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Breaking it down

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog about the mileage goals. It is very ambitious, but I am motivated to "get er done"!!

Secondly, thank you to Bobby (BOBBYD31), who challenged me to find another 13 miles somewhere, so I can do 2013 miles in the year 2013. I think that is awesome, and will be so cool when I achieve it!

So, now I need to break my goals down.... so I can see how to achieve them, and where I am in the process.

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RUNNING:
513 miles this year
42.75 miles each month
9.865 miles each week

I know that this is do-able. I just need to be consistent, and get in my three weekly runs of 3-4 miles each. Knowing that I don't have much wiggle room, is really motivating me right now. I know that there will be days that I will have to miss (for one reason or another), so I need to get in as many of them as possible when I can. This means "no excuses"!!

I also saw a quote on FaceBook, that really motivates me:
"Someday I will not be able to run. Today is not that day."
I have had those "somedays" due to injury, and I appreciate all of the days that I can get out there, even the days that don't feel good.

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BIKING:
1500 miles in 2013
125 miles per month
28.85 miles per week

This goal is really going to challenge me, and I must say that I have already felt daunted by this goal.

However, I have been motivated as well. And that is a good thing. Motivated to add an extra fifteen minutes on tonight (to the hour I had planned). Motivated to make sure I am hydrating and eating properly, and getting enough rest.

These two goals together, one I think will be easily achieved, and one that I think will push me hard, are going to have me in the best shape by the end of 2013!

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My tally to date:
Running: 15.42 miles out of 513 (four runs to date) or 0.03% complete
Biking: 32.2 miles out of 1,500 (three rides to date) or 0.0215% complete
One total rest day.
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