completed in an average time of 3:57.02

50 Marathons in 50 Days
17 July –  4 September

Unreal! First off, I admire you greatly for taking on this formidable challenge
Dean Karnazes

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mʌɪl 18

So Jan-Mar is the foundation block of training for this year. Aims: build up to 20 mile long runs every other week and 10-14 mile faster paced medium runs the weeks in between. Two speedwork sessions a week, one short 400m repeats the other 800-1000m efforts. Alternate hill repeat and tempo run each week. A mile time trial every week. Incorporate stair climbing as strength work. Lift some light weights. Drop some body fat.

This morning then a 6 mile run with a mile time trial. This evening another 6 mile trot to stretch legs.

mʌɪl 18 days 52 miles

mʌɪl 17

Nice to get a last mention in the local paper. Seems like a lifetime ago. And still perplexed by how ‘comparatively’ easy it was to accomplish. Perhaps I just planned and trained correctly and ended up doing what it said on the tin? There is no need to finish challenges like a bag of beat up bones [though I guess that makes for a better story]. This year’s challenge, though seemingly nothing to it, will be so much harder.

Only a 3 mile jog this afternoon. I’ll have to get the watch out of ‘retirement’ for 2017.

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mʌɪl 17 days 40 miles

mʌɪl 16

A little jog to/from parkrun special New Year’s Day event. Only 5 miles but hopefully a start back to regular running?

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Nice to make the paper back home as an end of year quiz question. Of course I ran twice around the island [96 miles in 22 hours] in 2015.

mʌɪl 16 days 37 miles

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I was supposed to go to parkrun this morning but my motivation to run lately has been low. Technically already 2 weeks into this new challenge but yet to get properly started. Here’s hoping the New Year tomorrow will give me a mental kick up the bum to get going again?

Stats for 2016:
3,300 miles
63 miles a week average
57 marathons
highest mileage week 184 miles
50 sub 4 hour average marathons in 50 days
ran fastest marathon in years [3.20]
completed 1,000 days of running with 10.5 mpd
run everyday for over a year
completed second lap of the earth

mʌɪl 15 days 17 miles

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I think the thing that has most surprised me looking at stats for the end of the year [perhaps it shouldn’t given my lack of running this last few weeks] is that despite running all those marathons this summer my overall mileage for the year is not very much more than it was in 2014!?

I guess I will just have to get used to my mileage being even lower in 2017.

mʌɪl 14 days 17 miles

mʌɪl 13

A couple of miles trotted this morning. I know I haven’t run much lately but I was amazed to see that my toenails looked like Flo Jo nails today.

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mʌɪl 13 days 15 miles