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April 2016 Running Challenge

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  • 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: 1,952Member Member Posts: 1,952Member 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: 1,074Member Member Posts: 1,074Member 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: 2,310Member Member Posts: 2,310Member 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.
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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member 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: 2,284Member Member Posts: 2,284Member 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: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member 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. :)
  • Becky71_cmBecky71_cm Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    Never mind, just some middle of the night rambling.
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  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    4/1 - Rest

    0/160 miles

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    Upcoming races:
    4/9 - Rock the Parkway half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    4/16 - Garmin Wickedly Fast half marathon (Olathe, KS)
    4/23 - Race for Hope half marathon (North Kansas City, MO)
    5/1 - Buffalo Bell Stampede half marathon (Leavenworth, KS)
    5/14 - Running with the Cows half marathon (Bucyrus, KS)
    6/2 - Hospital Hill 5k 7pm PRE-RUN (Kansas City, MO)
    6/3 - Hospital Hill half marathon 7am RE-RUN (Kansas City, MO)
    9/25 - Broadway Bridge half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    10/15 - Kansas City Marathon 26.2 (Kansas City, MO)
    11/5 - Jenks half marathon (Jenks, OK)
    11/6 - Kansas half marathon (Lawrence, KS)
    11/12 - Longview half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    11/13 - Gobbler Grind half marathon (Overland Park, KS)
    11/19 - White River half marathon (Cotter, AR)
    11/20 - Pilgrim Pacer half marathon (Lenexa, KS)
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  • 4leighbee4leighbee Posts: 1,273Member Member Posts: 1,273Member Member
    Hi y'all! I'm going to stick with 100 miles again this month!

    Four today ...


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  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    You gonna April fools us on that?
  • noah_macnoah_mac Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    newbie runner in for the challenge ;)

    Aiming for 50km!

    Every month I tell myself I will join next months challenge... time to actually do it I think!


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  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    @WhatMeRunning As am I! What a lackluster start! lol
  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member Member
    4/1: Rest day!

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    Upcoming Races:
    3/12: Run O' The Mill 5K: New PR! 21:55
    4/3: Caesar Rodney HM (Wilmington, DE)
    4/16: River Horse 6K (Ewing, NJ)
    5/1: New Jersey Marathon (Lots of towns, NJ)
    11/20: Philadelphia Marathon (Philly, PA) <<< I signed up for this guy last night! First 500 registrants get $20 off registration ($85 instead of $105) and with my 2015 Survey coupon I got another 10% off, so I paid only $83 to get in to the race after processing fees! Last year, I signed up in June after my May 31 marathon and paid $135 + fees. I'm hoping to live somewhere in the Princeton/Philly/DC area after I graduate in May (just applied to two Princeton local jobs this morning!) so this seems like a safe bet for a race paid for 7 months in advance.
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 4,148Member Member Posts: 4,148Member Member
    April

    1-no run yet, maybe later


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  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    You gonna April fools us on that?
    LOL!:lol: I wish! I feel good enough to run today but will respect the rest day. I've learned my lessons about not resting in the past. Not wishing to relearn them all over again.

    I momentarily considered posting some crazy mileage as an April Fool's but decided otherwise. I also considered saying I broke my leg or something but also thought better of that. Your idea is better than either of those. The only problem is, today really is a rest day so if I run then I am sabotaging my training plan!:grimace: The joke would be on me!

    This month starts with a rest day and ends with a rest day. I think that is why there is only a 10 mile increase this month over last despite the fact that I am running about 5 more miles each week this month over last month.:smile:

    I looked at my planned May mileage. As long as I make it healthy and on plan to there the increase in May sounds ridiculously high, but it is the same rate of mileage increase as March and April. It is just where the days of the month fall against my scheduled runs is all.
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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!
    @WhatMeRunning As am I! What a lackluster start! lol

    I'm with you guys....and with 1-3 inches of snow in the forecast for the night, I may do my 6 miles by doing 2 loops of my 3 mile run, instead of heading out of town on an out and back in the AM tomorrow.
  • vandinemvandinem Posts: 519Member Member Posts: 519Member Member
    In for another 80 and will try to exceed that if the Fates are kind and the weather holds. I will set up my ticker after the first run, but a rest day today!
  • cbro70cbro70 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    Good Morning running friends. I hope everyone has a great weekend ! Still have a little soreness in my leg and will not be sure if I can run tomorrow. I will walk if I have to because it is a great cause. I am just disappointed that I have not been able to run all week. Hope to get back in the next few days.

    4/1 Rest day

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    Upcoming races:
    4/2 Run Down the Demons 5k Obstacle Run
  • ddmom0811ddmom0811 Posts: 1,228Member Member Posts: 1,228Member Member
    Rainy run this morning but it was really good. Flying back home tomorrow so will be a rest day.

    4/1- 5.1 miles in the rain
    4/2 - rest/travel day



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  • CivicSistaCivicSista Posts: 420Member Member Posts: 420Member Member
    @cbro70 what book did you read?
  • PaulaSchlotterbeckPaulaSchlotterbeck Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    Hi! I'm new to this challenge. I started my exercise regimen in September, when I couldn't go around our block without stopping to rest. =( Now, I am doing 30min on the treadmill 6x/day and a 5k once a month. I'm hoping to transition to running during the next few months. Thanks in advance for your encouragement and support!


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