Monday, December 29, 2014

TBT in Review

My official marathon training plan begins today (December 29).  I reviewed my 2014 mileage in early November and decided that I needed to have a pre-training plan training plan ("Training Before the Training" or TBT) to ramp up my mileage.  I set a goal number of miles to run for each week of the TBT period.

My 8 week TBT plan was overall a success, despite getting sick 2x in that time frame, having a nagging foot issue, and working around the holidays.  I only met my goal mileage for 4 of the 8 weeks, but I doubled my average number of miles run per week and upped my long run and average length of the run.  I also added a full run/week.

Goal miles for TBT period:  195.7
Total Miles Run in the TBT time period:  169.51 (86.6% of my goal)
Number of weeks I met my goal mileage:  4 (50%)

Average number of runs/week:  3.5   (Compared to 2.3 in previous 2014 review)
Average number of miles/week:  21.19  (Compared to 10.3)
Average length of a run:  6.02   (Compared to 4.36)
Shortest run: 1.05 miles (Compared to 1.49)
Longest run: 12.01 miles (Compared to 9)

Here is the pace of every run of the TBT time period

1.     6:59
2.     8:00
3.     7:07
4.     7:08
5.     7:24
6.     7:16
7.     7:21
8.     7:18
9.     7:30
10.    7:30
11.    7:24
12.    7:16
13.    7:27
14.    7:14
15.    7:49
16.    7:02
17.    7:14
18.    7:25
19.    7:34
20.    7:33
21.    7:11
22.    7:23
23.    7:08
24.    7:01
25.    7:24
26.    6:59
27.    7:20
28.    7:19

Garmin tells me that the average pace of all running done in my TBT period was 8.2 mph or 7:19 per mile.  Based on this, I am keeping my marathon goal pace for training at 7:30.



No comments:

Post a Comment