June 2018 Running Challenge

Stoshew71 Posts: 6,553 Member
It's June. Time for a new challenge.

WARNING: Following this thread may be addictive and it get's very talkative. Miss a day and you can be 50 posts behind. This is 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 May 2018 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 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. 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 Friday 1 June 2018 to start logging your runs.

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

(We also have a strava group and Facebook group.)

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:

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

By the way, everyone here should consider themselves a runner no matter how fast or slow they are(unless you find a dead body- then you're a mere jogger). No judgment here. We all started somewhere. No comparisons, except to your former self. Don't compare my Chapter 20 to your Chapter 1.

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” – Deena Kastor

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine

“Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill

"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." - John Bingham

Good luck! And happy running (or walking or treadmilling, ect). If you have any trouble or have questions, please feel free to PM me.



  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
    90 kms!
  • girlinahat
    girlinahat Posts: 2,956 Member
    me first?????


    Mileage goal - get through a marathon and not die.
  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
    girlinahat wrote: »
    me first?????


    Mileage goal - get through a marathon and not die.

    Sorry but I'm first. ;)
  • shanaber
    shanaber Posts: 6,310 Member
    Can't believe I am on the 1st page and #3 at that!!
    I am in for 100! No distractions in the month of June just HM training!
  • Scott6255
    Scott6255 Posts: 2,326 Member
    edited May 2018
    For June, I think I am going to take a step back. I don't have any upcoming races for several months, and the weather is horrendously hot and humid.
    Have also started to get a niggle at my left shin where I have had recurring injuries. So want to be overly cautious and not have it develop into a full-blown injury.
    I will try to add a day of running during the week, but cut the distance of each run shorter than normal. Aim for 3-5 miles for each run during the week, and probably less than 10 on Saturday.
    So I will set my June goal for 75 miles.

    And thank you very much @Stoshew71 for setting this up. I know many of us wouldn't know what to do if this group didn't continue!
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
    i'm going quality over quantity, maybe july i'll do both
    i'm streaking so i should get close to that
    i also want to work on my speedwork and form.
  • girlinahat
    girlinahat Posts: 2,956 Member
    girlinahat wrote: »
    me first?????


    Mileage goal - get through a marathon and not die.

    Sorry but I'm first. ;)

    that's it. I'm leaving.
  • dreamer12151
    dreamer12151 Posts: 1,031 Member
    Run. That's it. Not setting a mileage this month, just run.

    I have a goal race: 2nd annual Ft Hamer Bridge Run in August. I did it last year and had, quite possibly the worst 5K experience in my 5 years of running. The slowest pace & finish times, I was mentally beating myself up, was in my head, walked most of it...not a good time. I've already been running more than I did last year, and actually have a running plan in place. (https://csxsport.com/blogs/news ) So this year, plan to do a better time, but to enjoy it more. Make running fun again!
  • lporter229
    lporter229 Posts: 4,907 Member
    I am in for 120 miles for June. That's nothing but a guess, I really have no clue.
  • sarahthes
    sarahthes Posts: 3,252 Member
    I'm not sure if I will make goal for May - maybe?

    Anyway, in for 120 km. I also want to consistently run 5 days a week.

    2018 Races: (italics means not registered yet, only pondering)
    1/1/18 Resolution Run 5K ~38:00 (no official times)
    3/4/18 MEC Road Race #1 10K 1:30:57
    3/17/28 St Patrick's Day race 10K 1:24:53
    4/7/18 Jasper Half Marathon 3:05:55
    4/22/18 MEC Trail Race #1 5Kish 1:00:00? (Or 48:45...)
    5/20/18 MEC Trail Race #2 10Kish 1:56:15
    6/24/18 MEC Trail Race #3 10Kish
    7/1/18 Canada Day 15K
    7/28/18 Idaho Peak 10K Trail Race
    8/18/18 Edmonton Marathon (Half Marathon)
    8/25/18 MEC Trail Race #4 10Kish
    10/7/18 MEC Trail Race #5 15Kish
    10/22/18 Heartbeat Run 10K
    12/1/18 Santa Shuffle
  • RunsOnEspresso
    RunsOnEspresso Posts: 3,218 Member
    June Goals
    1. 80-85 miles
    2. Increase speed with all my new drugs and vocal chord exercises
    3. Get consistent with strength training
    4. Streeeeeeetch more