So I’ve lost my mind and decided to do something really not smart for my birthday. I’m going to run. Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m a runner. But, I’m talking about running a lot. A LOT.
Inspired by my very good friend, I have decided I’m going to run 35 miles* in 35 hours for my 35th birthday. That’s a lot of running. No I haven’t particularly trained to run 35 miles, but I’m also not planning to run all of it at once. But I am planning to split it up into several runs over the day and a half. I’m calling it my 35-35-35 Run.
begging encouraging my running friends to come and run some of the miles with me. Mostly I need someone to help pace me V E R Y S L O W L Y. I figure the slower I go the less wear and tear on my body. The first 3 runs will be split up into at least 2 loops so that friends can join me for a few miles at a time if they want, and to give me a chance to circle back around for water/bathroom/stretching breaks.
8am – 10 mile run (split into 2 loops)
2pm – 10 mile run (split into 2 loops)
6:30pm – 60 minute massage
9am – 10 mile run (split into loops)
3pm – 5 mile run VERY SLOW (if I manage to work in an extra mile or 2 in the runs above, this may be shorter, or longer if I was struggling)
6pm – Celebratory beer(s) with friends
90 minute massage (if I can still walk)
I fully expect there to be several walk breaks and that my last run will be nothing short of a
fast walk slow run crawl. I plan to switch out shoes periodically, and probably go through several bandaids and/or moleskin.
I’ll drink plenty of water, chocolate milk, nuun, pedialyte, chicken broth, and Coke.
I’ll eat countless Gus/Cliff Shots, Honey Stinger Chews, Sport Beans, pretzels, Immodium, ibuprofen.
When I’m not running, I’ll take ice baths, get a massage, use The Stick on my legs, fight with my foam roller, nap, stretch, and generally rest and stay off my feet.
* NOTE I reserve the right to change this to 35k at any time if I decide I have bitten off way more than my running shoes can chew.