May 2018 Running Challenge

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  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    edited May 2018
    SO Today I figured something out...

    First, and Iced Skinny Latte is 120 calories (https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/iced-skinny-mocha)
    Second, it is about 1.25 miles round trip to walk to the coffee shop.

    That is net zero calories! :D:D:D

    Americano is 15 calories. :wink:

    ETA. You are brave walking with coffee so early in the morning. I'd probably need to make sure there was at least one place with a public restroom!
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    SO Today I figured something out...

    First, and Iced Skinny Latte is 120 calories (https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/iced-skinny-mocha)
    Second, it is about 1.25 miles round trip to walk to the coffee shop.

    That is net zero calories! :D:D:D

    Americano is 15 calories. :wink:

    ETA. You are brave walking with coffee so early in the morning. I'd probably need to make sure there was at least one place with a public restroom!

    it is 1 pm here... but would not make a difference for me. :)
  • Elise4270
    Elise4270 Posts: 8,375 Member
    Elise4270 wrote: »
    SO Today I figured something out...

    First, and Iced Skinny Latte is 120 calories (https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/iced-skinny-mocha)
    Second, it is about 1.25 miles round trip to walk to the coffee shop.

    That is net zero calories! :D:D:D

    Americano is 15 calories. :wink:

    ETA. You are brave walking with coffee so early in the morning. I'd probably need to make sure there was at least one place with a public restroom!

    it is 1 pm here... but would not make a difference for me. :)

    I see. Coffee is a first thing in the morning thing for me. I always assume it's the same for everyone... :wink:
  • JulieS3103
    JulieS3103 Posts: 86 Member
    zerlinna87 wrote: »

    I just looked up the Five Fifty Fifty Run. That is so cool! There's not a race near me, but I'm considering doing the virtual race. I think someone else had mentioned the series in a previous challenge month. It might've been you. Very neat!

    Thanks @zerlinna87 I'm very excited about this one! My local running store had a send off run for the team before they left for the first 5k and they were so inspiring. My 16 year old daughter has depression/anxiety and it's been so hard to find adolescent psychiatrists in my area, it's about a 6 month wait right now.
    I'm so happy to support their cause and to help raise awareness.

  • Stoshew71
    Stoshew71 Posts: 6,553 Member
    I am super way behind on the thread. And I was out on business travel last week in southern Arizona. Doubt I will get to read the thread in much detail, but will see how much I can briskly run through it.


    Date Miles today - Miles for May

    5/1 8 miles - 8
    5/2 REST DAY
    5/3 8 miles - 16
    5/4 REST DAY
    5/5 11 miles - 27
    5/6 REST DAY
    5/7 REST DAY
    5/8 8 miles - 35
    5/9 3.1 miles - 38.1
    5/10 8 miles - 46.1
    5/11 REST DAY
    5/12 10 miles - 56.1
    5/13 REST DAY
    5/14 REST DAY
    5/15 8 miles - 64.1



    Races this year
    Oak Barrel Half Marathon - 4/7/18 -- 1:47:24


    Upcoming races:
    None at the moment


  • Stoshew71
    Stoshew71 Posts: 6,553 Member
    edited May 2018
    @PastorVincent I read your race report and post race report. Awesome job and how thoughtful for being there for your wife. I know! I know! It's a week late.

    @lporter229 Congratulations on your full and BQ.

    Congratulations @kdbulger on your 5K


    Like I said, sorry I am a week behind.
  • Stoshew71
    Stoshew71 Posts: 6,553 Member
    @kevaasen - "the wall" and "I lost steam in the last 6 miles" are one and the same :) Right about 20 miles seems to be the magic distance when people run into trouble. I dunno why, perhaps @Stoshew71 does? At a guess, your need for energy and your ability to consume your energy stores probably cross some threshold there.

    Congrats on your race! I will have to try and remember to check StravA later for the rest.

    The term "hitting the wall" is many times thrown out by different people that could be caused by a number of different factors. Same thing for, "losing steam". In general, you got fatigued. But why? What caused it?

    Here's 2 articles to read on the subject.


    https://runnersconnect.net/bonk-fatigue-cramp/

    https://runnersconnect.net/cience-of-bonking-and-glycogen-depletion/
  • MegaMooseEsq
    MegaMooseEsq Posts: 3,119 Member
    Well, my running month continues to be awesome at the halfway point - and as a bonus this morning my husband joined me for the first time! He only stuck with me for the first few minutes and walked part of that, but I feel really proud of him for starting. He insists that he hates running but is going to do it anyhow since it's good for him, which I don't understand at all but to each their own. It was a little bit awkward figuring out pacing while we were together - I was trying to keep to my usual pace but ended up a little slower than usual, he was trying to go faster than me at first, and he's almost a foot taller than me so who even knows. I'm sure we'll work out the kinks if he sticks with it (fingers crossed).

    I've been adjusting and readjusting my plan for the next couple of months as I go, still more-or-less sticking to 10% increase per week. I've got a new lake to run around this coming weekend and am also looking to hit my first ten mile week this week. I also started a new work project with someone I hadn't met before - his bio said he's a marathoner but I was too nervous to bring it up. Maybe at our next face-to-face (I work from home).

    5/1 Tu - 0:27:21 - 2.41 miles
    5/2 We -
    5/3 Th -
    5/4 Fr -
    5/5 Sa - 0:22:19 - 1.9 miles
    5/6 Su - 0:34:51 - 3.01 miles
    5/7 Mo -
    5/8 Tu - 0:24:56 - 2.2 miles
    5/9 We -
    5/10 Th - 0:28:25 - 2.48 miles
    5/11 Fr -
    5/12 Sa - 0:55:58 - 4.8 miles
    5/13 Su -
    5/14 Mo -
    5/15 Tu - 0:28:17 - 2.46 miles
    5/16 We -
    5/17 Th - 2.7 miles
    5/18 Fr -
    5/19 Sa - 5.4 miles
    5/20 Su -


    Total May Miles: 19.26
    Projected Total Miles: 40.56 (woah!)
  • abutcher2122
    abutcher2122 Posts: 175 Member

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  • MegaMooseEsq
    MegaMooseEsq Posts: 3,119 Member
    edited May 2018
    __TMac__ wrote: »
    Well, my running month continues to be awesome at the halfway point - and as a bonus this morning my husband joined me for the first time! He only stuck with me for the first few minutes and walked part of that, but I feel really proud of him for starting. He insists that he hates running but is going to do it anyhow since it's good for him, which I don't understand at all but to each their own. It was a little bit awkward figuring out pacing while we were together - I was trying to keep to my usual pace but ended up a little slower than usual, he was trying to go faster than me at first, and he's almost a foot taller than me so who even knows. I'm sure we'll work out the kinks if he sticks with it (fingers crossed).

    This is relatable. My husband and I have agreed that when we go running together, we actually don't. We start in the same spot, and then head off in different directions. Or we go in the same direction, but he walks the dog and I run. We both turn around at an agreed upon time and head back to the starting point. We can't seem to get on the same page as far as pace, and it just makes it less enjoyable for both of us. We then go out for coffee, lunch, or a beer, depending on time of day. :)

    We've actually talked about making a breakfast date post run as well - I think we both forgot about it this morning since it was our first time out and we were running a little late. Maybe next week!
  • TattooedDolphinGirl78
    TattooedDolphinGirl78 Posts: 5,214 Member
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    1/5: 3.92 kms (2 slow walks: recovering from run yesterday and neck/back are hurting something fierce)
    2/5: 3.74 kms (easy walk): neck/back still in pain
    3/5: 2 walks of 21 mins and 30 mins (devices didn't log my walk kms properly)
    4/5: 10K+ steps, very busy day, no time for actual walks
    5/5: 9.13 kms (long walk with a friend)
    6/5: 5.39 kms (C25K Wk2 D1) + 30 mins yoga stretches
    7/5: 2.77 kms (walk at lunch) + assembling new lawnmower & cutting grass
    8/5: 4.57 kms (walk at lunch & after work, back and left hip very twingy)
    9/5: 2.79 kms (walk before bed, today was way too busy)
    10/5: 2.66 kms (walk at lunch)
    11/5: 30 mins of mowing lawn
    12/5: REST
    13/5: Mowing lawn, laundry, household chores
    14/5: 2.89 kms (walk at lunch)+ 5.37 kms (C25K Wk2 D2) + bodyweight training + 30 mins of yoga stretches
    15/5: 2.93 kms (walk at lunch) + 2.29 kms (walk after work)

    TOTAL : 48.45 / 90 kms goal

    Races:

    19/4-30/4: Zombies Run! App 2018 Spring Virtual Run
    22/9: “Coureurs des Bois” Obstacle Course Challenge (not signed up yet)
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    Stoshew71 wrote: »
    @PastorVincent I read your race report and post race report. Awesome job and how thoughtful for being there for your wife. I know! I know! It's a week late.

    Thanks man!
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    05/01/18 - 1/2 mile walk
    05/02/18 - 1 mile walk + 6.6 mile easy run
    05/03/18 - 1.3 mile walk
    05/04/18 - Rest
    05/05/18 - Steel Challange 5k
    05/06/18 - MARATHON PR! 3:51:53
    05/07/18 - Rest
    05/08/18 - 6 miles @ 9:28
    05/09/18 - 8 miles @ 9:09
    05/10/18 - Rest
    05/11/18 - 6 miles @ 9:28
    05/12/18 - 31 miles - FIRST ULTRA MARATHON TRAIL RACE! W00T!
    05/13/18 - Rest
    05/14/18 - 6.25 miles @ 9:40 - with 97% humidity
    05/15/18 - 6.43 miles @ 9:17

    06/02/18 - South Fayette Glow Run - Nighttime 1 mile and 5k race
    07/20/18 - Liberty Get Well Mile
    08/11/18 - Howl At The Moon 5k

    --More as I find them

    2020 - Disney World Dopey! (if can raise funds)

    I only had an hour, and it was way too hot to go all out for that hour, so got what I could in. Good thing I did not look at the distance or I might have pushed for 6.5... then been like "what's another 1/2..." and been late! :)
  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,569 Member
    Off to the podiatrist today to see if he can succeed where my physio, osteo and GP all failed.

    1 May: 11.64
    2 May: 6.0 + yoga
    3 May: 7.22
    4 May: Rest
    5 May: 6.6 + yoga
    6 May: 12.74
    7 May: yoga
    8 May: 6.72
    9 May: yoga
    10 May: 10.04
    11 May: rest
    12 May: yoga
    13 May: 13.13
    14 May: yoga
    15 May: 6.59
    16 May: yoga

    80.68 of 150km
  • katharmonic
    katharmonic Posts: 5,700 Member
    Date :::: Miles :::: Cumulative
    05/01/18 :::: 3.5 :::: 3.5
    05/02/18 :::: 2.6 :::: 6.1
    05/03/18 :::: 2.5 :::: 8.7
    05/04/18 :::: 0.0 :::: 8.7
    05/05/18 :::: 7.5 :::: 16.2
    05/06/18 :::: 2.6 :::: 18.8
    05/07/18 :::: 3.8 :::: 22.5
    05/08/18 :::: 3.3 :::: 25.9
    05/09/18 :::: 3.2 :::: 29.1
    05/10/18 :::: 2.0 :::: 31.1
    05/11/18 :::: 0.0 :::: 31.1
    05/12/18 :::: 12.0 :::: 43.0
    05/13/18 :::: 0.0 :::: 43.0
    05/14/18 :::: 3.9 :::: 46.9
    05/15/18 :::: 3.9 :::: 50.8
    Goal = 100 miles

    After a rainy day, it cleared up in time for an after work run. It seemed cool to start but was quite humid so definitely didn't need the long sleeve shirt. Easy run along the canal path, and we saw a teeny tiny snapping turtle. My friend helped it off the path and toward the canal. Hope it makes it!

    Pretty much right on target for my goal at 50 out of 100 miles done on the 15th of the month.
  • weat0043
    weat0043 Posts: 172 Member
    4.5km Another sunny walk/run. 29km on the month