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Ilene
04-01-2007, 01:46 PM
Have fun girls and boys it's a new month :running:


ennay
04-01-2007, 02:28 PM
Ack! you closed March before I could get my total added up since I have been out of town.

YP1
04-01-2007, 02:31 PM
I think I'll go for 125 again, as March will be a bit more disrupted, I'm going away for a long weekend in Germany over Easter, and my mother's visiting which will cut down on the potential for long runs.

I'm hopeful that it will be nearer 150, if not 178 this month, but as I'm aiming for an average over the year of 125 per month, I'll stick with that.

No running today, I'm recovering from yesterday.


ennay
04-01-2007, 02:38 PM
OK my MARCH summary was 73/65 (I love that my elapsed time was 13 hours 00 minutes and 01 seconds..tee hee)

Not bad for a month recovering from PT and a weeks worth of vacation.

I still have some to go to catch up to where I want to be for the year, but i think this month I will stay conservative and say 85 miles. (boy there are gonna have to be a LOT of miles this summer!)

Dawn2Dusk
04-01-2007, 02:47 PM
Only 30 miles for April. Hey, I have to start somewhere. :P

1/30 miles completed.

Ilene
04-01-2007, 03:10 PM
OOPPS, sorry Ennay, I'll know better next month ...

ennay
04-01-2007, 08:19 PM
no worries Ilene!

5.1/85

jules1216
04-01-2007, 08:35 PM
Can I join in?? Didn't get to the gym today--my legs are feeling yesterdays walk to the museums in DC with my son for his bday, but I will definitely hit the gym on Monday night!! I'll start slow--30 miles for April--I have been building up but my good knee decided to act up instead of the usual bad one last week--so I don't want to overdue and not be able to do at all!!

grammpaula
04-01-2007, 08:43 PM
Can I join? I need to walk everyday and this will help me reach that goal.

April goal:
45 miles

LisaMarie71
04-01-2007, 09:16 PM
I'd like to join, since I've started tracking my mileage. I want to run 80 miles this month. Do I just come back here and track it every day?

Michele L
04-01-2007, 10:58 PM
You can track daily or weekly (or anything in between!). We're glad to have more walkers and runners!

I started out with 3.53 miles today!

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 3.53 miles
Remaining: 88.47 miles

Michele :wave:

Spunkster5
04-01-2007, 11:43 PM
So here it goes...i'm following a 1/2 marathon training program and for april my goal is to run 72 miles.

Goal: 72 miles
Completed: 8
Remaining: 64 miles

:tread:

Good luck to everyone!

NavyWifeDee
04-02-2007, 09:10 AM
Oooh Oooh, can I join in too? I'm going to try for a new high for me and go for 40 miles in April.

Dee

ArtsyGirl
04-02-2007, 10:42 AM
I'm aiming for 70 miles for the month. I need to up my running so I can do some 5K's for fun.

Michele L
04-02-2007, 12:13 PM
I did another 3.55 miles this morning!

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 7.08 miles
Remaining: 84.92 miles


Michele :wave:

ArtsyGirl
04-02-2007, 03:45 PM
Goal - 70
Done - 4.4 (3.2 Run in 29:09)
Left -65.6

YP1
04-02-2007, 05:13 PM
6.8/125. I'm off the mark!

ArtsyGirl
04-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Helen-I wondered if you had any advice-my DH ran his 2nd half marathon Sunday. He's planning on the running the full Detroit Marathon in October. His hips bothered him during and after his run. Any suggestions for stretches or strenghtening exercises? I'm asking you since your pretty experienced in those long runs. Thanks.

YP1
04-02-2007, 06:15 PM
I had hip issues last year, the thing that made the most difference to me was actually running more and building my base - after my marathon I dropped down to doing more 6 - 7 mile runs rather than a couple of 5s and a long one each week, having a few solid months at that level rather than constantly trying to run further and further each week seemed to settle it a bit, and now I'm marathon training again it's absolutely fine. I'm not stretching any more now, I've just got more of a base to build on.

It's a temptation a lot of us are guilty of (including me) but I do think it is a lot easier to do a full if you've got really comfortable with the half marathon distance first. I had only done two halves when I did my full marathon, and I suffered - now I've done 6 or 7 (plus a couple of longer races) I feel much more prepared for it, and I'm nowhere near as sore as last time round.

LisaMarie71
04-02-2007, 09:00 PM
5/80

ArtsyGirl
04-03-2007, 08:17 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 9.4 (3.2 Run/6.2 Walk)
Left -65.6

Beautiful morning today. Cant believe snow will be back tomorrow.

Helen-Thanks for the info. I've passed it on to DH.

grammpaula
04-03-2007, 03:42 PM
I just got back from my walk. It's so beautiful out. I hate to see the snow back in the next couple days.

LisaMarie71
04-03-2007, 06:53 PM
April Goal: 80
Completed: 7
Remaining: 73

I ran 2 miles and walked one tonight, but I don't want to count the walking since I'm trying to run 80 miles this month.

jules1216
04-03-2007, 09:11 PM
Up to 4/30!!!

grammpaula
04-04-2007, 03:46 PM
I just tried out my new walking shoes. They work pretty good. I wish it was nicer out so I could have walked outside. Instead I had to do the treadmill. With snow in the forecast it looks like it's going to be me and the treadmill for a few day.

ennay
04-04-2007, 04:30 PM
Around 4.25 today

YP1
04-04-2007, 06:10 PM
Just over 7 - I'm now at 14/125.

WaterRat
04-04-2007, 06:40 PM
I missed this thread - but I'll join in. I have no idea where to start for a goal, so I'll say 30 for April. I did 2 yesterday, so:

Goal: 30
Done: 2
To Go: 28

Michele L
04-04-2007, 09:27 PM
I did 4 this morning!


Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 12.08 miles
Remaining: 79.92 miles


Michele :wave:

WaterRat
04-05-2007, 02:39 AM
Another 3 today, and outside!! The ice is gone from the bike/walking trail and there are only a few snow patches. Of course, a lot of it is wet, but that's no problem. :) It was so nice to be outdoors instead of :tread:

Goal - 30
Done - 5

YP1
04-05-2007, 04:52 AM
I did a 12.1 mile run to work this morning - 26.1/125

WaterRat
04-05-2007, 01:52 PM
Way to go Helen! Do you have a shower at work? I'd be in sad need of one by the time I got to work (and it's only 3.5 miles for me. :lol: )

grammpaula
04-05-2007, 03:39 PM
Another day on the treadmill here. Suppose to have snow and cold weather though next week.

Michele L
04-05-2007, 08:40 PM
3 miles of WATP followed by a bit on the treadmill this morning.

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 15.4 miles
Remaining: 76.6 miles


Michele :wave:

LisaMarie71
04-05-2007, 09:35 PM
3.1 on the treadmill tonight

April Goal: 80 miles
Completed: 10.1
Remaining: 69.9

Spunkster5
04-05-2007, 11:16 PM
Ran 3 miles today

Goal: 72
Completed: 11
Remaining: 61

Keep up the hard work everyone!!

YP1
04-06-2007, 05:41 AM
My gym is over the road from work, so I have no showering problems.

4 miles this morning - 30.1/125

ennay
04-06-2007, 10:38 AM
Bad bad run this morning, first and maybe last run in my custom $400 orthotics. OW OW OW Had to stop at 2.7 because I was in agony

12/85 slow start.

Michele L
04-06-2007, 12:53 PM
4 miles of WATP this morning!

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 19.4
Remaining: 72.6


Michele :wave:

grammpaula
04-06-2007, 04:03 PM
Another 1.5 miles on the treadmill.

ennay
04-07-2007, 02:20 PM
11 today

23/85

Spunkster5
04-07-2007, 11:08 PM
Ran 5 miles on the treadmill today b/c of the yucky weather

Goal: 72
Completed: 16
Remaining: 56

jules1216
04-08-2007, 04:08 PM
Another 2.5 miles today before my knee left me know to stop...

6.5/30

grammpaula
04-08-2007, 08:45 PM
I managed to get another 1.5 miles in after dinner. I had to walk off that potato salad.

ArtsyGirl
04-09-2007, 11:27 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 27.4 (3.2 Run/24.2 Walk)
Left -42.6

Updating after being away from the site for a few days. Cold weather is really hurting my running again.

Shellyknits
04-09-2007, 02:26 PM
Oh this looks fun! Hope I'm not too late.


Walking:
Goal-50 miles
Done-9 miles
Left - 41 miles

ennay
04-09-2007, 05:09 PM
4.7 today

27.7/85

WaterRat
04-09-2007, 06:53 PM
7 over the weekend

12/30

Shellyknits
04-09-2007, 08:02 PM
Does the elliptical count? If so, 2 more miles.

11/50

Spunkster5
04-09-2007, 10:56 PM
Ran 3 miles outside today = 28:27 minutes

Goal: 72
Completed: 19
Remaining: 53

:running: :running: :running: :running: :running: :running:

NavyWifeDee
04-09-2007, 11:00 PM
After much laziness, and lack of motivation.. I've done 1.3 miles of my 40.. I'm gonna really have to truck it to hit my goal since I didn't do anything last week.

c_laura
04-10-2007, 02:06 AM
Hi...even if April is approaching the halfway mark I'd like to add my two cents in.

I think I'm going to start small in the beginning and go with 30 miles for April.

grammpaula
04-10-2007, 07:53 AM
I did another 1.5 on the treadmill last night. I forgot to post it.

ArtsyGirl
04-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 33.4 (3.2 Run/30.2 Walk)
Left -42.6

Shellyknits
04-10-2007, 01:34 PM
Got in today's exercise. 1.5 on the treadmill. So gloomy and yukky outside. What happened to "sunny Florida".

12.5/50

Cindy_Gail
04-10-2007, 05:01 PM
I'm back. I walked 1.5 miles on the treadmill today.

ennay
04-10-2007, 05:39 PM
1 today to break in the orthotics
28.7/85

grammpaula
04-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Another 1.5 miles on the treadmill. :woops:

c_laura
04-10-2007, 08:36 PM
Yay me...I've got 2.5/30

ArtsyGirl
04-11-2007, 08:16 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 37.4 (3.2 Run/34.2 Walk)
Left -32.6

Great job everyone. Its nice to see people jumping into this challenge. Welcome.

ennay
04-11-2007, 02:50 PM
5.7

34.4/85

grammpaula
04-11-2007, 09:20 PM
I just did another 1.5 miles on the treadmill. :tread:

YP1
04-12-2007, 04:51 AM
I haven't updated for a while. I've had quite a low mileage week, 4.2 on Sunday, just under 8 last night and just under 5 this morning. That takes me to 46.8/125, but I'm hoping to get a decent run in over the weekend.

Michele L
04-12-2007, 12:43 PM
It's been awhile since I updated, but I've been walking everyday!!

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Miles completed: 38.24
Miles remaining: 53.76

Michele :wave:

ennay
04-13-2007, 11:56 AM
5

39.4/85

Spunkster5
04-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Weds - Ran 4 miles on treadmill
Thurs - Ran 3 miles on treadmill

Goal: 72
Completed: 26
Remaining: 46
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

YP1
04-13-2007, 05:50 PM
Just under 17 miles this evening after work. Taking my total to 63.5/125

grammpaula
04-13-2007, 09:44 PM
I'm logging another 1.5 miles on the treadmill. :tread:

grammpaula
04-14-2007, 06:30 PM
Another 1.5 miles today.

Michele L
04-14-2007, 08:44 PM
Friday: 2 miles WATP
Saturday: 2.75 treadmill miles

Goal: 92 fitness miles
Completed: 42.99 miles
Remaining: 49.01 miles


Michele :wave:

ennay
04-15-2007, 03:18 PM
10.28 today

49.6/85

LisaMarie71
04-15-2007, 04:26 PM
Finally updating...

23.5/80

That doesn't look too good for halfway through the month... Spring break vacation kind of screwed up my plans. Oh well, we'll see how it all shakes out. I want to run now but there's lots of miserable rain out there...

grammpaula
04-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Another 1.5 on the treadmill. :tread:

Shellyknits
04-16-2007, 09:33 AM
Haven't posted an update lately, but I've been hitting the treadmill. I'm now 21.6/50. Feeling a little off the mark, but I've got a 5k coming on Saturday. My first one ever! I'm just walking, but it's a big change from sitting on the couch!

ArtsyGirl
04-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 46.9 (6.7 Run/40.2 Walk)
Left - 23.1

Shelly-good luck on the 5K

Spunkster5
04-16-2007, 01:31 PM
Sat: Ran 6 miles = 56:26

Goal: 72
Completed: 32
Remaining: 40

ennay
04-16-2007, 01:51 PM
speedy gal!

Today 5
54.6/85

YP1
04-16-2007, 04:24 PM
6.75 miles ish today - 70.2/125

grammpaula
04-16-2007, 08:04 PM
posting another 1.5 miles :woops:

LisaMarie71
04-16-2007, 08:14 PM
26.6/80

WaterRat
04-17-2007, 02:34 AM
Gosh, a whole week since I updated this.

Done: 24.5/30! :)

ArtsyGirl
04-17-2007, 06:48 PM
Goal - 70
Done - 50.9 (6.7 Run/44.2 Walk)
Left - 19.1

grammpaula
04-17-2007, 08:02 PM
I just finished another 1.5 miles on the treadmill. I'm half way there.

LisaMarie71
04-17-2007, 08:56 PM
31.6/80

ennay
04-18-2007, 01:17 AM
Today ...well hmmm we'll call it 4.2 Not really sure, no way to measure. Extremely brutal hilly muddy trail run

58.8/85

ArtsyGirl
04-18-2007, 08:16 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 54.9 (6.7 Run/48.2 Walk)
Left - 15.1

YP1
04-18-2007, 05:03 PM
I did 10.5 miles this evening - about 3.3 to running club and then a 7.2 mile club run. 80.7/125

grammpaula
04-18-2007, 05:50 PM
I made it through another 1.5 miles on the treadmill.

YP1
04-19-2007, 04:46 AM
Very slightly under 5 miles this morning - 85.6/125

ArtsyGirl
04-19-2007, 08:02 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 58.9 (6.7 Run/52.2 Walk)
Left - 11.1

Spunkster5
04-19-2007, 12:37 PM
Sat: Ran 3 miles = 30:43

Goal: 72
Completed: 35
Remaining: 37

Shellyknits
04-19-2007, 09:02 PM
Oooops! Keep forgetting to post my totals!

29.6/50

LisaMarie71
04-19-2007, 09:34 PM
34.7/80

Spunkster5
04-19-2007, 09:47 PM
Ran 5 miles today outside = 52:20

Goal: 72
Completed: 40
Remaining: 32

grammpaula
04-19-2007, 10:07 PM
Another 1.5 miles

ArtsyGirl
04-20-2007, 09:02 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 63.8 (10.1 Run/53.7 Walk)
Left - 6.2

grammpaula
04-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Finally nice weather. I took the dog for a 1.5 mile walk.

Spunkster5
04-21-2007, 01:28 AM
Ran 3 miles today

Goal: 72
Completed: 43
Remaining: 29

YP1
04-21-2007, 09:49 AM
Just under 20 miles this morning - 105.3/125

LisaMarie71
04-21-2007, 01:30 PM
37.8/80

Shellyknits
04-21-2007, 08:13 PM
32.16/50 Gotta count every hundreth you know!

ArtsyGirl
04-22-2007, 07:41 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 67.9 (13.2 Run/54.7 Walk)
Left - 2.1

Ran a 5K at the zoo yesterday. I kept my pace slower than a usual race due to some headache issues I've been having. My time was around 29:30. Spent some time at the zoo after the race. It was a beautiful day.

LisaMarie71
04-22-2007, 08:58 PM
44.8/80

Spunkster5
04-22-2007, 09:25 PM
Ran 8 miles Outside = 82 min
HR Monitor = 941 calories burned

Goal: 72
Completed: 51
Remaining: 21

YP1
04-23-2007, 05:36 PM
10.1 miles, taking me to 115.4/125

LisaMarie71
04-23-2007, 07:28 PM
46.8/80

LisaMarie71
04-24-2007, 11:39 PM
49.1/80

YP1
04-25-2007, 08:20 AM
I did a 12 mile run into work this morning to go past my target - 127.4/125.

I was going to say that I won't be hitting the heady heights of the 170s this month, then I realised that I'm doing a charity walk on Sunday that will probably come out somewhere between 25 and 30 miles, so I actually won't be too far off if I do a couple of shorter runs I had planned as well as that. I don't usually count walking, but I think a walk like that deserves to be logged, particularly as I've made the target of running 125, with the walk being on top.

ennay
04-25-2007, 07:39 PM
I havent been able to run much lately, every time I do I was getting sick, but I think I am back on the band wagon. I WAS on pace to blow my goal out of the water, but now I think I am just on pace to hopefully meet it.

Cant remember when I last updated
4.5 on Monday
4.5 ish trail run on Tuesday

67.8/85

ArtsyGirl
04-26-2007, 11:41 AM
Goal - 70
Done - 75.9 (13.2 Run/62.7 Walk)
Left -

ennay
04-26-2007, 01:22 PM
6.25 today
74/85

YP1
04-26-2007, 04:06 PM
5 today - 132.4/125

Spunkster5
04-26-2007, 10:40 PM
Ran 4 miles on treadmill = 41:52 min

Goal: 72
Completed: 55
Remaining: 17

ennay
04-27-2007, 12:01 PM
78.7/85

Spunkster5
04-27-2007, 09:13 PM
Ran 5 miles outside = 50:14

Goal: 72
Completed: 60
Remaining: 12

Spunkster5
04-28-2007, 07:03 PM
Ran 3 miles outside. I'm not gonna make my goal this month...I am experiencing some achilles tendinitis and don't wanna push my luck doing a 9 mile run. I was really looking forward to this run, but I'd rather not have a serious injury so i'll pass!

Goal: 72
Completed: 63
Remaining: 9

LisaMarie71
04-28-2007, 07:47 PM
51.1/80

I'm not even coming close to my very ambitious goal this month. When I set the goal, I didn't think about being out of town for Spring Break and I didn't know I'd hurt myself this past week and have to take a few days off. Sigh... Next month will be better!

ennay
04-29-2007, 02:45 PM
13.13 today

91.9/85

YP1
04-30-2007, 04:53 AM
About 27 (I didn't measure it exactly) walking yesterday. 159.4/125 (132.4 run, 27 walk)

ennay
04-30-2007, 03:10 PM
3.5 today - got cut short

95.3/85

grammpaula
04-30-2007, 06:55 PM
I didn't make the goal this month. Life took over last week and I didn't get out walking. I look forward to trying again next month.

WaterRat
04-30-2007, 07:55 PM
So, I keep forgetting to post here, but my goal was 30 miles, and I made that plus a few. :)

NavyWifeDee
05-01-2007, 08:50 AM
due to being in a funk, I only made 8.37 of my 40 miles. But I think I'm back on track now.