Jennifer P I didn't know where I was going to end up half the time. Sunday's run was fun and the last three miles was completed while carrying my shopping!
Take your usual run, or any part of it and pack it with extra mileage. In other words, take a few detours and stretch your usual distance into at least twice what you usually do. Make a mile into two miles, or even three. Be creative and daring. But be careful, of course. Make your map look like a scribble instead of a line.
Your Run, Loaded Challenge rules
- Go out of your way to pack your usual distance with extra distance be circling, doubling-back, be creative.
- Have fun!
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“I added several cul-de-sacs and a couple new streets. Great idea to add some extra mileage.”
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Maria G encouraged this.
Brandon G My usual run is (was) 5km. This is my 10km from last week. It was REALLY odd to keep running towards and then away from my home! I almost got lost 3 times! Great fun!
Lorain R My usual 4.2 mile run turned into 9.08 after I took a detour through the little subdivision and ran up and down every lane. The map looks like it had fingers.
Jennifer R And did this in the black of 4 AM...thank goodness for houses with motion sensor lights! :)
Rob R encouraged this.
Lucille W This challenge! My goodness! It is because of this challenge that I ran a half marathon distance today.
That was not the plan when I started out - but as I ran I kept finding little loops I could add on to my run. I had in mind the "be creative" part of the rules for adding distance. So every opportunity I just added some. And all of a sudden I was at 13.1 miles.
Sneaks up on you!
Irene M Its hot at 8 AM and I didn't want to go for a run this morning but knew I couldn't put it off as it will only get hotter. So I decided to try and change up my route. I get a bit mixed up in the middle but it was nice motivation to get out there this morning. Thanks for this one Lorain!
John G Did this yesterday. Took a right, when I should have turned left. My 5k turned into a 12k run! More than I intended, but a great workout!
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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!