3.21.2009

Trail to 1000...

Okay, so what is the Trail to 1000? It is my goal to run 1000 miles of trail in the year 2009. Pretty straightforward right?


For "real" runners this may not be much of a goal. Keep in mind however I have only been running for about a year. This includes less than a year of trail running. This goal is all about the running TRAILS. No offense to road runners and treadmill junkies, but the rocks, roots, and rattlesnakes are what I like to see on my runs. Any road, track, and treadmill miles will not be counted towards this goal

Logistically it is trickier to get out to mountains to run than it is to walk outside the house and put in some miles. Also, up until the recent daylight savings it was too dark to run during the week before or after work. Due to all of the aforementioned excuses (yes I know they are excuses), I feel the Trail to 1000 is a respectable goal.

So there you have it. I'll need to average 2.74 miles every day for the year. Currently I have run 226.4 miles in 2009, so I am slightly ahead of schedule. I'll keep everyone posted with occasional with updates here. I might fall a little behind pace due to recovery time after this weekends 50k (Nicole will be running the 18k). There are plenty of days and months remaining this year to make up the miles...

Thanks for reading...and pretending to be interested.

That is all.

3 comments:

T. said...

1000 trail miles?! How fun!!! Maybe I need to see if I can keep up with you:) (I will have to check my log book and see how many miles I have done so far). Good luck on your 50K I am soooo jealous!

by Ben said...

Way to go, Comet. You're inspiring!

Dave said...

Thanks guys. I knew there were some trail junkies out there!

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