Team Celsius athlete, Alex Bocian, spent a majority of 2012 in his sneakers chasing after his goal of running 1,000 miles in a year. Alex discovered Celsius a year and a half ago at a local pharmacy and has been drinking it ever since to power though his vigorous workouts ever since. To this day, Alex has given up drinking his other sports drinks and allows Celsius to be his fitness drink of choice. Read about Alex’s 1,000 mile journey below. It is athletes like Alex that inspire us every day.
“Running 1,000 miles in a year is something that anyone can accomplish with the right tools, mindset, and strategy. This goal is long term and does take quite a bit of commitment and consistency. For 2012, I decided to see if I could run this challenge by December 31st. To complete this goal, I figured that I would have to run about 3 miles every day. I started out by setting short term goals in order to keep me on track. Nothing would have been worse than November rolling around with 300 or 400 miles to complete.
Throughout my journey I made sure to track all mileage and times in addition to drinking Celsius up to three times daily to help me make the most out of my workout and push through “the wall.” Setting short term goals early on to accomplish my long term goal was the key. I set daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal goals to aid me in reaching the end. This was a huge accomplishment for me. When I started getting up in mileage, requiring more endurance, Celsius wan an important part of my daily regimen that helped with my performance. I also set some speed goals and set numerous personal bests in many different runs throughout the year. “
Alex’s Personal Bests for 2012
1 Mile—5 Minutes 37 Seconds
5K—18 Minutes 57 Seconds
10K—42 Minutes 22 Seconds
Half Marathon—1 Hour 45 Minutes 20 Seconds
1. Set S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific-Measurable-Attainable-Realistic- Timely. Only 3% of the population set goals.
2. Evaluating where you stand with your goal everyday dramatically increases your chance of success.
3. The proper equipment is important. Buy equipment that makes you look and feel good, especially shoes.
4. Replace your running shoes when needed usually about 200-300 miles.
5. Have fun. If that means working out with a partner or listening to music-do it.
6. Eat right and drink Celsius to get the most out of every minute of your workout.
Overall Mileage for 2012—1,025+
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