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36. Bernard Abarquez on running a marathon a week for 42 weeks at 42 years old

When Bernard Abarquez turned 40, he celebrated by mapping out a 40 kilometre route that resulted in gps art representing 1979, the year he was born. A year later, he did it again, although this time the route was 41 kilometres. For his 42nd birthday, Bernard wanted to do something special to commemorate the number 42, the marathon distance in kilometres. When his plan was put on hold due to the pandemic, Bernard didn’t let that stop him; instead, it inspired him to think bolder. This past February, on his 42nd birthday, Bernard kicked-off Project 42.42.42 with the goal of running a marathon (42.2 kilometres) each week for 42 weeks!

When there were no races I said, OK, I’m still going to run my 42, but who knows how long this pandemic is going to be, when races will come back online, so how can I extend this running calendar, and so that’s when I came up with the project 42 – Bernard Abarquez

In this episode, Bernard shares his approach to the four key elements of his project (recovery, hydration, performance, and fuelling), where he draws inspiration, and how brands and the community are helping him achieve his goal!

To learn more about Bernard Abarquez, you can follow him on Instagram at: @everydayfit.bernard

You can also follow along on his journey at: @Project 42.42.42

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