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Race at your pace 50 mile challenge

Hello all!

So for increased motivation to try and hit 10 (or at least 9k) this month I’ve signed up to the 50 mile challenge, which means running at least about 20k a week! At the moment I’m doing about 16/17 so it’s not a huge stretch, but hopefully will give me the motivation I need to grab that long distance.

I’m going to try the zen labs 10K programme starting today with a 10 min run, 1 min walk 4 times, and because I get the walk break, I might try to go for 10m on 9.5 on the treadmill; 10m on 9, 10m on 8.5 and then 10m on 8 just to practise speed 💕

Have lovely running days

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I signed up for 75 miles - a big increase for me but needed motivation to get out of bed! Look forward to get a medal at the end!

Good luck :-)

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Good luck - I'm sure you'll smash it! Are you on strava btw?

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Not on Strava I’m afraid - I use my Fitbit if you have one?

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You can sync Fitbit to Strava too 👌🏽 Definitely the way forward!

support.strava.com/hc/en-us...

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Yes do this @Becky1606!

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No I used to have one that went on my bra but stopped using it with I got my Apple Watch. 😕

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Thanks both! I’ve synced it - however will it still count treadmill miles?

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Hmm I think there's a way of doing it on the treadmill but I'm afraid I don't know! :/

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I did that challenge in August. I warn you the bling is the size of a saucer. My race medals (as in actual not virtual) are half the size. Fun to have though 😊

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Haha I’m so excited for the giant bling 😊

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You will love it ❤️❤️❤️

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I looked up that challenge. Don't want to put anybody off if it works for them but to me it's basically a medal shop? You pay in advance for a medal and they send it to you when you self-declare you've done a number of miles - preferably with evidence. To my scientist's mind it's no different from going into the local sports shop and buying myself a medal to mark my achievement?

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I see your point Arthur, however, my un-scientific mind needs a constant target to aim for otherwise I lose motivation and don't go!

Unfortunately, the months I've 1. not got a race or 2. not doing a challenge similar to this, the "stay at home it's cold" running gremlins get me and I go running a lot less. Then, when I'm at the gym like today, I push myself further and try and do a little bit more distance, which I can't quite motivate myself to do usually.

So yes, in theory I could just say "I will run 50 miles and then buy a medal" - however the likelihood of me actually doing that is minimal vs me actually pre-paying for the medal and tracking my running :).

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Aye I get that but it wouldn't be me. I mean, the setting a target and tracking it, aye, that'd be me. Because the laziness without a target, that'd also be me. But if I need online accountability I can get that by announcing my target to my Facebook friends who will certainly provide motivation to achieve it but won't charge me money for the service! Like I say though, if it works for you and you find it worth the money that's fine.

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Well done Becky :)

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I did the 50 mile challenge in August and it definitely motivated me to get out there more! I did find it quite challenging fitting it all in around work and rest days! I said to my husband recently I must sign up for another virtual race and he said just set yourself a challenge and when you’ve done it I’ll print you off a nice certificate!!!!! 😂😂😂

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