A blogger friend, Thomas, has started a 100 Mile Challenge through DailyMile.com and I decided to give it a try. Participants have all of November to get to 100 miles. And I'm off to a good start with 7 trail miles tonight! I love challenges like this because I push myself further than I normally would. I had originally planned to run 4 miles tonight but upon figuring the numbers in my head so that I could average 25 miles a week for 4 weeks to reach my 100 miles, I realized that I should probably do 6 tonight. After running three loops at my favorite trail my mileage was at 6.4 miles. So I did the natural thing that someone trying to eek out as many miles as possible would do and ran an extra .6 miles to round it out at 7 miles! YAY!
The plan is another 7 mile run and a 3 mile run this week, then a 9-10 miler this weekend. Next week I'll take it easy and just do a couple of short runs because next weekend is Rockledge Rumble 30K!!!!!! I've looked forward to running this race with Holly all year long. And the almost 20 miles I'll run at RR will help me reach the 100 mile goal as well.
If you'd like to join in the challenge it's not too late! Here is the link: http://www.dailymile.com/challenges/2076-let-s-run-100-miles-together
Let's run 100 miles together!