Soraya H 561.84/1000km
Per minute, running is the second best way to burn calories after cross-country skiing. There's nothing better to achieve long-term fitness than establishing a regular running schedule. A lot of people start off with the occasional 5k or 10k, but keeping up the routine in the long term is the hard part. Taking this challenge will ensure you turn your newfound hobby into a lifetime habit.
To break it down, 1000km in a year is the equivalent of approximately:
83km per month
19km per week
2.7km per day
A suggested routine would be to aim for the weekly target of 19km, which can be achieved by two 5km runs, and a longer 9km run each week. Of course the breakdown is completely up to you. If you are new to running, start by aiming for about 10km per week, then you can make up the distance in the later months as you build up your stamina.
Run 1000km in 1 year Challenge rules
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
Training for the following exercises will be automatically logged against this Challenge:
“it's been a great year for running. I have trained hard for long distance running and endurance and have managed to complete nearly 2000 km since January 2013. I started with my regular 10km run 3-4 X/wk, then gradually increased my distance over the subsequent weeks leading up to my marathon run, that I successfully completed. It takes a lot of endurance and patience, but some good upbeat tunes on the course, along with familiar faces, was quite uplifting.”
Show new updates
Tony P Jan-July Total = 514.7/1000km
1st August - 11.45km
5th August - 9.30km
16th August - BHF Hilly 10km
18th August - 11.67km
23rd August - 22.42km (Crazy Midnight Run)
August (so far..) = 64.84km 579.54/1000km (Still a long way to go..)
Tony P 5th July 10km
20th July - Tunnel 2 Tower 5km
24th July - 13.7km
July = 28.7km (Very slow month; too many bike rides)
Tony P Jan-May Total - 430.4/1000km
1st June Clapham Common 10km (am)
1st June Colour Run 5km (pm)
10th June - 8km
12th June. Crisis Square Mile - 6.6km
21st June - Hot & hilly 13.7km
26th June - 12.3km
June - 55.6km 486/1000km (Tsk tsk a bit behind...)
Amanda C encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!