The January 2016 Running Challenge

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  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
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    Virkati wrote: »
    I am officially rescinding my goal of 60 miles this month and putting any further projections on hold until I have the energy to do more than simply look out the window and yearn. :'(

    Hoping you recover quickly! Like everyone said, hang out with us even if you're on hiatus!
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
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    patrikc333 wrote: »
    how many people here do swear loudly when running? :D
    What the eff you talking about? Lol... I exercise the full limits/depths of my potty mouth on most of my runs... most of it centers on MF-ing myself for being such a pu$$y...

    I like to sing songs about murder and drugs. Almost the same..
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 3,015 Member
    edited January 2016
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    7 km in 40 minutes. After the -16C the -10C today felt like a Major Heat Wave.
    Didn't feel like I was fast but that's 2 mins below my normal time. 35 km already 1/4 of my Goal.

    01/01 –0.0 Km – 140 km – 0.0 Km
    01/01 –6.0 Km – 134 km – 6.0 Km
    01/02 –7.0 Km – 127 km – 13.0 Km
    01/03 –5.0 Km – 122 km – 18.0 Km
    01/04 –10.0 Km – 112 km – 28.0 Km
    01/06 –7.0 Km – 105 km – 35.0 Km

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    Too much Humour and to many Jokes - My poor Laptop Keyboard- swimming in coffee. Might have to give it an Alcohol Bath to get it clean. 1 for PC - 2 for me. B)
  • Calli1616
    Calli1616 Posts: 1,902 Member
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    Run #2 done! In between the showers - although I wasn't going to let a little rain stop me when there are all of you others running in insanely cold conditions! Yes, I cave with peer pressure.

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  • MorningGhost14
    MorningGhost14 Posts: 441 Member
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    In keeping with me being baffled with scientific running and a dated love for 80s music... and reinforcing that I am so old I make old school look like Headstart...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCkmeP8s8W4
  • MorningGhost14
    MorningGhost14 Posts: 441 Member
    edited January 2016
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    Elise4270 wrote: »
    patrikc333 wrote: »
    how many people here do swear loudly when running? :D
    What the eff you talking about? Lol... I exercise the full limits/depths of my potty mouth on most of my runs... most of it centers on MF-ing myself for being such a pu$$y...

    I like to sing songs about murder and drugs. Almost the same..

    Lol... I know I have a bit of bourbon in me.. (well, ok... more than a bit) but still... I am stretching to find the the link between me being a pu$$y and you wanting to be tweeking and wasting... maybe you tasting the hootch with me?
  • WhatMeRunning
    WhatMeRunning Posts: 3,538 Member
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    Actually, now that I think about it I swear less when I run. Normally I'm a steady stream of filthy verbiage. I swear in my head a lot while running (and even when not running). But if I am talking aloud to a fellow runner I just realized I'm all lovey dovey.
  • MobyCarp
    MobyCarp Posts: 2,927 Member
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    January Running Totals (miles)
    1/1 - 10.17 warm up + 7.5 mile race
    1/2 - 12.29 long slow run
    1/3 - 5.16 easy with fast finish
    1/4 - 6.01 easy
    1/5 - 11.09 warmup, speed work, cool down
    1/6 - 5.95 group run

    January to date total - 50.67
    Goal - 51 to 62 miles per week, per training plan
    expected January total - 245 to 251 miles

    Today's notes - The idea was to stay behind the leader in the group run to hold an easy pace, because when I run even with him it seems I unconsciously push him to run faster. So I stayed behind him, and got 4 miles in at on the slow side of easy. Then someone else took the role of unconsciously pushing him. Mile 5 was a bit faster than easy, and the last mile averaged at MP. Oh, well. The total run averaged in the easy range. That should be good enough.

    Upcoming races:
    Jan. 9, 2016 Winter Warrior Half Marathon (Rochester, NY)
    April 18, 2016 Boston Marathon (Hopkinton, MA)
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    edited January 2016
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    Elise4270 wrote: »
    patrikc333 wrote: »
    how many people here do swear loudly when running? :D
    What the eff you talking about? Lol... I exercise the full limits/depths of my potty mouth on most of my runs... most of it centers on MF-ing myself for being such a pu$$y...

    I like to sing songs about murder and drugs. Almost the same..

    Lol... I know I have a bit of bourbon in me.. (well, ok... more than a bit) but still... I am stretching to find the the link

    Lol! I may have caught part of a conversation and thought I followed (I swear I read every post, but apparently don't always assymilate the info). @patrikc333 asked about cussing aloud while running. I figured it was a random question.. :blush:
  • summerdaze120
    summerdaze120 Posts: 425 Member
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  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
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    Stoshew71 wrote: »
    Elise4270 wrote: »
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    A bit better this morning...
    That is running shorts weather! :tongue:

    Uh, only if that's Celsius! Or you're @MorningGhost14 :o
    I wear pants for anything below freezing, and a long sleeve shirt once it gets below 40. I am tempted to try shorts in 25+ though. Maybe next time. But that's what I said last time too. :smiley: Remember SonicDeathMonkey? He wore shorts in all sorts of crazy cold weather and thought all of us pants-wearers were nuts.

    Yeah, but he also stops for McDonald's breakfast right in the middle of a marathon. ;-)

    Still my favorite thing read about a marathon ever!!! I thought he was taking a bathroom break, nope he got hungry. Gotta love him.

    Hahaha I thought this was a joke! Wow! Don't know how anyone can stomach that in the middle of a mara!! :open_mouth:

    True story you can see the line on his garmin map heading into the McDonald's and back out the other side.
  • MariaT099
    MariaT099 Posts: 18 Member
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    I'm in for 45 miles.
  • 5BeautifulDays
    5BeautifulDays Posts: 683 Member
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    True story you can see the line on his garmin map heading into the McDonald's and back out the other side.

    Omg that's the funniest thing I've read all day.

    @afrench050612 Congratulations on your new coaching gig! I'm hoping my 11 yo will be able to join up the spring session at her school (and maybe I can help) if it doesn't overlap with her gym time. She is a little sprinter and needs to pace herself since she can't manage more than half a mile without turning into a puddle of goo.

    @Virkati I hope you're feeling better soon (and I'm glad you're sticking around!)

    @snha Have you changed your elliptical? Sometimes getting on the "wrong" machine can make my tendons twingy. So do old shoes (like, more than 250 miles) and running on slanty roads. Of course, it's likely just the 10 miles. I just did my first 10-miler this week and it definitely shook me out!


    1/1 5 @ 10:36 on the treadmill
    1/2 4.75 @ 10:42 on the park trail (20.75/20 miles for the week)

    1/3 5.25 @ 11:14 (5.0 @ 10:51, .25 walking) on the trails near my house. It was a beautiful, blustery day!
    1/4 10 @ 12:00 on the treadmill. While running from Indominus Rex.
    1/5 3 @ 11:14 on the treadmill and strength training
    1/6 Rest Day and feeling fairly sore from yesterday's PT (and maybe Monday's run?)
    (18.25/30 miles for the week)

    Upcoming Races:
    January 18: MLK 8K at Burke Lake Park, VA
    February 21: Disney Princess HM, Orlando, FL


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  • KWKirkbride
    KWKirkbride Posts: 119 Member
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    1-2: 3 miles (had to walk a little)
    1-4: 3 miles (had to walk a little)
    1-6: 3 miles (no f'n walking)

    9 of 30 miles done. Legs feeling good. Going to head out again tomorrow for first back to back runs.
  • W0nderGiirl
    W0nderGiirl Posts: 121 Member
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    I'm a little late to the party but, I would really like to join this group.

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  • aldousmom
    aldousmom Posts: 382 Member
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    5 miles trail miles today, lots of fun ups and downs. and yoga. :smiley:
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  • kittary
    kittary Posts: 80 Member
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    DATE...............MILES............TOTAL......Goal 30
    1/2.....................2.25...............2.25
    1/3.....................2.25...............4.50
    1/6......................2.25..............6.75
    KKL
  • deepthi87d
    deepthi87d Posts: 19 Member
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    1/4-3.2
    1/5-3.5
    1/6-3.5
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,337 Member
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    1 Jan 6km
    2 Jan 5.2km
    3 Jan 3.7km
    4 Jan 2.2km
    5 Jan 4km
    6 Jan 1.8km
    7 Jan 2km

    Total so far 24.9km (goal is 50km)
    Trying to run even a tiny distance each day!
  • HonuNui
    HonuNui Posts: 1,464 Member
    edited January 2016
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    January goal 70 miles


    1/1 3.69
    1/2 4.15
    1/3 3.12
    1/4 rest
    1/5 3.31
    1/6 5.59 excruciatingly slow miles....but at least I passed this guy:
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    Total 19.86

    Upcoming races:
    3/20 Big Island International 1/2 marathon
    11/13/16 Las Vegas Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon

    Ticker is my goal for 2016 and accumulation to date:

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