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posted by [personal profile] camper4lyfe at 01:15pm on 20/09/2017
I've never posted here before, so what better way than with a race report? I posted this to my other running group and decided I'd share it here as well.
It's race report time )
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 03:09pm on 17/09/2017
Hi there - it's been a while! Hope your running or other activity is going well these days.

If you're interested, I posted reports on two ten-mile races I did this summer on my journal.
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posted by [personal profile] thalia at 12:38pm on 30/05/2017
Last weekend [personal profile] meri_oddities and I ran the Green Bay half marathon, and it was really fun. Very well-organized race. I was totally untrained, though, so we're not talking about my time.

I was using my iPhone for race tracking, and it says I ran 14.26 miles, rather than the expected 13.1. What I'm trying to figure out is, is it possible that my tangents are that horrible, or is the phone probably wrong? I've never had reason to think its distance is inaccurate before; I use it all the time running at home, and its distances have always been more or less the same as what I'd get from my Garmin on my regular routes. But, wow, that's a big difference.

Here's the mile-by-mile breakdown. I missed the first mile marker, so the first lap covers the first two miles.
Mile Marker Race Distance GPS Distance
2 2 2.08
3 1 1.03
4 1 1.03
5 1 1.11
6 1 1.13
7 1 1.1
8 1 1.09
9 1 1.05
10 1 1.04
11 1 1.07
12 1 1.08
13.1 1.1 1.45
Total 13.1 14.26


That last lap included a foray into Lambeau Field, and I stopped a few times for photos, so I'm not surprised it's on the long side. Most of the other laps aren't too awful, except for miles 5 and 6.

What do you think? Do I just need to learn to run better routes? Are my phone's numbers completely unlikely? Help!!!
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posted by [personal profile] semielliptical at 02:51pm on 26/03/2017 under
I wrote up a short race report over at my journal, if anyone is interested.
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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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