Whenever I’m stuck for motivation I sign up for a race. I find that having a date and distance to focus on really gives my training a purpose.
- You simply sign up online
- Choose your virtual run
- Your chosen box is then posted out to you.
- You can walk, jog, cycle or even swim the distance at your own pace and in your own time limit.
I received the Paris Virtual Run box. The box contains 5 individually wrapped Paris themed medals along with a virtual progress route map.
The concept is simple – run 26.2 miles (not in one go, don’t worry!) Log your runs on the map provided. Each medal corresponds with a point on the route map and you open your medals along the way.
You can start it whenever you feel ready – and there is no deadline to complete it and as you don’t need to send off any race evidence there is no waiting for a medal to arrive in the post.
As I clocked up the miles I collected;
Medal 1: Arc de Triomphe at 3.5 miles
Medal 2: Moulin Rouge at 6.4 miles
Medal 3: Sacre Coeur at 7.3 miles
Medal 4: Notre Dame at 16 miles
Finishing off with Medal 5: Eiffel Tower at 26.2 miles
It’s a great concept to keep you clocking up the miles and it didn’t require flights to Paris! Lucky Duck Virtual Challenges currently offer 3 different virtual runs. You can find out more about here
Disclaimer – I was kindly sent this medal box for free in return for an honest review. I did not receive any payment and as always, all opinions and photographs are my own.