Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Seeking Boston Marathon: By the Numbers
A look at the numbers in week twelve of Boston Marathon training with six more to go before the 117th running of the greatest race in the land.
262 and 2602: Numbers of Facebook and twitter followers respectively I hit this last week. I see 26.2 everywhere.
350: Number of miles run the last eight weeks preparing for Boston.
600: Number of miles I will "crest" this marathon training session. A new high.
23: Number of consecutive days of training. Didn't "hit" 25 as I was on an international flight. Another new high for me. Having always observed a "rest day," I don't know my previous number, but it' s not greater than ten.
7:30: My new lactate threshold at a 150 heart rate. If the wheels on the bus go "round and round," this is where they fall off. Blog post to come.
40: Years I went before I started running.
4: Number of marathons I ran before qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
3: Number of Boston Marathons I will have run assuming I "lace them up" this April. The 117th will be my third.
50+: Four. As in the number of 50 mile weeks I've run in as many weeks.
13,946: Number of miles I had to travel this week and last. That's a long way to carry the running shoes to keep the training going on the road (Boston and Barcelona.)