Dec 20, 2019

I’ve just heard that Dustin Johnson, who I mentioned in my last post, will be attempting a world record within his world run. He’ll be running non-stop from Stuttgart to Berlin, starting January 1, covering more than 400 miles. No stopping, no sleep. If successful, he’ll set a new world record for the longest distance covered on foot without stopping. He will then be taking several days of rest after that before continuing his run around the world. I, for one, will be eagerly following Dustin’s attempt.

As for me, my efforts pale in comparison. However, this will be my biggest year of running since 2013, when I finished my world run. I should get close to 5,800 km this year. It’s been a good year, and heavily reliant on the fact I haven’t been injured, other than when I commenced the year (admittedly, my injuries in recent years haven’t been major, but enough to put a damper on my training).

My aim is to remain uninjured (obviously) and reach March 8 in good shape for the King Island 32 km race. I last ran that race in 2017, coming 2nd. I don’t expect to place as well, being three years older, but I’d still like to perform to the best of my ability.