July (2016) Running Challenge

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  • JessicaMcB
    JessicaMcB Posts: 1,503 Member
    Popping in quick from the inlaws' house. Got in a quick 6k before the children's science museum this morning putting me at 130.6km/100km. Hope everyone is enjoying their end of July runs!
  • Amandajs232
    Amandajs232 Posts: 194 Member
    July
    2Jul - 8k
    3Jul - 6k
    5Jul - 6k
    7Jul - 7k
    9Jul - 10k
    10Jul - 8k
    12Jul - 5k
    14Jul - 6k
    16Jul - 10k
    17Jul - 8k
    19Jul - 7.7k
    21Jul - 11k
    23Jul -7.3k
    24Jul - 11.7k
    25Jul - 3k treadmill
    28Jul - 10k
    30Juk - 8k

    133.8/100

    @shanaber I use cheap wireless headphones from Amazon EasyAcc about £10. The sound is excellent, they hold charge great and have a microphone so you can use them for calls if required. I have only had them a few months so don't know how well they will last.

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  • ceciliaslater
    ceciliaslater Posts: 457 Member
    @Orphia - I use a camelbak that was designed for cycling to run. I really like it. When adjusted right, it does not bounce. Only negatives are that the straps will chafe bare skin, so you have to be careful what shirt you choose, it doesn't have a clip to hold the tube in place (solved by tucking it into the chest strap when not in use), and it had no front pockets (I added a strap\snap on water bottle holder to remedy this). It does have tons of zippered storage in the back for things you need to take but don't need access to, like your phone, keys, body glide, sunscreen, etc.
  • _nikkiwolf_
    _nikkiwolf_ Posts: 1,375 Member
    edited July 2016
    After all the good advice from everyone, I decided to give the early-morning-running another shot. Epic fail!
    I set my alarm for 5am. Maybe I should have prepared the coffee the evening before, because apparently, my brain doesn't work at that ungodly hour! I put too much water in the coffee pot - which I never ever did before, until today. After staring at the mess exploded all over the stove for a minute or two, I decided it was too early to deal with this kind of *kitten* and crawled back into bed for another two hours.
    The next time the alarm rang, I was a little more successful, so I was out and running the door around 8:30am. Still not too shabby for a weekend day, but this way it was already 21°C(70F) when I started, and 26°C(79F) when I finished 90 min later. For my long run tomorrow, I will have to give the early rising another shot, otherwise it will be above 30°C by the time I'm done *sigh*
    I saw a lot of wildlife today - two herons, a hare, a bird of prey (too high up to tell for sure, but judging by the feather he left behind, it was probably a common buzzard), and of course the usual geckos, cows, horses and chickens. And a very fat green caterpillar crossing the path.

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    @Orphia I just looked for a hydration pack with some extra pockets - they all write it's best if you only put water in the bladders, so I wanted a way to store some sugary stuff too, if I can't stick to my usual juice-and-water mix. I read a lot of reviews, but in the end, I just went by price. I was actually looking at the Salomon Agile2 7, the Nathan Grit and your Camelbak Ultra - only that the Camelbak was 120€, the Nathan 88€ and and the Salomon 45€. Even with an extra 20 for the bladder, which wasn't included, that's still a huge difference.
    After my long run tomorrow I should be able to say if I made the right decision. Wish me luck :)
  • Mari33a
    Mari33a Posts: 657 Member
    01/07 4 miles
    05/07 4 miles
    08/07 4 miles
    11/07 4 miles
    20/07 3.5 miles
    22/07 3.5 miles
    27/07 4 miles
    30/07 4 miles


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  • DayLi77
    DayLi77 Posts: 651 Member
    @shanaber glad to hear the knee is improving & @greenolivetree hope the calf doesn't give you too much trouble! @_nikkiwolf_ that's an impressively sized caterpillar :smile: As for morning bathroom breaks - I definitely have to take care of business before heading out in the morning. I like all the suggestions for dealing with it. As I (hopefully) increase mileage I'll keep that in mind :smile: @skippygirlsmom its pretty hilarious that runner's world has an entire article devoted to it - - I'll definitely have to read that one!

    Good luck on your runs & any races today everyone! It's a weight lifting day for me today.
  • MNLittleFinn
    MNLittleFinn Posts: 4,271 Member
    7/1- REST
    7/2- REST
    7/3- REST
    7/4- 13.1 RW&B HM 2:15:26
    7/5- REST
    7/6- REST
    7/7- REST
    7/8- REST
    7/9- 5.0
    7/9- 1.0
    7/10- 4.23
    7/11-REST
    7/12- 6.01
    7/13- 4.04
    7/14- 2.01
    7/14- 5.0
    7/15- REST
    7/16-9.06
    7/17- REST
    7/18- 4.03
    7/19- 6.91
    7/20- 7.01
    7/21-8.24
    7/22- REST
    7/23- 14.01
    7/24- REST
    7/25- 4.05
    7/26- 6.82
    7/27- 6.26
    7/28- 7.13
    7/29- REST <--- HA HA didn't happen. 4.02 miles
    7/30- 10.06

    July Mile goal: 128.14/70

    Actual goal: Run the Red White and Boom HM well, recover well, run the Park Point 5 Mile (5 mile PR!) and begin training for September Boundary Waters Bank HM.

    Today's Notes: This was my first ever Long Run running on tired legs. I normally take a rest day before my long run day. However, after getting some advice on here, and my little guy wanting to run yesterday, I ran today with no rest. I felt just fine, and even managed a fast finish. Total miles for today: 10.06, total time: 1:36:31 Average pace: 9:36. The last 2 miles were 9:18 and 8:33 respectively.
  • DayLi77
    DayLi77 Posts: 651 Member
    edited July 2016
    7/2....2.01 miles walk/run on treadmill
    7/4....2.7 miles walk/run in park
    7/6....2.5 miles walk/ run on treadmill
    7/9....2.7 miles walk/ penguin shuffle run in park
    7/11..2.68 miles walk/ run on Harvard's football field
    7/13..3 miles walk/ run on treadmill
    7/15..1.51 miles run/ walk (mostly running :smile: ) on treadmill
    7/17..3.9 miles run/ walk in park
    7/19..2.25 miles run/ walk on treadmill (approx .25 mi walk + 2 mi run)
    7/21..2.21 miles run/ walk/ swim ??? in the park
    7/26..2 miles walk/run/fetch with Pandora + 1.58 mile walk = 3.58 miles
    7/27..2.56 miles run @ 11:16 pace + .9 mile walk = 3.46 miles
    7/29..3.1 mile run @ 11:40 ave pace + .5 mile walk on the treadmill = 3.6 miles total

    I ran a 5K on the treadmill without any walk breaks! Woohoo!! I'm following the C25K plan and was "supposed" to run only 2.5 miles, but inside on the treadmill in the AC felt so much easier that I just kept going :smile: Overdid it for my left knee, so today I'll have to make sure to ice it a lot. No regrets though. It felt really good to complete the distance. I just have to do 2.5 miles on Sunday and I'll make July's goal with 2 miles to donate :smile:

    Goal: 35 + 2 for Black Toe Month
    34.59 done, 2.41 to go

    Upcoming races:
    10/16: Stride Against Violence 5K
  • vandinem
    vandinem Posts: 550 Member
    Date      Miles      MTD
    -------   -----    -------
    July  2     6.5      6.5 
    July  3     5.0     11.5 
    July  4     4.3     15.8 
    July  6     4.3     20.1 
    July  9    13.2     33.3 
    July 11     5.5     38.8
    July 13     7.0     45.8
    July 15     5.3     51.1
    July 19     4.3     55.4
    July 20     5.1     60.5
    July 22     6.2     66.7
    July 23     5.1     71.8
    July 25     5.1     76.9
    July 27     4.4     81.3
    July 29     7.4     88.7
    July 30     8.2     96.9
    

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  • 5512bf
    5512bf Posts: 389 Member
    7/1 - 11.5 - Easy
    7/2 - 5.86 - Recovery
    7/3 - 18.11 - Long Run
    7/4 - 2.0 - Strength Training Warmup
    7/5 - 9.0 - Tempo
    7/6 - 14.07 - Easy
    7/7 - 5.14 - Recovery
    7/8 - 12.1 - Easy W/ Strides
    7/9 - 5.1 - Recovery
    7/10 - 20.0 - Long Run
    7-11 - Rest
    7/12 - 8.01 - Tempo
    7/13 - 12.47 - Easy
    7/14 - 5.0 - Recovery
    7/15 - 12.6 - Easy
    7/16 - 6.2 - Recovery
    7/17 - 16.0 - Long Run
    7/18 - Rest
    7/19 - 4.2 warmup + 3.0 Treadmill Lactic Threshold HR Test
    7/19 - 5.0 - Recovery
    7/20 - 15.0 - Easy
    7/21 - 5.01 - Recovery
    7/22 - 11.01 - Easy
    7/23 - 8.07 - Easy W/ Strides (10x125M)
    7/24 - 21.04 - Soul Sucking Long Run
    7/25 - Rest
    7/26 - 6.50 - Easy W/ 2x1 mile cadence drills.
    7/26 - 4.0 - Treadmill Recovery
    7/27 - 14.02 - Tempo - 3x4 miles @ HMP
    7/28 - 5.0 - Recovery
    7/29 - 11.01 - Easy w/ 10 @ Goal MP
    7/30 - 6.07 - Easy w/ strides

    Total 282.08 of 289

    Like most things I wait until the last day to get them done. I shouldn't have any problems getting to goal tomorrow since there is a scheduled 20 mile long run. I'm confident I'll get it done but you never know what can happen during that 3+ hours. Ideally I'd like to get to 302 miles, but would be not be disappointed with 18. I've never crossed over that 300 mile mark.
  • MNLittleFinn
    MNLittleFinn Posts: 4,271 Member
    @Amandajs232 Nice Running!
    @AdrianChr92 That's a nice crowd for the run!
    @_nikkiwolf_ Great job getting out there to run!
    @Marissaxzxzxz Great running there!
    @cljoe7 nice running! it's a great feeling when you feel good enough to do more than a plan calls for!
    @vandinem Great Run!
  • katharmonic
    katharmonic Posts: 5,685 Member
    90 min long run this morning - did 7.45 miles. It felt really good until the last 15 minutes or so and then I was dragging a bit. But we finished and I rewarded myself with a nice hazelnut latte.

    That brings me to 105 miles for the month of July!! Over my goal by 15 miles with tomorrow yet to go.

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    I need to catch up on reading some posts, but good running this month everyone. Hope your weekend runs and races go well!
  • MNLittleFinn
    MNLittleFinn Posts: 4,271 Member
    @katharmonic great job running and awesome job breaking 100 miles this month!
  • Stoshew71
    Stoshew71 Posts: 6,553 Member
    edited July 2016
    Date Miles today. Miles for July
    7/1 3.1 miles - 3.1
    7/2 14 miles - 17.1
    7/3 REST DAY
    7/4 9 miles - 26.1
    7/5 9 miles - 35.1
    7/5 6.2 miles - 41.3 << Daily Double
    7/6 6.2 miles - 47.5
    7/7 8.25 miles - 55.75
    7/7 5 miles - 60.75 << Daily Double, FF Pub Run
    7/8 13 miles - 73.75 << PPounders Swamp Run
    7/9 REST DAY
    7/10 REST DAY
    7/11 9.25 miles - 83
    7/11 5 miles - 88 << Daily Double
    7/12 9 miles - 97
    7/12 4 miles - 101 << Daily Double
    7/13 6.2 miles - 107.2
    7/14 9 miles - 116.2
    7/15 REST DAY unplanned
    7/16 15 miles - 131.2
    7/16 6.2 miles - 137.4 << Daily Double w/ wife
    7/17 REST DAY
    7/18 9 miles - 146.4
    7/19 9 miles - 155.4
    7/20 6.3 miles - 161.7
    7/21 9 miles - 170.7
    7/21 6.2 miles - 176.9 << Daily Double
    7/22 6.2 miles - 183.1
    7/23 15 miles - 198.1
    7/23 6.2 miles - 204.3 << Daily Double w/ wife
    7/24 REST DAY
    7/25 9 miles - 213.3 << Madkin Mountain 633 ft elevation
    7/25 4 miles - 217.3 << Daily Double
    7/26 9 miles - 226.3
    7/26 4 miles - 230.3 << Daily Double
    7/27 5 miles - 235.3
    7/28 9 miles - 244.3
    7/28 5 miles - 249.3 << Daily Double (3 miles at tempo)
    7/29 5 miles - 254.3
    7/30 18 miles - 272.3 << 852 ft elevation gain



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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 <<< 19:10 (2.9 mi) 1 in AG 5 OA
    Cotton Row Run 10K - 5/30 << 44:57 PR
    Firecracker Chase 10.2 miler 6/25 << 1:20:22 1 in AG & 15 OA
    Rocket City Marathon - 12/10


    I have a total of 22 miles to donate. :)
  • kristinegift
    kristinegift Posts: 2,406 Member
    7/1: Rest/moving day
    7/2: 8 miles
    7/3: 3 miles
    7/4: 5.8 miles
    7/5: 8 miles
    7/6: 5 miles
    7/7: 5.2 miles (am)
    ......: 6.4 miles (pm)
    7/8: Rest day
    7/9: 5.8 miles (Belmar 5 miler: 37:42)
    7/10: 14.9 miles
    7/11: 3 miles with Monday coffee crew
    7/12: 5.7 miles (includes 5k XC race)
    7/13: 8 miles
    7/14: 7 miles (am)
    .......: 6.4 miles (pm)
    7/15: Rest day
    7/16: 18 miles
    7/17: 12.6 miles
    7/18: 6.3 miles
    7/19: Rest day
    7/20: 8.2 miles
    7/21: 8.2 miles again
    7/22: Rest day
    7/23: 10 miles
    7/24: 15 miles
    7/25: Rest day
    7/26: 5.5 miles
    ........: 2.5 miles spectating @ XC race
    7/27: 7.5 miles
    7/28: 6.6 miles (am)
    .......: 7.4 miles (pm group run)
    7/29: Rest day
    7/30: 8 miles

    Whew, it was a hard one today. It was over 70F and 95% humidity when I started at 7, so I took it nice and slow. If I have the energy tomorrow, I want to do my scheduled 12 as a race simulation, starting at 7 again because that's when my race starts; the first 1.5 miles is largely downhill in my route, as is my marathon, and then pretty flat because I'll just go out and back on the canal path, so I'd like to do it as close to race pace as possible. But judging by my legs today, I may just have to settle with getting through it. Thanks, Lady Time :s

    PS: If anyone on Strava looks at my splits, I did not super-bonk on the run today :D A running group buddy was doing a 20 miler today, and I was hanging back with her from time to time to keep her chatting in her last 3 miles. Despite the heat and humidity, she managed to be in a good mood, and two of our other weekend runners who had gotten done at 7 when we started her final loop biked alongside with cool water. They were pretty much lifesavers.

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    Upcoming Races:
    9/11: Lehigh Valley Via Marathon (Allentown, PA)
    11/20: Philadelphia Marathon (Philly, PA)

  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    @_nikkiwolf_ That looks like a tobacco hornworm. They are kinda cool. Huge! But are a real nuisance. They turn into a moth. Kinda cool that you have them and we do too.
  • MNLittleFinn
    MNLittleFinn Posts: 4,271 Member
    @Stoshew71 and @kristinegift you guys are amazing!
  • greenolivetree
    greenolivetree Posts: 1,282 Member
    After 2 days rest, I headed out this morning to see what would happen. Did an extended warmup of .75 miles with a couple running intervals to test my leg. Decided to go for it and switched Garmin to run. I ran .5 and I just had a bad feeling and decided to walk. I just couldn't justify running on this leg to hit a goal. So I ended up walking a total of 4.25 miles counting the tiny bit of running. My leg actually felt better and better during the walking.

    Hubby looked again and he's certain my right leg looks different than the left and is swollen. It's just confusing because I can do some things fine. But when it comes to the one leg hop, I can barely get my right foot off the ground compared to the left. There seems to be some weakness in getting off the ground besides pain when landing. Gotta listen to my gut and rest a bit.

    So I set my goal for August at 75 compared to 90 this month. But it'll depend on how long it takes to get my leg better.