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The End of the 1,000 Mile Outdoor Challenge

My 1,000 Mile Outdoor Challenge is over, and I did not accomplish my goal.  From April 1, 2014, until March 31, 2015, I only got 893.4 miles done.  I was keeping a strong weekly average until this winter.  Unfortunately, hiking in New Hampshire in the winter means mostly very low mileage hikes.  I also had a… Read more »

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Challenge Week 30

Challenge total to date: 638.6 miles The current breakdown: 68.9% hiking 20.2% biking 7.8% walking .7% running 2.4% paddling I’m averaging 21.3 miles per week, which would give me 1106.9 miles for the year if I keep that average. Only two weeks had no miles at all, and only one of those is from when… Read more »

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Challenge Week 17

11.9 miles: 11.9 biking Challenge total to date: 294.4 I’m not going to be posting weekly updates to this any more since I will have my thru hikes updates going instead. Right now, with a 19.3 mile weekly average, I am on track to get 1,002.9 miles for the year. I will hit it much… Read more »

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Challenge Week 16

9.5 miles: 9 hiking .5 paddling Challenge total to date: 282.5 This week I did some hiking in the Finger Lakes, stepping onto the Finger Lakes Trail and the North Country Trail for the first time, two of my wish list contenders. The trail wasn’t particularly spectacular where I was but there’s just something about… Read more »

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Challenge Week 15

I was outside plenty this week but didn’t do anything measured in miles. Oops! 0 miles Challenge total to date: 273 Night climbing: Night #climbing #wissahickon A post shared by Siren (@wayfaringsiren) on Jul 10, 2014 at 7:38pm PDT Beach: #beach #alligator #ocmd #joanielove2014 A post shared by Siren (@wayfaringsiren) on Jul 12, 2014 at… Read more »

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Challenge Week 14

Joanie and I went for a long bike ride today, and met the Chips for lunch. Just as we were almost home again, I yelled up to her how much easier it was on the way back, and then a second later my chain popped off. 34.4 miles: 7.5 hiking 24.8 biking 2.1 running Challenge… Read more »

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Challenge Week 13

Including some city walking and my first ever trail run. Running is way less heinous in the woods. 11.4 miles: 2.1 biking 7.2 walking 2.1 running Challenge total to date: 238.6 You might also enjoy: Challenge Week 2 Challenge Week 5 Challenge Week 3

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Challenge Week 12

Two hikes to the Pinnacle, and two rattlesnakes. Week 12 19.5 miles: 17.4 hiking 2.1 biking Challenge total to date: 227.2 You might also enjoy: Challenge Week 4 Challenge Week 2 Challenge Week 6

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Challenge Week 11

Lots of hiking this week in Shenandoah and the Water Gap. Week 11 32.3 miles: 32.3 hiking Challenge total to date: 207.7 You might also enjoy: Challenge Week 4 Challenge Week 6 Challenge Week 2