Really Long Run to End MS- On Saturday May 23rd, 2015 I will be running from Leduc, Alberta, Canada to Camrose, Alberta, Canada in a single day. The run will take me on a journey over roughly 85 km and take 10-12 hours to complete. I am currently running 5 days a week in preparation and hope to shed around 30 lbs in the next 7 months to get ready. Other than bouncing back from a major MS attack, this is probably the second toughest thing I have ever attempted.
My plan is fairly simple: I’ll run in intervals of 10kms and walk 1km between intervals. What I’m finding challenging in training is pushing my body to run again after walking. I read that it would be a challenge, but I didn’t expect it to be as difficult as I’m finding. However, it makes sense- your body is starting to shut down when you cattle-prod it to get going again. I hope, again as I’ve read, this gets easier with training.
I have been fairly overwhelmed with support. Three people who I haven’t spent much time with since high school have volunteered to run portions of the run with me. The best man from my wedding (and I was his) has agreed to get in shape and run the final 5kms. My family has also agreed to pitch in. My only hope is that I don’t disappoint everyone.
The MS Society of Canada is also lending a helping hand. If you would like to donate, you can go to my page on the MS Society website which can be found here:
If you’ll be around the Edmonton region in May and would like to volunteer or you would like to run a portion of the run with me, please email me at “sean AT ownmultiplesclerosis DOT com.”
Starting Tuesday, I am going to start posting a training log here. Cross your fingers for me that my legs don’t fall off between now and May.