Hello! It’s the LAST week of PILE on the MILES!! Keep showing up. Stick with your plan and get it done.
If you signed up for the challenge – you received an email with the reminder to SET YOUR GOALS for this week.
How can you know if you’re… getting faster, increasing speed intervals, able to run longer, making progress towards the things that are important to you – if you don’t have specific ways to measure it?
What’s your dream half marathon or marathon race?
Today we’re talking about your dream race! What is it?
Is there a half marathon or marathon somewhere amazing that is on your list?
Do you have a hometown race that is perfect and your favorite?
If money was no object – what race would you love to do?
My dream race is:
Well, my dream race isn’t one race – I’d love to run the 6 Major Marathons aka Abbott World Marathon Majors. They are the 6 biggest and most popular marathons in the world. The races include:
- New York City Marathon
- Boston Marathon
- Chicago Marathon
- London Marathon
- Tokyo Marathon
- Berlin Marathon
I’ve already run NYC and Boston. My friend’s running group did the Berlin Marathon a while back and it sounds amazing – and it’s super flat. So that went on my list a few years ago.
I want to go to Japan and I love traveling for races so Tokyo has been on the list too!
London would be amazing! And obviously I’ve wanted to run Chicago since I visited there years ago and tried deep dish pizza for the first time. Oh, I’ve also heard it’s flat.
So my first dream race is the remaining 4 World Major Marathons – Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago, London.
And if I could pick a second dream race (series) it would be The World Marathon Challenge.
Ever since I saw a documentary on the 7 Continents Marathon Challenge years ago – I wanted to run them all!
It seems sooooo hard and scary and expensive! But I want to.
You know how you can tell how much I love running?
One of the races is the Antarctic Marathon. It’s actually painful for me to be cold – my body hurts, my neck gets really stiff. And I still want to do it.
The 7 Continents Challenge is: 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days
The 7 continents challenge marathon races are in order:
- Novo (Antarctica)
- Cape Town (Africa)
- Perth (Australia)
- Dubai (Asia)
- Madrid (Europe)
- Santiago (South America)
- Miami (North America)
The race has to start in Antarctica because that’s the one with the most sketchy weather. So the starting date might move a bit. Once it’s good to go… they run that first freezing race and that’s day 1!
Chime in with your Dream Race on Instagram and tag @RunEatRepeat and #PileOnTheMiles
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