In January I started a challenge inspired by Outdoor Swimmer Magazine – and that was the million metre challenge.
For most the challenge will involve a million metres (or whatever the personal target is) of swimming in 2020. However, I’ve decided that I don’t want to do that much swimming this year, so I’ve modified the challenge.
Even before I heard about the challenge I had decided that this year I wanted to get back into running and also wanted to play more tennis. So my personal million metre challenge will count up all metres swum, all metres run and will count 1km for every set (or 10 games if we’re not playing a set) of tennis.
After a slow start in January – due to a little bit of illness – I completed 55,510m in the month. That’s over 27,000 metres down on the monthly target, so I’m behind schedule already, but I’m enjoying the process. I’ve just got to keep it up and see if I can reach the target.
And of course this challenge is perfect for me and for this blog as one of my original goals and reasons for starting this blog was to hit 1,000kms – otherwise known as 1 million metres!
6 responses to “Million metre challenge”
Nice to see you back! Good start – I upped my yearly swim target by 25% this year, to 125km, and I’ve clocked about 20km already since the start of the year, so hopefully will smash it! Managed 45km of running too. But my major target this year is to do a SwimRun – think you might enjoy that too!
Nice stuff Barry.
I’ve thought about SwimRun and they look interesting. A couple of things put me off at the moment – a wetsuit and the fact that it would a SwimShuffle for me right now.
That said, if you need a partner, I could be persuaded…
Well, I’m going to do a solo one this year, and if it’s enjoyable I might look to persuade you! Come and do Great East Swim this year?
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