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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 03:49pm on 07/02/2017 under
 Overall: not the best month. But we'll do better in February, I'm sure! 

Graph of distances and times for January 2017.

Shoutouts to [personal profile] blnchflr , [personal profile] meri_oddities , and [personal profile] semielliptical  for making their distance goals, and to [personal profile] ridicully , [personal profile] temve , [personal profile] purplecat , semielliptical again, and [personal profile] thebookpile for making their activity goals. ridicully and temve in particular managed more than twice as many active hours as intended!

Good job, everyone! 
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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 10:54pm on 01/02/2017 under ,
Final totals for January here, please! I'm hoping to have the results up by the 8th. Also, does anyone want to do February? If not, I'll handle it again. 
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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 03:15pm on 22/01/2017 under ,
 Sorry for skipping Week 2! Vacation and colds and running my first half marathon kind of all collided badly. How are you guys doing? Put your distance and time in the comments, please. 
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posted by [personal profile] thebookpile at 05:27pm on 17/01/2017
Hi everyone,

I recently found this group, so my apologies if this has been asked before, but do you have any recommendations for a treadmill for home use? Or even just recommended brands?

I live in Ottawa, Canada and while I don't mind running in the cold, we have already had some freezing rain this year and more is expected. I'm training for my first marathon and I don't want to miss too many training days, but when the streets turn into skating rinks (literally), I'm hesitant to venture out for fear of slipping and injuring myself.

Any insights appreciated!
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posted by [personal profile] ilanarama at 05:58pm on 11/01/2017
Two running-related links that you may find interesting:

Good Luck, Morons about "Lazarus Lake" and the race he puts on in Tennessee, the infamous Barkley Marathons 100-mile race, which has only been finished (within the 60-hour time limit) by 14 people in the thirty years it's been held.

How a 13-year-old Canadian girl ran the world’s fastest marathon about Maureen Wilton Mancuso, who broke the female Canadian distance record and the female world record for the marathon in 1967, when women were not considered capable of running long distances. (Her race was two weeks after Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon by registering under her initials and avoiding the angry race director as he tried to physically throw her off the course.)
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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 07:09pm on 08/01/2017 under ,
 How did you do for Week 1? Comment here! 
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posted by [personal profile] raininshadows at 10:29pm on 31/12/2016 under
I'm going to try to run a January challenge. If you'd like to participate, please post your distance goal and/or active hours goal in the comments!

New participants are welcome!
 The distance goal can be in miles or kilometers, but I'll assume miles if you don't specify. Active hours can be a particular type of activity (usually biking for me), or total amount of activity (swimming, martial arts, hiking, whatever). 
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posted by [personal profile] ell at 09:02am on 17/11/2016 under ,
Hi Runners,

After last week, I am completely off my goal of doing something every day. Unless you count angry ranting or blanket forting as activity. Or drinking. Then I'm aces!

Anyway, check in here!

Here's our breakdown so far:
Who Running /Walking Goal Other Goal Check in 1
Ell 50 miles every day 2.5 miles 16:35 hours
Semielliptical 110 miles 7 hours 40 miles 1 hour
Rainshadows 40 miles 5 hours biking
Linaelyn 90 miles every day 28 miles
Temve 60 miles 26 hours 16 miles 6.5 hours
Dancing_serpent 20 km 4 hours
Purplecat 176 km 48 km
Bluemeridian 147 mi
Ilanarama Cheerleading
Thebookpile 4-5/week
Ridicully 75 km 10 hours/every day
Franzi awesome weights workout

Regardless, we will survive.

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posted by [personal profile] ell at 11:39pm on 08/11/2016 under
Dear Runners,

Please check in here with something encouraging. Me, I've got nothing tonight.

Captain L
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posted by [personal profile] ell at 06:48pm on 01/11/2016 under
Hi Runners!

I was thinking that a November Challenge is in order and I'd be happy to come out of my DW hibernation and run it this month.

There are several reasons why running would be good for us this month:

1) It's NaNo month and running boosts creativity

2) For many of us, the days are getting shorter and colder, the clocks are turning back soon or have just turned back and running can improve your mood. For all the southern hemispheric folks, running now will help get you fit for a summer of fun activities. (No, I'm not jealous. Or bitter.)

3) For all of us, the stress of the holidays is coming (and the stress of the T-word being elected next week) and running can help with anxiety and depression.

So I propose a November running challenge. Let's work together and have a great, productive, and sweaty November!

I am trying to get back into running again after a series of unfortunate events (like bad hips that lead to bad knees and moving to a new(old) continent.

My running/exercise goal this month is to do some exercise every day. Starting today. Running, I hope to get 50 miles this month. And break in the new running shoes I bought yesterday. Comment here with your goals and I will make us a spreadsheet and post our progress weekly.
Music:: Mr November


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