Done! #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

It’s done.

Today’s 5-miler around Bourne included my 1000th mile of the year. It’s been quite a challenge, at times I wasn’t even sure I was going to achieve it, but having completed it, I feel good, and in fact, very proud of myself.

Considering I also transitioned into minimalist running with the Vibram Fivefingers during the summer I’m well pleased with the mileage.

Here’s some statistics from the year:
222 runs
179 hours
30,161 feet elevation gain
1000 miles

Monthly mileage:
January 95 miles
February 75 miles
March 81 miles
April 73 miles
May 82 miles
June 109…

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Getting ever closer… #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

It’s been another good week:

I’m getting ever closer to the magic 1000 miles. After this morning’s cheeky 3 mile run at the woods with the dog I have reached 919 miles.

Just 81 miles to go.

Which works out at 2.1 miles per day, or 16.1 miles per week. If I carry on as I am, I will indeed be able to have Christmas week off! That’s the plan.

As I was scrolling though my Strava profile to find the total mileage, I came across this wonderful little stat: my total elevation gain so far has been 28,415 feet.

Now, I live in South Lincolnshire. It’s not known for its hills, in fact the…

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Getting ever closer… #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

It’s been another good week:

I’m getting ever closer to the magic 1000 miles. After this morning’s cheeky 3 mile run at the woods with the dog I have reached 919 miles.

Just 81 miles to go.

Which works out at 3.1 miles per day, or 16.1 miles per week. If I carry on as I am, I will indeed be able to have Christmas week off! That’s the plan.

As I was scrolling though my Strava profile to find the total mileage, I came across this wonderful little stat: my total elevation gain so far has been 28,415 feet.

Now, I live in South Lincolnshire. It’s not known for its hills, in fact the…

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107 miles to go… #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

Halfway through November and I’m finally feeling pretty confident that I can indeed run 1000 miles in 2017 – although having now said that I’ll probably fall over and break my leg tomorrow!

I’ve managed a few higher mileage weeks through October and November in a bid to make up some miles that I lost through the summer, when I was transitioning to a more barefoot running style. This week has been another good week:

A 9-miler on Monday, followed by a load of 4ish runs, on the road, at the woods and at the gym on the treadmill. Most of my runs, except on the treadmill, are run in the…

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107 miles to go… #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

Halfway through November and I’m finally feeling pretty confident that I can indeed run 1000 miles in 2017 – although having now said that I’ll probably fall over and break my leg tomorrow!

I’ve managed a few higher mileage weeks through October and November in a bid to make up some miles that I lost through the summer, when I was transitioning to a more barefoot running style. This week has been another good week:

A 9-miler on Monday, followed by a load of 4ish runs, on the road, at the woods and at the gym on the treadmill. Most of my runs, except on the treadmill, are run in the…

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#run1000miles October update… | Phil Lengthorn

With ten months of the year done, and believe it or not, as I write this we have only 57 days left until the end of 2017, a monthly update is on the way.

October, considering it included a long weekend away, was a pretty good running month:
22 runs 
16 hours
93 miles

It feels like the 1000 miles, after it being a bit touch and go at some points in the year, is finally within reach. 

When I first took on this challenge I was under the impression that I’d definitely be able to do it. Although, after transitioning to Vibram Fivefingers in the summer it meant that I was well down on…

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100+ miles in September #run1000miles | Phil Lengthorn

It’s been a good month on the running front: 100+ miles for September. Which means this month finally saw me get through the 700 mile mark. 

2017 mileage = 714

This week I’ve put in another 25+ mile week.
Monday = rest
Tuesday = 6.4 miles at the gym
Wednesday = 4 miles at the woods 
Thursday = 4 miles at the gym
Friday = 3.7 miles exploring locally
Saturday = 7 miles – Parkrun plus a few more
Sunday = rest 

I’ve also tried to avoid too much running at the woods in the Fivefingers – I wanted to give my feet a rest – last week with all the dodgy surfaces I’ve been running on, it…

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