Training

Training for the Vancouver BMO Marathon (May 5, 2013)

as per my coach’s direction

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon (May 5):
  • 1 weeks to race day (April 29 – May 4)
  • 2 weeks to race day (April 22-28)
  • Sun Run 10km race (April 21):
  • 3 weeks to race day (April 15-21)
  • 4 weeks to race day (April 8-14)
  • 5 weeks to race day (April 1-7)
  • 6 weeks to race day (March 25-31)
  • 7 weeks to race day (March 18-24)
  • St Pattys Day 5km race (March 16):
  • 8 weeks to race day (March 11-17)
  • 9 weeks to race day (March 4-10)
  • 10 weeks to race day (February 25 – March 3)
  • 11 weeks to race day (February 18-24) 
  • 12 weeks to race day (February 11-17) 
  • First Half half-marathon (February 10):
  • 13 weeks to race day (February 4-10)
  • 14 weeks to race day (January 28 – February 3) – 78km
  • Steveston Icebreaker 8km race (January 27): 36:29 (PB)
  • 15 weeks to race day (January 21-27) – 64km
  • 16 weeks to race day (January 14-20) – 81km
  • 17 weeks to race day (January 7-13) – 52km
  • 18 weeks to race day (December 31 – January 6) – 81km
  • 19 weeks to race day (December 24-30) – 73km
  • 20 weeks to race day (December 17-23) – 73km

~ TRAINING for the CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON (Dec 2, 2012) ~

RACE DAY (December 2)

Plan: 42.2 km in under 3 hours and 28 minutes

Actual: 42.2 km in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 21 seconds

  • 1 weeks to race day (November 25 – December 1) – 23km
  • 2 weeks to race day (November 18-24) – 68km
  • 3 weeks to race day (November 11-18) – 53km
  • Fall Classic 10km Race (Sunday, November 18): Time = 45:21
  • 4 weeks to race day (November 4-10) – 70km
  • 5 weeks to race day (October 28 – November 3) – 60km
  • 6 weeks to race day (October 21-27) – 117km
  • 7 weeks to race day (October 14-20) – 98km
  • 8 weeks to race day (October 7-13) – 93km
  • Victoria 1/2 Marathon (Sunday, October 7) – Time = 1:36:25
  • 9 weeks to race day (September 30 – October 6) – 78km
  • 10 weeks to race day (September 23-29) – 122km
  • 11 weeks to race day (September 16-22) – 142km
  • 12 weeks to race day (September 9-15) – 140km
  • 13 weeks to race day (September 2-8) – 125km
  • 14 weeks to race day (August 26 – September 1) – 124km
  • 15 weeks to race day (August 19-25 – 135km
  • 16 weeks to race day (August 12-18) – 100km

 

~ TRAINING for the BMO VANCOUVER MARATHON (January 1 – May 6, 2012) ~

RACE DAY (May 6)

  • Plan: 42.2 km in under 3 hours and 35 minutes
  • Actual: 42.2 km in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 24 seconds !!! 🙂

1 weeks to race day (April 29-May 5)

  • Plan: 50
  • Actual: 49.8

2 weeks to race day (April 22-28)

  • Plan: 84
  • Actual: 80.4

3 weeks to race day (April 15-21)

  • Vancouver Sun Run 10km Race (Sunday, April 15): Time = 45:14
  • Plan: 98
  • Actual: 96.6

4 weeks to race day (April 8-14)

  • Plan: 98
  • Actual: 88

5 weeks to race day (April 1-7)

  • Plan: 112
  • Actual: 106.4

6 weeks to race day (March 25-31)

  • Plan: 140
  • Actual: 135.5

7 weeks to race day (March 18-24)

  • Plan: 126
  • Actual: 126

8 weeks to race day (March 11-17)

  • Plan: 98
  • Actual: 89.2
  • St Patty’s Day 5km Race (Saturday, March 17): Time = 23:20

9 weeks to race day (March 4-10)

  • Plan: 140
  • Actual: 140 (again, exactly!)

10 weeks to race day (February 26-March 3)

  • Plan: 112
  • Actual: 113.3

11 weeks to race day (February 19-25)

  • Plan: 140
  • Actual: 140 (exactly!)

12 weeks to race day (February 12-18)

  • “First Half” Half Marathon Race (Sunday, February 12): Time = 1:44:39
  • Plan: 100
  • Actual: 101.8

13 weeks to race day (February 5-11)

  • Plan: 70 (tapering in prep for 1/2 marathon)
  • Actual: 70.7

14 weeks to race day (January 29-February 4)

  • Steveston Icebreaker 8km Race (Sunday, January 29): Time = 38:35
  • Plan: 120
  • Actual: 120.6

15 weeks to race day (January 22-28)

  • Plan: 75 km (reduced for small taper for Icebreaker 8km race)
  • Actual: 77.1 km

16 weeks to race day (January 15-21)

  • Plan: 98 km
  • Actual: 96.3 km

17 weeks to race day (January 8-14)

  • Plan: 84 km
  • Actual: 91.8 km

18 weeks to race day (January 1-7)

  • Plan: 73 km
  • Actual: 70.9 km

 

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