2015 Marathon Training

2015 Marathon Training (Feb-Nov 2015)
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Training Excel Analyze File
Training Calendar
Part one of Training:
Period: 23 Feb 2015- 28 Apr 2015 (9 weeks)
Summary: 415.17 Km training
Part two of Training: Hiking
Period: 23 May 2015- 18 July 2015 (9 Weeks)
Summary: 226.8 Km , elevation gain 7981 m
Part Three of training:
Period: 9 Aug 2015-20 Nov 2015 (15 Weeks)
Summary: 725.44 km training,
New Half Marathon Record: 1:35:59 (6 Sep 2015)

16/1117/11Easy 7KEasy 10KEasy 5K21/1122/1123.6 km Run
09/1110/1111/11Easy 10KEasy 11K14/1115/1121.9 km Run
02/1103/1104/1105/1106/1107/1108/110.00 km Run
26/1027/1028/1029/1030/10Easy 5KEasy 5K10.8 km Run
Easy 14KEasy 6K21/1022/10Easy 7K24/1025/1028.1 km Run
Easy 13K Walk13/1014/10Achilles tendon injury16/1017/1018/100.00 km Run
Easy runEasy 13KSpeed run 4×1200-400 recovery08/10Easy 14KLong 32K11/1074.4 km Run
10k easy run29/0930/09Tempo 13.5K02/10Long 35KEasy run62.5 km Run
21/099K walk23/0913K easy run12.5K easy runTempo 15K runGrouse Mountain-BCMC Hiking return47.5 km Run3.8 km Hike
14/09Speed run 4×1200-400 recoveryEasy 8K17/09Long 20K19/095K walk41.5 km Run
07/09Easy 8KEasy 11KTempo 5K11/0912/09Long 30K54.0 km Run
Long 12KTest WalkSpeed run 8×600-400 recoveryEasy 9K runTempo 8KPacific Spirit Regional TrailHalf Marathon-New Record68.3 km Run16.1 km Hike
Easy 10KEasy 10KEasy 5KLong 13KLong 13KEasy 10KTest Walk62.7 km Run
17/08Easy 10KEasy 10KEasy 7K21/0822/0823/0827.4 km Run
10/08Easy 5KEasy 5KEasy 5KEasy 5KEasy 10KCrown Mountain Hiking30.3 km Run34.5 km Hike
03/0804/0805/0806/0807/0808/08Easy 5K5.0 km Run
27/0728/0729/0730/0731/0701/08Easy 5K5.0 km Run
Easy run14/0715/0716/0717/07Panorama Ridge Hiking19/07
1.5K Swim07/072K Swim1K Swim10/0711/0712/07
22/0623/0624/0625/0626/06Elfin Lakes Hiking28/06
15/0616/0617/0618/0619/06Wedgemount Lake Hiking21/06
08/0609/0610/0611/0612/06MountHarvey Hiking14/06
01/0602/0603/0604/0605/06Garibaldi Lake HikingJoffre Lake Hiking
25/0526/0527/0528/0529/05Goat Mountain HikingTunnel Bluffs Hiking
18/0519/0520/0521/0522/05St Mark’s Summit Hiking24/05
27/04Easy 4K29/0430/0401/0502/0503/054.4 km Run
Easy 8K21/0422/0423/0424/04Easy 7.5KLong 25K40.5 km Run
10K run (slow Tempo)Speed run 6×800, 400 recovery15/0415K run, Tempo 8KEasy 8KEasy 10KLong 16K73.5 km Run
Easy 13K runSpeed run, 9×600, 400 recoveryCasual walk15K run, tempo 8KEasy 7KEasy 10K runLong (Tempo) 16K76.6 km Run
Easy 7K runTempo 8K runEasy 13K runCasual WalkEasy 2K run Speed run, 12×400 Easy 7K run05/0451.0 km Run
23/03Tempo 10K run25/03Tempo 7K runEasy 10K runEasy 8K run29/0335.0 km Run
16/03Easy run18/0319/03Norouz SwimEasy 10K runTempo 7K run20.6 km Run1.5 km Swim
10K easy run10/0311/03Easy 5K runEasy 5K run14/0315/0320.0 km Run
Easy 10K runEasy 6K runEasy 10K runEasy 8K run06/0325K Hike & run Capilano Pacific trailEasy 6K run66.2 km Run
Easy 10K runEasy 7K run25/02Easy 10K run27/0228/0201/0327.0 km Run

2015 Training Weeks 21-24 (26/10/2015 to 22/11/2015)

Activity Details in Google Sheets

Activity Schedule in Google Docs


Summary of activities

First, let’s review my activities during these four week. I had 7 run activities in these four weeks. On Saturday (31/10) I had a 5K easy run with the following averages: (5.00 K, 5:07 min/km, 154 bpm, 18m elevation gain). On Sunday (01/11) I had a 5K easy run with the following averages: (5.83 K, 5:15 min/km, 158 bpm, 81m elevation gain). On Thursday (12/11) I had a 10K easy run with the following averages: (10.82 K, 5:29 min/km, 153 bpm, 126m elevation gain). On Friday (13/11) I had a 11K easy run with the following averages: (11.10 K, 5:48 min/km, 150 bpm, 114m elevation gain). On Wednesday (18/11) I had a 7K easy run with the following averages: (7.63 K, 4:56 min/km, 163 bpm, 65m elevation gain). On Thursday (19/11) I had a 10K easy run with the following averages: (10.66 K, 5:12 min/km, 164 bpm, 103m elevation gain). On Friday (20/11) I had a 5K easy run with the following averages: (5.40 K, 5:15 min/km, 158 bpm, 48m elevation gain).

1617Easy 7KEasy 10KEasy 5K212223.6 km Run
91011Easy 10KEasy 11K141521.9 km Run
23456780.00 km Run
2627282930Easy 5KEasy 5K10.8 km Run

VO2Max and total mileage

My VO2Max these four weeks in my (31/10, 01/11, 12/11, 13/11, 18/11, 19/11, 20/11) activities were (53, 52, 52, 52, 51, 51, 50) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my totals during this period of time was 56.4 km run.

About individual runs

On Saturday (31/10): Trying to get back to my running lifestyle, very busy with other stuffs and couldn’t get back to running. The other isuue is after 2 months of training hard and multiple injuries I couldn’t complete my marathon training plan as desired and I am a bit discouraged about my previous general plan to make the sub three hours marathon. I have to make a new plan and maybe the key idea would be to first work on my speed for a couple of months and then work on long distance runs for the final 12 weeks which would lead to the race day. I had a little bit of pain in my right knee during my run today.

On Thursday (12/11): At 7.36 K, in order to be able to complete the 10K run, I significantly slowed it down due to a pain that I had in my left knee . I resumed my training after a couple of days of rest mainly because I was busy with my job. I hope I would able to get back to my regular training from now on.

On Friday (13/11): A bit of left knee pain at 4.16K

On Wednesday (18/11): Had a couple of days rest due to my backache. I planned to have a 10K run but after 7K I stopped due to a little pain that I felt in my back. I was running 4×1.8=7.2 but the satellite didn’t work properly and it shows 7.63K.

On Friday (20/11): It was freezing outside, 0 C !!!