The thought of running a few blocks may strike fear in your heart today, but give our run challenge two weeks of your life, and you’ll find yourself striding alongside the fittest joggers in your neighborhood. Our combo of cardio walking, jogging, and cross-training will have you running lengths you never thought possible!
Equipment Needed: fitness tracker (use our guide to choose the right one)
What to Do: Follow the routine below to get started on the challenge. Plan ahead and pace your self through each run to make sure you get the full training benefits.
Before you start the challenge, make sure you have the right footwear to allow you to push through. Choose the perfect running shoes and learn the basics that will make your feet feel strong, comfortable, and secure.
Day 1 – 1.5 mile CW
Day 2 – 2.0 mile CW
Day 3 – Cross-Training
Day 4 – Rest
Day 5 – ½ mile CW, ½ mile jog, ¾ mile CW
Day 6 – ¼ mile CW, ½ mile jog, ¼ mile CW, ½ mile jog
Day 7 – ¾ mile jog, ½ mile CW, ½ mile jog, ¼ mile CW, ½ mile jog
Day 8 – Cross-Training
Day 9 – Rest
Day 10 – ¾ mile jog, ¼ mile CW, ¾ mile jog, ¼ mile CW, ½ mile jog
Now that you’re first 1 mile jog is ahead, make sure you have the right music to keep you in the zone. Our 30 Songs to Get You Running playlist will keep our legs moving from start to finish.
Day 11 – 1 mile jog, ½ mile CW
Day 12 – ¼ mile CW, 1 mile jog, ¼ mile CW, ½ mile jog
Day 13 – Rest
Day 14 – 1.5 mile jog
Day 15 and on… No more cardio walking. You’re a runner now.
Running distance requires constant fuel. Try these recipes to keep your body at its peak for each run:
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