The commuting on foot has started last week and because of all the good weather and the “hey-it’s-new” spirit I added some extra mileage and everyday and just like that something happened that I have been dreaming of for a while now: the 100km in one week came in sight.
After Friday I was already at ~65k and I knew that Saturday I was running at least 25k at the HMS Vindictive Memorial Run. This meant coming short 10k in total.
Option 1 was adding an extra 10k to the Memorial Run.
Option 2 was running on Sunday.
As I started feeling that my body needed some rest, option 2 was soon out of the window, which meant I laced up an hour early for my race and headed out. The start was in my hometown, so I could run to the start point to get my bib.
Unfortunately, there was a queue at the bib-stand, which meant I still needed 2k after the 25k from the race.
Luckily there was an opportunity at the end to add an extra loop to my run, which I did and just like that I got to 100k in one week!
So Happy 🙂
I felt more tired this week, so it’s clear my body needs adapting to higher mileage weeks, but I really would like to run some more weeks like this before I tackle another ultra…
How much do you run a week?
Do you have a “dream” distance you’d like to get to?
Well done you!
That is incredible! As a running “avoider”, you have earned my respect. I can’t imagine how that’s benefited you also. Keep it up!
Great job! That’s a lot of running!
I run 35-40 miles per week. I don’t really have a dream distance, though I would love to run an ultra someday.
That’s about my average as well. Which takes already quite a bite out of the family time… Like your blog, the for commenting!
When I was marathon training last year, I got up around 50km in a week – but nothing near 100km! Amazing. I don’t know when I’d find time for that much running!!
Nice distance!!! I typically run 30-35 miles per week. I would love to get that up to 100 some day! Right now, my dream distance for a single run is a marathon.