Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Next Three Days and my Eighth Janathon Day


Day 1 - 5 miles
Day 2 - 5 miles
Day 3 - 4 miles
Day 4 - 4 miles
Day 5 - 3 miles
Day 6 - 2.52 miles
Day 7 - 7 miles
Day 8 - 3.5 miles

Total 34 miles

Today's run was a short 3.5 mile effort. I felt tired today perhaps the accumulation of running for the last 7 days or the 7 mile effort yesterday did it. Nevertheless I had no problem getting out the front door to keep my Janathon streak going, perhaps because I am entering uncharted waters. There is a sense of the unknown as I challenge my self mentally and physically to try and keep running every day during January.

I will have to look back on my running logs to see if I have run for 8 days in succession before but I think 6 is the most. From a positive frame of mind 8 days means we are now over a quarter of the way through our challenge or pessimistically we have nearly three quarters of the way to go!

I am not sure if I will make it to the end of the month that will depend upon health, remaining injury free and mentally  looking at all of the positives coming from Janathon.  There are plenty of positives the main one for me has been the getting to know other Janathoners. The on line running community grows stronger  every time we visit each others blogs to support each other with our training.  I have lost a little weight as a result of Janathon. Thirdly I feel I have started the year positively by doing Janathon. Without it there would have been many days when I would have given running a miss when it is cold , wet and windy.

Last night saw us pay a visit to Cineworld to see the Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. A 7 out of 10 rating from me. Russell Crowe plays the part of a desperate husband who has 3 days to break his wife out of prison. The film keeps your attention and you don't know how the film is going to finish (although you can suspect and you would be right)  until the very end. You do have to suspend your belief in the likelihood of someone planning and achieving a prison breakout but it is a good action film.The cinema was half full for this showing.


  1. Anonymous1:20 pm

    I am no expert, and I am not managing to run your mileage, but maybe 2 shorter 1 long is a good pattern to get into, to survive the duration. The short days will act as sudo rest days. Good luck with the next week!

  2. Agggghhhh! Squirrel!!!! nearly had a heart attack there!!

    Good job on your first 8 days... I'm the same, have never run as many days in a row, ever! I'm trying to run a lesser distance on a couple of days of the week when I would have been resting; fingers crossed that will enable me to keep going until the end... I do love a challenge!

  3. Anonymous7:38 pm

    By the end of Janathon, assuming I make it, I will have run more in a month than I've run in the rest of my life. So I'm pacing myself, and giving myself permission to have short days. And that is a fine photo of a killer squirrel.


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