While the rest of us spent most of December finding excuses not to go running quite as much (because it Christmas of course!) Matt decided to do something crazy. Like, really crazy, and run every day of the month (that’s 31 consecutive day’s people!). Each and every run had to be at least 3 miles or 25 minutes long. The challenge was called Marcothon.
When Matt first started out his aim was to see how far he could go, it turns out, pretty far!
The trouble with signing up to run every day is that it means that you have to run every day. Whether it’s nice weather or pouring it down (which it did, A LOT, in December) and you have to fit it around work and home life. We all know how hard it is to try and fit in a couple of runs a week, never mind one a day!
Days one to nine, were fairly easy going, but by day 10 Matt had to change his mindset somewhat as the injuries started to take their toll. He had to knuckle down and run through the pain.
Because he is clearly somewhat insane, Matt then decided to celebrate making it halfway through his Marcothon by running a half marathon (that’s 13.1 miles (after already running every single day for 15 days)). Mental, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Not content with just running 3 miles a day Matt managed to run a fair few 10k distances along the way as well.
But even superman couldn’t sustain all this running so by day 21 Matt made the decision to just do the basic 5k runs with a slower time just to get him to the end of the challenge
To celebrate the last day of his challenge Matt met up with some fellow Marcothoners to do the last run together.
Altogether Matt’s total mileage for December was 122 miles and this took him a total of 19 hours. A huge achievement! Well done Matt!!