It’s official – the 2018 World Marathon Challenge adventure has finally arrived! I’m sitting here in Dubai waiting for my connecting flight to Cape Town where I will meet everyone I’ll be sharing an incredible 7 days of my life with. So just what is going to happen over these 7 days we are travelling the globe, how does this all work and how can you follow? Here’s all you need to know!
Earlier this month on my Facebook and Instagram pages I asked what curiosities you had be it something related to the World Marathon Challenge, training, or just general running questions. I got some great replies so without further adieu – here are my answers to your questions!
Keeping with the “3” theme, it’s just 3 months now until the start of the World Marathon Challenge! It seems like just a few days ago this whole idea of running 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 days was just an idea spinning around in my head.
Yep, I’ve heard it all when it comes to the recent-ish decision to abandon running shoes in favor of my Luna Sandals! And if it hasn’t been expressed verbally, I certainly can see the expression on people’s faces as I’m rolling down the boardwalk or one of my favorite local running spots! 9 times out of 10 the conversation normally steers to why I am running sandals. So while I’m chilling on my couch after a fantastic weekend of participating in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon activities, I figured: why not make a quick blog post!
So how do you train to run 7 Marathons, on 7 Continents in 7 Days? I’ve been asking myself this question for the better part of a year now! And certainly I’m not talking only the physical aspects. There is a significant mental hurdle to overcome running the Marathon distance, then sitting on a plane for several hours en route to the next Continent, with the possibility of significant environmental differences and potentially little in the way of sleep or recovery.