The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

30 for 30 finished. Now for the Marathon Plan.

I still remember reading Chris Macknie's TriRudy report on 30 runs in 30 days, three years ago and thinking - a) wow and b) maybe I could do that one day. And then, lately, the insane challenges of 100 for 100.

The 100-run challenge start date this year was December 15 - and although I knew I'd never run 100 for 100, I made sure to run that day. Maybe I'd make it to 10 for 10.

Well, last night, I finished my 30th run in 30 days. By far the most I've ever run in a 30 day span. I must admit, I took the easy route - most my runs were 30 minute 5Ks. The longest run being 14 kms, and most runs were indoors on the treadmill. However, last night, at the 27 minute mark of run number 30, I started to smile uncontrollably, knowing that in 3 minutes' time, I'd be accomplishing something pretty neat.

I'm taking a few days off the running now. On Monday, I'll be starting an 18-week plan for the Ottawa Marathon.... YES, it's almost time!

The 30 for 30 sure helped keep the extra Christmas calories in check, and I'm feeling more confident about the Marathon training.

Phil's Mega Marathon Miracle Plan

Week #FromToMonTueWedThuFriSatSunTotal
1Jan 19Jan 25cross-train 5 K
85rest81339
2Jan 26Feb 01cross 585rest81440
3Feb 02Feb 08cross 585rest81035
4Feb 09Feb 15cross 5105rest101847
5Feb 16Feb 22cross 5105rest101948
6Feb 23Mar 01cross 585rest101442
7Mar 02Mar 08cross 6116rest112358
8Mar 09Mar 15cross 6116rest112460
9Mar 16Mar 22cross 686rest111850
10Mar 23Mar 29cross 6136rest132766
11Mar 30Apr 05cross 8138rest132971
12Apr 06Apr 12cross 888rest132158
13Apr 13Apr 19cross 8138rest83269
14Apr 20Apr 26cross 888rest131956
15Apr 27May 03cross 8138rest83269
16May 04May 10cross 8108rest61951
17May 11May 17cross 686rest51339
18May 18May 24cross 56restrest3MARATHON!57