Marathon training in numbers

3 days, 10 hours and 6 minutes to go until the gun goes off to start the 2009 London Marathon. 


I’ve broken in my shoes, worn in my vest, shorts and socks. I’ve read the marathon magazine, studied the route. I’ve run my last speedwork session. I’ve had my pre-race massage.  I’ve planned my pre-race diet. I know my pacing splits. I’ve got my timing chip. I’ve got my race number.


But am I ready? Have I done enough training?

This is my training in numbers:

99 days of training.

88.5 hours of running, 39 hours of cycling, 7 and 3/4 hours of swimming.

52 steady runs (60-75% of max HR), 13 interval sessions, 9 tempo runs (over 75% of max HR), 12 easy runs (under 60% of max HR).

521 miles of running (outside of reps), 52,400 metres of repetitions.

1 Half Marathon.

But the question is: will number 4765 still be running 7.40s come mile 20 ?!

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