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April 2016 Running Challenge



  • Becky71_cmBecky71_cm Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    Never mind, just some middle of the night rambling.
    edited April 2016
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    4/1 - Rest

    0/160 miles


    Upcoming races:
    4/9 - Rock the Parkway half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    4/16 - Garmin Wickedly Fast half marathon (Olathe, KS)
    4/23 - Race for Hope half marathon (North Kansas City, MO)
    5/1 - Buffalo Bell Stampede half marathon (Leavenworth, KS)
    5/14 - Running with the Cows half marathon (Bucyrus, KS)
    6/2 - Hospital Hill 5k 7pm PRE-RUN (Kansas City, MO)
    6/3 - Hospital Hill half marathon 7am RE-RUN (Kansas City, MO)
    9/25 - Broadway Bridge half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    10/15 - Kansas City Marathon 26.2 (Kansas City, MO)
    11/5 - Jenks half marathon (Jenks, OK)
    11/6 - Kansas half marathon (Lawrence, KS)
    11/12 - Longview half marathon (Kansas City, MO)
    11/13 - Gobbler Grind half marathon (Overland Park, KS)
    11/19 - White River half marathon (Cotter, AR)
    11/20 - Pilgrim Pacer half marathon (Lenexa, KS)
    edited April 2016
  • 4leighbee4leighbee Posts: 1,275Member Member Posts: 1,275Member Member
    Hi y'all! I'm going to stick with 100 miles again this month!

    Four today ...

  • Elise4270Elise4270 Posts: 7,596Member, Premium Member Posts: 7,596Member, Premium Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    You gonna April fools us on that?
  • noah_macnoah_mac Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    newbie runner in for the challenge ;)

    Aiming for 50km!

    Every month I tell myself I will join next months challenge... time to actually do it I think!

  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,406Member Member Posts: 2,406Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    @WhatMeRunning As am I! What a lackluster start! lol
  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,406Member Member Posts: 2,406Member Member
    4/1: Rest day!


    Upcoming Races:
    3/12: Run O' The Mill 5K: New PR! 21:55
    4/3: Caesar Rodney HM (Wilmington, DE)
    4/16: River Horse 6K (Ewing, NJ)
    5/1: New Jersey Marathon (Lots of towns, NJ)
    11/20: Philadelphia Marathon (Philly, PA) <<< I signed up for this guy last night! First 500 registrants get $20 off registration ($85 instead of $105) and with my 2015 Survey coupon I got another 10% off, so I paid only $83 to get in to the race after processing fees! Last year, I signed up in June after my May 31 marathon and paid $135 + fees. I'm hoping to live somewhere in the Princeton/Philly/DC area after I graduate in May (just applied to two Princeton local jobs this morning!) so this seems like a safe bet for a race paid for 7 months in advance.
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 10,469Member Member Posts: 10,469Member Member

    1-no run yet, maybe later

  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!

    You gonna April fools us on that?
    LOL!:lol: I wish! I feel good enough to run today but will respect the rest day. I've learned my lessons about not resting in the past. Not wishing to relearn them all over again.

    I momentarily considered posting some crazy mileage as an April Fool's but decided otherwise. I also considered saying I broke my leg or something but also thought better of that. Your idea is better than either of those. The only problem is, today really is a rest day so if I run then I am sabotaging my training plan!:grimace: The joke would be on me!

    This month starts with a rest day and ends with a rest day. I think that is why there is only a 10 mile increase this month over last despite the fact that I am running about 5 more miles each week this month over last month.:smile:

    I looked at my planned May mileage. As long as I make it healthy and on plan to there the increase in May sounds ridiculously high, but it is the same rate of mileage increase as March and April. It is just where the days of the month fall against my scheduled runs is all.
    edited April 2016
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,267Member Member Posts: 4,267Member Member
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!
    Gah! Starting the month with a rest day!!!
    @WhatMeRunning As am I! What a lackluster start! lol

    I'm with you guys....and with 1-3 inches of snow in the forecast for the night, I may do my 6 miles by doing 2 loops of my 3 mile run, instead of heading out of town on an out and back in the AM tomorrow.
  • vandinemvandinem Posts: 550Member Member Posts: 550Member Member
    In for another 80 and will try to exceed that if the Fates are kind and the weather holds. I will set up my ticker after the first run, but a rest day today!
  • cbro70cbro70 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    Good Morning running friends. I hope everyone has a great weekend ! Still have a little soreness in my leg and will not be sure if I can run tomorrow. I will walk if I have to because it is a great cause. I am just disappointed that I have not been able to run all week. Hope to get back in the next few days.

    4/1 Rest day


    Upcoming races:
    4/2 Run Down the Demons 5k Obstacle Run
  • ddmom0811ddmom0811 Posts: 1,609Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,609Member, Premium Member
    Rainy run this morning but it was really good. Flying back home tomorrow so will be a rest day.

    4/1- 5.1 miles in the rain
    4/2 - rest/travel day

  • CivicSistaCivicSista Posts: 475Member Member Posts: 475Member Member
    @cbro70 what book did you read?
  • PaulaSchlotterbeckPaulaSchlotterbeck Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Hi! I'm new to this challenge. I started my exercise regimen in September, when I couldn't go around our block without stopping to rest. =( Now, I am doing 30min on the treadmill 6x/day and a 5k once a month. I'm hoping to transition to running during the next few months. Thanks in advance for your encouragement and support!

  • briscogunbriscogun Posts: 650Member Member Posts: 650Member Member
    Okay, I'm back!

    I was doing great in March, right under my goal with over a week to go, and got really sick last Wednesday. Didn't run the rest of the month. (Makes sad frowny face)

    So, I'm back for April! Tried to get a full 3 miles in this morning, but after 9 days off, wasn't able to quite make it. I'm going to up the ante for April and find myself a 5K to sign up for ASAP!

  • PaulW8910PaulW8910 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I'm in.... starting from tomorrow! :smile:
  • cbro70cbro70 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    @CivicSista I just posted it in the book section of the group. It is called The ultimate treadmill workout. I am excited to try it out, just have to wait until this pesky pulled muscle stops hurting.
  • lporter229lporter229 Posts: 4,875Member Member Posts: 4,875Member Member
    I am going to take another shot at this challenge this month. I did not sign up in March because I find it sooo hard to keep up with all of the activity in this thread and I feel like I am not being as supportive as I would like to be. But I did miss all of the good conversation that I try to catch when I am able, so I figured I'll give it another go.

    I am going to hold off for now on declaring my mileage. I may or may not be running (not racing) the Flying Pig marathon on May 1st. I haven't really trained for it, but I may do it slowly with a friend for support. Because I have not done any runs over 14 miles since my last marathon in October, I am going to go out for 20 slow miles with her tomorrow and see how it goes. Then I will decide if I think I can do the race. Mileage for March was 144. My guess is that I will be somewhere in that neighborhood again either way.

    But on the other hand, I did get a new puppy two weeks ago (proudly bragging a little through my profile pic)! Time spent with her has meant less time running. Can't wait till she is mature enough to get in on the action!
    edited April 2016
  • acorsaut89acorsaut89 Posts: 1,149Member Member Posts: 1,149Member Member
    I'm not particularly advanced as a runner, but this will be my second season out.

    I am aiming for 45 running KMs - I say running because I also bike.

    I have two races scheduled for April
    04/03 - Around the Bay 5K, Hamilton, Ontario
    04/24 - Forest City Road Races, London, Ontario
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