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May 2017 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
May the Run be with you. OK, kinda dorky, I know. But it is May (in a few days) and it's that time for a new running challenge. I am posting this one a little earlier since I am heading up to Louisville tomorrow morning for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on Saturday. With such a busy weekend ahead of me, I figured I might as well post this early.

If you found us in the middle of the month, you're still welcome to join us. No requirements or special invite needed. Once you post, you're in.

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 April 2017 Running Challenge which can be found at:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10535947/april-2017-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 125 miles again as I am recovering from my marathon. 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 progress by time rather than distance, you are free to do that as well.

You can set your goal now but wait until Monday May 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.

By the way, everyone here is a runner (unless you find a dead body- then you're a mere jogger).

Stan
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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    fclark11 wrote: »
    You're all so intense but it looks like if I want to improve my running in preparation for a half marathon this is the place to be!! I'm going to go for a measly 70 miles for this month.
    All mileage is welcome. We all started from the same 0 miles, and struggled upwards.
    I'll ditto this. Just over a year ago, I wasn't a runner at all. My first MRC goal was 60 miles last March.
  • T1DCarnivoreRunnerT1DCarnivoreRunner Member Posts: 11,280 Member Member Posts: 11,280 Member
    I did not reach April's mileage goal, mostly because of runner's knee. It got so bad that I saw a dr., put together a plan, and am now working on recovery. I fully expect the coming weeks to be difficult, but I also need to train for my first HM on June 24.

    April goal: 60 miles.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    ddmom0811 wrote: »
    I suppose I will go for my usual 75 for May! Haven't made it the last three months but May is it! Or June.

    I have a good feeling about May for you.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    I'll go.... Umm 50... That's less than April but we have Alex's graduation and a bit of a vaca in Savannah GA.

    Good plan.
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