Today, I signed up for my first 16k race in August. This is the longest distance I’ve ever done and maybe one of my biggest running feats aside from Chris Sports Epic Relay 2010. I have done a bunch of 10km races before (maybr 4-5), I knew this was the kind of thing that I needed to get into so that I can get motivated to increase my weekly mileage.
I’ve been doing 5km every Tuesday and Saturday and a 10km every Sunday, and now that I have recently signed up for a gym membership, I can also include strength training between my running schedules. While most of my motivation comes from losing weight and getting back to a more healthy lifestyle, I really got more motivation from reading Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run. That book has inspired me to start getting off my ass again, and starting April, I got back into hitting the pavement starting from 3km every other day then increasing my runs to make 5km my standard distance.
I’m aiming to run my first 21k by November. Wish me luck!