August 2020 Monthly Running Challenge



  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,576 Member
    Awesome news about your test @marisap2010, shame about the headache. Feel better soon - I hope you have the energy for body pump.
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    On the topic of shoes, anytime someone asks me "What are the best shoes to wear while running?" I tell them that it's very individual. What works for me may not work for you, and you just have to go try some on and see what feels good. Running stores can help fit you.


    Brooks Ghost is a neutral shoe, with high cushioning and a whooping 12mm drop. If I put them on (not sure they come in mens) it would feel like I was wearing high heels compared to my current 4mm drop. Also, I tend towards less cushioning, so without even trying these on, I know I would not like them.
  • quilteryoyo
    quilteryoyo Posts: 5,217 Member
    @marisap2010 Glad your test came back negative! Hope your headache goes away soon, work calms down, and you feel like doing your class tonight.

    @polskagirl01 Sorry your running store closed. Love your workout. You are so strong.

  • Tramboman
    Tramboman Posts: 2,482 Member
    8-1 rest
    8-2 7k easy
    8-3 rest
    8-4 7k easy
    8-5 7k moderate
    8-6 7k easy
    8-7 7k easy
    8-8 7k slow
    8-9 7k easy
    8-10 rest
    8-11 7k slow
    8-12 7k easy
    8-13 11k slow
    8-14 7k easy
    8-15 7k slow
    8-16 7k moderate
    8-17 rest
    8-18 7k easy

    August Total: 102k
    August Goal: 170k

    January Total: 161k
    February Total: 167k
    March Total: 181k
    April Total: 191k
    May Total: 200k
    June Total: 156k
    July Total: 180k

    2020 Total through July: 1236k / 176.5k per month

    Clear and low 60s F this morning. Couldn't call it sunny because the sun was barely above the horizon.

    When you pop in here claiming your December 2020 mileage, what accomplishments will you have made?

    Return to a good running weight of 175 lbs
    Run at least 4 5k races
    Get a 5k PR
    Average at least 138k per month, to meet my Run the Year pledge of 1,020 miles
    Stretch goal: If I can average 169k per month, I can run 2020k in 2020

    Run the Year Team: Pavement Pounders

    2020 races:

    9-19 Race for the Parks 5k, Hudson, OH
    10-11 Haunted Hustle 5k, Aurora, OH
  • polskagirl01
    polskagirl01 Posts: 1,872 Member
    @mbaker566 I love picture of the rainbow. Looks like it's on fire.
  • Teresa502
    Teresa502 Posts: 1,500 Member
    8/2 – 12 miles
    8/4 – 4.38
    8/5 – 11.02
    8/8 – 15.02
    8/9 – 4.01
    8/10 – 4.01
    8/12 – 6.59
    8/13 – 3.26
    8/15 – 15.05
    8/16 – 5.33
    8/18 – 5.01

    The weather was great for a run this morning. The humidity had dropped a bit and the temp was in the low 60sF. I did a 30-minute weight conditioning class while waiting for it to start getting daylight out because I couldn’t find my headlamp or my handheld and I’m also a bit of a chicken. I headed out the door around 6:15 and although the sky was a pretty orange to the east, the sun had not quite made it above the horizon.

    @marisap2010 – glad for the negative test. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    @polksagirl01 – I have shoe envy for your reserve stock! And your ability to travel. I think that’s what I’ve missed the most this year.

    I always look forward to your pictures @mbaker566 – thanks for sharing.

    Happy Running Everyone!
  • InkedAtty57
    InkedAtty57 Posts: 19 Member
    8/8....... 3.5 miles........ 3.50/50
    8/9...... 10.5 miles..... 14.00/50
    8/12...... 4.0 miles..... 18.00/50
    8/14...... 2.5 miles..... 20.50/50
    8/16..... 3.25 miles..... 23.75/50
    8/17..... 4.25 miles..... 28.00/50
    8/18..... 2.00 miles..... 30.00/50

  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    @mbaker566 I love picture of the rainbow. Looks like it's on fire.

    This! And all the photos are great!
  • PastorVincent
    PastorVincent Posts: 6,668 Member
    Teresa502 wrote: »
    @marisap2010 – glad for the negative test. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    Yay for failing the test!!!!!
  • quilteryoyo
    quilteryoyo Posts: 5,217 Member
    @mbaker566 Looks like a great trail. Love the pictures.

    @PastorVincent I'm not sure either. Maybe just an "Yes it is. I've had it for x years and it's a real life saver."

  • ABabilonia
    ABabilonia Posts: 622 Member
    08/01-08/17: 17.4
    08/18: 2.7

    @mbaker566 Beautiful pictures, your dog is so cute 🤗

  • kperk91
    kperk91 Posts: 226 Member

    Shorter run since it was leg day for weight lifting. Tomorrow I'm aiming for a 3 mile run as it's a rest day from weights. :#
  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,576 Member
    So, the street that my house is on is obviously the road I run down the most. I mean I have to use it to leave the house AND return after all. So I have been running on this street at least a couple times a week for a couple years before the pandemic, and 4-5 times a week since the pandemic. So really all the people on the street should be used to me running by now, right?

    A couple days ago I was walking back up the hill after my run and sucking down my water from my Wunjo, and this guy calls out really loud. "It's a water bag!" several times.

    I choose to ignore him and keep walking. Still unsure what the response should be. :neutral:

    I ignore all rude and inappropriate comments and comments that make no sense. Friendly and pleasant comment get a smile or a quick ‘thanks’.