Saturday, September 6, 2014
Personal 9-Week Challenge Before Our Youth Rally
I am also trying to get a simple website up with some tips and research information that I have gathered that may help. The website, although it won't be ready till sometime next week, is www.exercisethyself.weebly.com. I hope to have it set up as a place where everyone can share their training progress and get advice. Suggested workouts from the website will also be posted on our Facebook page each week.
Finally, I am going to lead by example with something I hope will be motivating. Entering into a high-mileage (for me) portion of my training for some upcoming ultra marathons I plan to run, I decided to give myself some personal challenges and post frequent updates on this blog. Here are a few of my goals for the next 9 weeks:
1. Lose 20 lbs. I've been holding on to a bunch of extra weight I need to get rid of. Through the increased mileage, and better diet, I will try to lose an average of 1 pound every 3 days. That is a pretty realistic goal!
2. Run Across Kansas (sort of). I looked it up, and if I averaged 7-8 miles per day, I could theoretically run across Kansas in 9 weeks. I won't really be running across Kansas! I'll just log each run, and give weekly reports on this blog showing exactly where I would be at that point if I were running across the state (hope that is not too disappointing. It would be neat to actually run across Kansas, but not this time!)
3. Run a 50 miler before the youth rally. I want a rematch with the Prairie Spirit Trail 100 next March, so in training for that, I plan on entering the PST Fall Classic 50 on October 24.