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December 2016 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
Get into the holiday running spirit and come join us this month. 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 November 2016 Running Challenge which can be found at:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10474554/november-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 150 miles. I'm tapering and recovering for a marathon this month. 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 Thursday December 1st 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
    Think I'll aim at 190km for December which is an achievable stretch if I'm at home, but I may be at my brothers between Xmas and NYE in which case I'm not sure I'll be able to get much running in that week.

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    edited November 2016
  • girlinahatgirlinahat Member Posts: 2,966 Member Member Posts: 2,966 Member
    so if I do all the runs I plan in December that takes me to a goal of 50. I ran about 30 in November so we'll be hopeful.

    In other news, I just looked in detail at the half marathon I have in mind for end of April. 15.1 miles. erm???? That's not quite what I was expecting so better up my training!!!
  • RespectTheKittyRespectTheKitty Member Posts: 1,670 Member Member Posts: 1,670 Member
    With weather and holidays, it may be tough to set a higher goal than last month, so I'll go for another 100 and see what happens. :smile:
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    With weather and holidays, it may be tough to set a higher goal than last month, so I'll go for another 100 and see what happens. :smile:

    you got this. Your progress has been amazing. I got a feeling you might just beat my mileage for the month.
  • HeatherMNHeatherMN Member Posts: 3,922 Member Member Posts: 3,922 Member
    Provided I follow my training plan, I should hit approximately 45 miles in December, so that's what I'm going with.

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  • 7lenny77lenny7 Member Posts: 3,285 Member Member Posts: 3,285 Member
    My December Goals:

    135 Miles Overall
    50 Miles on Trails

    Thanks, @Stoshew71 !!
    edited November 2016
  • zmcgrandleszmcgrandles Member Posts: 78 Member Member Posts: 78 Member
    I'm in again going for 50 miles as I'm going to Las Vegas for a week so losing a few days to that, just got to finish off my November challenge tonight to get to 20 miles.
  • lissadeckerlissadecker Member, Premium Posts: 220 Member Member, Premium Posts: 220 Member
    Well, I managed 78 with 7 days off sick last month, so I think I am going to shoot for 100 miles this month! :wink:

    New month - New Ticker

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  • T1DCarnivoreRunnerT1DCarnivoreRunner Member Posts: 11,280 Member Member Posts: 11,280 Member
    December goal is 35 miles. I'll make a ticker later.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    HeatherMN wrote: »
    Provided I follow my training plan, I should hit approximately 45 miles in December, so that's what I'm going with.

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    you'll make it!
  • greenolivetreegreenolivetree Member Posts: 1,282 Member Member Posts: 1,282 Member
    I'm going for 60 the third month in a row. We'll see what happens. I'm trying to do the RW Run Streak so mostly running short distances. We travel to Mayo Clinic in December also so I don't know how that'll go. I do intend to run and keep the streak going. *Crossing fingers*

    @elise4270 You can do it girl!

    @lissadecker Great goal!

    @RespectTheKitty You too!

    And everyone else too :-D
  • trudyschmidttrudyschmidt Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    My goal for December is 45 miles - eek
  • RunsOnEspressoRunsOnEspresso Member, Premium Posts: 2,900 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,900 Member
    My miles for December should be around 115 for marathon training so I will aim for 100. Maybe one of these days I will actually get all my runs in!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    My miles for December should be around 115 for marathon training so I will aim for 100. Maybe one of these days I will actually get all my runs in!

    I'll call it. This will be your month. You got this!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    I'm in for 100 miles. Skip wants to run her first HM in March so off we go.

    Thanks @stoshew71 see you next week at the RCM finish line :smiley:

    You got this. I have a good feeling you'll crush your goal!
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