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April 2016 Running Challenge

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  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,087Member Member Posts: 4,087Member Member
    So, should I start asking all my annoying questions in this thread now?

    You can. :)

    Edit- ohhh I forgot about the group forum @kristinegift. That'll make it much easier to follow...
    edited March 2016
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,087Member Member Posts: 4,087Member Member
    Diantha21 wrote: »
    Ooooh i'm a littley one....

    Right my goal is a mere 60 kms.....

    We all started with one step!
    edited March 2016
  • ddmom0811ddmom0811 Posts: 1,178Member Member Posts: 1,178Member Member
    Thanks Stan!

    Going for 75 again in April.
    I went 85 in March but part of that is because there were a couple rain days when I couldn't bike, and because I had spring break which gave me more running days.


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  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,270Member Member Posts: 2,270Member Member
    So, should I start asking all my annoying questions in this thread now?

    @MNLittleFinn Even better, there's a whole group forum where you can make discussion topics! I think we all tend to forget about that around here... but it's much easier to keep track of discussions when posted over there! http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/21182-monthly-running-challenges
    edited March 2016
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,317Member Member Posts: 3,317Member Member
    @kristinegift Yup, been there, Probably post the Q I have there since I don't want to clutter up this thread like I did last month's challenge thread.
    edited March 2016
  • PlantBasedRnrPlantBasedRnr Posts: 129Member Member Posts: 129Member Member
    My goal is to simply get back running in April after a lackluster finish last month... with that being said I will be out of town starting tomorrow through the 11th so once again I have made a brief appearance but I promise to be back.
  • dennie24dennie24 Posts: 251Member Member Posts: 251Member Member
    I am following a plan leading up to the Bolder Boulder but it has each run by time rather than miles. Since I am a slow runner, I am going to plan for 50 in April although I am definitely hoping to get more.

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    edited March 2016
  • Becky71_cmBecky71_cm Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    @kristinegift Yup, been there, Probably post the Q I have there since I don't want to clutter up this thread like I did last month's challenge thread.

    I loved your questions! Brought about great discussions and lots of info to weed through! :)
  • ROBOTFOODROBOTFOOD Posts: 5,055Member Member Posts: 5,055Member Member
    Put me down for 152mi. Easy 7mi scheduled for tomorrow to kick off the month.

    4/1 - 7mi easy. Target pace: 8:34/mi
    edited March 2016
  • cbro70cbro70 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    Hi running friends
    I am going to try for 70 this month. This also depends on how fast I can bounce back from my pulled Abductor muscles. I look forward to talking to everyone again, missed last months challenge but am ready for this one. I am excited to start a new running plan after ready a really good book on treadmill workouts. We will see how good it is.

    4/1 Rest day
    4/2 Run Down the Demons 5K obstacle course

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  • Amandajs232Amandajs232 Posts: 193Member Member Posts: 193Member Member
    I'm in for 75km again. Got a weekend away so will miss some longer runs and having a "cutback" week his week as my legs hips and feet are telling me to. Only thought I would ever be doing less to be lazy but am feeling edgy about it and not wanting to reduce my distance. I must have been body snatched.... :wink:

    Thanks @Stoshew71 for setting this up and all the other regulars who educate me every day. Also to the newer folk for asking many of the questions I am learning from.
  • OhhimOhhim Posts: 1,134Member Member Posts: 1,134Member Member
    Got through 200 in March, but resting a bit before/after a half-ironman on April 10 (Florida), then tapering for the Pittsburgh marathon (May 1) so I'll cut back to 160.
  • akerra27akerra27 Posts: 128Member Member Posts: 128Member Member
    Count me in
  • ceciliaslaterceciliaslater Posts: 395Member Member Posts: 395Member Member
    Going for 100 miles again this month. Maybe I'll actually hit it this time. No races on the schedule until mid-May (half marathon). Haven't actually registered for that one yet, as I'm waiting for the results from my ankle MRI before I commit to anything. Will hopefully have some answers on Tuesday!
  • EvgeniZyntxEvgeniZyntx Posts: 24,424Member Member Posts: 24,424Member Member
    In for 140 km. Hopeful.

    4/1 - 0 km - rest/cross-train/gym or stretching
  • ariceroniariceroni Posts: 268Member Member Posts: 268Member Member
    Ended up with 186 miles in March, so a good 20 miles over my goal. I've done a better job planning out my training schedule for April though; I'm in for 190 miles, assuming everything goes according to plan!


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  • coronalimecoronalime Posts: 591Member Member Posts: 591Member Member
    I'm shooting for 100 miles
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,317Member Member Posts: 3,317Member Member
    All these big numbers. Starting to think I should be more ambitious....My goal for this month is 16 less than my total for last month.
  • justfarberjustfarber Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I'm down to join, but how? I'm setting a goal of 75 miles
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,087Member Member Posts: 4,087Member Member
    justfarber wrote: »
    I'm down to join, but how? I'm setting a goal of 75 miles

    Just declare your goal, as you did, and keep us update on your progress.
  • librarianlady2012librarianlady2012 Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
    I'm just getting started trying to work up to a 5k. Years ago, I did two 5ks and they were good motivation for me. I'm setting a goal of 36 miles for myself.
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Posts: 1,829Member Member Posts: 1,829Member Member
    I have no clue how many miles I'll run in April, but I expect it will be significantly fewer than the 282.76 I ran in March.

    Let's see . . . rest on Friday 4/1. 13 miles on Saturday 4/2. Targets for the next 2 weeks are 50 and 45 miles, but it's taper and I may come in below those numbers. Then I run Boston, and then . . . I see how beat up I am and what I need to do to recover.

    So I guess I'll track here for April, but not have a mileage goal. The real goal is to arrive at Hopkinton as healthy as I can, run a good marathon, and recover from the marathon as well as I can. Then 6 days later I'll see whether I can run Flower City as a B race or have to run it as an easy workout.

    2016 races:
    January 1, 2016 Resolution Run 7.5 mile (Mendon, NY) finished in 53:58
    January 9, 2016 Winter Warrior Half Marathon (Gates, NY) finished in 1:30:59
    March 12, 2016 Johnny's Runnin' of the Green 5 mile (Rochester, NY) finished in 32:32
    March 26, 2016 Spring Forward Distance Run 15K (Mendon, NY) finished in 1:05:24
    April 18, 2016 Boston Marathon (Hopkinton, MA)
    April 24, 2016 Flower City Challenge Half Marathon (Rochester, NY)
    July 16, 2016 Shoreline Half Marathon (Hilton, NY)
    September 18, 2016 Rochester Marathon (Rochester, NY)

  • onesmallchoiceonesmallchoice Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
    Hi all! Newbie here, looking to increase distance and make some running friends on MFP! Goal for this month is just 30 miles.

    I hope to surpass that but I'm also bouncing back from a back injury so I'm setting low.

    Looking forward to getting to know you all!
  • greenolivetreegreenolivetree Posts: 999Member Member Posts: 999Member Member
    I so look forward to my Friday runs. It's my day off work and my day to hit the trails vs running through neighborhoods in my town. It's literally driving me nuts that I can't run tomorrow :( But I know my back/leg pain will clear up quicker this way.

    @onesmallchoice @librarianlady2012 @justfarber Welcome :smiley:
  • juliet3455juliet3455 Posts: 2,231Member Member Posts: 2,231Member Member
    @kristinegift Yup, been there, Probably post the Q I have there since I don't want to clutter up this thread like I did last month's challenge thread.

    @MNLittleFinn If you do post a Big Question maybe drop a note in this Challenge Forum letting us know. I loved Following them.

    140 km Goal with a stretch Goal to 160 km if everything comes together in April.

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    @greenolivetree A fellow Trail Addict :) . Our local club has a simple motto that @MobyCarp has said more than once. There is no bad running weather - just bad clothing choices.
    We have a small core group of about 2 dozen that are un-officially known as The Winter Warriors and we even have Winter Toques with that logo on them. Ironically the runner in that logo is in shorts and a sleeveless top, definitely not a winter outfit.
    edited April 2016
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,317Member Member Posts: 3,317Member Member
    juliet3455 wrote: »
    @kristinegift Yup, been there, Probably post the Q I have there since I don't want to clutter up this thread like I did last month's challenge thread.

    @MNLittleFinn If you do post a Big Question maybe drop a note in this Challenge Forum letting us know. I loved Following them.

    140 km Goal with a stretch Goal to 160 km if everything comes together.

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    Already posted a question about what to do after my cutback week in 2 weeks. Already got some good info and made a tentative decision.
  • 07KatieP1307KatieP13 Posts: 187Member Member Posts: 187Member Member
    For the 4th month in a row my goal is 60 miles. I've not hit it yet but I'll keep trying, fingers crossed for no injuries or illness this month :)
  • shanabershanaber Posts: 2,239Member Member Posts: 2,239Member Member
    I am in for 120... was thinking about chasing @Elise4270 too but I am going to try to not over do it :)
    Lots going on the next few months and a busy work schedule looming on the near horizon. I may have to change when/where I run but I will get it in!!


  • Ron_DcoRon_Dco Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    Hello Everyone,

    Setting up a Goal for 45Kms this month. But I want to do better than that :)
  • pthyaypthyay Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    Hello! I'm pretty new to running and don't really know how much I can manage, so I'll settle for the modest goal of 10km. :)
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