Now when I say terrifying....oops, I mean interesting, its because I plan to only log my running miles as a part of this challenge. Living in a city without a car I walk a LOT but I want this challenge to be extra challenging and motivating. So miles ran it is.
Broken down its not as scary as I thought. 3 miles a day and you meet the goal no problem. Well except that I have yet to clock more than a mile this year and I certainly don't run 7 days a week, every week. So how the heck am I going to do this you ask?
Here's the plan: Starting tomorrow I am going to head to the gym in the mornings to run an easy 3 miles before work. My intention is to do this 3 or 4 mornings a week. On top of that I will be starting my 1/2 marathon training which will have me running at least three times a week (tempo, hills/speed and long run). In total those runs should add up to around 12 miles to start and up to 18 miles as the race approaches. Add it all up and we are looking at upwards of 30 miles a week. Holy crap!!
That said, I do plan to adjust this to suit my schedule and my body. My intention is to say strong (and injury free) for my first races of the year so I will do (or not do) what it takes to try to make that happen.
While we are talking races here are the first two that I am training for:
|Sunday May 1st|
|1/2 Marathon-Sunday May 15|