5 Tips To Help You Prepare for the 7 Summits Challenge on Oct. 2-8

The 7 Summits Challenge — Presented by Reebok is only two weeks away! Here are a few tips to get you ready to conquer Earth’s largest mountains (with a little help from the Ragnar Nation.)

Here are 5 tips to help you get ready to run Oct. 2-8:

Tip #1 — Do it short or do it long. Just do it every day.
Some 7 Summiteers will be running long trails to get their gain. Others will pound out their elevation in 20 minutes on a dreadmill with the incline cranked to the max. Either is fine, you just have to make sure you meet your daily elevation goal.

Tip #2 — Bring your own elevation (300-600ish feet per day).
Go scout a mountain trail, steep sidewalk, or hillside to climb. If you live somewhere REALLY flat, then you’ll need to be creative. Find some stairs (1 stair = 1 foot), jump on the Stairmaster, crank up the incline on a treadmill or find a strong box and get ready to step! You can always manually upload your gains if you choose non-conventional ways to get your vert!

Tip #3 — Find a running buddy.
Sure, we’ll be connecting virtually (hashtag #7SummitsChallenge), but Ragnar all about doing hard things with friends. If your friends haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! Send them to 7SummitsChallenge.com or be that over-dedicated friend and sign them up yourself. Need to find some friends? There may be a 7 Summits run near you, just check our Facebook group.

Tip #4 — Do some good.
In the spirit of the 7 Summits Challenge, Ragnar and Reebok are supporting the Himalayan Cataract Project so not only will you have fun, but you’ll do good as well.

Tip #5 — Gear up.
While not as cold as the actual Mount Everest, The 7 Summits Challenge takes place in October, so make sure you are ready to run in the cooler weather in case Fall shows up in earnest where you live.

Your daily elevation goal is based on the total elevation of the mountain of the day, and Ragnar’s goal of conquering each mountain 100-ish times. Here’s how it works:

What are your questions about the 7 Summits Challenge? Leave us a comment below!

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