I am so excited to take on the 2,016 miles in 2016 challenge! If you are anything like me, you’ve needed a race to keep your running on track. That can get costly. Don’t get me wrong; I am not swearing off races. Let’s not get crazy. But running 2,106 in 2016 will keep me active even in the offseason and motivated on those days when I rather book a massage, clean a toilet, or do anything other than run or exercise.
I set some parameters for myself to stave off an injury while working towards this goal. I am an injury-prone runner. Learning proper technique, form, and pacing has helped tremendously, but some of us are more biomechanically gifted than others. So I need to train smart to avoid being put on the sidelines. As such, warmup and cooldown miles count. If I feel like I am getting burnt out, I’ll count one running mile for every five that I bike. Elliptical miles count. My pie in the sky hope is that wiggle room will allow me to exceed 2,016 miles, but if not, it gives me enough of a cushion to attain the goal while still challenging me to keep moving.
What are your 2016 goals? Here’s to a fabulous year!