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August 2015 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
Hi everyone. This is a continuation from the July (2015) Running Challenge which can be found at:

Anyone can join in. New & Old. And if you found this thread late, you can join in at any time.
We have members that are total beginners all the way to marathon maniacs and beyond. We are a friendly and encouraging bunch.

Here the details from last month that applies here again.

Anybody want to join me for a running challenge? Set a goal here and mark it every day here. OPTIONAL: You can post your progress by creating a ticker at (If creating ones seems difficult, then don't let that stop you. Just type in your daily miles here.)

You can run, walk, or do treadmill. Just be consistent. I am setting a goal for 200 miles. However, don't let that worry you. Some can do 25, 50; whatever you like. We can help motivate each other. What do you say? if you are new to running, set a low goal.

You can set your goal now but wait until Saturday August 1st to log your runs.

Also, don't forget to join our group which can be found at:

There you will find lots of good info, and it's a place where everyone can talk to each other for further motivation. It's also a place to find help when there is a problem with this thread.

*******OPTIONAL TICKER*************
Info on tickers since I know there will be questions. Sign up for an account and create your ticker.
Then you need to update it after you do a run and post it here. Here is what you will need to do.

After setting up your ticker, you will need to make note of the weblink they give you so you can return. An example would be: <<<< the last part will be a part of the image link (explained below) that will be supplied to you after you initially create your link.

When you return to TickerFactory with the weblink, go to your settings page. Make sure you type your pin in that you set when you created your ticker account.
Then where it says "Your current cumlative value, there is an add button. Just add what you just did and the cumlative value automatically changes. Then hit next.

Now after you added your new miles (or km's) to your ticker you need to post it here.

After you hit next, it will give you a bunch of codes suggesting on how to display your ticker.
Use the one at the bottom where it says Direct Image URL:

It will look something like:

To display that correctly in your post, make sure you place the img tags around that link. So it will look, (removing the spaces in the img tags):

[ img ] [ /img ]

^^^^^^^ Don't forget to remove the spaces between the brackets. ^^^^^^^^^^

Some key things to pay attention to when posting your ticker.

1: Use the link that ends in .png
2. Remember the [ img] and [ /img] tags go in between the link
3. remove the spaces in the img tags before posting
4. YES, there is a / in the second /img tag

Good luck! And happy running (or walking or treadmilling, ect). If you have any trouble or have questions, please feel free to PM me.



  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member
    Based on the somewhat fluid increase in mileage over the last two months, I think I will go for 220 miles for August.
    edited July 2015
  • 7lenny77lenny7 Member Posts: 3,285 Member Member Posts: 3,285 Member
    @stoshew71, thanks for coordinating the August challenge!

    I'm in for 100 miles in August after making my 90 in July. Much will depend on how my Achilles recovers.
  • skippygirlsmomskippygirlsmom Member Posts: 4,274 Member Member Posts: 4,274 Member
    Ah I wanted to be first @whatmerunning! ha ha!!!

    I'll go back to 120 miles this month.
  • DrewlssixDrewlssix Member Posts: 272 Member Member Posts: 272 Member
    I'm in, no idea what my goal will or should be but I will log my steps. I met my steps easy last time so I'll restrict my entries this time to just exercise steps. Steps not just from work and such.
  • dstock80dstock80 Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    First timer on this. Going to give 100 miles a shot. Wish me luck, and best of luck to all of you!

    edited July 2015
  • Erin9607Erin9607 Member Posts: 31 Member Member Posts: 31 Member
    Hi everyone,

    I will be aiming for 100km / 77.50 miles for the month of August.

    I don't have a lot of time, so I will be working on increasing my speed versus distance once I can run a straight 5km without walking. May add on a few kms per week. Time will tell :)

  • KOW75KOW75 Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member
    I am in for another 100 miles.
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member
    Ah I wanted to be first @whatmerunning! ha ha!!!

    I'll go back to 120 miles this month.
    I couldn't believe I was first to reply. I had to take a call between the time I pulled it up and replied. I figured by then it would be on page 2. I just got lucky, I guess! :smile:
  • dennie24dennie24 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    I have 29 miles planned for August. My bigger goal is to be able to run outside again without my leg hurting. The indoor track is making a little crazy.
  • mandync5497mandync5497 Member Posts: 56 Member Member Posts: 56 Member
    I'm in for 25 miles.
  • autumnblade75autumnblade75 Member Posts: 1,592 Member Member Posts: 1,592 Member
    Ah I wanted to be first @whatmerunning! ha ha!!!

    I'll go back to 120 miles this month.

    Twins! I will also be aiming for 120 miles in the month of August.

  • kjm3579kjm3579 Member Posts: 3,976 Member Member Posts: 3,976 Member
    I'm hoping for at least 50 miles in August -- starting a half training program this month.
  • dextersp68dextersp68 Member, Premium Posts: 8 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8 Member
    I've been running 8 to 10 km per day so based on that I will commit to running 240 km in August.
  • krdewskrdews Member Posts: 124 Member Member Posts: 124 Member
    I'm in again... kicking it up a notch to 150 mi, feet don't fail me now!
  • unrelentingminxunrelentingminx Member Posts: 233 Member Member Posts: 233 Member
    Well, since I've just joined a lunchtime run club, I'm in for 30km.
  • 77irises77irises Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    I'm aiming for 55 miles for August. I will wrap up my first week of training for a 5k this week, so combining running and walking, I think I can hit the 55 goal. I walked 2.0 miles today.

    edited July 2015
  • jneen29jneen29 Member Posts: 27 Member Member Posts: 27 Member
    My first time joining the challenge, my goal is to run 40 miles in August.
  • KnyvernKnyvern Member Posts: 187 Member Member Posts: 187 Member
    I am going to try for 35 again.

  • karllundykarllundy Member Posts: 1,494 Member Member Posts: 1,494 Member
    Joining @autumnblade75 and @skippygirlsmom with a goal of 120. Way under that for July, but my travel schedule is way lighter in August and hopefully won't get sick in the middle.
  • JoRockaJoRocka Member Posts: 17,583 Member Member Posts: 17,583 Member
    I'm in- according to my programming I'm sitting at 75 miles for the month. Man- that's a hefty jump!!!

    I suspect I might be a run or two short- but I'm going to do my best!!! WOOT WOOT!
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