Run 1000 Miles 2019 | 646 Miles Down

I’m currently stuck at home with a nasty cold and yet another rewatch of Gilmore Girls, so I thought it would be a good time to catch up on blogging and write an update on the #run1000miles challenge.

I’ve run roughly 400 miles since my last post, which means I’m a little behind.

I had a few good weeks in the spring (including a 40-mile week back in May), but then anxiety and boredom took over. You can only run so many miles on a straight path along the A46 before losing all motivation!

Thankfully, it’s not all bad and there were a few memorable runs over the summer. I hit 300 miles for the year on a scenic run up Kinder Scout, we went on a 16-mile sightseeing run around London (still my longest run to date) and – my favourite – we ran around Bamford Edge at sunset on solstice day.

My motivation seems to have returned with the cooler temps and I’m hitting my weekly target. I’m hoping to catch up on my mileage sometime in the next month. I also have a race (my first trail half-marathon) to look forward in October.

646 down, 354 to go!

17 thoughts on “Run 1000 Miles 2019 | 646 Miles Down

  1. Welcome back! This is all so cool, you have run so blooming far! Did I tell you, you inspired me to count up the number of kilometres we’ve hiked this year. Its way less than you at 550.9 so far…

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    1. Aww, thank you! 💕 Yes, I’ve run quite a few miles this year… Somehow I’m still 50 miles behind of the target!

      550 kilometres is amazing!!! Especially with all the ascent you get over there! And there’s still a few months left to the year… 😉

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  2. 1000 miles is a good goal. Achievable but takes effort. It seems like you’re on pace. I do almost all my running on ‘long-runs’. In my mind, they don’t seem to count unless I’m out for 90 minutes or more. Temps have cooled dramatically here too and it makes the run much more fun.

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    1. You’re right, it’s challenging enough without being unachievable. I’m a little behind (about 50 miles) but I think I’ll be able to catch up. Autumn running is the best, isn’t it?! Do you have any races coming up?


      1. No races. This is a rebuilding year for me. I’ve had a couple of years of various injuries. There’s a particularly rough early-spring half that I did a couple of years ago. Right now, that’s my planned reentry.

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  3. I guess I’m late to the reply but this showed up in my Reader suggestions and I wanted to check it out. I’ve only been running for a few years and have never really thought about setting a yearly mile goal. This is such a great idea, I’m going to have to give it some thought and come up with a personal goal for 2020. Great read, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! It was my first year setting myself a yearly mileage goal and I found it rather motivating, although challenging at times (I guess that’s a good thing though). The #run1000miles challenge is quite popular in the UK. It’s set up by Trail Running Mag and they offer good motivation thorough the years through their social media and website. Good luck for your 2020 goal!

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