107 miles to go… #run1000miles

Halfway through November and I’m finally feeling pretty confident that I can indeed run 1000 miles in 2017 – although having now said that I’ll probably fall over and break my leg tomorrow!

I’ve managed a few higher mileage weeks through October and November in a bid to make up some miles that I lost through the summer, when I was transitioning to a more barefoot running style. This week has been another good week:

A 9-miler on Monday, followed by a load of 4ish runs, on the road, at the woods and at the gym on the treadmill. Most of my runs, except on the treadmill, are run in the Vibram Fivefingers. I’ve even been wearing Injinji socks recently. It’s all about the toes!

So, 893 miles done, leaving 107 left to be run in the next 42 days: averaging 2.54 miles per day. If I can keep up the good weekly mileage I might even be able to give myself Christmas week off!



#run1000miles October update…

With ten months of the year done, and believe it or not, as I write this we have only 57 days left until the end of 2017, a monthly update is on the way.

October, considering it included a long weekend away, was a pretty good running month:

  • 22 runs
  • 16 hours
  • 93 miles

It feels like the 1000 miles, after it being a bit touch and go at some points in the year, is finally within reach.

When I first took on this challenge I was under the impression that I’d definitely be able to do it. Although, after transitioning to Vibram Fivefingers in the summer it meant that I was well down on the mileage. It has taken up to this point to get back on track.

Some stats for the remainder of the year:

  • 57 days to go
  • 170 miles left to run
  • Averaging out at 2.98 miles a day/20.86 miles a week

Definitely doable.