Alright, when you lay out your marathon training program (or should I say “if”) it looks good on paper but will you really keep it up? If you are anything like me…you won’t. But you may get close.
Here’s what I had hoped to run.
Miles : 548 (882 K)
Here’s what I actually ran.
Miles : 484.5 (780 K)
Which means I made it about 88.4% of my goal. This seems good enough to me. Sure there were times when I could’ve ran instead of playing basketball or volleyball. Or I could’ve spent those 30 days of walking with my wife, instead joggling by myself. But life would’ve been just a little less fun. When you’re training for a marathon, you try to live up to your schedule. Just forgive yourself if you don’t quite make it. No one knows exactly the right formula for you anyway. 484 miles feels pretty good to me.
Yesterday, I also got my stats. Here is where I currently stand.
Weight: 186.4 lbs
Fat % = 13.9%
VO2 max = 60.19
Blood Pressure: 108/78
Some of these numbers I’m not happy about such as my weight (too high) and my % Fat (too high). The last time I got these measurements done was in May 2005 and my weight was 183.6 and fat % = 12.5. I guess I’m getting older. Damn.
On the plus side, my VO2 max went up from 56.92 to 60.19. That bodes well for an endurance joggler.
This will likely be my last post before the race. We are driving out in about 15 minutes. It’s about an 8 hour drive. I feel good. I feel confident.
Thanks for all the comments and support.