2016 Challenge No #1 – To Complete Full Marathon – Day 1
I am excited to share with new my first challenge of 2016…
Hello My Lonely Reader and a Happy New Year!
For people who know me well enough, they know I like to challenge myself. Every December I set myself challenges, that I want to achieve next year. Those challenges are usually outside of my league, but they are challenges and not dreams, so they are theoretically achievable.
I will share with you couple of challenges for 2016 and will keep you posted about the progress.
Lets start right away. Last year I was doing some running. Nothing special just regular 5k-10k runs. My longest distance so far is 17 km with very slow pace. Also, one of the reason why I don’t run long distances – I have a minor knee injury, that reminds of itself every time I run too hard.
This would be the end of this lovely and pretty boring story, If I didn’t decide to run the Marathon in 2016. Are you crazy? – you would ask, – Maybe
Why do I want to complete a Marathon?
a. This distance seems unachievable right now
b. It will keep me fit and motivated
c. I can learn nuances of running long distances
d. I can prove to myself that I can.
Isn’t that good enough ? I have a goal and I can use logical reasoning and in 4 points explain why I think I should do it
Challenge #1 in 2016 – Run Full Marathon
So lets recap what we got:
a. Amateur runner with ok physical health and knee injury
b. Maximum distance so far – 17 km in about 2 hours (very slow pace)
c. Committed to Complete a full Marathon (42k) in 2016
Here are some of the steps, that I have already taken to make it work:
a. Signed Up for Marathon Clinic that would explain all necessary info about running a marathon
b. Committed to run every week
That’s it. Are you interested how it all going to end? Follow me blog, I will Marathon stuff under – SpektorMarathonChallenge2016 tag
Ran 10k around Stanley Park