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Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking
Here at Your Mile Challenge, it’s not all running and cycling. We do have many challengers that walk as part of their challenges. As we head toward...

Cycle Challenge - Join me?

Cycle Challenge - Join me?

As we head towards April, I've been thinking about our virtual cycle challenge that starts on Monday.

Will I do it all outdoors? All on an exercise bike (we allow miles done on exercise bikes) or will I do a mix of them both.

As I'm also taking part in our virtual running challenges and aiming for 100 miles in April, I'm also wondering how I'll fit in the time!

3 Types of Running You Should Do

3 Types of Running You Should Do
As I head back into marathon training shortly, I decided to take a look at different types of running that I should be doing to help me improve. I'...

How to restart your motivation

How to restart your motivation

It's normal to feel like you've lost your mojo, motivation or simply just don't feel like it. We all go through it at some point so you are not alone.

For me, I found that I knew I wanted to get something done, but the longer I put it off, the more frustrated I got and the more I felt like I had lost my motivation. 

Sometimes seeing others out there running or cycling or getting their miles done or anything else puts you off even more!

But don't let any of that get you down. 

Our 2019 Virtual Challenge Medals

Our 2019 Virtual Challenge Medals
We have released our full set of designs for our 2019 Virtual Challenges! Many of our challengers have and are looking to collect a full 12 months...

Tarmac & Trails 11th December 2018

Wondering what events are happening this weekend? We've got a rundown on a selection of events happening across the UK on Saturday and Sunday. Satu...

Tarmac & Trails - 4th December 2018

Tarmac & Trails - 4th December 2018
We're back with 10 at 10 on Tuesday; a run-down of 10 events that are happening across the UK this coming weekend! Saturday 8th December Great Lan...

Tarmac & Trails - 27th November 2018

Tarmac & Trails - 27th November 2018

Yes, we went live with the first Tarmac & Trails Live show on Tuesday 27th.

To kick off things we did a rundown of 10 events that are happening across the UK this coming weekend, 1st & 2nd of December 2018

Starting with Saturday 1st December:

Darker mornings. It's a struggle.

Darker mornings. It's a struggle.
The mornings are getting darker and many find it harder to get up in the morning.
 
I find it hard.
 
Of course, it's so easy to hit snooze and just cuddle back up under the duvet. It's warm. It's comfortable.

When you feel like you've failed

When you feel like you've failed

I didn't have a great run yesterday which was my last long run before my marathon on the 30th. I took a bit of a wobble just after 10 miles but plodded on for another 4 1/2 or so.

I just didn't feel right, I was all tense and not breathing how I would like to. It was a real struggle.

Jeffing a Half Marathon

Jeffing a Half Marathon

One of our most popular blog posts is all about jeffing and is it ok to run / walk / run? I mentioned in that post that I did a half marathon (3 now to date) this way and I thought I would write a little more about it.

So if you are thinking about a half marathon and wonder how you could jeff your way around, here are some tips that could help you smash that half marathon.

Are virtual run medals just 7th place trophies?

Are virtual run medals just 7th place trophies?

Over the past few months, I've heard some negativity about virtual challenges and medals, from "oh it's just a fad", "it's a con", "a waste of time", "medals for nothing"

Yes!

I've been told the last one directly at a running event we attended. Yes, a running event where every finisher gets a medal?!

But let's have a think about this, are medals from virtual challenges and runs really just 7th placed trophies?