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April 2016 Running Challenge

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  • Becky71_cmBecky71_cm Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    I'm joining in here again. You guys keep me going! I didn't hit my goal for March, or the last 2 months, but they have stayed consistent at least with the setbacks I have had. The most important thing for me is that I'm still running, and my issues are decreasing. I barely had any pressure on my lower legs this month at all, so though my speed and mileage isn't getting far, there's still progress overall. My goal this month, same as last month is to get through to week 8 so I'm at least running for 30 mins at a time.

    Congrats to everyone who met their goals for March! Saw some impressive stuff going on whether or not goals were met, so WTG everyone! As always, thanks for all the support, wisdom and laughs! :smile:
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member Member
    karllundy wrote: »

    I was going to say 125, but I think I will shoot for 130 to match @Elise4270. Since there are 5 Saturdays for long runs, culminating with a HM on the 30th...I think I'll get there.

    Rock on runnin' buddy!
  • Diantha21Diantha21 Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Ooooh i'm a littley one....

    Right my goal is a mere 60 kms.....I am fairly new to running after having a load of physio last year on back and legs, so slowly slowly is the way i need to do this. I did run 10k after taking part in Hal Hallinger 10k challenge last month and was over the moon with this!! however i am in some other Challenges now to increase speed and elevation to help me increase my overall health! Besides I am a full time worker and just do not get the time at present to do any more.
    So my other challenge is to increase my speed by middle of June to 4.5km in 30mins, eventually I want that to be 5km in 30mins, but one thing at a time!! :)
    Good luck everyone!!

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  • Diantha21Diantha21 Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Oh and I agree thank you for setting the thread up and the brilliant ticker instructions...even I could do it...look at me go...:) Flowers in the summer!!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    So, should I start asking all my annoying questions in this thread now?
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member 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: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member 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: 1,228Member Member Posts: 1,228Member 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: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member 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: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member 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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  • 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: 5,057Member Member Posts: 5,057Member 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: 1,140Member Member Posts: 1,140Member 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: 397Member Member Posts: 397Member 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: 297Member Member Posts: 297Member 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: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member 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: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member 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.
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