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Friday, May 25, 2012

50-Day Fitness Challenge

Desert Winters are the perfect time to bump up your outdoor workouts.  Mornings are cool and skies are clear.  On the other hand, late-Spring/Summer in the desert means both heat and the monsoon season.  With this extreme weather comes less motivation to get outdoors and stay fit.  I'm hoping to run my first full marathon in December, but with training beginning in two months, I need to find a way between now and mid-July to stay active.  Que in the 50-Day Fitness Challenge.  Beginning tomorrow, I will workout 5 days a week, and make opportunities (NOT EXCUSES) to enjoy the outdoors.  The focus of the challenge isn't on workout intensity as much as it is on sticking to a fitness routine. 
  • Challenge dates: May 28 - July 17
  • Workout 5 days a week
  • 3 of 5 workout days must be outdoors
  • Include variation in workouts (running, swimming, hiking, yoga, weights, etc...)
  • Publish 7-day training plan every Monday of training week
To kick start the challenge, tomorrow my hunnie and I will be running with friends in a 3 mile fun run through mud and an obstacle course.  Here is this week's training schedule, beginning with the Mud Run tomorrow: 

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3 mi Mud Run* 2 mi Hike* 3 mi Run 3 mi Run/5 lap Swim* Rest Spin Core Rest 6 mi Run* Bikram Yoga

The star (*) indicates an outdoor workout. 

To end things on a motivational quote, Ben Franklin once said Energy and persistence conquer all things.  You can thank the inventor of the lightening rod for my 50-day Fitness Challenge mantra. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. This is a really wonderful plan! It motivates me to start excersizing before summer comes around... :)