Tenth Week of Fitmas – 10 Kilometers Running

I started my journey of weight loss with running. When I started running I was able to run  for 60 seconds and then I needed to walk for about 10 minutes to catch my breath and start running again. I was doing the 10:1 run to rest ratio that the Running Room teaches completely backwards.

My lungs were on fire.

Once I could walk again, I went out again and was surprised at the fact that I could run longer than 1 minute at a time.

I lift weights 5 times a week with HIIT training afterwards, have one day of cardio, and one day of rest. This means I am doing nearly 2 hours of cardio a week, which may surprise a few people because I am not in ‘content prep‘ right now.

Its not about looking healthy, its about actually being healthy!

10 Kilometers Running

Run baby, run!

For this week of Fitmas we are going to embrace the longer distance running and time it.

Grab your stop watches, strap on a heart rate monitors if you have one, and lace up your running shoes because its time to start running!

Set your goal for time and choose one of the challenges below:

  • Learning to run – Run 2 kilometers 5 days this week and add up the time
  • Run from time to time – Split the 10 kilometers up into two 5k runs and add up the time
  • Get ‘er done -Complete the 10 kilometers in one run for time
  • Love to run – Complete three cardio sessions of 10k runs this week, trying to progressively beat your time.

I want to hear how close you come to your time goals this week! Tweet about it, drop a note on Facebook, or leave a comment below about about your great achievements this week!

Let's do this thing!

I will be ‘getting ‘er done‘ on Wednesday on a treadmill because it is icy and black as black can be in the mornings. Nonetheless, when I am done I will picture a crossing a finish line.

Race ya!

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  1. You are getting serious with this =)

  2. Chrystal cook says

    Awesome easy peasy 🙂

  3. I’m in!

  4. I’ve done one 5km run — my fastest time ever!!!! (9m 30s) and another one is coming up tomorrow. Whew!

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