August 2015 Running Challenge

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  • kristinegift
    kristinegift Posts: 2,406 Member
    edited August 2015
    8/1: 5 miles
    8/2: 11.5 miles
    8/3: 4 miles
    8/4: XT day: 42 min bike (12 miles) and 35 min walk (2 miles), AKA: 2 episodes of Gilmore Girls
    8/5: 8 miles
    8/6: 6.5 miles with the Thursday crew
    8/7: 5 miles
    8/8: 3 miles; 5 was scheduled, but I am upping my long run to 18 from 16 tomorrow because we're finally having a Sunday with a high below 90 degrees, so that means a beautiful morning to run long! Plus, I have to hurry up and shower because there's a $12 dress sale at Old Navy but it only goes until 1 pm! And since I'm slimming out of half my clothes it seems, I need to get all the bargain prices I can!

    43/200

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  • 4 miles in today.

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  • JimCrackinDandy
    JimCrackinDandy Posts: 147 Member
    7 today (road).
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  • vandinem
    vandinem Posts: 550 Member
    Saturday is the Long Run day. 9.1 miles!

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  • WhatMeRunning
    WhatMeRunning Posts: 3,538 Member
    edited August 2015
    Definitely needed a break. Hope to get a long run in tomorrow. I'm not necessarily feeling too tired/sore in the legs or anything (although they never feel rested any more), but mentally I've worn down quite a bit. So time to regroup! I might have to revise my monthly total downwards missing this big of a long run.
  • WhatMeRunning
    WhatMeRunning Posts: 3,538 Member
    aarar wrote: »
    aarar wrote: »
    I'm a bit late, but I'd like to join the challenge this month. I'm training for a trail run later in September so for this month I'm aiming for 350km (which is about 217 miles). As of today I'm at 71km/44 miles.

    Welcome! That's some killer mileage! How far is the trail run you're training for?

    Thanks!

    It's 50 miles. Should be fun lol.
    You have my admiration!:smile: I have a long term hope to try something like that, but it's not in any plans right now, for sure. I have to get up to marathon distance first. Plus, by the time I would cross a 50 mile run finish line they would be lining up to start the next years race!:lol:
  • Knyvern
    Knyvern Posts: 192 Member
    8/1 - 3 miles Potter Run - Way fun with lots of people in costume.
    8/5 - 2.25
    8/6 - 2
    8/8 - 2.75

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  • HonuNui
    HonuNui Posts: 1,463 Member
    August goal 60 miles

    8/1 I really...
    8/2 Need to find a better source
    8/3 For my Chinese take out supply....
    8/4 Managed a 1.17 "ralk" with all 3 puppies
    8/5 3.1 on the dreadmill until the aforementioned Chinese food from hell re "reared" (pun intended)
    its ugly head.
    8/6 2.52
    8/7 5

    Total 11.77

    Ticker is my goal for 2015 and accumulation to date:


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  • becbo22
    becbo22 Posts: 283 Member
    edited August 2015
    8/1- 2.62
    8/2- 5.24
    8/3- 3.52
    8/4- .84
    8/5- 3.79
    8/6- 5.54
    8/7- 2.81
    8/8- 2.84 so far

    27.2 miles so far in August
    This is walking and running all measured by my fitbit.

    I think I'll be ambitious and make my goal 100 miles.
  • ddmom0811
    ddmom0811 Posts: 1,878 Member
    @jorocka - sorry about your calf and miserable run. Definitely keep foam rolling it. I try to do that before and after my runs.
    @Stoshew71 - Thanks for all the links!
    @kristinegift - that's awesome on your long run - up to 18 tomorrow!
    @vandinem - awesome 9 miles!

    Aug 1 - 43 mile bike ride
    Aug 2 - 37 mile bike ride
    Aug 3 - 4.1 miles
    Aug 4 - 4.15 miles in morning; strength training and cycling class. yeah, I’m crazy.
    Aug 5 - 6.15 miles - too hot to do my long run for the week.
    Aug 6 - strength training and cycling class (hills!)
    Aug 7 - rest day
    Aug 8 - 34 mile bike ride


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  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    edited August 2015
    8/1 - 10 miles
    8/2 - 3.2 miles
    8/3 - 5.5 miles 1st day of school here, can't believe my baby is a Sophomore!
    8/4 - 3.2 miles
    8/5 - rest day
    8/6 - 1.8 miles ending up not getting back out last night - had to bring work home with me and worked until 9:30
    8/7 - 4.4 miles in the fog :tongue: 5K Run to the Rescue with Skip and some of her teammates tomorrow.
    8/8 - 3.1 Run to the Rescue 5K today. Skip and I ran, it was trail for almost 2 miles (I've never run off the road) then onto the road, then onto parking lot gravel (ugh) then back to road and finish on grass. We don't have official times, I was I did a 9:43 pace just over 30 min so not near a PR, Skip said she was about 23:49 not near her PR either. I thought it was a tough course, a few hills. The trail was hard for me very rooty and uneven, but it was a lot of fun. I finished 3rd in my AG and she finished 1st in her AG.

    31.2 miles of 120

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    Fleet gifts cards!

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  • 7lenny7
    7lenny7 Posts: 3,409 Member
    @karllundy, happy anniversary!
    @skippygirlsmom, great shoe swag and congrats on a great race. Not a PR but clearly you two did well. Great photo!
    @JoRocka, sorry about the run, but your next run will be better.

  • 7lenny7
    7lenny7 Posts: 3,409 Member
    6 miles down memory lane for me this morning. I'm in my home town for my 30 year high school class reunion. Considering the time I finally got to bed this morning, I'm surprised it happened, though I did sleep in 2 hours longer than planned.

    That makes 23 of 100 miles for the month.
  • AlexPaige
    AlexPaige Posts: 72 Member
    8-1: 2.5 mi
    8-2: 2.62 mi
    8-5: 2.6 mi
    8-8: 2.77 mi

    10.49/30 mi.

    Maybe I should've set a higher goal! Feeling much better today after my allergies roadblocked me for a few days.
  • jennontheroad
    jennontheroad Posts: 141 Member
    I just started the Hal Higdon training for 10km.

    Today I ran 4 km.
  • kristinegift
    kristinegift Posts: 2,406 Member
    8/1 - 10 miles
    8/2 - 3.2 miles
    8/3 - 5.5 miles 1st day of school here, can't believe my baby is a Sophomore!
    8/4 - 3.2 miles
    8/5 - rest day
    8/6 - 1.8 miles ending up not getting back out last night - had to bring work home with me and worked until 9:30
    8/7 - 4.4 miles in the fog :tongue: 5K Run to the Rescue with Skip and some of her teammates tomorrow.
    8/8 - 3.1 Run to the Rescue 5K today. Skip and I ran, it was trail for almost 2 miles (I've never run off the road) then onto the road, then onto parking lot gravel (ugh) then back to road and finish on grass. We don't have official times, I was I did a 9:43 pace just over 30 min so not near a PR, Skip said she was about 23:49 not near her PR either. I thought it was a tough course, a few hills. The trail was hard for me very rooty and uneven, but it was a lot of fun. I finished 3rd in my AG and she finished 1st in her AG.

    31.2 miles of 120

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    Fleet gifts cards!

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    Sweet! Awards that come with money! Congrats to both of you! Also: both your nails are great! Love the colors! :)
  • bigorangemichael
    bigorangemichael Posts: 27 Member
    I'm going to try for 140 in August.


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    Here's what I've done so far in August:

    8/01 -- 7.42
    8/02 -- 6.54
    8/03 -- 6.00
    8/04 -- 7.02
    8/05 -- 7.60
    8/06 -- Rest Day
    8/07 -- 6.40
    8/08 -- 6.30

    Anyone else log run on RunKeeper? I got an e-mail that tomorrow if you use RunKeeper and do a 5K (at least), you can take part in some kind of special event. Sorry if I'm unclear on details, but I figure I'll get up and participate. Anyone else with me?

  • bigorangemichael
    bigorangemichael Posts: 27 Member
    8/1: 5 miles
    8/2: 11.5 miles
    8/3: 4 miles
    8/4: XT day: 42 min bike (12 miles) and 35 min walk (2 miles), AKA: 2 episodes of Gilmore Girls
    8/5: 8 miles
    8/6: 6.5 miles with the Thursday crew
    8/7: 5 miles
    8/8: 3 miles; 5 was scheduled, but I am upping my long run to 18 from 16 tomorrow because we're finally having a Sunday with a high below 90 degrees, so that means a beautiful morning to run long! Plus, I have to hurry up and shower because there's a $12 dress sale at Old Navy but it only goes until 1 pm! And since I'm slimming out of half my clothes it seems, I need to get all the bargain prices I can!

    43/200

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    I'm with you on keeping up on what's on sale and getting bargains! I swim laps for exercise as well and have found I need smaller trunks or else when I flip turn, I run the risk of my trunks not staying where they should! LOL

    My wife and I have been working on losing weight this year and we are keeping our local Goodwill and consignment store in business!

    Congrats on the need for new clothes. It's a great feeling!



  • Mr_Knight
    Mr_Knight Posts: 9,534 Member
    8/2 - 10k
    8/5 - 5k
    8/7 - 7k

    22/88km
  • 5BeautifulDays
    5BeautifulDays Posts: 683 Member
    @skippygirlsmom Congratulations on a race well-run! I'm enjoying trying different surfaces/types of trails, too. I ran my first "technical" type trail today and had a blast, even though there were sections that I couldn't handle running on (too steep and with huge steps). It was really beautiful!

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    Totals:

    8/1 3.2 @ 10:55 (race)
    8/2 5.0 @ 20:00 (hiking)
    8/3 4.5 @ 18:00 (walk with kids and dog)
    8/4 4.0 @ 11:30 (treadmill) and strength training
    8/5 Amusement Park Day
    8/6 3.0 @ 12:00 and strength training
    8/7 Aquarium Day

    8/8 4.0 @ 15:00 (my first technical trail--I was going about 5mph on the flats, but the steep parts required walking)

    23.7/100


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