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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 10:13am on 24/09/2016
How was this week? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time, and let me know if you're reporting for just this week or the entire month to date.
Mood:: 'tired' tired
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 11:22am on 20/09/2016 under
We have made great progress toward our month's goals, and collectively we have run just over 300 miles this month, and completed 19 additional hours of activity!

[personal profile] ilanarama 113 miles (56.5%)
[personal profile] linaelyn
[personal profile] meri_oddities 47 miles (47%), 3 hours (37.5%)
[personal profile] raininshadows 8.9 miles (44.5%), 1 hour (25%)
[personal profile] ridicully 30 km (30%), 3 hours (30%)
[personal profile] semielliptical 103 miles (51.5%), 4 hours (66.7%)
[personal profile] temve 19.5 miles (65%), 9 hours (33.3%)

If you missed the check-in post and want me to add your update, you can comment here. Cheering everyone on to another active week!
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 02:16pm on 17/09/2016 under
How's it going? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time, and let me know if you're reporting for just this week or the entire month to date.
Mood:: 'content' content
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 12:38pm on 12/09/2016 under
Hi all! Our accomplishments so far this month. As a group, we ran the distance of over 5.5 marathons (151 miles), and added 8 hours beyond that!

[personal profile] ilanarama 54 miles (27%)
[personal profile] linaelyn
[personal profile] meri_oddities 22 miles (22%), 1 hour (12.5%)
[personal profile] raininshadows 8.9 miles (44.5%), 1 hour (25%)
[personal profile] ridicully 20 km (20%)
[personal profile] semielliptical 48 miles (24%), 2 hours (33%)
[personal profile] temve 6 miles (20%), 4 hours (14.8%)

If you missed the check-in post and want me to add your update, you can comment here. Onward through the next week!
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 06:56pm on 09/09/2016 under ,
How has the beginning of the month been for you? Comment with your miles/kms and/or active time so far.
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 02:07pm on 31/08/2016 under
Hi there [community profile] runners! Anyone up for a September challenge? Nothing fancy, I'll just do a weekly check-in and month-end round up post.

If you're interested, comment with your goals for miles/km and/or active hours for the month. And if you're working toward any specific running/exercise goals, that would be fun to hear about, too.
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
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posted by [personal profile] nanila at 02:25pm on 05/08/2016 under , ,
Hello runners! After struggling with repeated short-term illnesses for the first half of the year (colds, throat infection, cystitis; as soon as I shook off one, another snuck in to take its place), I started running consistently again. Total distance for the second half of July was 25 km, and so far in August I'm on 10 km, hoping to achieve 40+ by the end of the month. I signed up to do a 10k in mid-September. My only goal is to beat last year's time.

Anyway, I'm mostly posting because I'd like to hear about other people's Parkrun experiences. My partner & I have been doing Parkrun alternately for about a year and a half now. One of us runs and the other looks after the children. We used to have to drive to a Parkrun (not ideal). On the plus side, that site has a large and well-equipped playground in it. However, a new Parkrun has just started up nearby that we can cycle to. I've started volunteering rather than running, since I tend to get my running in during the week, so Partner does Parkrun. Also, the cycle is a hilly 15 km round-trip, so I feel like I get a fair bit of exercise doing that, especially with a child on the back of the bike. So far I've only done marshaling. The course is not very well bedded in. The other Parkrun is on a paved track, while this one is just basically a rough track in a field full of sheep. At the last Parkrun, the organisers said they want to have more people trained up to do more taxing roles such as time-keeping. I kept quiet at the time since I'm still new to volunteering, but I was wondering if any other runners here have volunteered at a Parkrun, and which roles they've taken and enjoyed? Also, if you run at Parkrun, what do you like best about it?
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 12:36pm on 14/06/2016 under
Hi there - I have a short report on a trail half marathon and road 5K over at my journal, if anyone is interested.

Hope your running/other exercise is going well these days!
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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 09:28pm on 17/05/2016
 First of all: I am really, really sorry this took so long. I should have realized I wouldn't be up for extra mental work in May. Thanks for being understanding. 

Second: April went pretty well! Most of us met most of our goals. A special mention goes to [personal profile] ell , who managed a whopping 277.5 percent of her active time goal. 

Description of the running progress chart.

Hopefully all of us are doing well in May, too! 

temve: Chibi figure of me running (Run Tem Run)
... or, Why You Should Never Let A [personal profile] temve Race Unattended.

So, today is a public holiday in Germany - Ascension Day to the Christians, Fathers' Day to the guys, and to the local running community, the day of the local season-opener 10K, the Höchster Kreisstadtlauf.

This one is a Local Race writ large - virtually no pro runners participating, all proceeds got to a local children's charity, local volunteer fire brigades taking care of safety and water stops, and the local paper organizing the whole mess. Traditionally, this is the season opener for many runners in the area, not least because it's a net downhill course which makes for good times. And the weather is usually glorious, today being no exception.

So, early this morning I got on my bike, rode to the nearest train station, boarded the local train with a couple hundred other runners (and absolutely nobody else) and trekked out to the start line - this is a point-to-point, and while I no longer live at the finish line like I used to, it's still only a short bike ride away. I get to the start line, pick up my race number, pin it on... and realise that I've forgotten my timing chip at home. Oops.

See, that's what happens when I try to run races without [personal profile] ell, who is off to Poland for a long weekend of aikido today. Without her meticulous-bordering-on-OCD packing, I managed to bring a water bottle, a banana, a warm jacket, my phone, the house key, a little cash, and even some reading - but not my timing chip.

Oh well, I thought, I'll just treat it as a fun 10K run in the sun, with lots of company. That was when I spied a dude with a helium bottle and a couple of large red rubber balloons and a small sign informing the public that anybody who ran the race carrying one of those big red balloons advertising the local paper would get a free drink and food at the finish line.

Sure, I thought. Sign me up.



Pre-race me with red balloon doing its thing. Yes, that is a Japanese torii in the background. No, I don't know either.

Let's call it the Decompression Derby, shall we? )

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