Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 NYC Marathon Training Recap ...

On May 1st, I crashed my bike. On May 11th, I had reconstructive shoulder surgery. On June 1st, I started my comeback and began my marathon training cycle. At this time on Sunday morning, I will be toeing the line at the 2011 NYC Marathon with Team Grassroot Soccer. Getting to this point was a journey in and of itself. In the last five months ...

I have run a total of 928.17 miles
at an average pace of 9:22,
for a total of approximately 145 hours and 10 minutes,
which is 6 days and 56 minutes of running,
just to get one of these ...


A FINISHED TRAINING PLAN.

23 weeks of training. 6 runs per week. 3 new PRs.
0 injuries. 1000s of laughs.

26.2 - YOU ARE MINE.

34 comments:

Marlene said...

This is the comeback of the CENTURY! Seriously. Can't wait to see how badly you crush the race on Sunday - NYCM is going to need reconstructive surgery after this.

Marlene said...

So I just read that Ethan's Cancer has returned. :( :( :( But he is STILL running on Sunday?! That is some serious inspiration.

Becka said...

That's a TON of miles. Impressive!

Erica said...
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Erica said...

watch out NYC ......TMB is about to be all up in your grill....I'm about to bust a running rhyme over here......

ha-don't I wish I was that cool!!! Seriously lady your gonna rock it out!!! Can't wait to here all about it and possibly see you in Richmond!!

Deb said...

You are going to KILL this race! Have a great one and make sure to have fun while you crush the course!

Running Ricig said...

I am SO excited for you!!!! You've worked so hard and are going to be amazing this weekend!!! Good luck!

abbi said...

Have a great marathon this weekend!

Laima said...

Awesome comeback! Have a great race!

Tricia said...

I am seriously SO excited for you!!!!

KILL IT!

breathofsunshine said...

soooo excited for you! I'll be following your progress on Sunday :)

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on finishing training injury free!!

carrie said...

Nice! Good luck in NYC, you're gonna kick it to the curb!!!!

Jen said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in NYC.

Jen said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in NYC.

Canuck Mom said...

You are going to rock this marathon Tonia!! I am going to learn from the best on this one, since this is my goal for next year. Can not wait to hear all about it.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

Go T, GO!!!
You've so got this in the bag!
I just know you are going to have an amazing race. I cannot wait to hear all about it!!!!!!!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

So inspired. Go get 'em, T!

bobbi said...

Go get it! It's yours for the taking!

trifitmom said...

i will be watching, around mile 18 on the west side of street ...are you wearing anything that will say your blog name ??? i really hope i see you and can scream about your blog !!

Julia said...

YEAH!!! you have persevered and totally dominated!!!! good luck!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I've gotta say I'm a little worried for ya' Why? Because you are about to obliterate your previous understanding of what you are capable of in the marathon distance. I just worry about what you'll think you can do next! ;-)

Seriously just go get that finish line photo with it's ridiculously fast time and brag about it! You got this!!!

runningforthree said...

I bet it felt good to cross all those workouts off. I'll be watching on the computer...stalking. ;) Have fun!

Jamoosh said...

Rock on! Now go kick some NYC booty!

robinbb said...

Amazing job. Such an inspiration. Kill that marathon!

Katie said...

don't call it a comeback, i've been here for years!

The Jesse said...

I'm so excited for you! You are such an inspiration. Go ROCK that marathon!!!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

Have a great run and have fun!!!!

Karen said...

Go Tonia! Have a great race!

Meredith said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!! Can you hear me screaming from across the country?? Cannot wait to hear all about it!

fancy nancy said...

I'm so excited to see how you ROCK this marathon!!! Good luck!

MotherRunner said...

You are going to kill this race - go get it!

XLMIC said...

Go do it, woman :) It's all you!

Wells L said...

Just wanted to give you a last minute cyber high 5 and wish you a successful and fun (and safe) race tomorrow!!! Good luck!!!! Kick some NYC boo-tay!