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April 2016 Running Challenge

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  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,221Member Member Posts: 4,221Member Member
    is it bad that I'm thinking about registering for another half, after my September half, because along with the medal, you also get a running Jacket?
  • 5BeautifulDays5BeautifulDays Posts: 683Member Member Posts: 683Member Member
    is it bad that I'm thinking about registering for another half, after my September half, because along with the medal, you also get a running Jacket?

    Nah, that's some good swag.
  • nicolemarie999nicolemarie999 Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    Ahhh! Too many posts to catch up on right now.

    My first run after coming down with a cold, felt really good thankfully.

    4/3 - 5 mi
    4/4 - 3.5 mi
    4/5 - 3.5 mi + weights
    4/6 - rest
    4/7 - 2 mi + plyo
    4/8-11 sick days
    4/12- Piyo + walk
    4/14 - 5.5 mi

    19.5/60
  • ROBOTFOODROBOTFOOD Posts: 5,499Member Member Posts: 5,499Member Member
    is it bad that I'm thinking about registering for another half, after my September half, because along with the medal, you also get a running Jacket?

    No way man! Go for it!
  • ariceroniariceroni Posts: 414Member Member Posts: 414Member Member
    4/01: Off, rest day
    4/02: 12 miles, long and easy
    4/03: 8K race - 36:36 (7:22 pace) - new PR! + 1 mile warm up
    4/04: 4 miles, easy
    4/05: 5 miles, easy
    4/06: 5 miles total, 2 miles @ 7:38 (LT) pace (am)
    4/06: 4 miles, easy (pm)
    4/07: 5 miles, easy
    4/08: Off, rest day
    4/09: Half Marathon - 1:53:11 - treated as a long run with strong finish
    4/10: 4 miles, easy
    4/11: 6 miles, easy
    4/12: 7 miles total, 3x1 mile repeats @ 7:19 pace
    4/13: 6 miles, easy (am)
    4/13: 4 miles, easy (pm)
    Total: 81.47 miles

    Overview:
    An easy 4 miles this evening to round off the day at 10 miles. My legs are still feeling pretty sore; not really looking forward to tomorrow’s tempo run. At least it should be pretty warm! I love spring <3


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    Races I'm registered for:
    04/03 - Shamrock Shuffle (8K) 36:36 - new 8K PR!
    04/09 - Chi Town Half Marathon 1:53:11 - took it nice and easy
    04/24 - Ravenswood Run (5K)
    05/22 - Chicago Spring 13.1
    05/28 - Soldier Field Run (10 miles)
    07/21 - Esprit de She 5K
    09/10 - Magnificent Mile Half Marathon
    09/25 - Chicago Lifetime 5K
    10/09 - Chicago Marathon
    10/30 - Hot Chocolate 5K
    11/27 - Space Coast Half Marathon
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Posts: 2,227Member Member Posts: 2,227Member Member
    is it bad that I'm thinking about registering for another half, after my September half, because along with the medal, you also get a running Jacket?
    That's how I acquired my first quarter zip longsleeve tech shirt.
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,221Member Member Posts: 4,221Member Member
    well, it messes into my training schedule, but I just registered for a 5k.....Basically makes my Sunday run a 5k instead of 4 miler....Mothers Day 5K I'll be running with my mom, and my wife registered too and she and my sister will use the 5k as a nice stroll with my little man.

    Now to decide on that Half in October...it's almost exactly a month after My September half, and they will be my first and second halves, respectively........
  • Becky71_cmBecky71_cm Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    What??? They added likes to the forums?? I have definitely been MIA!! Guess preparing a house for sale and getting it up on the market will do that to a person!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,221Member Member Posts: 4,221Member Member
    http://www.minnesotamonster.org/

    Race jacket and Medal, Live music along the course, Net 400 foot downhill course...I keep telling myself, I haven't run a half marathon yet, let alone anything more than 7 miles, but this one looks too cool, and it's only like 4-5 weeks after my other one, so It shouldn't be too hard to keep in shape for it.......
  • MobyCarpMobyCarp Posts: 2,927Member Member Posts: 2,927Member Member
    well, it messes into my training schedule, but I just registered for a 5k.....Basically makes my Sunday run a 5k instead of 4 miler...

    No problem. Just do a one mile warmup before the race, and you have your 4 miles.

  • MLS1582MLS1582 Posts: 71Member, Premium Member Posts: 71Member, Premium Member
    @5BeautifulDays I'm really just a short distance north of Covington, up in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere. I love it here! I haven't checked out the Jackson River Trail, yet, but I'm excited to once school lets out and I have more time. My hubby and I use the R&R event as an excuse to vacation without Little Man. We just did the 5k last year, and it was awesome!
  • ROBOTFOODROBOTFOOD Posts: 5,499Member Member Posts: 5,499Member Member
    PM DAILY DOUBLE! 10.2mi @ glacial 9:05/mi. 45mph headwinds made it a little more fun haha. Rocked my CEP compression sleeves. Run felt effortless. Hair currently looks like a bush lol. Today's total: 14.7 miles.

    4/1 - Easy 10.1mi @ 8:25/mi
    4/2 - rest.
    4/3 - 1mi fun hike for views of SLC. 400ft vertical.
    4/4 - Snowboard 41.8mi 30,000ft, descent (not counted on April total), 55.8mph top speed.
    4/5 - 7.3mi mountain (steep) run. About 2,000ft vertical, 14:31/avg. Medium effort.
    4/6 - Rest
    4/7 - 4.5mi easy w speed bursts 8:50 - 5:40/mi
    4/8 - rest
    4/9 - Beginners Luck 25k trail race (2:53)
    4/10 - 7.1mi on Black Mtn, 2,234ft vertical gain, 14:11/mi (PR)
    4/11 - AM 9mi easy (8:41/mi) ---- PM 6.4mi trail (1,207ft vertical) -15.4mi total
    4/12 - rest
    4/13 - AM: 2.25mi Med w H bursts (6:59 avg). 2.25mi slow back. PM: 10.2mi @ glacial (9:05/mi) - 14.7mi total.

    April total - 76.1/153mi
  • OrphiaOrphia Posts: 6,856Member Member Posts: 6,856Member Member
    2 April – 5 km parkrun
    3 April – 10 km PB 1:02:23
    5 April – 8.2 km
    7 April – 7.1 km
    9 April – 5 km parkrun PB 29:12 Sub-30 goal achieved!
    10 April – 15 km ran to the next town and back!
    12 April – 8.4 km
    14 April – 7 km

    Total: 65.7 km
    Goal: 100 km

    You early birds have invaded my brain. I woke at 4:30 am today. But I resisted, and didn't get up until "only" 5:30 am.
  • smilelaughlove17smilelaughlove17 Posts: 134Member Member Posts: 134Member Member
  • smilelaughlove17smilelaughlove17 Posts: 134Member Member Posts: 134Member Member
    I'm wondering if there's anybody that could give me advice about organizing a 5k walk/run for my community. I coach Girls on the Run and also work at a library where our theme for summer is the library Olympics. I have been given the ok to have a 5k for the library but now I am not sure how to get the whole thing organized please message me if you have any ideas and they will be greatly appreciated!!
  • kristinegiftkristinegift Posts: 2,406Member Member Posts: 2,406Member Member
    @Becky71_cm Welcome back!!

    @MNLittleFinn I'll say this about the October HM; I have done 2 Team Ortho races (Chicago Monster Dash and Minneapolis Marathon) and their swag and races are great: fun, well-organized, and aid stations well-stocked. But a few months ago there was some hubbub about them not being a great charity organization, in that they don't actually give much at all to the charity they represent. So you may want to do a bit of digging and see what you can find before you decide if you want to support their organization by running the race.

    @MobyCarp That's so nice of your co-workers! They did a great job decorating :) I added all the people I know running Boston to my tracking app, so it's feeling real (for me... can't imagine how you Boston runners are feeling right about now)!
  • MNLittleFinnMNLittleFinn Posts: 4,221Member Member Posts: 4,221Member Member
    4/1- Rest
    4/2- 6.23 miles
    4/3- 4 miles
    4/4- Rest
    4/5- 4 miles
    4/6- Rest
    4/7- 4 Miles
    4/8- Rest
    4/9- 6.24 Miles
    4/10- 4 Miles
    4/11- Rest
    4/12- 4.14 Miles
    4/13- 2.2 Miles (first Wednesday Run)
    4/14- 4.13 Miles

    Total: 38.9/60

    Run was good this morning. Easy pace. Right arch was still a little annoying, but it doesn't hurt a lot, just a noticeble, small ache, it wasn't there to start and kind of developed through the run. Used my other shoes today, ones that I've never had problems with, through almost 100 miles.
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