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June 2017 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Member Posts: 6,592 Member Member Posts: 6,592 Member
It's June. Come run with us.

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 May 2017 Running Challenge which can be found at:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10548405/may-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 175 miles as I am building back my mileage. 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 Thursday June 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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  • Elise4270Elise4270 Member Posts: 8,375 Member Member Posts: 8,375 Member
    In for 60-70. I'm holding the milage as I rebuild my CV endurance.

    Thanks for setting us up again Stan the Man!
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Member Posts: 2,927 Member Member Posts: 2,927 Member
    Heh, May isn't even over yet! But I have a structured training plan, so I can add the target distances for June, then subtract a fudge factor for Life Happens weeks (i.e., my body tells me not to run that far).

    Nominal mileage goal: 230 miles
    Real goals: Stay healthy (always #1 goal). Train toward Rochester Marathon. Run McMullen Mile in under 5:50. Run Medved 5K to Cure ALS in under 20 minutes.

    This month starts a season of balancing the medium term goal (finish Oak Tree Half and Rochester Marathon healthy) with shorter term goals (run fast at several races between now and Oak Tree) and longer annual goals (win the age group for the Rochester Runner of the Year series, support the team in the USATF Masters Grand Prix series.) There are no USATF Masters Grand Prix events in June, but McMullen Mile and Medved 5K to Cure ALS are the 4th and 5th of the 12 race RROY series.
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Member Posts: 2,927 Member Member Posts: 2,927 Member
    In for June.

    Goal for June. Finish Marathon training well, taper well and run Grandma's well
    Nominal mileage goal: 100

    2017 Races
    6/16- William A Irvin 5k
    6/17- Grandma's Marathon (Full!)
    8/19- Rampage at the Ridge 5k OCR
    9/23- Ely Marathon (full)
    10/21 Wild Duluth 50k
    11/23- TBD 5k Turkey Trot

    Finish Grandma's healthy and that 100 miles will fall right into place. You'll likely have 75 or 80 miles for the month when you cross the finish line, and 13 days of rest and reverse taper to get the rest.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,271 Member
    MobyCarp wrote: »
    In for June.

    Goal for June. Finish Marathon training well, taper well and run Grandma's well
    Nominal mileage goal: 100

    2017 Races
    6/16- William A Irvin 5k
    6/17- Grandma's Marathon (Full!)
    8/19- Rampage at the Ridge 5k OCR
    9/23- Ely Marathon (full)
    10/21 Wild Duluth 50k
    11/23- TBD 5k Turkey Trot

    Finish Grandma's healthy and that 100 miles will fall right into place. You'll likely have 75 or 80 miles for the month when you cross the finish line, and 13 days of rest and reverse taper to get the rest.

    Yup. That's why.

    My tally has right around 95 up to and including grandma's, so saying 100 was just a way to motivate me to not sit on my *kitten* the rest of the month. Have to start training for WD50k not long after Grandma's. Giving 2 weeks for rest and reverse taper gives me 16 weeks to train for the ultra, which, for me will be more of a fast hike...... I'm going a little overboard planning all this out.
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,547 Member
    Interestingly, June is winding up with fewer miles than May. I guess it is how the days fall, along with a down week perhaps. My June goal is 170 miles!
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Member Posts: 2,927 Member Member Posts: 2,927 Member
    rhenry2424 wrote: »
    I wanna do this!!!
    I am very new to running. I am more of a walker, but have started running to help with weight loss.

    My goals for June:
    Run 20 miles
    Log 3 runs per week
    Set myself up so I can increase mileage for July

    Welcome @rhenry2424 ! 3 runs per week is a great way to start. You probably already have a plan telling you this, but when you're a brand new runner you shouldn't run on consecutive days. Your body need rest time to rebuild stronger after you run. The need to not run on consecutive days won't last forever, but it will last longer than a month.

    Don't be intimidated by those of us who run 6 days a week. I had to start with 3 non-consecutive days per week, just like you're doing.
  • T1DCarnivoreRunnerT1DCarnivoreRunner Member Posts: 11,281 Member Member Posts: 11,281 Member
    My expectation is that I'll end May at around 75 miles (original goal was 60 miles). I'm continuing to ramp up mileage to complete my first half marathon. Starting the day after running the HM, I'm wilderness backpacking for the rest of June. While backpacking, I won't have internet and do not plan to do any running.

    All things considered - ramping up mileage, but then no running for part of June... I have a plan laid out for this, so I'm not just winging it...

    Also, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the last 13.1 miles logged until July (because after, I'll be unable to get online until July).

    Anyway, goal for June: 108 miles

  • Lift_Run_EatLift_Run_Eat Member, Premium Posts: 986 Member Member, Premium Posts: 986 Member
    MobyCarp wrote: »
    Welcome @rhenry2424 ! 3 runs per week is a great way to start. You probably already have a plan telling you this, but when you're a brand new runner you shouldn't run on consecutive days. Your body need rest time to rebuild stronger after you run. The need to not run on consecutive days won't last forever, but it will last longer than a month.

    Don't be intimidated by those of us who run 6 days a week. I had to start with 3 non-consecutive days per week, just like you're doing.

    Thank you @MobyCarp . Great Advice. I started last week and learned that I won't even attempt running on consecutive days. I had been lifting and doing bootcamp type workouts, but running definitely made me sore in places I had not been sore. My body was angry with me. I want to try and make running last, so I am starting slow-hence the low mileage for this month. I don't want to over work or hurt myself and give up.
    edited May 2017
  • zdyb23456zdyb23456 Member Posts: 1,706 Member Member Posts: 1,706 Member
    I'm not going to set a goal for June. I'm supposed to taper, then run 13.1 miles on June 10th. With my hip all out of sorts I think I'm going to have to delay and build back up once it gets better.

    I'll still post any mileage I do end up running.
  • BettyM1017BettyM1017 Member Posts: 616 Member Member Posts: 616 Member
    I'm still a beginner at running, and this is the first summer that I'm going too try to keep running. Last year I ditched the street heat and opted for Insanity (in A/C) instead. This year I want to push through, and I even signed up for a few races to keep me motivated. I currently run about 25 miles a week so my June goal is 100 miles total.

    This ought to be interesting!
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