July (2016) Running Challenge

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  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
    edited July 2016
    9voice9 wrote: »
    New PR!!!!! Went for my run this morning and I accomplished 5K in 35 mins 53 sec!!! 5.64km in 41 mins 45 sec!!! :sweat_smile:

    I always seem to do better outdoors than on the treadmill. :smile:

    NICE! PR is always good. I always feel like the dreadmill is SO MUCH harder than roadwork. I feel tireder than I do with the same distance on either. <that sentence doesn't quite work, but I get the feeling y'all understand it anyway.> But sometimes the weather in middle Georgia just doesn't cooperate with roadwork.

    It certainly seems to feel harder because I felt great after my run this morning outdoors and yesterday, I was pooched after the treadmill run, even with the PR I accomplished (which I beat today). lol

    I live in Canada, Ottawa National Capital Region, the weather was finally nice this morning for a run. It was sweltering earlier this week, but I know that doesn't even come close to what you guys have to deal with.
  • kristinegift
    kristinegift Posts: 2,406 Member
    7/1: Rest/moving day
    7/2: 8 miles
    7/3: 3 miles
    7/4: 5.8 miles
    7/5: 8 miles
    7/6: 5 miles
    7/7: 5.2 miles (am)
    ......: 6.4 miles (pm)
    7/8: Rest day
    7/9: 5.8 miles (Belmar 5 miler: 37:42)
    7/10: 14.9 miles
    7/11: 3 miles with Monday coffee crew
    7/12: 5.7 miles (includes 5k XC race)
    7/13: 8 miles
    7/14: 7 miles (am)
    .......: 6.4 miles (pm)
    7/15: Rest day
    7/16: 18 miles

    I had 20 on the schedule today, but about 16.5 in, I just couldn't stomach 3.5 more miles. I was having to take walk breaks more and more often and my legs just did not have the pep needed to get to 20. I did the first 6.5 on my own, joined with my running group for a 3 mile loop and then we had a hilly 10.5 mile loop routed that could be cut shorter, and we elected to cut it short. No one else needed a run that long and so they were more than happy to cut 2 miles out with me. It was just so, so hot, and with all the water stops and regroupings, I tacked on probably 30 minutes to my total elapsed time. However I defiitely would have wussed out much earlier without the five other people running with me, so I really appreciated their company and encouragement.

    I think the biggest factors in feeling dead today was the heat. It was already 73F when I started out at 5:30, and when we got done shortly before 9 am it was 82F with bright, warm sunshine. I have a 10 mile group run tomorrow, and if I jog to and from the run, I'll get 12 in which will make up for the miles I cut out today. Fingers crossed it won't be quite so warm tomorrow! I went through two 18 oz water bottles and after the run I downed a popsicle, a 20 oz Gatorade and a 16 oz iced coffee. Now all I want is a shower, a nap, and a pizza :)

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    Upcoming Races:
    9/11: Lehigh Valley Via Marathon (Allentown, PA)
    11/20: Philadelphia Marathon (Philly, PA)



  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
    @katharmonic Thx! Great run yourself!!! :smiley:
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member

    My mantra today as I could feel my legs getting heavier an my head dropping?

    "Keep your head up: look like a runner not like you heard there were free samples at the cake shop" :wink:

    Haha! Way to harness the mantra! Nomnomnom!
  • 1TheQueenB
    1TheQueenB Posts: 377 Member
    @katharmonic great job! I plan to do my first half marathon too! We can do it!
  • kimlight2
    kimlight2 Posts: 483 Member
    This is the start of a cut back week so did what was supposed to be an easy 3 miler but ended up with 2.6 miles. J put on his roller blades and came with and brought Neeko for the first time in a while. For the first time in a while I felt a little tired but like I could have gone farther, if that makes sense.

    7/1 - 0 mi - 0 mi
    7/2 - 0 mi - 0 mi
    7/3 - 5 mi - 5 mi
    7/6 - 0 mi - 5 mi
    7/7 - 0 mi - 5 mi
    7/6 - 6.2 mi - 11.2 mi
    7/9 - 4.5 mi - 15.7 mi
    7/10 - 2.5 mi - 18.2 mi
    7/11 - 0.5 mi - 18.7 mi
    7/13 - 7.6 mi - 26.3 mi
    7/16 - 2.6 mi - 28.9 mi

    Goal : 50 miles - 21.1 miles to go.

    Races :
    6/11 Run and Ride 5K Cedar Point - Done
    10/8 Outdoor Trail Series 5 mile #1
    11/5 Outdoor Trail Series 5 mile #2
    12/3 Outdoor Trail Series 5 mile #3
    12/11 Santa Hustle Half Marathon Cedar Point
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    7/1 - 2 miles
    7/2 - 5 miles
    7/3 - 3 miles
    7/4- hiking day with Skip
    7/5 - 5 miles
    7/6 - 5 miles
    7/7 - rest day
    7/8 - 5 miles
    7/9 - 8 miles
    7/10 - 4 miles
    7/11 - 5 miles
    7/12 - rest day - took Skip to airport
    7/13 - 6 miles
    7/14 - 6 miles
    7/15 - 6 miles
    7/16 - 4 miles

    64 of 110 miles

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    Waiting until it was later in the morning wasn't a good idea it was 84F when I went out. My plan was to run 3 or 4 this morning and a local 5K tonight (that I haven't registered for yet). Came home and jumped in the pool with Macy, she grabbed my foot (we were floating on our rafts) and she cut the top of my foot. It's already black and blue and getting swollen so I'll see how I feel later.

  • ereck44
    ereck44 Posts: 1,171 Member
    ereck44 wrote: »
    ereck44 wrote: »
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    ereck44 wrote: »
    July running challenge: goal is 60 miles.

    7/5...4 miles
    7/7...3.66 miles (rolling hills program on the treadmill)--11:06 pace.
    7/8...10 miles
    7/10...6 miles
    total of 23.66 miles for the month of Jul

    7/12....4.15 miles (rolling hills on the treadmill)--12:14 pace....exhausted after working all night and only 5 hours sleep. Still happy that I was able to run. Was distracted by getting a free phone in the mail...so too late to run outside.
    Total for July thus far...27.83.

    7/15....5.08 miles(rolling hills program on the treadmill) at 12:00 pace. I wanted to run a little faster, approximately 11:06 pace again, but "fried" after working 2 nights in a row and getting very little sleep. My plan is to run a long run today, probably 10 miles.
    I slept 10 hours last night and feel great and I lost almost a pound over night. I am in maintenance now (for a month) but still closely monitoring the weight gain/loss. One of my mfp friends lost the weight quickly ( he was ona 1200 calorie diet) and gained 40 pounds back the next year.

    Total for the month of July...32.91.
  • greenolivetree
    greenolivetree Posts: 1,282 Member
    July 1 - 5 mile run with 3 miles of hills....10 min pilates
    July 2 - 2 mi "trail running fail".....4 miles real running :-p
    July 3 - 2.5 mi hard run
    July 4 - Rest day
    July 5 - 3 mi easy run....1.5 mi walk with sprinting intervals....25 min strength/pilates/stretching
    July 6 - 4 mi run
    July 7 - 30 min indoor cardio, 30 min strength/pilates
    July 8 - 6 mile run with 2 miles of hill repeats
    July 9 - 5 mi run
    July 10 - Sick day
    July 11 - 2 mi awful run......40 min cardio/strength circuit type workout
    July 12 - 4 mi easy run followed by 1 mi of strides and .5 jog home = 5.5 miles
    July 13 - 5 slow miles
    July 14 - 20 min light cardio, 20 min pilates
    July 15 - 40 min light cardio
    July 16 - 8 mi run ***distance PR*** and 25 min pilates/strength

    51.5 miles of 60 (all bonus miles go to our invalids) ***I'm starting to think I may actually hit 100 miles this month***


    Yesterday did not go at all as planned....family issue came up.....so I ended up finally doing just some light cardio at 8pm when I finally gave up hopes of running. So I decided today would be the day I'd go for a new distance PR and try 8 miles. Was kinda nervous but told myself I could take a few little walk breaks. Got it done at average pace of 9:57 so not bad. I kept it flat, no hills.

    My right calf has been so cranky in the mornings and it takes me a couple miles just to get past that. Even had to stop and stretch at the end of the first mile. So my splits were 11:28/10:14/10:12/9:36/9:36 again/9:44/9:34/9:12 :)

    @skippygirlsmom OUCH!
    @katharmonic Congrats on your PR also! You can do the half for sure!
    @kristinegift Shower, nap, pizza..... sounds like my plan :)
    @1TheQueenB Yes, you CAN do it!
    @9voice9 We cancelled VBS. I'm THRILLED.
    @TattooedDolphinGirl78 Great job on your 5k PR :)
    @louubelle16 I think carrying water may be what's getting me through this summer, because last summer sure kicked my butt. And also going earlier in the morning.
    @Amandajs232 Love the mantra!
    @_nikkiwolf_ So sorry about what happened :(
    @Orphia I'm glad you are feeling up to running again so soon.
  • ereck44
    ereck44 Posts: 1,171 Member
    Say, I have been trying to follow everyone's post...this is a very active site. What is a tempo run? Fartlek? (Am I spelling this correctly) and taper. Thanks.

    Also curious about the Japanese training program. I have read that theie athletes run long, long distances for their training....150-200 miles per week. Also doing the same with their race horses. Lani (Japanese race horse) finished 3rd in the Belmont stakes (1.5 miles) this year. He was being trained by running 15 miles at a time, pretty unconventional.
  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
    @greenolivetree Awesome!
    @skippygirlsmom Hope your foot gets better quickly. :disappointed:
    @kimlight2 We've all been there!
    @ereck44 Nice!

    Another personal best for me would be my weight loss since January. I've lost 22.4 lbs! :smiley:
  • MNLittleFinn
    MNLittleFinn Posts: 4,271 Member
    7/1- REST
    7/2- REST
    7/3- REST
    7/4- 13.1 RW&B HM 2:15:26
    7/5- REST
    7/6- REST
    7/7- REST
    7/8- REST
    7/9- 5.0
    7/9- 1.0
    7/10- 4.23
    7/11-REST
    7/12- 6.01
    7/13- 4.04
    7/14- 2.01
    7/14- 5.0
    7/15- REST
    7/16-9.06

    July Mile goal: 49.6/70
    Actual goal: Run the Red White and Boom HM well, recover well, run the Park Point 5 Mile (7/14,not racing) well and begin training for September Boundary Waters Bank HM.

    Today's notes: First long run after my 7/4 HM. Ran 9.07 miles in 1:25:31, for a 9:26 Average. I felt Awesome. This is the fastest I've run any distance over 10K. I'm almost thinking that this should be considered more of a long Steady State Run, rather than a Long Run, because the pace was so much faster than I've done.

    I don't want to get ahead of myself, but if this run, and my other runs since getting back int it, are any indication of where I'm at stamina wise, this could turn into a very interesting upcoming training cycle for me.
  • kristinegift
    kristinegift Posts: 2,406 Member
    @skippygirlsmom Hope your foot is ok! That sounds painful!
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    edited July 2016
    ereck44 wrote: »
    Say, I have been trying to follow everyone's post...this is a very active site. What is a tempo run? Fartlek? (Am I spelling this correctly) and taper. Thanks.

    Also curious about the Japanese training program. I have read that theie athletes run long, long distances for their training....150-200 miles per week. Also doing the same with their race horses. Lani (Japanese race horse) finished 3rd in the Belmont stakes (1.5 miles) this year. He was being trained by running 15 miles at a time, pretty unconventional.

    Fartlek is "speed play". Run fast for a short distance, then slow it down, then run fast, ect.

    Tempo run per Runners World
    A tempo run is a faster-paced workout also known as a lactate-threshold, LT, or threshold run. Tempo pace is often described as "comfortably hard." Tempo running improves a crucial physiological variable for running success: our metabolic fitness.


    Here RW definition of fartlek
    Unlike tempo and interval work, fartlek is unstructured and alternates moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout. After a warmup, you play with speed by running at faster efforts for short periods of time (to that tree, to the sign) followed by easy-effort running to recover.
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    Thanks all, that crazy dog. I have some ice on it. It only hurts when I move it lol. I think I'll pass on the 5K tonight and work on my long run tomorrow.
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    edited July 2016
    ha ha elbow sweat! that is me

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    edited to take out my Garmin question, duh stop being lazy Kathie and google it.
  • AdrianChr92
    AdrianChr92 Posts: 567 Member
    Date.....Distance..Avg hr/Pace/km
    July 1 - 7.7 km - 148/6:09
    July 2 - 5.8 km - 147/6:56
    July 3 - 11.6km - 151/6:22
    July 4 - rest
    July 5 - 7.0 km - 149/6:34
    July 6 - 6.5 km - 147/6:32
    July 7 - 4.4 km - 139/7:00
    July 8 - 5.7 km - ???/7:00
    July 9 - 6.0 km - 130/8:30
    July 10- 7.0 km - 146/5:54
    July 11- rest
    July 12- 9.0 km - 146/6:30
    July 13- 7.0 km - 157/6:00
    July 14- 7.7 km - 152/6:07
    July 15- 9.0 km - 155/6:20
    July 16- 7.0 km - 140/7:15

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    03/04: Bucharest 10k and Family run 48:28
    16/04: Color Run Bucharest
    17/04: Forest Run 5k 22:05
    04/06: Happy Run 5k 21:57
    22/07: Bucharest After9Cross 9.5k
    28/08: Fox Trail Half Marathon (10k)
    18/09: Baneasa Trail Run (10k)
    09/10: Bucharest International Marathon (Half Debut)