Challenge: Complete 30 runs of 30 minutes in 30 days
The inspiration for this challenge came from Endurance Corner.
- Each run must be 30
minutes in length. Distance, pace, and terrain are irrelevant. Walk breaks are
not only allowed but encouraged, especially if you do not already have a base
of at least 20 miles running per week.
- Run which are longer than
30 minutes still count as 1 run, even if the duration is a multiple of 30. (E.g.
60 minutes of running = 1 run, not 2)
- Days off can be bought by running twice a day. Double workouts must be completed at least six hours apart. (E.g. Run 30 minutes morning and evening)
- Keep your pace easy and feel free to take walking breaks on the clock. The challenge is to complete 30 runs, not to cause burn out or injury by going too fast or too hard too often. Consider using a 2/1 (10x), 4/1 (6x), 5/1 (5x), or 9/1 (3x) Run/Walk interval (X minutes running/x minutes walking) to complete your daily workouts.
- 30 minutes of walking, cycling, or swimming may be substituted for the duration of the challenge or for any workout of the challenge.
- Post your daily runs on The Daily Fitness Solution Facebook page or as a comment on this post. Even a simple “Day 15 – Done!” can be a powerful encouragement to others who need motivation to continue.
- Don’t despair or be discouraged if you miss a day, and don’t necessarily try to make-up lost days with extra runs. Focus on the self-discipline and value of daily training, not arbitrary numbers. The person who completes 20 runs in 30 days accomplished more than if he or she never started at all.
Note: Monthly challenges are designed to supplement the WODs, not substitute for them. The daily challenge runs in September can, however, substitute for the regularly scheduled sprinting and running workouts on Thursdays and Saturdays. -JME