Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Challenges

The year is coming to an end and everybody is starting to make their plans for 2014. The two main challenges I've seen are Run this Year and 14 in 2014. If you've ever tried to keep track of how many miles you can do in a week or a month or even the whole year - Run this Year might be the challenge for you. The challenge is to run 2,014 miles in 2014 (hence run this year). Pavement Runner teamed up with Running Hutch in 2013 to create this challenge and will be hosting it once again in 2014. I hit 1,553 miles in 2013, but that is counting every step I took throughout the entire year (not just running miles), so 2,014 miles seems a bit out of reach for me.

Instead, I've signed up for the 14 in 2014 hosted by Marathon Mom and Jill Conyers. You can sign up to run 14 races of a specific distance (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, triathalon) or you can do what I did and commit to a combination of events. I know I will probably do several half marathons next year, but I'm also already committed to a marathon and a relay race, so I'm not sure 14 halfs on top of those races is acheivable, so I'm going to flex my distance and just commit to 14 races.

Are there other challengs you've seen? What are your goals for 2014?

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