Holiday Miles Challenge

Several of the marathoners on the Marathon Race Training forum of Runners World Online have started a Holiday Mileage Challenge. This is actually the 3rd annual Holiday Mileage Challenge, so there is already a loyal group of runners participating (most of whom will smoke me in miles). The challenge this year is from December 24th through January 3rd (last Sunday of the holiday weekend) so there is an 11 day window to try to max out your mileage. I decided to throw my hat in the ring. I should still probably be trying to recover from the Thunder Road Marathon, but I have been eating Christmas cookies like the world is going to end tomorrow, so the challenge sounded like a good idea. Between running in bitter cold weather, and pulling doubles on my treadmill, I’m pretty sure I can start the new year with an overuse injury – woohoo!

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3 Responses to Holiday Miles Challenge

  1. Melissa says:

    Good luck! I’m doing a 6 week calorie burn challenge with my local running store – you have to burn 10,000 in 6 weeks, which is nothing considering during that six weeks was thunder road! The recovery weeks aren’t looking good though. I have some friends trying to “win” (if you burn the most you get free Mizunos) but I’m content to burn the 10,000 and get a tech tee. No overuse injuries for me! It’s hard NOT running though. I haven’t run for 4 days due to a sore ankle and it’s killing me. I went for a ride yesterday and that helped with my cabin fever.

  2. I had a lot of fun with the MRT miles challenge last year, and am back again as well. Even though I don’t have a shot in hell at winning or coming close, it’s a nice added motivator in getting out the door and making the most of the Christmas/New Year’s week. Hope you have fun with it this year!

  3. Frank Yeager says:

    Hey Paul,

    This is an old friend of your brother Chuck. Congrats on all the great running you are doing. You may just inspire me to do another marathon this year. I haven’t run one since 2007, so it is time to hit the road again.

    If you ever find yourself in Austin (we have a great marathon every Feb.) we can put you up during your stay.

    Frank Yeager

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