October 2012 Training Stats

November 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

October was another great month of training – all road running and a return to Monday cycling [a spread of 77% road, 0% trail, and 23% bike.]  October also continued my training program for the Honolulu Marathon in December – taking me through week 12 of the 18-week plan.  I also did three races, squeezing in one while on a business trip to Orlando.

As far as new equipment, I bought another pair of Kinvara 3s (my 4th now), but they are being held in reserve and will probably enter the rotation in mid-November.

As I mentioned above, I did have to travel to Orlando, FL; but kept on schedule, doing 55 miles, including a near-marathon day!

Anyway, here are the stats for the month that was October 2012:



  • Total: 183.61 [+24.64 from September]
  • Shortest run: 2.01 [-2.52 from September – this was the 2 miler at the UCF Race]
  • Longest run: 20.08 [+2.02 from September]
  • YTD: 1455.84


  • Overall Avg: 8:23 [-:07 from September]
  • Slowest Avg: 10:55 [+1:57 from September – this was the 18-mile afternoon run in Orlando]
  • Fastest Avg: 7:44 [-:14 from September – this was the 2 miler at the UCF Race]
  • YTD Avg: 8:55

Total Running Time:

  • 26.3 hours or 1,578 minutes [+3:36 from September]
  • YTD: 217.7 hours or 13,052.35 minutes



  • 55.24 miles [-2.47 from September]
  • YTD: 299.07


  • Avg. of 15.5 mph [-0.1 from September]
  • YTD Avg: 14.3 mph

Total Cycling Time:

  • 3.57 hours or 214 minutes [+0:13:00 from September]
  • YTD: 20.49 hours or 1229 minutes

Training Program(s):

  • 18-week training program for the Honolulu Marathon. The program is basically Hal Higdon’s Intermediate 1 Marathon Training Guide with customization for planned travel and home life. Pacing for my plan is calculated using my half marathon PR, the McMillan Running Calculator, and selecting a pace in the middle of the resulting “Optimal Training Paces” for the various workouts. On the plan, Monday is a 60 to 80-minute cycling session to add some cross training. Weekly mileage ranges from 25 to 40 miles running and 20 to 25 on the bike.

Caloric Stats:

  • Consumed: 108,597 [+5263 from September]
  • Burned: 24,340 [+2,834 from September]
  • YTD: C: 965,757/ B: 183,911

Races Completed:

  • 10/7: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon [report]
  • 10/14: U Can Finish – 5 Miler and 2 Mile [report]
  • 10/28: Morgan Hill Marathon + Half [report]
  • YTD Race Count: 17
    • 5k: 1
    • 10k: 1
    • Half Marathon: 7
    • Other: 8


Training Journal – 11/2/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session:5 mile pace run @ 8:39
  • Comments: I did 7.89 @ 8:23.  I went off plan and regretted it.  My stomach did a flip at about mile 4, making the final 3.89 miles a bear on one hand and giving me an incentive to pick up the pace on the other.  I’m hoping whatever I have is a 24-hour thing…

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