400K To Prepare For May – Day 25 (April 29th, 2019) – The End

Well, we made it to the end, Day 25.  I knew that 400K steps in 25 days, was going to be difficult.  I slacked, myself, only completing a very tiny amount over halfway. That being said, we had a lot of really great performances, including 3 finishers who surpassed 400K steps!

All in all, I would say that the challenge in April was a success.  So, without further ado, I give you the final data for Day 25, and the overall challenge.

Total Steps for Day 25:  205,199

Total Steps Over 25 Days:  4,438,483

Participants for Day 25:  14

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Leaders for Day 25 were:

1.  Jorel Gilbert –  Super impressive grit in this guy!

  • 25,255 steps on Day 25.
  • Exercise for Day 24:  Shadow Boxing

2.  Aaron Smischney – Finishing out STRONG!

  • 23,525 steps on Day 25.
  • Exercise for Day 25:  Weight Training

3.  Joe Aagard – Back in the top 3!

  • 22,430 steps on Day 25.
  • Exercise for Day 25:  Rucking Squats

The overall standings at the end of the Challenge, are below:

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Overall Leaders After Day 25:

1.  Pramit Baul – In the overall lead for a VERY impressive 10 consecutive days!

  • 447,680 steps to close out

2.  Matthew Halk – Saved the best for last to break 400K!

  • 413,162 steps to close out

3.  Jorel Gilbert – My man made it VERY interesting at the wire, but couldn’t QUITE catch up to Matt.

  • 410,429 steps to close out

The remaining challengers finished with the following steps:

4th Place:  Ryan Gillett – 346,974 steps
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5th Place:  John Winsborough – 334,717 steps
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6th Place:  Aaron Smischney – 329,410 steps
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7th Place:  Dustin Charbonnet – 320,702 steps
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8th Place:  Nicolas Bean – 291,605 steps
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9th Place:  Jeff Bennett – 263,741 steps
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10th Place:  Joe Aagard – 254,770 steps
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11th Place:  David Ford – 241,086 steps
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12th Place:  Mike Denmon – 200,039 steps
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13th Place:  Nick Martinson – 140,974 steps
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14th Place:  Jim Mahan – 130,188 steps
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15th Place:  James Patterson – 121,521 steps
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16th Place:  David Yancey – 101,595 steps
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17th Place:  Nick Hyllestad – 67,000 steps
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18th Place:  Jarrett Harris – 22,890 steps

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Participation

Our participation rage varied from day to day, and it was hard to keep a really accurate graph during the challenge, because people would sometimes post their steps a couple of days (sometimes weeks) late.

  • We averaged 14 participants per day
  • We had 18 total participants over the 25 days

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Steps Per Day

The steps per day also seemed to vary, and not necessarily in accordance with reduced or increased participation counts, which was kind of strange.

  • Maximum daily step count of 230, 468 steps
  • Minimum daily step count of 140,012 steps
  • Average steps per day was 177,539 steps

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The Climb To 4 Million + Steps

The final numbers, while not quite as high as the 5 million steps I was HOPING for, 4 million steps in 25 days is still pretty impressive.  We definitely would have reached 5 million if we had went the full 30 days of April.  There’s always next time!

  • Total Steps:  4,438,483
  • Average Steps Per Challenger:  246,582
  • 400K Finishers:  3
  • Maximum Individual Steps For The Challenge:  447,680 steps (Pramit Baul)
  • Maximum Individual Steps For One Day:  32,918 steps (Aaron Smischney)

 

I will probably come up with more stats to share, but for now, my wife is looking at me with purpose, which means it is time to take our son for a walk.

The purpose of this challenge, was to get people moving AND exercising.  One thing that I didn’t really share in the daily updates, was the type of exercises that people were doing.  Anywhere from weight training, to bodyweight exercises, to building fence, boxing, and dancing.  I will probably share this in another post, when I have time to collate all of the data into something that seems interesting.

For now, I will go do what this challenge was intended to do.  I will get up, and get moving.

Thanks for following along!  And sincere thanks to everyone who put in the work on the daily to get their steps and exercise in, and make this challenge such a success.

 

 

 

Beware The Miles of March – The Final Standings

We made it!

On the last day of 31 Days, we had only 7 participants, who walked, ran, rowed, mountain biked, or rucked, 26.59 miles, bringing the monthly total to 1,740.61 miles.  We JUST MISSED 1750 miles total, but still pretty impressive!

Overall, we had 28 participants in the challenge, with anywhere from 1.28 miles logged, to 250.63 miles logged.

Joe and Tom ended the month in a mutually agreed upon tie for 1st Place.  Over the month, 1st Place belonged to the following challengers:

Tom:  15 days in first, 2 days tied for first. – 250.63 miles total.
Joe:  9 days in first, 2 days tied for first. – 250.63 miles total.
Jeff:  5 days in first. – 141.33 miles total.

Tom has conceded the free t-shirt to Joe, for now, with the understanding that Joe will relinquish the shirt when he visits Germany (where Tom lives), and Tom will do the same when he visits the United States.

For anyone else who would like to purchase a shirt, details will be posted soon.

Final, Top 3:

1.  Joe Aagard – 250.63 total miles (0.00 miles on Day 31)
1.  Tom Kingwell – 250.63 total miles (0.11 miles on Day 31)
3.  John Davies – 163.28 miles (2.57 miles on Day 31)

While I did not hit my goal of 100 miles, I did manage to put up more miles (in rucking) this month, than any previous month I have attempted to do so.  April will see improvement.

What have you done this month that you can be proud of?

How have you challenged yourself?

Final Graph with Logo

Final Top 10

Final Stats

Winners

Beware The Miles of March – Day 30 Standings

On Day 30, we had only 6 participants, who walked, ran, rowed, mountain biked, or rucked, 34.17 miles, bringing the monthly total to 1,708.30 miles.

It’s almost over…and some people seem to think it is already over.

Joe and Tom have settled on a tie for first place.  Disappointing, but they both worked so hard, and put up so many miles, that it was wearing on their home life, and it is understandable that they wanted to come to an agreement to stop their competitive juices from causing problems or potential injury.  They both surpassed their limits that they had set in their minds, so hats off to them.

Now they just have to fight over who gets the free shirt…lol.

One day left.  Hoping we reach 1800 miles total.

Day 30, Top 3:

1.  Joe Aagard – 250.63 total miles (0.00 miles on Day 30)
1.  Tom Kingwell – 250.63 total miles (0.11 miles on Day 30)
3.  John Davies – 160.71 miles (5.33 miles on Day 30)

What have you done today that you can be proud of?

How have you challenged yourself?

Day 30 Graph with LogoDay 30 Top 10

Beware The Miles of March – Day 29 Standings

On Day 29, we had 8 participants, who walked, ran, rowed, mountain biked, or rucked, 44.63 miles, bringing the monthly total to 1,674.13 miles.

Nicolas Bean made it onto the 100 mile club, as he has been doing some really solid work as of late to make it there before the deadline!

John Davies became the 3rd participant to break 150 miles, so congrats to him as well.

Two days left.  Hoping we reach 1800 miles total.

Day 29, Top 3:

1.  Joe Aagard – 250.63 total miles (0.00 miles on Day 29)
2.  Tom Kingwell – 250.52 total miles (0.03 miles on Day 29)
3.  John Davies – 155.38 miles (7.64 miles on Day 29)

What have you done today that you can be proud of?

How have you challenged yourself?

Day 29 Graph with LogoDay 29 Top 10

Beware The Miles of March – Day 25 Standings

On Day 25, we had 14 participants, who walked, ran, rowed, mountain biked, or rucked, 61.71 miles, bringing the monthly total to 1,451.01 miles.


Tom held on to first place for the 12th consecutive day, as both he and Joe decided to take a leisurely approach from here on out.  Joe did manage to narrow the gap, though, to within 5 miles.  Within reach.

John Davies finally managed to take over 3rd place, with Jeff falling into 4th.  Will Jeff take this lying down, however?

Day 25, Top 4 (including 4th place because the race for 3rd is getting hot!):

1.  Tom Kingwell – 224.40 total miles (2.20 miles on Day 25)
2.  Joe Aagard – 219.48 total miles (5.46 miles on Day 25)
3.  John Davies – 123.31 miles (5.05 miles on Day 25)
4.  Jeff Bennett – 122.03 miles (3.10 miles on Day 25)

I seemed to wait until Day 25 to make my move, logging the longest total for the day, and the longest total for me individually, so far.  I feel okay, though, so I should manage to keep getting miles in today.

What have you done today that you can be proud of?

How have you challenged yourself?

Day 25 Graph with Logo

Day 25 Top 10