Hi and welcome to the 1st week of the Born to be Wild Quest.
The reason for the name of this quest is because it could be the start of Winter and that brings ice, rain and cold for some of us. I personally am terrified of ice and will not run in it as I have a habit of breaking bones when it's too icy, so I go indoors and on to the treadmill, but I also like to shake it up a bit at the gym, all that equipment. So I thought if the weather stops us going out running that doesn't mean we can't have a quest. The six week rule is to keep us moving and exercising. So the quest Dofficially now means any exercise as well as running. You never know we could have a budding heptathlete in our mix here.
What the quest is:-
The quest takes six weeks. You can join any time within that six weeks.
The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.
I ask that you will be a graduate or about to graduate to join the quest. The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured so I wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.
Most popular goals are:-
To run three times a week
To slowly increase distance
To train for a specific race
To add In Stretch and strength exercises
As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.
Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.
So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put
I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............
Your name will then be added to the top post and every week your name will be in the quest until the end.
At the end, only for those that would like to, we each put out longest run of the quest and it is then marked on a virtual run we are doing from John O Groats to Lands End.
Then it all starts again for another six week Quest.