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July (2016) Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
Happy July (almost). Declare your own (fitness) Independence and come and join us for a full month of running. You set your own pace and distance for the month. We will all be doing it together. This is your virtual running group to keep you accountable and enjoy a virtual coffee with your fellow runners after you run. Make new friends and learn a few things.

Hi everyone. This is a continuation from the June 2016 Running Challenge which can be found at:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10401085/june-2016-running-challenge/

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 http://www.tickerfactory.com (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 250 miles. Don't let my high (or low) goal intimidate 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 also log your miles in km's if you choose.)

You can set your goal now but wait until Friday July 1 to start logging your runs.

Also, don't forget to join our group which can be found at:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/21182-monthly-running-challange

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.

After you run, come into this thread and post what you did. (don't forget to hit the star in the upper right corner to bookmark this thread) Keep a running tally of what you did this month, and interact with the others. Many folks come in here and chat it up even on their rest days or while recouping from injury. This is a very social group and we talk about many things to include running. Very friendly bunch here so don't be afraid to say hi (even if this is your first time). Talk about a recent race or one coming up. Ask questions, provide answers, or just learn. Participation is what makes this group successful.

Not quite sure how to log your runs, follow what many other people are doing. Even look at last month's thread that I posted above.


*******OPTIONAL TICKER*************
Info on tickers since I know there will be questions. Sign up for an account http://www.tickerfactory.com 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:

http://www.tickerfactory.com/exercise/w6K1EiX/ <<<< 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:
http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/w6K1EiX/exercise.png

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 ] http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/w6K1EiX/exercise.png [ /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.

Stan
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  • 9voice99voice9 Member Posts: 693 Member Member Posts: 693 Member
    July mileage goal: 140 (?) - at least 135 (again)...
  • skippygirlsmomskippygirlsmom Member Posts: 4,280 Member Member Posts: 4,280 Member
    I'm in for 110 this month.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    I'm in for 110 this month.

    you'll rock it!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    Now that my 50k in July is out due to just getting back from 3 weeks on the bench I plan on doing 5k to 10k distances with more focus on speed/strength and backing down to one long run per week for July, and transitioning back towards a higher mileage focus beginning in August to prep for the back to back runs this fall.

    Surprisingly 150 miles looks doable. I guess I'll go with that.

    LOL, go for it! your cutting back month is still more running than my normal months... you got this!
  • ROBOTFOODROBOTFOOD Member Posts: 5,528 Member Member Posts: 5,528 Member
    July goal: 200 miles. I'm going to avg around 50-55mi wk. But I'm not on a plan or anything. Just running by feel. Random workouts. Mostly easy miles. I don't like waking up at 4am to run, so most of it will be on a TM.

    I have a fun run (5k) on the 9th. Forecast is 115f. Definitely NOT going to race it at 5k race pace .
  • skippygirlsmomskippygirlsmom Member Posts: 4,280 Member Member Posts: 4,280 Member
    @elise4270 I'll make you a donation of 10 miles :smiley:
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Member Posts: 8,375 Member Member Posts: 8,375 Member
    @elise4270 I'll make you a donation of 10 miles :smiley:

    Score!
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