Would you like to run fourteen marathons in one year?

On the face of it running a mile a day does not seem a great deal or exercise. In fact in hardly seems worth putting your trainers on.

Let me take you on a mathematical journey as a way of justification.

Lets take one whole year and for each day of that year you run a mile. That is 365 miles in a whole year. That is not far short of the distance from London to Edinburgh (sorry for the UK reference for those of you elsewhere).

A marathon is 26.2 miles, approximately 26 days worth of running in milerunner terms. If you were to run every day then you would be completing 14 marathons in a year. Imagine that. There cant be many marathon runners in the world that would dream of running 14 marathons in a year.

As you can see running a mile a day is not as lame as it sounds. In fact if you were to run a mile every other day then you would be running 7 marathons a year, nothing to snigger about.

So why not start to today. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

Thanks for reading

Milerunner

 

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3 thoughts on “Would you like to run fourteen marathons in one year?

  1. Love your logic here. I just started running about 2 years ago – I’m 49 and never ran in my life. I run 5 km every few days (sometimes 10). One mile (1.6 km ) is like 12 minutes on my slow pace. I realize for some people that seems really hard, but honestly, its a great goal!! I need to move up to running daily (I do lots of other stuff, but running is in my heart. SO weird. Cause never in a million years would I have expected that. Breaking it down like you did is awesome! Thanks for that perspective!

  2. This a great way to look at short runs! I never thought about it like that before. 🙂 Thanks for the amazing inspiration. 🙂

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