End of the challenge post:
Week 4 post:
Week 3 post:
Week 2 post:
Week 1 post:
Remember back in April, when Whatsapp just pipped misswobble to the crown (honestly, it was so hard to choose between them!) in the Put a Spring in Your Step challenge??
Well, it's ba-ack!! Put your name in the comments, it's time to get sweaty, as we gear up for the Summer Speed Challenge
This challenge is all about pushing yourself. Pick a route you have run before, and try to run it faster - simple as that!!
The challenge will run for 4 weeks, starting from the week commencing Monday, June 4th. Your run can happen at any time during that week, and I will put up a new post each following Monday to collect your data and show the results when we have some. You can repeat runs if you wish, but please post just the one result per week
I will be publishing the weekly results with a graph and leader boards, so it would be great if, before we start, you could let me know the distance of your route, and your baseline time for running that route.
We don't much care for rules in this forum but here are a few suggestions:
★ Rather than chasing an all-time PB, choose a reasonable starting pace, based upon your current training. On the other hand if you really want to beat that PB, you go for it!! This is your challenge
★ Pace yourself and plan out how you will tackle your four weeks. But if you want to just go hell-for-leather from the start, that's your call too, and I will be here waving my best pompoms!
★ Last time the majority of challengers ran around 5k. Choosing a flatter route and a shorter distance will make your results more comparable with those of the other challengers, and will give you a better chance of running faster. However, as stated earlier, this is also a personal challenge, and you can go as hilly and as long as you jolly well like!!
★ I'm sure it goes without saying, but please make sure you warm up carefully before running fast. Also, it's Summer, people, so you'd better have some water with you!
Looking forward to it As a reminder, here's a link to the results from the April challenge: