This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

Train for Half-Marathon, Lose Weight & Feel Great! Runner's Diet. Walk, Run-Walk, & Runners all welcome. You can do it!

Final Challenge Progress Results

JBeckett Total Progress: 13.37 %  (Down 27.0 lb)
jchiver Total Progress: 10.33 %  (Down 25.0 lb)
mellastroud Total Progress: 4.26 %  (Down 8.8 lb)
Eckythump Total Progress: 3.55 %  (Down 6.5 lb)
lilrunner Total Progress: 3.53 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
ccatm1210 Total Progress: 3.33 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
sheydel Total Progress: 3.20 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
IsabelleArcher Total Progress: 2.47 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
Nattoofat Total Progress: 2.43 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Riku Darkheart Total Progress: 2.22 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Lynn Martinez Total Progress: 2.06 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
DocRunner Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
lynettehollis Total Progress: 1.70 %  (Down 2.7 lb)
ssgbouyer Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
DylanRose Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
toryion Total Progress: 1.42 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
ultra_dietgirl Total Progress: 1.31 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
ImmortalJman Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
Georges property Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
apacherharris Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
storm1288 Total Progress: 0.97 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
jpres Total Progress: 0.92 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
Lyssa21 Total Progress: 0.79 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
hcbodi07 Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
pariah93 Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
vjbal4 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
smerkord Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
SaraAnne Total Progress: 0.25 %  (Up 0.4 lb)
OMFG_84 Total Progress: 0.60 %  (Up 1.1 lb)
gskott Total Progress: 1.06 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
APompa Total Progress: 1.39 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
Clarisa Total Progress: 1.95 %  (Up 5.0 lb)
Zingirl Total Progress: 3.97 %  (Up 6.0 lb)
kodalyteacher Total Progress: 9.02 %  (Up 16.1 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Keep Moving, 30 minutes, 3 times a week

Guidelines:
On 3 days this week, walk or run-walk or run, for at least 30 minutes.
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 May 10 by Eckythump
"My wife is enjoying me doing this - because Saturday morning is my five ..."
Successful: 17 May 10 by smerkord
"Ran a 5 mile run, a 6 mile run, and a 7 mile run. Today I ran for 40 ..."
Successful: 17 May 10 by vjbal4
"I've made it 5 days in a row doing 30 minutes on the treadmill!"
Successful: 16 May 10 by OMFG_84
"Went to the gym got in a few shorts run and cross trained. Also started ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

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 10K, just finish a half-marathon, run-walk 5 miles around my block, etc.) You can find local races online. Check here for west coast events: http://www.raceplace.com
100% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 17 May 10 by vjbal4
"My goal for wk 1 was just to get back into doing something, like walki ..."
Successful: 16 May 10 by OMFG_84
"Running a 5 mile race in June. Might do a time prediction run...not sure ..."
Successful: 13 May 10 by Nattoofat
"5 K 4th of July"
Successful: 12 May 10 by mellastroud
"I am running my first 5k on May 31st. Excited that it is a night run. ..."


Weeks 2 to 4

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!
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 2 to 12

Start Training

Guidelines:
Start a training program. You can find many different programs online, check http://www.runnersworld.com or you can google "jeff galloway run walk marathon" or "higdon marathon". Post your progress or struggles here!
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 19 Jul 10 by mellastroud
"Car Accident. Can't Run currently."
Successful: 24 May 10 by DocRunner
"I was doing the Runner's World program, but decided the time benchmarks ..."


Weeks 4 to 6

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
38% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 Jun 10 by IsabelleArcher
"I am VERY consistantly getting 25protein/25fat/50carbs, but find it hard ..."


Latest Challenge Posts

How do you like your training program?
I really like Hal Higdon's program. Most of the scheduled runs are for time, not distance, with one weekly long run for a specific distance. My younger, more competitive self prefered set training ...
by IsabelleArcher on 20 Jun 10 01:25 PM
Hope I can keep going with this!
Been doing pretty good until last few weeks. The heat in florida has finally gotten to boiling point... (Or seems that way). I'm drinking lots of water but after a mile it feels like the earth has ...
by Eckythump on 15 Jun 10 10:13 AM
Wow! 83% Mini-Challenge 1
Great job with Mini-Challenge #1. We are 83% successful! I'm sticking with this training program, even though I think it might be a little more than my current fitness level can handle. Good news ...
by DocRunner on 13 May 10 12:12 PM
Week 1
Did a 5mi tempo run tonight. That was kind of tough, but I guess that's the point! Rest of this Week 1 should be ok. Easy 2mi run tomorrow, and a 7mi long run on Saturday.
by DocRunner on 13 May 10 02:15 AM
Exactly what I needed!
Yeah, but that runner's diet is pretty hard to stick to! 25% fat is not a lot. One day, I was on track with about 50% carbs, and like 35% protein, but got really hungry. I ate 1 small vending machine ...
by DocRunner on 10 May 10 10:16 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 02 Aug 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 65
privacy: Public
administrators: DocRunner
created: 25 April 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Keep Moving, 30 minutes, 3 times a week ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Pick a Goal ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Runner's Diet ( weeks 2 to 4 )
4. Start Training ( weeks 2 to 12 )
5. Lose Weight on the Runner's Diet ( weeks 4 to 6 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.82 %  (Down 101.6 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.79 %  (Down 97.0 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.72 %  (Down 88.6 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.68 %  (Down 83.7 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.60 %  (Down 73.7 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.58 %  (Down 71.7 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.67 %  (Down 82.5 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.57 %  (Down 69.9 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.52 %  (Down 64.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.49 %  (Down 60.6 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.36 %  (Down 44.3 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.25 %  (Down 31.4 lb)

Latest Photos



Runner's Diet - Ack! SO HARD TO DO!!
by DocRunner
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