This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

For anyone who is running a Fall Marathon or training for an upcoming long distance run.

Final Challenge Progress Results

saniloma Total Progress: 6.37 %  (Down 14.1 lb)
yardleybates Total Progress: 5.02 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
ked9516 Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Thatch22 Total Progress: 0.68 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
mushyrice Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
AprilS24 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
rusakaly Total Progress: 0.22 %  (Up 0.3 lb)
deolini Total Progress: 0.33 %  (Up 0.5 lb)
LMM25 Total Progress: 0.40 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
problemspot Total Progress: 2.06 %  (Up 3.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Start Training

Guidelines:
Start a training program. You can find many different programs online, check www.coolrunning.com, www.runnersworld.com or you can google "jeff galloway run walk marathon" or "higdon marathon". Post your progress or struggles here!
80% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 03 Jul 10 by problemspot
"got a training schedule!"


Weeks 1 to 3

Pick a goal

Guidelines:
Pick a Goal to work towards. Post a flyer or mark your calendar. It can be an upcoming race, or just a personal goal (run-walk, just finish a marathon, etc.) You can find local races online.
91% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 1 to 12

Bank those miles

Guidelines:
Complete your daily runs 5 days out of 7
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 19 Sep 10 by saniloma
"Done"
Failed: 06 Jul 10 by yardleybates
"Only ran 3 days this week"
Successful: 04 Jul 10 by mushyrice
"Started the jogging -- feels great! "


Weeks 1 to 12

Lose weight on the runner's diet

Guidelines:
On your off-training day, (rest days, or cross-training), try to increase your protein intake to 33% to 50%, and decrease your carbs. Don't increase the fat%. If you feel you can't cross-train or if it impacts your running, go back to 50% carbs. Goal: 25%carbs/50%protein/25%fat
45% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 06 Jul 10 by yardleybates
"Lost weight again this week Yay! even with the holiday BBQs"


Weeks 1 to 12

Runner's Diet

Guidelines:
Try to eat 50% of your RDI as carbohydrates to fuel your training, 25% of your RDI as protein, and 25% of your RDI as fats. Be careful that you don't overeat your RDI! When you start, it's surprising how hungry you get, and it is easy to think you can eat that extra food because you are running more. Watch your calories closely!
47% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Which event are you going to do?
I'm signed up- no turning back. October 17th. Long Beach, CA half marathon!
by problemspot on 29 Aug 10 11:04 PM
Base Week
Awesome!
by yardleybates on 30 Jun 10 02:10 PM
week 1
Awesome job and awesome goal! I love the couch to 5K program. It is a great way to get started in running.
by yardleybates on 28 Jun 10 04:48 PM
Excited to get the challenge started!
Welcome everyone! I'm excited to get this challenge started. I know it will keep me on track and help me NOT skip those training runs :) Good luck everyone!
by yardleybates on 28 Jun 10 01:04 AM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Monday 20 September 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 19 Sep 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 16
privacy: Public
administrators: yardleybates
created: 20 June 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Start Training ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Pick a goal ( weeks 1 to 3 )
3. Bank those miles ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Lose weight on the runner's diet ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Runner's Diet ( weeks 1 to 12 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.81 %  (Down 21.5 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.69 %  (Down 18.4 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.69 %  (Down 18.4 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.76 %  (Down 20.2 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.65 %  (Down 17.4 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.41 %  (Down 11.1 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.53 %  (Down 14.1 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.54 %  (Down 14.3 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.60 %  (Down 15.9 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.54 %  (Down 14.3 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.39 %  (Down 10.4 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.36 %  (Down 9.7 lb)

Latest Photos



1st half marathon I ran '04. Ended with a stress fracture Ow
by yardleybates
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