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100 Day Run Challenge

100 Day Run Challenge

The 100 Day Run Challenge gives you a chance to track and achieve various standards of running volume over the first few months of the year - Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, depending on how many days you run.

The 100 Day Run Challenge is set to start on January 12, 2015 with an end date in April, however a great focus race would be ‘Around the Bay 30K Road Race’ on March 29, 2015 or the Mississauga/ Toronto (Half) Marathon on the May 2 and 3, 2015 weekend. So if you have not signed up yet for the CMC run challenge, please send your email to us and we will get you on the spreadsheet.

It is a great FREE way to get yourself motivated to get out the door on a cold day for a run and track your progress as you work towards your goals, whatever they may be.

Here are the rules:

The 100 Day Run Challenge will commence on January 12, 2015 and conclude on April 22, 2015 (14 weeks). The goal of the Challenge is to lay down a solid run base by doing volume through frequency in short bursts of running. The minimum requirement is doing 30 minutes for the run to count. It can be outdoors or on a treadmill, but it must be running (no water running, no elliptical trainer). Walking does not count.

Here are some of the simple rules:
• You can take days off
• You can double up runs in a day
• You can take rest days
• You get no credit for going hard
• You get no credit for going long
• You can go as slow as you want

For a run to count as a double, it must be separated by at least 45 minutes. This means you can count a run-swim-run, run-bike-run, run- weights-run, as 2 sessions as long as the workout/ break in between lasts for at least 45 minutes.

So here are the clubs:
1. Platinum Club = Avg. of 7 runs per week (100 runs in 100 days)
2. Gold Club = Avg. of 6 runs per week (84 runs in 100 days)
3. Silver Club = Avg. of 5 runs per week (70 runs in 100 days)
4. Bronze Club = Avg. of 4 runs per week (56 runs in 100 days)
5. Participation Club = Avg. of 3 runs per week (42 runs in 100 days)

This is great training for anyone doing a spring marathon or an early season triathlon, and you'll be shocked by how quickly you accumulate mileage, all without getting injured...because the focus is keeping them short and aerobic. By all means feel free to run longer than 30 minutes, but the main goal here is to get you out the door, 4-7 times per week, especially on those 'snow days' that teachers love.

Once again this is meant to be fun and not a competition (stop laughing everybody).

Question about runs shorter than 30 minutes?

We want to encourage people to run whenever possible. If you run less than 30 minutes, no, you don't get credit for doing a "complete" run for your final "club" status. However, there are times when you can't get the entire thing in because you have to emphasize another sport or you only have time for a 15 minute transition run, or you have to get groceries or get to work. So we still want to encourage you to run and there can still be some form of credit for the minutes and distance on a cumulative basis.

So basically let's say you do a 15 minute run covering 3K. You can't enter this as a "complete run" for your "club status", however, what you CAN do is add these 15 minutes in your entry for the next if your next run is 45 minutes, and 9K, just put it in as 60 minutes and 12K and take some partial credit for it. (You cannot add two 15 minute runs to count for a single 30 minute have to run 30 minutes continuously in one training session for it to count as a whole run)