You'd think I'd have zonked right out last night, but instead I had trouble falling asleep...I was so restless! I hope this isn't taper madness already. :)
Now that I can't run as much, I'll have to turn to numbers to get my running fix. I've been spending some time comparing last spring's marathon training cycle to this one. They make for a good comparison because last year I did a 15K and a half (among others) and this year I also did a 15K and a half. So here are some stats for the 16 weeks leading up to the taper for each training cycle:
|Spring 2007||Spring 2008|
|15K race time||1:19:37||1:10:47|
|Half marathon race time||1:57:14||1:44:54|
|Final marathon time||4:14:20|| |
As you can see, some fairly dramatic differences. Hopefully the pattern will hold up at Sunburst!