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My First Marathon, By the Numbers

The Akron Marathon is a mere 14 days away ... 

First of all, holy shit. 

Second, I thought I would share some details about my training and plans (for the marathon on my legs ... since I already explained the marathon in my mind). 

I'm normally not a numbers person, but these stats excite me. The numbers say I'm ready ... My heart and brain need some convincing, but I know I'll get in the zone eventually ... hopefully before Sept. 26!  

Training
Total weeks: 19 (I cut an extra taper week from the Train Like a Mother plan)

Miles so far: 498

Miles to go before race day: Approx. 39

Most miles in a week: 43 (the week of my 22-miler)

Most miles in a month: 154 (August)

Number of times I quit mid-run: Only 1 (humidity + hills = hell)

Number of times I wanted to quit: Infinity + 100

Race Day 
Hydration: 2 Camelbaks, each holding 70 oz. of watermelon Nuun – I’ll start with one and Kyle will meet me near the halfway point with the other

Gels: 6 Gus, 3 in each Camelbak

Snacks: 1 Clif bar

Goal time: sub-4 hours

Pace required for goal: 9:09/mile 

Number of times I’ve reconsidered that goal (especially considering it’s my first marathon and I just want to FINISH): Infinity + 1,000

Chance I’ll try like hell anyway: 100%

Comments

  1. Yes! Go for it! Don't tell yourself sub 4 is too lofty bc it's not. Your training is there. You've got this!!

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  2. Yes! Go for it! Don't tell yourself sub 4 is too lofty bc it's not. Your training is there. You've got this!!

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