February 2018 Running Challenge

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  • BruinsGal_91
    BruinsGal_91 Posts: 1,400 Member
    @skippygirlsmom I hate it when they muck about with the age-groups. I'm in the 50-54 group, but most of the races I run, the organisers use 50-59. I can usually get a decent place, but there are some local races I run which use 40-99, and there is no way I can keep up with all those speedy 40-somethings.
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    @skippygirlsmom I hate it when they muck about with the age-groups. I'm in the 50-54 group, but most of the races I run, the organisers use 50-59. I can usually get a decent place, but there are some local races I run which use 40-99, and there is no way I can keep up with all those speedy 40-somethings.

    @BruinsGal_91 my friend was telling me she ran a race that had NO age groups over 40. She said it wasn't even like 45 and up. It literally stopped at 40. That's insane. I was happy they had so many lower age groups so lots of kids won medals, they had 0/5, 6/7, 8/9 things like that. They are had couples awards, but you could the couples/team award and the individual awards giving you 2 medals for the one race. I thought that was weird too. Some nice door prizes, which were cool too.
  • JulieS3103
    JulieS3103 Posts: 86 Member
    February 1 - 2.1 mile Treadmill run
    February 2 - strength workout
    February 4 - 2.25 mile Treadmill run
    February 6 - 4 mile Treadmill run
    February 8 - 3 mile Treadmill run
    February 10 - 5.09 mile run

    16.44 miles so far/Goal 40 miles

    Upcoming Races:
    3/17/18 USO 10 Mile Race
    6/10/18 Manitowoc Half Marathon
  • Teresa502
    Teresa502 Posts: 1,629 Member
    I placed 2nd in my age group today. I was 18th overall. There were maybe 40-ish people (if that). I was actually surprised as I'm usually a middle of the pack runner. The closest I've come before was 4th in age group.

    Congratulations!
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    I placed 2nd in my age group today. I was 18th overall. There were maybe 40-ish people (if that). I was actually surprised as I'm usually a middle of the pack runner. The closest I've come before was 4th in age group.

    Yay! Well done!
  • simcon1
    simcon1 Posts: 209 Member
    Congratulations @RunsOnEspresso!

    @PastorVincent So great that the shoe swap worked--that could have been ugly

    @katharmonic San Diego sounds gorgeous! I have a conference in LA the week after next, and am hoping to get at least hotel treadmill miles in, but it's hard to find the time in that schedule..

    February goal: 50 miles

    2/1/2018 cross train: rowing machine 6K
    2/2/2018 2.5 mi
    2/3/2018 7 mi (PR for distance!)
    2/4/2018 rest
    2/5/2018 xtrain: rowing machine 6K
    2/6/2018 3 mi
    2/7/2018 2.5 mi on treadmill
    2/8/2018 3 mi
    2/9/2018 rest
    2/10/2018 8 mi (PR for distance!)

    Feb total: 26 mi

    Tentative races:
    2/17/2018 Magnuson President's Day 10K
    8/12/2018 Lake Union 10K

    Today was sunny and gorgeous--I planned to run 7 miles again, but I was well fueled and well rested, and 8 miles would put me at less than 5% more total miles than last week, so I went for it. Plus with a 10K next weekend and a conference the following one, I figured I wouldn't be able to do much in the way of increasing distance on my long runs for a while if not today. So that was fun!