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November 2017 Running Challenge

Stoshew71Stoshew71 Posts: 6,571Member Member Posts: 6,571Member Member
It's November. Get ready to be in shape for the holidays and come run with us. The most popular challenge on MFP. If you found us in the middle (or end) of the month, you're still welcome to join us. No requirements or special invite needed. Once you post, you're in. And yes, we do this every 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.

This is a continuation from the October 2017 Running Challenge which can be found at:

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 (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. 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 Wednesday, November 1 to start logging your runs.

Also, don't forget to join our group which can be found at:

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 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: <<<< 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:

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 ] [ /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).



  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 5,225Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,225Member, Premium Member
    I'll set a reasonable, goal of 65.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Posts: 2,597Member Member Posts: 2,597Member Member
    I think I'll stick with a goal of 70 miles for November. I did surpass that goal in October, but I had a couple of 5k races in Oct. I have at least one weekend going to visit my son plus the holidays this month so I am going to be conservative.
  • LC0924LC0924 Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    20 miles! Feels a bit iffy - still focusing on strength training/not irritating the old injury - but why the heck not :lol:
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Posts: 2,299Member Member Posts: 2,299Member Member
    Looks like I'll top 150 miles on my last run for October tomorrow. Came into October hurt, going out running 5 days a week comfortably. I have one race scheduled in November, may add a cross country on November 12. So . . .

    Nominal Challenge Goal for November: 200 miles
    Real goals: Stay healthy. Build base. Prepare for Club Nationals in early December and the start of Boston training in late December.

    Upcoming races (more to be added over time):

    November 23, 2017 Race with Grace 10K (Hilton, NY)
    December 9, 2017 USATF Club National XC Championship 8K (Lexington, KY)

    January 6, 2018 Winter Warrior Half Marathon (Gates, NY)
    April 16, 2018 Boston Marathon (Hopkinton, MA)
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 5,225Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,225Member, Premium Member
    garygse wrote: »
    Starting this thread two days early means we're going to be on page 18 by the time November ticks, lol.

    I'm still ramping my mileage back up, but with no races in the near future, I'll put myself down for 175 miles.

    Yes. But maybe we'll have all the chatter and "welcome newbies" outta the way. :wink:
  • RespectTheKittyRespectTheKitty Posts: 1,593Member Member Posts: 1,593Member Member
    I'm in for at least 100, maybe a stretch goal of 125. A lot of that will be on the treadmill, I have a feeling.
  • cburke8909cburke8909 Posts: 883Member, Premium Member Posts: 883Member, Premium Member
    I'm in for 120 this month. New training plan.
  • jill3253jill3253 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I am in..have not been running as much lately, but will set a reasonable goal of 30 miles
  • RunsOnEspressoRunsOnEspresso Posts: 1,474Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,474Member, Premium Member
    I missed the last two weeks because my sinuses are going nuts. Gonna go for 20 again this month... maybe I can actually make it! :D :D :D
  • skippygirlsmomskippygirlsmom Posts: 3,663Member Member Posts: 3,663Member Member
    I'm in for 100 miles this month.

    Thanks Stan @Stoshew71

    Upcoming races:

    11/28 - Galaxy of Lights 5K

    4/7/18 - Oak Barrel HM
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,181Member Member Posts: 4,181Member Member
    @7lenny7 Looks like we have 2 corresponding races in 18
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