Marathon Training Update: April 2010

Posted on May 04, 2010 under running | 1 Comment

This is a recap post of what I did for the month of April; there is a lot of data to look at πŸ™‚ Although I missed a couple of key workouts throughout the month, I was still able to run the most miles I’ve ran since I started running again back in early 2009. I also squeezed in 2 races, which was nice. I think May will even top April in terms of mileage, but we’ll see what happens. I have a trip to Des Moines, Iowa in a couple of weeks. It’s gonna be tough, but I really want to try and get a run over there, just to see what it’s like and get a change of scenery.

Love looking at these cool graphs from DailyMile!

Total Miles: 154.46
Time Spent Running: ~20:18:00
Average Pace: 7:53
Total Calories: 18,510
Average HR: 152
Avg Max HR: 172

Total Pushups: 1,791

Total Races: 2 (Carlsbad 5000 5K, La Jolla Half Marathon)

The previous week was probably my most successful week in running since I started training for my marathon. After missing some workouts the past couple of weeks, I was able to get in a full week of running, with the most miles I’ve ran, I think, ever!

April 26 – May 2
Total Miles: 44.51
Time Spent Running: 5:58:48
Average Pace: 8:04
Total Calories: 5,428
Avg HR: 148
Avg Peak HR: 170

4 Quality 8-9 mile runs that varied from easy to comfortable/hard. One of those workouts included 2 sub-6:30 mile intervals, which I rocked: 6:28 & 6:10. Saturday, I did an easy run on my old college campus loop, which I finally got to measure (3.99 miles). Sunday, I was home for my sister’s birthday in LA and had the opportunity to run my high school trail (~9 miles, inc 6:18 last mile) and got to measure that with my Garmin as well. I ran cross country and track for 3+ years and was never sure the exact distances of the markers were. Now I know..

One Response to “Marathon Training Update: April 2010”

  1. lindsay Says:

    des moines? wtc? what for? haha. get ready for some corn fields! it could be really pretty for real though. my favorite place to run here in ky is a narrow country road that runs through farmland for miles. corn & cows, and rick dees’ farm.

    anyway solid month! keep on those long runs – they are important, i can’t stress that enough πŸ™‚


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