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November 2016 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
Welcome running pilgrims. It's November, and this month most of us will be turning our clocks back. Take a turn in your fitness journey and join us for this month's running challenge. 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 October 2016 Running Challenge which can be found at:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10463158/october-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 Boston Qualifiers and beyond. We are a friendly and encouraging bunch.

Here are 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 one 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 (I will be tapering for a couple of key races). 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.) Also, if you rather log your process by time rather than distance, you are free to do that as well.

You can set your goal now but wait until Tuesday November 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 cumulative value, there is an add button. Just add what you just did and the cumulative 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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  • dkabambedkabambe Member Posts: 543 Member Member Posts: 543 Member
    Month 4 here for me now, and not sure I'll be able to top October where everything seemed to go right and I smashed all my PRs and my challenge distance.

    Main aim for me now is to start doing some mid-long races to get that experience - may not do any this month but definitely sign up for some, including at least one Half Marathon. I'll aim at 160km for this month to try to beat last month (159.2) in one less day!

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  • Joanna2012BJoanna2012B Member Posts: 1,466 Member Member Posts: 1,466 Member
    I'm in!! I exceeded my goal for October...so I am going to add on to my goal this month.

    I will aim for 95km. That is 20km over my October goal and 4km over my actual for October!
  • lissadeckerlissadecker Member, Premium Posts: 220 Member Member, Premium Posts: 220 Member
    I'm in! Shooting for 75 miles in November - 25 more than my October goal and 6 more than my October actual.
  • acorsaut89acorsaut89 Member Posts: 1,149 Member Member Posts: 1,149 Member
    My October goal was to run a marathon - 26.2 miles but I didn't get there as I found out I had damage to a tendon connecting my hip to my knee and I've been told to take 'er easy.

    So for November I'm in for at least 26.2 miles, ideally I'd like to hit 30.

  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    Looks like folks have some awesome goals for November! You guys are awesome!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    I'm in for 100 miles.

    you got this!
  • karllundykarllundy Member Posts: 1,494 Member Member Posts: 1,494 Member
    Since I am going to be transitioning to some more cross-training / strength work, I am going to say 88.
  • skippygirlsmomskippygirlsmom Member Posts: 4,274 Member Member Posts: 4,274 Member
    I'm in for 100 miles.

    you got this!

    @mnlittlefinn thanks I need to get myself together. You set yourself an aggressive goal, can't wait to see you smash it!
  • Agator82Agator82 Member Posts: 249 Member Member Posts: 249 Member
    I'll try this again, came up short in October because a family emergency had me on the road for a week...I will try for 30 Miles for November. Ticker to follow shortly.
  • ddmom0811ddmom0811 Member, Premium Posts: 1,869 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,869 Member
    Thanks @Stoshew71!

    @MNLittleFinn - wow! 150!
    @skippygirlsmom - you deserve some time to get yourself together. It's awful losing a parent. :heart: You will be racking up the miles again! Blowing me away!

    I'm in for 80 this month! I hoping for a much cooler November/December than we had last year in Florida. I may do the Holiday Streak again and it was not fun when it was in the 80s last December.


    Upcoming races
    11/30/16 - I/ITSEC 5K
    2/5/17 - Daytona Beach HM
    2/26/17 - Disney Princess HM Orlando


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  • Mari33aMari33a Member, Premium Posts: 580 Member Member, Premium Posts: 580 Member
    I'm in for 50 miles this month, probably won't make it but it will be fun trying


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  • gkingbrgkingbr Member Posts: 292 Member Member Posts: 292 Member
    I'm in for 100 miles.

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  • Calvin2008BrianCalvin2008Brian Member Posts: 1,024 Member Member Posts: 1,024 Member
    Thanks, @Stoshew71!

    Good luck, all, with your November running!

    October was about base-building, but November is the beginning of a progressive training program leading to a half marathon in January. I'm challenging myself to run 60 miles in November (all that's on my schedule), plus at least 5 of the 9 scheduled strength workouts (baby steps!).

    Training for:
    1/15/17: Key West Half Marathon

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  • ArielleMangabatArielleMangabat Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member

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    Hey guys! Just want to bring up my daily mileage to six miles again. Better get started! Good luck to everyone!
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