Challenge: 365 Elevation 2019

Yancy Camp OCR Premiere Athlete Matt Novakovich's 365 Elevation Challenge

Yancy Camp 2019 365 Elevation Challenge

Active members, this Challenge was included with your membership!

Non-members, this Challenge was free!  No obligation, just register with a valid email so that elevation entries can be stored. 

The rules were simple!  Average 1,000′ (305m) of elevation gain a day in 2019 with a goal of reaching 365,000′ (111,325 meters) of elevation gain in 2019.  The gold standard is for everyone who reaches 365,000′ / 111,325m for the year.  The silver standard is for anyone who signed up later in the year but averages 1,000′ / 305m a day from the time they signed up through Dec 31st.

  • You could do 1,000’ a day, do more on certain days and take days off, you can do all 7,000 one day a week, or any other combination you choose to get your elevation in.
  • The elevation could be completed inside on a treadmill, outside on hills/mountains, on a stair climber, jacob’s ladder, etc. and you could add multiple different workouts in one day together to compile your total for the day. If you did an inside and outside workout one day, the elevation gain can be combined for your daily total.
  • There was an online tracking system to help you track your progress and keep you motivated. At the end of each day you enter your total elevation gain for the day.
  • For some, this was a great bonus to your current training and for some, it’s a way to get you and your friends/family moving consistently. I love the power of meshing incline training in to my routine because it’s low impact and it requires more muscle recruitment than running without elevation gain.
  • Yancy Camp veterans know I’m a big fan of challenges and working hard to hold you accountable. We only have one life and I’m a huge believer in taking care of the machine that takes us on all our journeys.
  • If you could walk and breathe, you could complete this challenge. Many struggled with the discipline it’ll took.  This didn’t take a lot of time.  Most could meet the numbers below in 20-25min or less and many could knock it out much faster than 20-25min.
  • Below are some examples of how far you needed to average (in miles & meters) daily at different % incline to cover 1,000’ of elevation gain a day. These are treadmill numbers in case you had a treadmill that doesn’t calculate elevation gain.  *Reminder, all outside elevation gain during a workout counts toward your daily 1,000’.

10% incline: 1.90 miles or 3058 meters

15% incline: 1.27 miles or 2045 meters

20% incline: 0.95 miles or 1529 meters

30% incline: 0.64 miles or 1022 meters

40% incline: 0.48 miles or  772 meters

Here’s a formula you can use to calculate elevation gained on a treadmill if it doesn’t calculate if for you. 1) % incline divided by 100 – example: 15% divided by 100 = .15 2) Multiply .15 x distance ran in miles – example: .15 x 1.27 miles = .19 miles of elevation gain 3) now convert to feet by multiplying elevation gained in miles x 5280 – Example: .19 x 5280 = 1003′.