Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Done: 120 Days into the 120 days of running: the minutia

DONE!:  120 days into this thing and now I'm an Ultra Runner.  Sheesh.  Details below.

OK, so I've recently gotten in with the wrong crowd. They are very persuasive and ninja masters of psychological manipulation.
My first evidence of the ninja power came when I signed up for my first Ultramarathon at Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival with the help of this group.
Now, the Facebook crowd has spawned the 120 Days of Running Challenge which is basically to run every day for 120 days. The minimum is actually 1 mile and you can even walk it in a pinch. 
So, what the hell...  I'm in.
I'll use this post as a journal of my running starting today and update it as I go.  I'll also be participating in the Facebook group to share in all the dumbassery that ensues.
120 day challenge started for me on 7Feb2012 and ends on 6Jun2012 which is the 68th anniversary of D-Day. It also spans the Ultra so the 1 mile run after 32 miles should be fantastic.
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  1. 7 Feb 2012 - 4.8 miles at lunch with Scott. Wearing my Road Gloves.
  2. 8 Feb 2012 - 3.0 miles at home. Wearing my Road Gloves
  3. 9 Feb 2012 - 3.8 miles at home. Wearing my Road Gloves
  4. 10 Feb 2012 - 6 miles at lunch. Wearing my Road Gloves.  Form was beginning to suffer towards the end.
  5. 11 Feb 2012 - 1 mile total.  Rest day.  1/2 mile to the dentist in my Vivobarefoot Off Road Hi boots and a last minute 1/2 mile before bed barefoot on the treadmill to preserve the streak.
  6. 12 Feb 2012 - 8 cold miles in the woods wearing my virgin second pair of Trail Gloves.
  7. 13 Feb 2012 - 3.4 miles in my Invisible Shoes
  8. 14 Feb 2012 - 1 mile on the treadmill barefoot
  9. 15 Feb 2012 - 2.9 miles a t home. Wearing my Road Glove
  10. 16 Feb 2012 - 5 miles at lunch. Wearing my Road Glove
  11. 17 Feb 2012 - 3.8 miles at lunch.  Rocking my Evo IIs.
  12. 18 Feb 2012 - 2 mile hike with the family.  A little running due to kid chasing
  13. 19 Feb 2012 - 11.5 miles on trails with Trisha and Heather.
  14. 20 Feb 2012 - 2.8 miles of trail hill repeats wearing the Road Gloves.
  15. 21 Feb 2012 - 4.8 miles at lunch.  115 to go.
  16. 22 Feb 2012 - 4.0 miles in my huaraches.
  17. 23 Feb 2012 - 3.8 miles at lunch.
  18. 24 Feb 2012 - 1 miles on the dreadmill.  Rest day
  19. 25 Feb 2012 - 6 quick miles on the trails
  20. 26 Feb 2012 - 5.5 quick miles on the same trails.
  21. 27 Feb 2012 - 4.0 miles at lunch
  22. 28 Feb 2012 - 2.9 miles at lunch.
  23. 29 Feb 2012 - 4.0 miles at lunch.  Snow was falling.
  24. 1 Mar 12 - 2 miles on the treadmill for rest day
  25. 2 Mar 12 - 4.8 quick miles on snowy sidewalks.  Fun.
  26. 3 Mar 12 - 2.9 miles racing to beat sundown
  27. 4 Mar 12 - 5 miles flying on the road
  28. 5 Mar 12 - 5 miles at lunch with Scott.
  29. 6 Mar 12 - 1 recovery mile
  30. 7 Mar 12 - 5 fast miles on a beautiful spring day.
  31. 8 Mar 12 - 4 miles at lunch.  So warm, I had to loose the shirt.
  32. 9 Mar 12 - 1 mile  
  33. 10 Mar 12 - 1 mile
  34. 11 Mar 12 - 10.5 miles on the trails
  35. 12 Mar 12 - 3 miles at lunch.  Barefoot baby!
  36. 13 Mar 12 - 4 miles at lunch.
  37. 14 Mar 12 - Ran 3.7 miles which is a little greater than Pi.
  38. 15 Mar 12 - Ran 3.0 miles barefoot at 42degrees and cloudy
  39. 16 Mar 12 - Ran 1 mile barefoot in the treadmill 
  40. 17 Mar 12 - Ran 2.5 miles with Pam on the trails 
  41. 18 Mar 12 - Ran 1 mile total.  1/2 mile with Amanda 
  42. 19 Mar 12 - Ran 3.0 miles barefoot 
  43. 20 Mar 12 - Ran 5.0 miles 
  44. 21 Mar 12 - Ran 2.9 miles barefoot  Running total is 152.3 miles 
  45. 22 Mar 12 - 2 miles at track night with intervals.  Ouch
  46. 23 Mar 12 - 4 miles on a beautiful afternoon.  Still sore from track night.
  47. 24 Mar 12 - 1 mile
  48. 25 Mar 12 - 1 mile
  49. 26 Mar 12 - 4 miles on the road
  50. 27 Mar 12 - 1 mile
  51. 28 Mar 12 - 5.2 miles at lunch in the rain.
  52. 29 Mar 12 - 2.5 miles coaching at the track
  53. 30 Mar 12 - 5.2 miles top taper for 15K tomorrow
  54. 31 Mar 12 - 9.3 Mile PR in the TVFR 15K
  55. 1 Apr 12 - 9.5 miles on the trails for recovery.
  56. 2 Apr 12 - 1 mile in the 'mill
  57. 3 Apr 12 - 4 miles at lunch
  58. 4 Apr 12 - 5.1 miles at lunch
  59. 5 Apr 12 - 2.25 miles at track night
  60. 6 Apr 12 - 4 miles at lunch.  213.3 miles total so far.
  61. 7 Apr 12 - 12.5 trail miles at dawn
  62. 8 Apr 12 - 1 treadmill mile
  63. 9 Apr 12 - 5.2 miles at lunch
  64. 10 Apr 12 - 2.9 barefoot miles.
  65. 11 Apr 12 - 2.9 miles dawn patrol
  66. 12 Apr 12 - 1.5 miles at lunch.  freezing 40 deg, Thunder, Hail, Downpour.  Bailed out when co-worker offered me a ride home.  Redeemed myself with 3.5 miles in interval training later
  67. 13 Apr 12 - 3 miles barefoot
  68. 14 Apr 12 - 7.5 miles on the trails
  69. 15 Apr 12 - 3.1 miles barefoot at Boston Barefoot Running Festival 5K
  70. 16 Apr 12 - 2.9 hot freaking miles at 98deg in the sun after working Hydration at the marathon
  71. 17 Apr 12 - 4 miles at lunch
  72. 18 Apr 12 - 2.1 rest miles.
  73. 19 Apr 12 - 5 miles at lunch
  74. 20 Apr 12 - 3 miles barefoot.  Got yelled at.
  75. 21 Apr 12 - 7.5 miles of trail.  
  76. 22 Apr 12 -1 mile on the treadmill
  77. 23 Apr 12 - 4 miles at lunch
  78. 24 Apr 12 - 2.9 miles at lunch
  79. 25 Apr 12 - 5 miles at lunch
  80. 26 Apr 12 - 4 miles at lunch
  81. 27 Apr 12 - 1.5 miles at lunch
  82. 28 Apr 12 - 1 mile
  83. 29 Apr 12 - 26.25 miles on a trail 6hr.  Woohoo!
  84. 30 Apr 12 - 3 miles at lunch for recovery.  329.45 miles so far.
  85. 1 May 12 - 3 miles
  86. 2 May 12 - 3 miles
  87. 3 May 12 - 1.4 miles
  88. 4 May 12 - 3.75 miles
  89. 5 May 12 - 1 miles
  90. 6 May 12 - 3.2 miles
  91. 7 May 12 - 5.1 miles
  92. 8 May 12 - 3.75 miles
  93. 9 May 12 - 3.7 miles
  94. 10 May 12 - 3.75 miles
  95. 11 May 12 - 3.75 miles
  96. 12 May 12 - 5.8 miles
  97. 13 May 12 - 3.9 miles.   374.55 miles so far.
  98. 14 May 12 - 2.9 miles
  99. 15 May 12 - 4.0 miles
  100. 16 May 12 - 3.0 miles
  101. 17 May 12 - 4.0 miles
  102. 18 May 12 - 4.0 miles
  103. 19 May 12 - 5.0 miles
  104. 20 May 12 - 6.0 miles
  105. 21 May 12 - 1.0 miles
  106. 22 May 12 - 1.0 miles
  107. 23 May 12 - 3.75 miles
  108. 24 May 12 - 4 miles
  109. 25 May 12 - 3 miles
  110. 26 May 12 - Barefoot 5K at Pineland with my favorite little girl in the jog stroller.
  111. 27 May 12 - 50K at Pineland farms Trail Festival (31.5 miles) - My first Ultra!
  112. 28 May 12 - 1.5 mile recovery run
  113. 29 may 12 - 3 miles
  114. 30 May 12 - 4 miles
  115. 31 May 12 - 3 miles
  116. 1 Jun 12 - 3.0 miles 
  117. 2 Jun 12 - 2.9 miles
  118. 3 Jun 12 - 3.72 miles
  119. 4 Jun 12 - 3.1 miles
  120. 5 Jun 12 - 7.25 miles on Goat hill to wrap this thing up.






13 comments:

  1. You're insane and too easily manipulated. (says the barely half-marathoner who signed up for Pineland with you)

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  2. I'm lucky 'cause I'm on the other side of the planet (Namibia), so they can't get to me with those race registrations. But I, too, started the 120 day (or, the 30 days 4 times as I prefer to think of it) on 7 Feb.

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  3. I've never made it past 60 days without injury. So, good luck to you and tread carefully.

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    1. Hi Barefoot Rose, I too am concerned with injury. I'm going into my fourth day now and I can feel minor stuff. I'm thinking I will take a 1 mile day on Saturday and see how my Sunday run goes. I really do not want to get injured doing this.

      Happy trails,
      Brad

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  4. I got ninja'd too! Ah well... lets see how far we can keep the streak alive.. good luck on the ultra!

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  5. Thanks Jeff! Good to hook up with you.

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  6. Woo hoo! I was thinking the same thing about the mileage... I'm at 51 for 15 days.. I was running about 12 a week before this challenge. Damn.. by the end of 120 days we'll be rock stars :-)

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    1. I'm hoping so. I just don't want to end up like Morrison, Hendrix, Bonham, etc.

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    2. or broken? I'm worried about breaking down. When does that happen?

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    3. I'm hoping that I don't find out. Then again, I'm not the one who is going to do 5 miles minimum each day.

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