Part 2. Part 1 is here.
My brother said you can't run 100 miles if you don't think you can run 100 miles, so I'm starting this off really confident, I'm gonna run 50 miles in the 24 hours.
When my bro was pursuading me to do this, he said as long as I can maintain a pace of three miles an hour then I should be coming in on time.
He knows me too well. Keep it simple and I understand.
What he didn't mention was averaging at three miles an hour is actually pretty hard when you're walking up hills.
In the spirit of picking a massive goal and then breaking it down into small bits, I've started training in earnest by walking to work, which is, well.... 1.2 miles.
My other consecutive milestones are
1) Buy some trainers. Check.
2) Download Strava. Check.
3) Third milestone was walking to work, which I did yesterday, and it's only 1.2 miles. It's up and down a few hills though. My brother reckons if I can walk two sessions of two miles a day at a pace of 50 miles ... Well if I can do a mile in 15 minutes, which is four miles an hour, I'll learn to walk efficiently. That's the plan for the first week.
I need to sit down and write a plan for the whole thing. But to be honest I do not know what I'm doing, and my brother will have to help me.
And to be honest I just wanted to get started because just getting started and start getting some little mini wins out there to get some confidence up before we started doing a plan.
I can wait for the plan, I can get out there and start walking without having the right plan. But the plan will come.
Step one: Make some progress by taking action to get that momentum up.
Read my other posts on this crazy goal here. Will I make it to the Lakes in July??!!
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