Thursday, January 10, 2008

Continued 2007 Charting

First I thought I would chart my mileage and average pace for 2007. Total 2688 miles at an average 7:43 pace. I had a little fun with a map and 2688 miles - that is the distance from Disneyland (LA) to Disneyworld (Orlando) + a little extra:



I really like the steady decline in average pace from mid year ~8 miles per minute to end of year around 7 miles per minute. Some of that is the types of workouts. Leading up to Houston I put much higher emphasis on Marathon Paced running and much less on VO2max, it also appears I did less recovery mileage. Then I thought I'd chart the breakdown of the types of workouts I did leading up to NYC marathon and to Houston marathons. Below shows the percentage breakdown by week in the 19 weeks to NYC and 10 weeks to Houston:


Table Summary
Training Mileage to NYC Houston
Mileage................1190 581
Weeks....................19 10
Recovery Pace.........35% 29% *Includes Recovery/slow running after previous race
Long Run Pace.........43% 44%
Marathon Pace........10% 18%
Tempo Pace.............8% 8%
VO2max Pace...........3% 0%

Guess we will see Sunday if the strategy worked but as of now I feel very ready for this race. We'll see what happens on race day.