Chicago Marathon Training Stats (8 weeks):
|Number of days in training cycle:||56|
|Number of days run:||56|
|Number of training runs:||82|
|Average weekly run count:||10|
|Number of 16 mile long runs completed:||2|
|Number of "tune-up" races:||1|
|Number of strength workouts:||28|
|Number of yoga sessions:||11|
|Previous average training mileage in relation to my marathon finish time|
Prediction: If all goes to plan and the weather is nice, a sub-3:10:40 (sub-7:15/mile) will be mine! :).
Caveat: The weather was near perfect for the 2012 Chicago Marathon, so if the temps are a few degrees too hot on Sunday, I will drop the yellow line down a level and be happy with a 3:11 (BQ -14) to 3:23 (BQ -2).
Conclusion: Numbers are nice, but all of this analysis could all go out the window if race day is hot, or I start off too fast like a usually do. We shall see...