Thursday, May 3, 2007

Time on Legs - On to the Race

The training program has come to an end. Today I finished a short 5 mile tempo run to end my 16 weeks of training for the Colorado Mini-Marathon. I ran it with my good friend and running partner, Dean. Dean will be running this race as a training run and will be with me the entire way. The training has gone exceptionally well and I am very ready for this race. I used the simple planning tool found on Runner's World for my plan and was a little sceptical at first. Now that it is over I am convinced that for me and my goals this plan worked pretty well.

Here are the statistics of my training (found on Buckeye Outdoors):
  • Total Miles - 403.6
  • Total Runs - 68
  • Total Time - 67 hours 29 minutes 33 seconds
  • Longest Run - 13 miles
  • Average Pace - 10.01
  • Average Distance - 5.9 miles
  • Average Calories Burned - 1055
  • Total Calories Burned - 71712

The race kicks off at 7:15 A.M. Mountain Time on Sunday May 6th. Race report to follow.


IrishBlue said...

Sounds like you did your homework, now it's go time! Good luck with the race.

I just found out about the Runner's World training tools. I'm looking at them for a marathon plan. Glad to hear your plan worked well for you.

Maddy said...

Lots of races this weekend! Good luck with yours. It sounds like you are ready to kick it!

Good luck! I'm looking forward to the race report!

MarathonChris said...

Best wishes for a great race this weekend. Shirley (of HumbleTriathlete) is running the Colorado full marathon on Sunday!

You will do great!!

Anonymous said...

Cory-Looks like the time has come! The taper is almost finished and your body should be fresh and ready to go. I can't wait to see the race report , good luck and have a great race!

CewTwo said...

Use that training to succeed! I wish I was as prepared as you are. I checked out the flyby on the course website! Looks like you will have some fantastic scenery to observe as you run!

Get out there and kick it! I am so looking forward to your race report!


ShirleyPerly said...

Hi Cory! Thanks for your post on my blog. I hope you have a great race tomorrow. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's much chance for the marathoners and mini-marathoners to cross paths during the race but I'll look for you anyway :-)

petra duguid said...

Hey Cory - I've been meaning to post for ages. I've been lurking for such a long time.. I can't wait to read your race report and see how you felt it went and how well your program prepared you for it. What an achievement though - well done. And how's your wife's Cto25K? I need to get my husband moving..