Blogtober · Fitness

Do You Love Pushing Yourself? Try Running The Kipchoge Challenge!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase.  

First of all, who is Eliud Kipchoge?  The Kenyan man who incredibly became the first person to run 26.2 miles (a marathon) in less than 2 hours earlier this month.   In case that doesn’t sound impressive, it equates to around a 4:34 minute mile pace for the entirety of the race.  WHAAAAAAT?!  I ran track in high school and I was exhausted after my best mile time of 6.5 minutes.  The thought of maintaining a pace so much faster than that for a marathon is mind-boggling!  I personally have no desire to run a marathon or even a half-marathon for that matter (my max is a 5k) but I love highlighting those who are masters of their sport!  If you want to watch his entire record-breaking race, it’s here:

Ok, are you ready to take on the challenge?

Here’s how it works (thanks to Run Gum for this breakdown)

  1. Run 200m.  Rest 2 minutes
  2. Run 400m.  Rest 2 minutes
  3. Keep increasing the run by 200m with 2 minutes of rest.
  4. See how far you can go while staying at Kipchoge’s 4:34 per mile pace

See how Olympian Nick Symmonds fared in this challenge:

Wow!  What do you think?  Are you going to push yourself and give it a try?  I’m not in running shape right now but even if I were, I doubt I’d make it past the 200m!

I’m not quite ready to try this challenge, but I will be participating in a few races coming up as I’m working on my fitness:

Will you be trying the Kipchoge Challenge?  If you do, let me know how it goes in the comments!  Do you have any favorite holiday races you’ll be running in the next few months?  I’d love to hear about them below.

Thanks for reading!

Emily

Say goodbye to running belts and armbands! Introducing The World’s first fitness short with an integrated SmartSlot waistband to store your phone, keys, cash, cards and other essentials on your run or workout. Shop now at www.KGBRunning.com

Add a heading (2).png

2 thoughts on “Do You Love Pushing Yourself? Try Running The Kipchoge Challenge!

  1. I don’t think I could maintain Kipchoges pace for 200m! I’m going to pass on the challenge but will be taking on a local turkey trot 5k on thanksgiving. good luck on your upcoming races!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s