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Running 125 miles in January – at least 1 mile a day

For a while now, I’ve been playing with idea of going on a run streak. As it is the time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, I thought the time was right. So come January 1, I will attempt to run at least 1 mile a day, for 31 days. And who knows, I might keep going? After all, there are people out there who have gone for 50 days or 48 years(!).

At the same time, I have also joined the Strava Run Base Mile Blast. My goal is to hit the 125 mile mark and here’s how I’ll try to do it:

  • run home from work 2-3 times a week (5 miles)
  • do another 12-15 miles on each of the four weekends
  • complete at least 1 mile on the other days

That should be doable – providing of course I don’t get injured.

To complement all that running, I have finally signed up for my first session with British Military Fitness. I’ve heard nothing but good things from friends who do and swear by it and thought I should finally have a go at getting screamed at by ex-military personnel. We’ll see how I feel about that after the first free session on 5 January.

Best of all: as I’ll be spending a week in Philly in January, I’ll be able to run a few of those 125 miles with Georgie and Momo – clad in glorious neon, naturally.

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3 thoughts on “Running 125 miles in January – at least 1 mile a day

  1. this sounds like a great plan and very similar to my own, should I see you out and about running I’ll be sure to doff my buff to you :)

  2. Spurred by your plan I’ve logged 34k over four days and hoping to keep the #runstreak meter ticking over. No plans to target such a big chunky monthly figure like you. Run long and prosper. Here’s to 2013. G

    1. Hi Gavin – good to hear you’re off and running this year. Nicely done. As for chunky numbers at the end of the month – that really is secondary. Keeping that #runstreak is my main goal for January. 2 miles today, nice an easy, nothing mental.

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