After an extended txt conversation with my dad, from whom I got the running gene, I thought it might behoove me to codify my running goals, as well as revisit how far I’ve come.
|Base Run (mi)||4-5||6-7||7-9|
|Long Run (mi)||6-13||8-20||13-30|
|Base Pace (min/mi)||~9:40||9:40-9:00||8:35|
|Long Pace (min/mi)||10:20||10:20-10:00||9:40|
Specifically, by EOY 2010 I want to:
Have a 25-minute 5K time.
Have an 80-minute 15K time.
Have run a half-marathon distance, 13.1 miles, in under 2 hours.
Have run a marathon distance, 26.2 miles, in 4:15:00.
Have run 1600+ miles for the year, or 133 mi/mon.
Implications? That 1600 miles is going to take roughly 245 hours to cover, burning 208,000 kcal or about 60 pounds. My standard Chipotle meal costs a penny per kcal, so I’m going to spend more than $2000 just for the pre-run calories. Add in 4 to 6 pairs of shoes, 3 or 4 pairs of SuperFeet, countless gels and beans and bloks and drinks, and probably a dozen $10 pairs of running socks. Conservative budget: $4000 for 2010.
On the upside, I should get through between one and two dozen audiobooks just while running. Maybe I should start listening to foreign language instruction? The recitation would certainly make me think about my breathing …