In 2016, I have an ambitious goal. I'm planning to run 2,016 miles as part of the Run the Year 2016 challenge!
2,016 miles. It's kind of daunting to think about covering that much ground during a year but when I broke it down and figured out how many miles I have to run each week - about 39 miles - I decided it's doable. Some weeks I'll end up training fewer than that but some weeks I'll train more. And to supplement my running miles, I can add in my walking/hiking miles, which should hopefully get me to my goal.
So wondering what Run the Year 2,016 is? The challenge was created by Run the Edge's Adam Goucher (yes, Kara's husband!) and Tim Catalano. To complete the challenge you just need to be able to run, walk or crawl 2,016 miles during 2016! Included in the basic registration fee of $25 is an online expo, training plans galore, a mileage tracker and 365 days of giveaways! You can also add on a shirt or medal for a small additional cost. Worried you can't complete the 2,016 miles on your own? There are also partner and team options that allow you to split the distance between people!
If you're still looking for a holiday gift for a family member, friend, training partner, etc., this would be a fantastic gift - especially if you sign up to complete the distance together! Just think - you can run or walk the miles together and in addition to getting fitter, you'll also have some wonderful bonding time.
I can't wait to get started on what will be a super fun way to stay motivated this upcoming year. Who's with me? :)
Tell me: Have you ever run the year in distance? If so, what was your experience?
*Full disclosure: I was given free entry to Run the Year 2016, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.