This Challenge ended 5 months ago

About this Challenge:

Make running part of your lifestyle and burn the fat off of your ass and everywhere else by running off the calories!

Final Challenge Progress Results

2ManyCurves Total Progress: 5.74 %  (Down 12.4 lb)
buny1 Total Progress: 3.14 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
TonyFar Total Progress: 2.06 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
fishergirl311 Total Progress: 1.89 %  (Down 4.2 lb)
2570 Total Progress: 1.52 %  (Down 2.6 lb)
lovergirl654 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
daisy92 Total Progress: 0.66 %  (Down 0.9 lb)
Purplecows Total Progress: 0.63 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
robertamae Total Progress: 0.48 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
rocky2014 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
N-rowe86 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Rachytheggirl Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
isleham1 Total Progress: 0.10 %  (Up 0.2 lb)
Struggling-On Total Progress: 1.78 %  (Up 3.5 lb)
helenapatra Total Progress: 4.64 %  (Up 7.7 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Beginners

Guidelines:
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 good...it 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.
95% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 07 Nov 13 by robertamae
"did 11 miles on Friday training for a half in December. Dealing with ..."
Successful: 23 Oct 13 by Struggling-On
"This was so much help. I felt like this the first time i started running. ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

Hydrate

Guidelines:
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.
87% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 05 Nov 13 by daisy92
"really struggling in with taking in so much water, i have been taking in ..."
Successful: 23 Oct 13 by Struggling-On
"I have been drinking heaps of water. At work i get a jug from the bar ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

Set a GOAL

Guidelines:
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.
87% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 05 Nov 13 by daisy92
"i took a weeks break just because i've been running 5 days a week for 2 ..."
Failed: 23 Oct 13 by Struggling-On
"I didn't get to my goal of 4 days a week for 30min :( I will get there ..."


Weeks 1 to 4

Keep going

Guidelines:
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.
95% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 4

Interval Training 2 times a week

Guidelines:
Guidelines: 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
62% Successful

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Weeks 1 to 4

Work on your running form

Guidelines:
I would recommend watching the video I posted down below from minutes 1:27. Here they talk about the proper way to run. 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.
87% Successful

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Week 4

Enter a race

Guidelines:
Take the leap of faith and join a race. 5km's 10km's 21km's whatever you feel you can do.
75% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

Run you ass off again in NOVEMBER!
JOIN THIS CHALLENGE AGAIN IN NOVEMBER! http://www.fatsecret.co.za/cha...
by daisy92 on 30 Oct 13 01:40 AM
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JOIN THIS CHALLENGE AGAIN IN NOVEMBER! http://www.fatsecret.co.za/cha...
by daisy92 on 30 Oct 13 01:40 AM
Please feel free to post any questions you have!
Please feel free to post any questions you have!
by daisy92 on 15 Oct 13 05:24 AM
WATCH THIS VIDEO
sorry the link didnt work in the mini challenge format :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... they talk about running form at minute 1:27
by daisy92 on 07 Oct 13 07:26 AM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 11 Nov 13
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 32
privacy: Public
administrators: daisy92
created: 07 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. Interval Training 2 times a week ( weeks 1 to 4 )
6. Work on your running form ( weeks 1 to 4 )
7. Enter a race ( week 4 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 0.44 %  (Down 24.8 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.25 %  (Down 14.2 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.21 %  (Down 11.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.33 %  (Down 18.6 lb)

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