My first marathon is next Saturday, but after 15 weeks, 668 miles (44.5 per week on average, 60 peak), 108.3 hours (7.22 per week on average, 9.5 peak), my build-up is officially complete (Intermediate reports: , , , ).
I have no clue how the race will go, but I’m already celebrating the training: my endurance went through the roof and I witnessed my body being capable of things I never thought would be possible. Most importantly, it was super satisfying and fun.
Some more stats:
- Fraction of the total distance run at marathon / half-marathon effort – 6.6%
- Threshold – 2.8%
- 5K / VO2Max – 1.7%
- Anaerobic intervals – 0.22%
totaling 11.4% of non-easy miles. Perhaps this percentage could have been a bit higher (say by more threshold work), but I was cautious not to get injured, since such a high overall volume was new to me.