Week 14 – 1000 Mile Challenge

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Do it for the Mountains!

So if you are just starting to follow my journey, as my new years resolution I decided to take up a challenge. I wanted my hiking in general to get easier and what better than to put in mileage running. Hopefully weight loss would come with it and strength. Until now, I’ve had a few bumps in my path of reaching my goal. What is my goal? It is to run 1000 miles in the year of 2018. What does this mean? I have to run a little over 2.7 miles a day to reach that goal, 2.7 miles every single day of the year. I thought, for sure this is easy no problem.

I’ve had a few weekend trips for snowboarding, few times I got a cold or some bug, we’ve also travelled a ton on weekends (which makes Monday one of the hardest das to run). What does this mean, there are too many 0 mile days on my calendar. I also wasn’t updating my weekly blogs on how my challenge is going; I figured maybe if I talk about it more and share my experience I’ll begin to believe in myself more to be able to finish these 1000 miles.

Week 14 has definitely gone better than my past weeks. I wish I had gotten one more run in that would help me hit 21 miles. Why 21 miles? Because for the rest of the year I have to hit a little over 21 miles to get to my goal. I was short 4 miles this past week. This was however one of my highest mileage weeks and a higher mileage than the past 6 weeks I have logged. I also logged 2 days of weights last week. I hope to up that slowly to 3-4 times per week. It sure as hell will make running easier.

I travelled away for the weekend, Saturday, Sunday and this Monday were shot. Wednesday, I finally got out to the beach to play beach volleyball which meant another 0 mile day of running. I’d like to get out and play at least twice a week, I forget how much I love the sport.

All in all, as of 4/8 I should be sitting at 268.49 miles; I am only 188.54. Here’s to pushing to close this huge gap.

Goals next week:
1. Close the gap on mileage I should be at for the year: 287.67
2. 21 miles running
3. Run outside more

This Week: 17.37 miles
Last Week: 8.4 miles
Avg min/mile: 12:38
Miles Left: 811.46

Date Mileage Ran Total Mileage Mileage Left
4/6 7.2 188.54 811.46
4/3 6.06 181.34 818.66
4/2 4.11 175.28 824.72

Anyone else doing a challenge like this? Let me know how it is going, very interested in hearing about it. Follow more on my journey to 1,000 miles: 1000 Miles in 2018.

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