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April 2016 Running Challenge

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  • lillymacki55lillymacki55 Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Running to beat my March total of 127.71:

    04/01 3.36
    04/02 8.26
    04/03 8.38
    04/04 4.82
    04/05 5.07
    04/06 3.51
    04/07 7.53
    04/08 3.96 walking
    04/09 5.76
    04/11 3.41
    04/12 3.18
    04/13 3.09
    04/14 3.19
    04/15 2.32
    04/16 6.40
    04/17 9.31
    04/18 3.19
    04/19 3.15; 16.05 bike ride
    04/20 3.21
    04/21 3.63
    04/22 4.73
    04/23 9.49

    Total 105.76
    GOAL = > 127.71


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  • 4leighbee4leighbee Posts: 1,273Member Member Posts: 1,273Member Member

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    After some research, self-reflection, and excellence guidance from this thoughtful, experienced community, I decided during a brief hiatus from running to find a 5K in late May and focus on that while dropping off another five pounds or so before beginning marathon training. I have nothing to lose by doing that, as I believe my base is reasonably solid - and I might just reduce my chance of injury. Thank you guys for your comments, here and over on the other group page. I am grateful. And I will continue to come to you, I'm sure! :)

    On another note, I'm glad I didn't make that decision until the end of the month because I think I'll still make my goal, lol!
  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member Member
    @ariceroni Sorry to hear the runs have been crappy. Sometimes we just get on a bad streak. Have you been sleeping well? Under stress? Diet out of whack? Does TOM loom? If you do that 5k tomorrow, I hope you kick it's butt!

    @WhatMeRunning How frustrating to have a great new PR and not the data to go with it! Sometimes my Garmin doesn't connect well to satellites and will get super-duper off. I usually just stop at what I know 1 mile is from my apartment and reset it, but you can't do that in a race! Still: 2:19 or 2:26, you still had a fantastic racing day!
  • louubelle16louubelle16 Posts: 549Member Member Posts: 549Member Member
    I was just wondering how I'm getting so close to my monthly target, I'll be about 14 miles over. I think I added up my training plan but forgot to add my half marathon :trollface:

    Just another 3 miler today. No long run for me tomorrow, because I'm moving it to midweek so I can do a run-commute. I'll do my 10miler on Wednesday or Thursday instead, which still leaves 9/10 days before my next half marathon. That'll be the longest run I do before it so then I'm on the downward slope. I reckon I could go sub-2 hours at this one, if 2:04 was quite easy earlier this month? All the race time predictors put me at 1:56 based on my 10km last month, which I think is a bit too fast, but I could get 1:59 I think. Eee!

    3rd April - 13.1 miles - Half PB 2:04:35
    5th April - 2.43 miles
    6-8th April - away
    9th April - 3.09 miles
    10th April - 6.4 miles
    12th April - 3.67 miles
    14th April - 4.53 miles
    17th April - 7.37 miles
    19th April - 7.18 miles
    22nd April - 3.07 miles
    23rd April - 3.04 miles

    MTD - 53.88/65 miles

    Upcoming races:
    8th May - Run Hackney Half Marathon
    2nd Oct - Tonbridge Half Marathon
    30th Oct - River Thames Half Marathon
    9th April 2017 - Brighton Marathon
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    @WhatMeRunning I went for a walk, foot felt fine. I think it's just not used to the abuse of all this running and is letting me know when it is displeased with me. I'm at my monthly mileage goal, and only like 1 mile shy of my weekly goal, so I'll just rest tomorrow and be content with that....it was a GOOD run this morning.
  • MarissaxzxzxzMarissaxzxzxz Posts: 278Member Member Posts: 278Member Member
    01/04 4 miles
    04/04 5 miles
    05/04 4 miles
    06/04 4 miles
    08/04 5 miles
    09/04 4 miles
    11/04 4 miles
    13/04 4 miles
    14/04 5miles
    16/04 4miles
    19/04 6.25 miles
    20/04 4 miles
    22/04 3 miles
    23/04 4 miles

    I haven't been around since Wednesday so will catch up on posts 2night.


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  • vandinemvandinem Posts: 519Member Member Posts: 519Member Member
    Date      Miles      MTD
    ------    -----    -----
    Apr 01    103.7    103.7  April Fools!!
    Apr 03      6.2      6.2  Cohasset 10K, PR and 19th in my age group!
    Apr 05      5.3T    11.5
    Apr 06      3.8T    15.3
    Apr 09      6.4     21.7
    Apr 10      5.0     26.7
    Apr 11      3.6T    30.3
    Apr 12      3.8T    34.1
    Apr 16     11.2     45.3
    Apr 17      4.3     49.6
    Apr 19      5.0     54.6
    Apr 20      4.2     58.8
    Apr 22      5.1     63.9
    Apr 23     11.4     75.3
    

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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    Nice running @Marissaxzxzxz !
    Great job @vandinem
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    General plan for the 10k race I'm in: https://www.strava.com/routes/4761788

    It starts/finishes in a parking lot, so I'm guessing I'll get the other 0.2 Miles from that.
    edited April 2016
  • Stoshew71Stoshew71 Posts: 6,338Member Member Posts: 6,338Member Member
  • Stoshew71Stoshew71 Posts: 6,338Member Member Posts: 6,338Member Member
    Date Miles today. Miles for April
    4/1 REST DAY
    4/2 14.3 miles - 14.3 <<< 13.1 HM + 1.2 warmup
    4/3 REST DAY
    4/4 4.2 miles - 18.5 << will try and get a second lunch time run in
    4/4 4.0 miles - 22.5 << daily double, 3E +1HMP
    4/5 8 miles - 30.5
    4/6 4.2 miles - 34.7 << easy recovery 4 (taper week)
    4/7 6 miles - 40.7
    4/8 5 miles - 45.7
    4/9 3.3 miles - 49
    4/10 14.2 miles - 63.2 << 13.1 + 1.1 w/u
    4/11 6.2 miles - 69.4
    4/12 9 miles - 78.4
    4/12 6.2 miles - 84.6 << daily double
    4/13 6.2 miles - 90.8
    4/14 9.6 miles - 100.4
    4/14 6.2 miles - 106.6 << daily double
    4/15 6.2 miles - 112.8 << recovery run
    4/16 16 miles - 128.8 << LSD run with a fast finish
    4/17 REST DAY
    4/18 10.5 miles 139.3
    4/19 8 miles 147.3 << Tempo pace for a few miles
    4/19 6.2 miles 153.5 << daily double
    4/20 6.2 miles - 159.7
    4/21 9 miles - 168.7 << Madkin Mnt + some tempo work
    4/21 4 miles - 172.7 << daily double
    4/22 6.2 miles - 178.9 << recovery day
    4/23 17.5 miles - 196.4 << Long run on Madkin & Weeden Mnts 1193 ft elev




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    Upcoming races:
    UAH 8K - 3/6 <<< 34:33 3 in AG
    Oak Barrel HM - 4/2 <<<< 1:38:00 3 in AG
    Bridge Street HM - 4/10 <<< 1:36:33 3 in AG
    PEO-AVN Team Day 5K - 5/4
    Cotton Row Run 10K - 5/30
    Firecracker Chase 10.2 miler 6/25


  • juliet3455juliet3455 Posts: 2,310Member Member Posts: 2,310Member Member
    @_nikkiwolf_ Nice Shoes - Look like amazing Traction for the Dirt, Mud and Hills. How Stiff are they? I find most Trail shoes to be to stiff ( Extreme Protection from Rocks ) and too narrow in the Toe Box. Of course it doesn't help that I have Extreme Duck Shaped feet.

    @Orphia Look at you in that Picture - Flying - Both Feet off the Ground arms up in your Traditional Pose. :)

    Nice 10 km run in 1:11:20 through the Trees and Bush around Misery Mountain.
    We did a Counter Clockwise Circuit ( normally go clockwise ) so everything looks different and we got off track a few times so ended up on one of the Upper bench Trails ( unplanned Hill Climbs ) and had to do some off-trail Bush Whacking to get back down to the Middle Bench trail. Somehow getting Lost always becomes fun as you get to explore new areas.
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    04/01 – 0.0 Km – 0.0 - 140 km
    04/02 – 10. Km – 10 km- 130 km
    04/03 – 8.0 Km – 18 km- 122 km
    04/04 – 12 km – 30 km – 110 km
    04/06 – 6.0 km – 36 km – 104 km
    04/08 – 5.0 km – 41 km – 99 km
    04/09 –16.0 km – 57 km – 83 km
    04/11 –6.5 km – 63.5 km –76.5 km
    04/16 – 21km – 84.5 km – 55.5 km
    04/21 –8.5km – 93.0 km – 47.0 km
    04/23 –10km –103.0 km – 37.0 km – YTD 493.8 km
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  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 4,330Member Member Posts: 4,330Member Member
    @WhatMeRunning Did you talk to others at the end? If it looks like your Garmin had issues locking (I guess), I'd go by official time. I don't think I've ever had that problem with mine. But then on training runs I doubt I'd notice. Still a Beast of a run! Congratulations! You'll be about the 2 hour mark come Jenks.


    Tomorrow is my 3rd half. No expectations. I'm just going to enjoy it. I just sat down eat my first/only meal of the day with my first Moscow Mule.. My new favorite drink. DH will catch up later, so I'm enjoying the runners and atmosphere! Im wondering how many can I drink and still run in the morning.... Ideas?
    Lol!
    edited April 2016
  • juliet3455juliet3455 Posts: 2,310Member Member Posts: 2,310Member Member
    @Elise4270 That walk back to the Hotel is Recovery - especially if you get lost in a Medicinal Pub. B)
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    After looking at the map data for my race today there were some notable oddities recorded on the route around the KC Police Academy training grounds. So maybe the GPS data is wrong, but oddly enough it was wrong for every runner I talked to about it by a similar distance. :confused:
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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 3,659Member Member Posts: 3,659Member Member
    After looking at the map data for my race today there were some notable oddities recorded on the route around the KC Police Academy training grounds. So maybe the GPS data is wrong, but oddly enough it was wrong for every runner I talked to about it by a similar distance. :confused:

    Satellite blind spot is possible, but did you try plotting the route start to finish on Strava or GC to see what the route makers say about the distance? Could be an easy way to let you know for sure....
  • ddmom0811ddmom0811 Posts: 1,228Member Member Posts: 1,228Member Member
    @WhatMeRunning - I was worried this morning when I saw your Strava said less than 13.1 ... was worried that you didn't finish for some reason. So was glad to read here that you finished fine! Very odd about the distance. Like others said, every race I've done has shown more than the advertised amount and @Stoshew71 taught me how to get it close to the recorded distance with some of his posts. :smile:

    @Elise4270 - have a good time tomorrow!!!

  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member Member
    @WhatMeRunning This happened (in reverse) to almost everyone I knew who ran Philly. Everyones 7th mile was about 1-1.5 mins too fast because the reception through Chestnut street was abyssmal and this got my watch off by about 1/3 mile by the end of the race -- very disheartening at the end of a marathon to have to run to 26.5! So perhaps you all lost satellites about the same point due to some kind of block? Very strange!
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Posts: 1,952Member Member Posts: 1,952Member Member
    @WhatMeRunning - Usually my Garmin shows more distance than the race, but it did show me running a mile before the mile marker on a trail race. Besides the well known issue of running poor tangents adding real distance, there is a sampling error phenomenon. The sampling error tends to add distance when you run long straight stretches that are common on road races; you run straight, but the sampling data has you zig-zagging. However, it can chop distance on corners, as you run a curve between samples so the data has you cutting a corner you didn't cut. I don't know whether that happened, or the race organizers didn't have miles marked accurately, or the trees interfered with GPS on that trail race; but since trail races aren't certified, that's kind of moot.

    I have also seen mile markers placed incorrectly on road races. Of course, that doesn't explain a total route distance discrepancy for a certified race, just mile splits.
  • OhhimOhhim Posts: 1,140Member Member Posts: 1,140Member Member
    After heading north of the border to see family for the weekend, I got in my first rest day in a week, then did a nice short interval workout session tonight. With the cooler weather and rest day, I had no trouble maintaining a 6-6:15 pace for 1/2 mile intervals w. 2 minutes rest between each, which felt pretty good. Forecast for next Sunday is looking pretty promising so I'm leaning towards heading out with the 3:10 pace group.

    4/1 - 0.5 mile
    4/2 - 6.5 miles
    4/3 - 20 miles
    4/5 - 4 miles
    4/6 - 8 miles
    4/8 - 2 miles
    4/10 - 13.1 miles (Ironman Florida 70.3, 1:40:14 run, 5:07 total time)
    4/13 - 9 miles
    4/14 - 21.5 miles
    4/15 - 7 miles
    4/17 - 13.5 miles
    4/18 - 6.5 miles
    4/19 - 8 miles
    4/20 - 7.5 miles
    4/21 - 8 miles
    4/23 - 6 miles

    Total: 141 miles
    Goal: 160 miles
    Remaining: 19 miles

    Upcoming races:
    5/1 - Pittsburgh Marathon
    9/25 - Ironman 70.3 Augusta
    10/9 - Chicago Marathon
    11/5 - Ironman Florida

    @whatmerunning - Congrads on the PR. If you continue to keep up your mileage and diet, you'll undoubtedly blow away the PR in another race or three regardless.
    edited April 2016
  • greenolivetreegreenolivetree Posts: 1,074Member Member Posts: 1,074Member Member
    Staying active until I can run again. 6 miles on the bike this morning, 2.5 mile walk this evening.

  • HonuNuiHonuNui Posts: 997Member Member Posts: 997Member Member
    April Goal: Run often

    4/1 couldn't
    4/2 4.05
    4/3 3.15
    4/4 ennui
    4/5 snorkel 3.5 hours
    4/6 6.30
    4/7 3.65
    4/8 5.81
    4/9 rest
    4/10 6.20
    4/11 strength train
    4/12 3.00
    4/13 rest
    4/14 3.96
    4/15 meh
    4/16 4.12
    4/17 strength train
    4/18 4.05
    4/19 4.02
    4/20 snorkel 3.5 hours
    4/21 too rough to snorkel: parasailed instead!
    4/22 6.70
    4/23 3.15

    Total 57.96

    @ddmom0811 Thanks for your thoughts: he remains positive and upbeat. I should really try to follow his example more!
    @Orphia Great pic!


    Upcoming races:
    6/26 SHEPower Virtual 1/2 marathon
    11/13 Las Vegas Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon

    Ticker is my goal for 2016 and accumulation to date:
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  • OrphiaOrphia Posts: 4,786Member Member Posts: 4,786Member Member
    Thank you, lovely people, for your congrats and support.

    2 April – 5 km parkrun
    3 April – 10 km PB 1:02:23
    5 April – 8.2 km
    7 April – 7.1 km
    9 April – 5 km parkrun PB 29:12 Sub-30 goal achieved!
    10 April – 15 km ran to the next town and back!
    12 April – 8.4 km
    14 April – 7 km
    16 April – 5 km parkrun PB 28:43!
    17 April – 12 km
    19 April – 10 km
    21 April – 7 km intervals
    23 April – 5 km parkrun PB 28:35!
    24 April – 13.8 km

    Total: 118.5 km
    Goal: 100 km – achieved!


    Lovely weather for a nice long run today.

    Since running 15 km for the first time on 27 March, I'm keeping my long run at or under 15 km for a month or so, to build a strong base for future development.
  • OrphiaOrphia Posts: 4,786Member Member Posts: 4,786Member Member
    @_nikkiwolf_ Congrats on achieving your goal weight!

    @ariceroni Hope you feel better soon.
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