Fail better

So close. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Sometimes you might despair that you are not improving fast enough. Taking a long term view is good as long as you have shorter term goals in a big picture over all goal. In 2016 [seems like another life ago] I ran 50 marathons in 50 days as the main target in an over all goal of a thousand day challenge to run 10,000 miles; this overall goal had many smaller goals along the way, like seven marathons in seven days, running a mile more each day in November 1-30, running over 200 miles in a week, a 100 mile run etc etc.

In the planning stages of a much bigger than 1,000 days cycle this time. Will have to come up with a funky name. Perhaps better to break down into several blocks? I have pencilled in about the next 8-9 years until I reach 60 years old. Then the biggest challenge? When I ran 50 marathons in 50 days people were asking what I would do when I reached 60? I think I have the answer.

A four mile faster tempo run this morning and was surprised at the pace [had only planned to run 3 minutes slower] so maybe the faster bits are paying off already? An easy 3 mile jog home this evening. I seem to have slipped back into running twice a day just through trying to fit enough running into my work day. A good way to get back to enough miles for the week without having to spend big parts of the day needing to train.

Day26 OMC 110 miles

 

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