Friday, April 06, 2007

Numerical Madness

As we approach the 6-months-and-counting date, I've finalized a personalized training program that will lead me to the Chicago Marathon. (Six months is approximately 26.2 weeks, go figure.)

Over the next six months, my program includes 778 scheduled miles of training runs.
After completing the marathon, I will exceed 800 miles on foot:
  • 134 miles per month for the next six months.
  • 31 miles per week for the next 26 weeks.
  • 4.4 miles per day, every day, for the next 183 days.
Total milage per week will range from a low of 18 miles per week to a high of 40 miles/week.

Assuming an average pace of 9.5 minutes per mile, 804 miles will consume:
  • 7,647 minutes, or
  • 127 hours, or
  • 5.3 days
I anticipate burning through 3 pairs of running shoes during this quest.

Stay tuned for more numerical madness...

1 comment:

Brian Gaines said...

too bad you can't get all your training done in 5 days ;-)

Fellow ChiADead,
Brian