How cool would it be to say that you ran in a 100-mile race? I like to brag when I run 2 miles, so being able to say that I completed a 100-mile run would cause my ego to burst through the roof. Where am I going with this? Well, ultrarunner Donovan Jenkins recently completed the brutal Javelina Jundred, which is a 100-mile race. Donovan happens to be vegan and has proved what has already been proved many times before: Being vegan enhances your ability to kick ass!
Interested in some tips from Donovan? I’ll give you a taste, but you’ll have to head over to the blog at TrueLoveHealth.com to read more about his incredible journey and how he took on this challenge. Here are just a couple of his tips:
Make it public—Enlist friends to run with you and tell people about it. When others know what you are doing it can give you a little extra motivation to get out the door and train on those tough days.
Follow a plan—Pick a training schedule appropriate for your race distance/terrain and stick to it as much as possible. Being consistent and gradually building up to your goal are essential for staying injury-free and having a successful race.
Be sure to check out the “Day in the Life” series for more inspirational stories like Donovan’s.
If you’re interested in some additional tips, check out Amelia’s blog post that she wrote last month. Now that we have all this information, who wants to join me in setting some goals for running? I’m sure that some of you have already started to get lazy with working out—so let’s get going on this again! My goal for February will be to run 5 miles a week. Who’s with me?!
By the way, have you heard about the PETA Pack? There are some great running tips on its website too!