Yesterday I was going through my blogroll and read Peter Lubber's post on the Blue Planet Run Foundation's 30-Mile Challenge. The Blue Planet Run Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to raising global awareness about the lack of safe drinking water, and funding working solutions today for the billion, yes BILLION, people living without ready access to the life sustaining resource.
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The Foundation's Blue Planet Run 30-Mile Challenge is inviting runners to run 30 miles in the month of October to raise funds for three schools in Tanzania. Runners can do 30 miles all in one day, or spread over many days. As I read this I realized that I was already planning on doing a long run, so I signed up! It took 5 minutes on their web site to complete the form and I'm very glad I did. Today I did the 30 miles and "Made the Miles Matter".
In the spirit of the Blue Planet Run Challenge, I ran up to the top of El Moro and descended into the canyon to the ocean. At mile 14 I jumped in the ocean, yelled out loud (coooold), then jogged to the shower, and was back on the road. Today was my first 30 mile training run since before the Western States was cancelled. I felt good today. The legs were a little rusty, but overall the old system is still in tact. Good to make the miles matter, too.
Nice! It's great to see so many ultrarunners participating in the challenge.
BTW, I am also not running HK this year (I'll be running a local 10K that day). I did not know it was you I was chasing last year--good stuff.
Curious---can you post your training plan on your sidebar? Or, if you don't want to give away your secrets, can you at least give some sort of synopsis? I am really interested in what you ultranutters are doing in terms of training.
FL, I've been posting my actual workouts on the side bar, used to have last 60 days there, but recently shortend this to 2 weeks. Utra training is much like marathon training, with more milage on your long runs and perhaps more weekly miles. It also depends on the terrain your training for (trail/hills/flat etc.) Let me know what you are training for specifically and I can give you some tips (50k vs 50 mile vs 100 mile etc.).
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For my part everyone ought to glance at it.
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