This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

Let's continue running our ass' off by making/maintaining running as part of our daily routine.

Final Challenge Progress Results

slink75 Total Progress: 5.89 %  (Down 9.8 lb)
ixtapa13 Total Progress: 2.86 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
mgncschultz Total Progress: 2.79 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Yoganewbie Total Progress: 2.25 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
AdrianadT Total Progress: 2.24 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
Frantic Fran Total Progress: 1.94 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
daisy92 Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
Dinnywap Total Progress: 1.30 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
Alex7492 Total Progress: 1.28 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
luci0522 Total Progress: 1.25 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
harriet5646516 Total Progress: 1.12 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Alli08 Total Progress: 0.99 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
CocoJuju2012 Total Progress: 0.82 %  (Down 1.2 lb)
Melissa Essie Total Progress: 0.59 %  (Down 1.1 lb)
bhlabelle Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
lachacz Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
BarbaraVaz Total Progress: 0.28 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
itscheeky Total Progress: 0.15 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
Newness Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Esmecluno Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
On the way to normal Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
wreyes Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
CHarley2005 Total Progress: 0.47 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
She-Raw Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
cmoore2 Total Progress: 0.90 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
hughost Total Progress: 1.69 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
djpunky21 Total Progress: 2.32 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
Muzikmom Total Progress: 3.33 %  (Up 4.7 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4


Running can be quite uncomfortable in the beginning, but the important thing is to push yourself and to JUST KEEP GOING. You will reach the point where your head is telling you seriously why run, it's stupid, it's uncomfortable and it does not feel is this moment where you must just keep pushing, try distracting your mind by planning things, listening to music or audiobooks or think up a few stories. What I have found works really well with me is to plan my outfits for everyday for the rest of the week. Sounds pretty lame but I can promise you that that can keep any persons mind busy for long enough to get over the "runners wall" where you just want to stop with every fibre in you. So that is just something important that I would like the people starting out fresh to keep in mind when running. Everyone gets to the point where they want to stop, how you handle that point is what is going to make the difference.
96% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Dec 13 by CHarley2005
"I stopped working at the program :(. I know I have to get myself mo ..."
Successful: 19 Nov 13 by Melissa Essie
"Spinning really helped with endurance."
Successful: 14 Nov 13 by wreyes
"have to whatch my breathing "

Weeks 1 to 4


It is important to replace the fluids you lose through sweating. So try and consume a minimum of 1.5 litres of water DAILY not only when you run. In general most people are chronically dehydrated and do not even realise this.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 13 Nov 13 by She-Raw
"I need to drink more water... This is a good reminder to do so"

Weeks 1 to 4

Set a GOAL

Without goals we have nothing to work for and to keep us accountable. So on the Monday of each week decide how many kilometres/miles you want to run that week, or how many days of running a certain amount of time you want to run a week. I would recommend running 30 minutes for 4 times a week. Or a total of 16-20 kilometres each week. Increase your goal from one week to the other so that you push yourself to become stronger.
73% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 21 Nov 13 by Frantic Fran
"Yes I have run about 20kms this week"

Weeks 1 to 4

Keep going

Even if you are practically walking...never give up! Keep going as far as you can. There is nothing like trying there is just doing.
96% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 1 to 4

Work on your running form

When landing on your heal you actually put more strain on your knees (an important joint to protect). We should actually land on a flat foot or sort of on our toes and this is done by bringing your upperbody slightly to the front. So try and work on your form so that you protect your body from the impact of the road or treadmill.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 1 to 4

Jog/Run every second day/4 times a week for at least 30 minutes

To burn those calories, get fit and make running part of our routine. ANYONE can be a runner, you just need to keep on trying until you reach the point where you finally realise that your body is capable of so much more than you could ever imagine.
76% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 06 Dec 13 by CHarley2005
"I walked. No jogging for the last 2 weeks. Been sick. Poor excuse ..."

Weeks 2 to 4

Interval Training at least once a week

This will help increase your speed. I usually sprint for 1 minute and then walk for 1 minute 30 seconds. You could also sprint for 30 seconds and then walk for 1 minute or for 1.5 minutes. My sprinting speed is 14 or 14.5 km/h And I walk 6 km/h you can use this as a guideline or adjust it to a speed that suits your level of fitness. Do this continuously for 20-30 minutes 2 times per week
52% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 08 Dec 13 by Yoganewbie
"It killed me but i started this week. Agh!"
Successful: 21 Nov 13 by Frantic Fran
"Love this sort of training even though it is hard - particulary helps with ..."

Latest Challenge Posts

So Proud!
WOW that's an amazing achievement! how much weight have you lost?
by daisy92 on 05 Dec 13 03:30 PM
Ran again today for the first time in a long time!
starting is a major step so well done for that! keep us up to date with how its going!
by daisy92 on 05 Dec 13 03:29 PM
To get out there 3x this week! On my off run days I lift weights
by Newness on 05 Dec 13 01:41 PM
Picking a distant point
i'm always so surprised by what our bodies can actually do once we give our mind a rest
by daisy92 on 12 Nov 13 02:43 PM
Warm up for the week
sounds amazing
by daisy92 on 12 Nov 13 02:42 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 09 Dec 13
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 78
privacy: Public
administrators: daisy92
created: 30 October 2013

All Mini-challenges:

1. Beginners ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Hydrate ( weeks 1 to 4 )
3. Set a GOAL ( weeks 1 to 4 )
4. Keep going ( weeks 1 to 4 )
5. Work on your running form ( weeks 1 to 4 )
6. Jog/Run every second day/4 times a week for at least 30 minutes ( weeks 1 to 4 )
7. Interval Training at least once a week ( weeks 2 to 4 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 0.23 %  (Down 32.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.20 %  (Down 27.9 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.25 %  (Down 34.0 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.18 %  (Down 24.8 lb)

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