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ArtsyGirl
02-02-2007, 09:15 AM
Well I hope no one minds me starting the month. Lets all get moving and see what we can accomplish. What's your goal for this short month????


ArtsyGirl
02-02-2007, 09:17 AM
Miles done - 4

I havent chosen my goal for the month. It'll be on the short side due to a big cold spell in store and the shortened month. Plus after missing last months goal I really want to make a goal I can make.

WindyCityChick
02-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Ok, I did not even come close to reaching my January goal - primarily because I was overly optimistic that I would run while on a 2 week vacation - didn't even do it once! (At least I was walking a fair amount every day)

So, now I'm dropping back on mileage and will try to re-build to pre-vacation levels. But - it's really cold outside! Combining all those factors with the short month, and I think I will set my goal to be 80 miles for the month. So far, I've completed 2.75....77.25 to go.


Commit2Urself
02-02-2007, 10:36 AM
I'm in - this month it's gonna be 70 again, but less days in the month so it's upping the milage a little bit per day. 4.3 miles done yesterday and I'll hit the gym after my class today. yippie.

akoalaatemylion
02-02-2007, 10:56 AM
Hallo! This will be my first challenge - I'm going to try for 65 this month, since it's a short month and I'm going on a week-long cruise.

ArtsyGirl
02-02-2007, 11:03 AM
OK, I've thought it over and I'm aiming really low with 60 miles this month.

February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 4 (0 R/4 W)
Miles to Goal - 56

ennay
02-02-2007, 02:01 PM
Well, I am aiming REALLY low. I finally got in to get cast for orthotics for my feet. I can run with what I have now, but need the orthotics for long term longruns. 3 weeks to get them, 2 weeks to break them in.

But I finally had to acknowledge that new shoes werent fixing my shinsplints this time and so I am in to physical therapy for that. Hopefully I will be able to run some because non impact stuff like elliptical kills my feet (see orthotics above)

YP1
02-02-2007, 03:12 PM
I'll join in this month and aim for about 125 miles run before the end of the month. I've made a good start with just under 8 today, and I'm hoping for a long run tomorrow.

ArtsyGirl
02-02-2007, 04:32 PM
Helen-so nice to see you on this thread-I've lurked on the running thread you post on and have been in awe of you! Seriously it's neat to hear about your racing/training, and you're a definite role model for weight loss.

ennay-hang in there for the orthotics. I have some and dont really feel a difference with or without them, but still use them. Hope you can keep doing the shorter runs and really hope that your shin splints clear up fast.


akoalaatemylion-(cute name) Welcome!

Commit and Rachel-good to see ya back.

YP1
02-03-2007, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the welcome Brandy. I'm thinking I might have set my target a bit high because I'll be away for a short holiday in the middle of the month, and it's a short month anyway, but I'll see how I go. 14.9 miles this morning, to take me to 22.8/125.

Michele L
02-03-2007, 08:44 AM
Wow! Everyone's off to a great start! I have decided to aim HIGH this month because last month I went for 70 miles and ended with 96.5! I'll walk 85 miles this month!

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 6 miles
Miles remaining: 79 miles

Have a great weekend!

Michele :wave:

ArtsyGirl
02-03-2007, 10:02 AM
February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 7 (0 R/7 W)
Miles to Goal - 53

I may have found my limit on temp. for me not going for a walk. We cut it short this morning with 3 instead of 4 miles. I'm not sure what the wind chill was and probably really dont want to know.

Michele L
02-03-2007, 11:51 AM
I just finished 4 fast WATP miles with the new Walk Slim System!

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 10 miles
Miles remaining: 75 miles

akoalaatemylion
02-03-2007, 01:23 PM
2.5 each yesterday and today, for 5/65. I'm considering doing an 8K near the end of March (the Shamrock Shuffle! :lucky: ). I'm a currently a run/walker, and I'd like to at least jog the whole way. Does it sound feasable to build up to almost 5 miles in about two months?

WindyCityChick
02-03-2007, 03:26 PM
akoalaatemylion, kudos to you for doing the Shamrock Shuffle! If you're at 2.5 miles running now, I am sure you can work up to 8k by March. I am going to do a 5k in Chicago this spring, but the size of the shuffle was a bit overwhelming for me (30,000 runners!) so I'm looking at a slightly smaller event for my first race.

Michele L
02-05-2007, 02:15 PM
It was a great weekend for walking!!!

February Walk Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 17 miles
Miles remaining: 68 miles

Keep walking!

Michele :wave:

ennay
02-05-2007, 08:33 PM
I think I will set my goal this month at 50 I think maybe I can run through the shinsplints if I cut my mileage way way back and throw in some walk intervals and eliminate all speed work and hill work. Hopefully by the middle of the month I will be ramping back up. I have confidence in physical therapy and my own bull headedness. Its bad enough I probably have to drop 3 races from my training schedule.

Starting off slowly, only 2.7 done

YP1
02-06-2007, 03:09 PM
I've been ill for the past few days, but I managed just over 5 miles today to get myself back into the swing of running.

Total so far - 27.9/125

akoalaatemylion
02-07-2007, 01:42 PM
1.5 yesterday, 4 today - 10.5/65, speed is sloooowly improving.

YP1
02-07-2007, 04:40 PM
Just under 6 today, takes me to 33.8/125.

YP1
02-09-2007, 03:58 AM
About 3.5 today:

Total 37.4/125

Michele L
02-09-2007, 06:12 PM
This morning I did 4 fast miles.

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 31 miles
Miles remaining: 54 miles

Have a great weekend!

Michele :wave:

YP1
02-11-2007, 06:48 AM
14.25 miles today. My mileage is a bit down this week with being ill, but still not too bad at all.

51.6/125

Michele L
02-11-2007, 08:39 AM
Yesterday was a light day, only 2 miles.

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 33 miles
Miles remaining: 52 miles

ArtsyGirl
02-12-2007, 07:48 AM
Wow, I cant remember the last time I missed a whole week! A combination of medical things/appts and bitter cold kept me away all of last week. I'm back though. Did a 3.5 mile run surrounded with a mile walk this morning.

February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 11.5 (3.5 R/8 W)
Miles to Goal - 48.5

YP1
02-12-2007, 04:24 PM
7.2 miles to take me to 58.8/125

Commit2Urself
02-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Man do I feel lazy. Haha. I'm at 18 miles so far this month. Things have not been going my way this year so far. It's cool though. This week is going to be awesome - so is next - I'll catch up then....

YP1
02-14-2007, 04:58 PM
7.5 miles tonight, I'm now on 66.3/125. Half way there!

YP1
02-15-2007, 03:39 AM
Treadmill intervals this morning - 69.9/125

YP1
02-16-2007, 11:10 AM
An hour on the treadmill in my hotel gym - 76.3/125

ArtsyGirl
02-16-2007, 03:41 PM
My walking partner is sick and we've got tons of snow so I SNOWSHOED 2 miles today.

February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 13.5 (3.5 R/10 W)
Miles to Goal - 46.5

lalala
02-16-2007, 04:59 PM
I'm joining in late there. I'm training for a hilly half marathon (walking) in April and a friend and I are challenging ourselves to one race a month. We did a race in Phoenix (rock and roll half) in january, one in seattle last weekend and a couple more around the country.

So far, my training has been daily walks and some runs. My goal is to try and run or walk every day for the rest of the month and ditto for March.

lala

lalala
02-16-2007, 05:01 PM
Ah walked/ran with dog this am ca. 3 miles.

Probably do another 2 miles tonight.

ArtsyGirl
02-16-2007, 05:16 PM
lalala-Welcome! Is that your basset in the avatar? CUTE!

Michele L
02-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Life has been HECTIC, but I've walked everyday!

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 53.87 miles
Miles remaining: 31.13 miles


Have a great Sunday!


UPDATED: I added 3.66 miles tonight! Only 27.47 to go for the month!

Michele :wave:

lalala
02-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Did 3 miles yesterday, took a break today (cold, I'm a wimp) and did 6000 strides on the elliptical.

I have plans for 2 miles after dinner, my dog is with breeders for a few weeks, so my best running/walking buddy is gone.

At least I walk faster without him.

lala

YP1
02-20-2007, 03:52 AM
Nothing over the weekend, although I did a lot of (unmeasured) sightseeing walking. I was too tired to go to running club last night - I only got home from Spain at 2.30am yesterday. This morning I made up for it with 40 minutes on the treadmill.

80.7/125.

Hitting 125 is looking unlikely, but last year my target was 100/month so I should at least hit that, I've got a half marathon at the weekend which will get me most of the way there.

ArtsyGirl
02-20-2007, 08:53 AM
February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 25.5 (3.5 R/22 W)
Miles to Goal - 35.5

Got 12 total in over the last few days. Walking buddy is back to healthy so we're much happier. I wont get to my goal again this month, but thats life.

Helen-Wow. I hope you had a great time in Spain. That'd be so cool.

Michele L
02-20-2007, 06:41 PM
3 more miles this morning!

February Goal: 85 miles
Miles completed: 63.53 miles
Miles remaining: 21.47 miles

Michele :wave:

YP1
02-21-2007, 04:37 PM
Just under 8 miles tonight - 88.6/125

YP1
02-23-2007, 03:45 AM
30 minutes of intervals on the treadmill this morning.

92.2/125.

How is everyone else doing?

ArtsyGirl
02-23-2007, 07:09 AM
February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 29.5 (3.5 R/26 W)
Miles to Goal - 31.5

YP1
02-25-2007, 03:29 PM
I did a half marathon today, to take me to 105.3/125. It was a really good run :)

ArtsyGirl
02-26-2007, 08:12 AM
Helen-Congrats on your race! Did you make a PR?


February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 33.5 (3.5 R/30 W)
Miles to Goal - 26.5

YP1
02-26-2007, 08:15 AM
I did indeed :) 1:47:47, beating my last time which was 1:49:30 :dance:

ArtsyGirl
02-26-2007, 12:20 PM
Way to go Helen! :carrot: That's an awesome cut in time. Congratulations.:running: You're very inspiring to us beginners.

YP1
02-26-2007, 04:03 PM
Thanks :)

Just under 3 miles in a time trial at running club tonight. Never attempt a time trial the day after a half marathon...

108.2/125

ArtsyGirl
02-28-2007, 07:45 AM
February Goal - 60
Miles Done - 42.5 (3.5 R/39 W)

Totally missed my goal again. I'm gonna have to think about March more carefully before I commit to a number.

ennay
02-28-2007, 10:06 AM
Well I am finally able to start running again...just in time for the end of the month.

3.5 ish today a depressing 19.6 for the month

ArtsyGirl
02-28-2007, 01:56 PM
ennay-glad you're feeling better and can get back to your routine. You'll do great in March.

YP1
02-28-2007, 04:26 PM
Ennay - glad you're back on the wagon.

I snuck in a sneaky 7.4 miles after work to get my total that bit higher for the month. I finished on 115.6/125 which isn't too bad for a short month when I had to take a bit of time off with being ill. I'm confident of hitting 125 next month though :)

Michele L
02-28-2007, 06:06 PM
I made my goal for the month--85.19 miles DONE!!! I may even go for 90 in March! Next week is Spring Break and, although I will be at a conference Thursday-Sunday, they do have a fitness room at the hotel, so I should do OK. I'll think about it tonight and post my decision tomorrow!

Have a great night! We're supposed to get rain/snow/sleet--YUCK!!


Michele :wave: