I have taken a different approach in setting out on RED January this year. After finding it difficult to keep going towards the end of the month in 2018, I decided to start out a little slower this time around. In 2018 I front loaded the month with longer, faster runs (10km+), this worked well for the first couple of weeks and I hit some PB’s which I am yet to better. 2019 is going to be different, so far I have only reached 10km on one day, Jan 1st, and this was achieved by doing 2 separate runs.
Next week I will pick up the pace a bit and start to put in a few longer runs. My target for the month this year is to clock 200km, as opposed to only 150kms last year. To do this I need to average around 6.5km per day across the month. I am fully aware that this is going to be difficult, but I am hopeful that I have prepared in such a way that it does not become so much of a struggle as in 2018.
Below are the endomondo stats from the first week of RED January 2019.
Total distance: 10.2km
Total distance: 13.2km
Total distance: 18.3km
Total distance: 23.3km
Total distance: 28.3km
Total distance: 35.4km