The Thousand Mile Club - 2017

Join us

1 to 20 of 207 messages
12/12/2016 at 13:21

This is now the third year of the challenge and those that have attempted it will agree that’s its testing but achievable. Consistency is the key to completing it. By joining the thread you’ll get the motivation you need to get out and run; there’s good camaraderie too.

I’m posting this thread a little earlier than usual so that you all have the opportunity to see it in good time before the 1st Jan 2017 start date. Also you have time to increase your mileage a little during December (if required) to get used to it.

12/12/2016 at 13:35

I'm in!

12/12/2016 at 13:50

You're on a hatrick Muttley.

12/12/2016 at 14:21

Will give it a go this year, why not?

12/12/2016 at 14:26

Indeed. It's a good challenge. I'll repeat the previous years' targets of 1,000 miles running, 1m metres on the Concept 2 and keeping the tonnage below 12 stones. With backups of 1200 miles and 1.2m. As you say, achievable but consistency is what it's about. In my case it equates to 3 runs and 3 rows a week, on average an hour or so each. Well do-able, many spend longer than that a day propping up the bar or watching the soaps!

12/12/2016 at 21:29

Evenin' gents!

Ooo look - it's all new and shiny in here 

I'll sign up again - this year has been ace - might even join Muttley and have a sneaky 1.2K target, as suggested by Andrew in this year's thread... but let's not do any horse-cart reversals and aim for 1000 to start with.

13/12/2016 at 06:46

I'll join you. Been running consistently this year so hoping I don't jinx it! 

13/12/2016 at 09:24

Welcome to the thread David & Clag. All miles count, including treadmill. Just post regularly so that we all know how we're progressing and motivate each other.

13/12/2016 at 09:58

Thank you, looking at my mileage this year it will be close, but lets give it a go. I will post a weekly, hopefully motivating myself and of course others.

Good luck to everybody, however not sure Muttley needs it looking at this years stats!

13/12/2016 at 10:01

I'll join in on this next year - my target for the year was 1000, but a late injury scuppered that and I'll fall about 60 miles short. My 2017 target will be 25 miles a week which should net me 1300 miles for the year - but lets see how I get on with the 1000 first!

13/12/2016 at 13:58

I'm in again next year, great motivation.

13/12/2016 at 14:14

I might try and do this next year. I got into running in Oct 2015 and should end with about 850 miles for this year. I did my first marathon at London but then lost motivation a bit over the summer with nothing specific to train for - June through September I averaged under 10 miles a week. Am doing another spring marathon this year so will try and keep the momentum going this time.

14/12/2016 at 09:28

Hi Rich, that's my bosses name but Clarke with an "e".lol.

Nick - enter a half or something for around September to keep you motivated.

14/12/2016 at 09:55

Stylishfella: Get back to work!

14/12/2016 at 11:31

I'll give it a go again.

14/12/2016 at 20:38

I like your "bounce-backability" Andrew 

NickW - which spring marathon are you doing? Did 5 HMs this year - so I can entirely endorse Stylish's suggestion of signing up for the HM distance to keep you motivated!

15/12/2016 at 10:06

Thanks for the suggestion - I had planned to do an autumn half this year, but dates didn't end up working out. I'm doing Manchester as my spring marathon, and planning to do Watford half in Feb too. Realistically I will need to see how things pan out post-marathon as I'm not sure I will have as much free time to train properly for a half.

16/12/2016 at 20:29

Ha! Me too NickW... see you in the Manchester 2017 thread in Spring Marathons.

18/12/2016 at 13:28
Think I'll give it a bash - never bothered before, just kept a weekly total before, on my spreadsheet (sad ole sod or what?), but will be easy to keep a running total and see if I get anywhere near!
18/12/2016 at 16:03

senidM - nope, not sad at all!

Early on in this year's 1000 mile thread I came clean about running three concurrent spreadsheets: my 1000 mile log spreadsheet, my training plan spreadsheet in which I also log my shoe usage and training zone paces, and my weight and calorie log spreadsheet - a hangover from my weight loss days... my name's Little Nell and I'm addicted to spreadsheets (and data in general) 

1 to 20 of 207 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums