly.

This year I've got three races on the books and hope to get back to higher mileages. Here's my mileages per year since I started running. At 500 miles this year so far I'm on track to get to about 1200 ..more typical for me.


Date Runs    Miles   Pace      BPM    YPB  
2008-01-01 Tue 61 357.4 10:24 118.2 1.463
2009-01-01 Thu 173 1269.3 10:46 122.0 1.470
2010-01-01 Fri  147 1117.1 10:06 122.6 1.473
2011-01-01 Sat  180 1129.0 10:11 124.0 1.436
2012-01-01 Sun 170 1163.3 9:48 125.8 1.454
2013-01-01 Tue 191 1414.4 9:36 124.8 1.492
2014-01-01 Wed 213 1605.9 9:57 119.1 1.521
2015-01-01 Thu 144 916.2 10:43 114.9 1.488
2016-01-01 Fri   78 501.3 10:02 120.2 1.471
Summary 1357 9473.9 10:08 122.1 1.478

The weather forecast for this Sunday is pretty good: some showers temps cool at 45-55. I don't mind the rain too much. The only bad thing is there is some 8-15mph winds expected. Luckily the last 8 miles it's all a tailwind.  Still not sure if I'm going to take pictures during the race..probably not since it's going to be wet...and not sunny so the shots will tend to come out blurry.

I have cut a pace band for 4:30, and I will hold that pace and see how I feel at mile 18  at the downwind turnaround. If I'm lucky and feel really strong, I'll speed up a tad. Cheers!






1 comment:

  1. Wanna tell the nice reader folks that its in Cleveland, maybe?

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