Monday, May 7, 2012

Put me down for 1000

Goal: 24,901.55 miles
Completed: 1,013.83 miles

53 miles down this week and hit the 1000 mile benchmark. I decided to run a new course this past week. The Appalachian Trail. This proved to be a daunting task as I only completed a 4 mile run on the trail. But in those 4 miles there was 1200 ft of elevation gain and I burned close to 1000 calories. This was probably the most difficult trail I have ever been on, it is definitely more suited for hiking over running, but I ran the sections I was able to run and tried my best to go as fast as possible on the other parts. Much props to those who are mountainous runners. This will now be my Friday trail until it is conquered.

Veni, Vidi, Vici
(I came, I saw, I conquered)
-Julius Caesar

The Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Run To Work?

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 991.92

35 miles last week. This was a step back week. Many more miles ahead, but I'm not looking at how far I have left to go. I'm looking at what it is I have accomplished so far. Only about a month and a half until the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon! This should be a fun race. I've started to jump into the higher mileages now. I ran to work on Monday, worked 8 hours and then ran home, for a total distance of 26 miles. I plan on doing this at least once a week until I am used to it and then i will probably add another day of running to work during the week.