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Journey of a Thousand Miles

It is said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  How many miles will you accumulate during the year?  Keep track and find out.  For 2019 PaceSetters will have five mileage goals for you to choose.  Everyone will “Do the Year”, either forwards or backwards (2019 or 910.2).  No goal this year is 1000 miles but we kept the name of the challenge the same.
Journey 2019 Levels

  • Pick a goal at the beginning of the year; use the chart above to select the one that’s right for you
  • Try to achieve your goal by December 31; make steady progress each week/month
  • You don’t need to run every day; the goal is only for the complete year
  • If you miss your target (above) for a week/month, that’s OK, just keep working towards your goal
  • We have online spreadsheets for you to track your mileage (members only)
  • Enter the challenge by putting your name in one of the five spreadsheets
  • Entrance to this challenge is closed after January; enter before February 1
  • Keep track of your miles; update the online spreadsheet once at the end of the month
  • The spreadsheet can be updated on the last day of each month (Jan 31, Feb 28, etc.)
  • The spreadsheet can also be updated for 3 days after each month ends (Feb 1-3, Mar 1-3, etc.)
  • If you miss the 4-day update window, make your monthly update the following month
  • Make your final update to the spreadsheet on December 31, 2019, or during January 1-5, 2020
  • Shown above are the five goals for 2019; goals for 2020 might be different
  • Changing goals is not allowed; if you pick the wrong goal, better luck next year
  • The real reward is the personal satisfaction of setting the correct goal and achieving it
  • However, we expect there will be prizes for all runners who achieve their goals
  • Levels (V, W, X, Y, Z) could have different prizes
  • Underachieving your goal will not get you a prize for a lower level; choose carefully
  • Overachieving your goal does not get you a higher level prize; choose better in 2020
  • This is not a contest!; there are no prizes for top mileage — only for achieving your goal
  • Club members can find the tracking spreadsheets in MyPace → Announcements