February 2013 Training Stats

March 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

February was another great month of training!  Road running pretty much dominated the mix at 75%, with trail running at 8%, and bicycling at 17%.  Our lives are still churning after my Father-in-law’s passing last December and my Mother-in-Law had some health issues this month as well.  Running seems to be my therapy right now.

The high point of the training month was gritting out a new half marathon PR (1:44:45) at the KP San Francisco Half Marathon by 2:36 – BOOYAH!

As far as new equipment, none this month – though I did try the lemon flavor of GU Chomps and like them.

With Big Sur less than two months away, I’ve started some focused training (including a Hurricane Point sim) and have made some pacing goal refinements (using a great BSIM-specific spreadsheet from mymarathonpace.com.)

Anyway, here are the stats for the month that was February 2013:

Running [21 sessions]


  • Total: 162.69 [-9.62 from January]
  • Shortest run: 2.47 [-2.33 from January]
  • Longest run: 17.1 [+2.81 from January]
  • YTD: 335


  • Overall Avg: 8:29 [+:06 from January]
  • Slowest Avg: 10:49 [+0:44 from January]
  • Fastest Avg: 8:00 [+:14 from January]
  • YTD Avg: 8:26

Total Running Time:

  • 24.31 hours or 1,414 minutes [-45:00 from January]
  • YTD: 47.88 hours or 2,872.83 minutes


Cycling [2 sessions]


  • 32.68 miles [-15.6 from January]
  • YTD: 80.96


  • Avg. of 15.3 mph [-0.4 from January]
  • YTD Avg: 15.5 mph

Total Cycling Time:

  • 2.14 hours or 128 minutes [-56:00 from January]
  • YTD: 5.21 hours or 313 minutes


Training Program(s):

  • 18-week program for the Big Sur Marathon on April 28th. The program is basically Hal Higdon’s Intermediate 2 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. I did revise the plan mid-month using the marathonpace.com spreadsheet for Big Sur.  On the plan, Monday is a 60 to 80-minute cycling session to add some cross training.


Caloric Stats:

  • Consumed: 99,281 [-5,562 from January]
  • Burned: 20,957 [-1,887 from January]
  • YTD: C: 204,124 / B: 43,801


Races Completed:

  • 2/3: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon [report]
  • YTD Race Count: 2
    • 5k: 0
    • 10k: 0
    • Half Marathon: 2
    • Marathon: 0
    • Other: 0


Training Journal – 3/1/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W10/D5
  • Today’s session: 9 mile pace run @ 8:49 pace
  • Comments: I did 9.31 @ 8:33…I thought about 8:49, but it didn’t happen.

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