Comment: The Monumental Marathon takes place on 07-Nov-2015, whether I’m ready or not. And considering how seriously I trained for my first full marathon, I’m as ready as I could possibly be. Bring it on!
Comment: At the start of the Monumental Marathon, participants will line up around the Indiana State Capitol building for the full and half marathons. The fast runners will be assigned to corrals, and I’ll line up behind them with the other slow runners and begin my race a while after they start at 8:00 am. Almost five thousand of the runners will take the long way around Indianapolis and complete the full marathon course. I’ll don’t know when I’ll end my race, but I’ll speculate it will be some time around 1:15 pm.
Comment: Because I participated in the informal Monumental Marathon training program with Indy Runners, the length of my training program was seventeen weeks. But because I didn’t bother to run at the end of my taper in the seventeenth week, I’ll title this blog post with a 16+. It seems almost like cheating to count a week in which I didn’t run.
Raw Data: The following are the dates, distances, paces, and locations of running sessions. 20-Oct-2015, 3.1 miles, 9.4 minutes per mile, treadmill. 22-Oct-2015, 15.03 miles, 11:42 minutes per mile, Eagle Creek Park. 27-Oct-2015, 3.1 miles, 10.0 minutes per mile, treadmill. 29-Oct-2015, 3.3 miles, 9.0 minutes per mile, treadmill. 31-Oct-2015, 8.25 miles, 11:35 minutes per mile, Monon Trail from Broad Ripple north and back with a few loops.