We are so excited to present the first challenge winner using our She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder! Our Run Builder plan, introduced last summer, focuses on improving your running time and fundamentals by introducing strength training to complement your run training.
The winner did an AMAZING job and kept us updated on all of her triumphs during her 12 weeks! Below are her results:
Age - 42
Week 1 Mile - 9:15
Week 12 Mile - 7:58
Week 1 Plank - 1:30 min
Week 12 Plank - 5:00 min
Week 1 Weight - 155.8 lbs
Week 12 Weight - 139.8 lbs
You too can accomplish incredible results like these by following our 12-Week Run Builder Plan. Learn more about the 12-Week Run Builder Plan by clicking HERE.
For those of you that are just interested in losing weight while toning your body and defining your muscle (rather than enhancing your running performance), we have a 12-Week Transformation Plan just for you! Learn more about the 12-Week Transformation Plan HERE.
Here are some additional details from our winner's transformation:
8 mile time: 1:23:20 down to 1:20:28
She also ran 4 straight miles sub 10 min (9:46, 9:50, 9:17, 9:33 final time 38:27) for the first time!
At the end of 5 weeks:
Ok - I had to share this because I'm so EXCITED!!!!!! My 1 mile time 5 weeks ago was 9:14. Tonight: 8:28!!!! Everything was the same: time of day, interval of run 3:00 min walk 30 sec, route, and even timing device (mapmyrun). The only difference was that it was a lot HOTTER! (86 with a feels like 91!) I started eating a little more this week and broke through my plateau! Here are before and after for the end of 5 weeks! Can't wait to see what happens as I enter the new phase!
At the end of 8 weeks:
I had to check in again because I thought I was going to cry when I put a bathing suit on!!! After 8 weeks, I've been able to fit back into clothes I haven't worn in years and they fit BETTER than when I first bought them! Here is my before picture and my bathing suit picture today. (Pardon the red face - It was still red after my 20 minutes of sprints!) I've completed 8 weeks of the Run Builder and been eating about 90% percent clean! (I have a snow cone once a week with cream on top! :-) ) I LOVE the Run Builder!!!! I never dreamed I'd look better at 42 than I did at 32! :-)
At the end of 10 weeks:
I just timed my 1 mile after almost 10 weeks on the program. I'm training hard over this 2 weeks because my race is at the end of the 12 week mark. I didn't want that to reflect in my time so I timed it tonight. Drum roll.....7:58 on mapmyrun!!! I had to use that the first time instead of my watch and I know it's not quite as accurate. Still, the improvement has been HUGE!
Week 1 day 1 - 9:15
End of Week 5 - 8:28
Almost end of Week 10 - 7:58!
I have NEVER seen that time EVER - not even using mapmyrun!!! I LOVE this program! I'm beyond excited! Not only have I lost 15 lbs, I can hold a plank 5 min and shaved 1 min 15 sec off my mile. Plus, I had an epic run tonight! I ran my fastest 8 mile time ever - 1:20:28! I shaved off 3 minutes from my previous fastest! I also had my fastest 4, 5, 6, and 7 mile times too! I decided to add a cool down 1.3 to make it a 15k. Even running that much slower I still had my fastest 15k time - 1:35:39! I love the program so much, I'm starting the program over!
Bonus: I was down again this morning. I weighed in at 143.8. I started at 155.8! Grand total of 12 pounds!
I did it!!! I rocked the Soldier Half with a 2:18:41! My previous fastest was a 2:21:05. I probably would've finished a little faster but my calves started cramping around mile 10 and I had to slow down. (I tend to have problems with that anyway and my longest run over the past few weeks was a 15k.) I felt so strong!!! I couldn't be more excited!
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Great job! We are so proud of you!
- The Gang