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.