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Rain ([personal profile] raininshadows) wrote in [community profile] runners2016-12-31 10:29 pm
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New Year, New Challenge!

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). 
ridicully: a pair of dirty trainers (Shoes)

[personal profile] ridicully 2017-01-01 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, yes please.

I will start slow and aim for 50km this month and 10 active hours.
blnchflr: Running (running)

[personal profile] blnchflr 2017-01-01 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
Not running because of injury - active hours: 7.

Thanks for keeping track of us :) !
meri_oddities: default - Woman looking out a window (Default)

[personal profile] meri_oddities 2017-01-01 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm hoping for 100 miles and 6 activity hours.
temve: Chibi figure of me running (Run Tem Run)

[personal profile] temve 2017-01-01 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Because the wife is injured and won't be running as much with me: 50 miles run.
Because I have moved and am no longer a bike commuter but will endeavour to swim with my injured wife at least as long as her free gym passes hold: 5 hours actived.

Happy New Year!
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[personal profile] purplecat 2017-01-01 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes please!

I'm aiming for 45km per week running in January - so that's a total of 180km by the 29th - and 190km by the 31st!
semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)

[personal profile] semielliptical 2017-01-01 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
100 miles and 5 hours.

Thanks for running the challenge!
ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

[personal profile] ilanarama 2017-01-02 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, thanks for taking the lead with this! I am going for 100 miles and 4 hours this month.
cadenzamuse: Cross-legged girl literally drawing the world around her into being (Default)

[personal profile] cadenzamuse 2017-01-02 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm. I would like to have run 9 mi by the end of the month.

Plus...4 active hours?

I'm trying to work back up into movement practices from having been pretty sedentary for most of last year, so I'm starting very small and slow.
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[personal profile] thebookpile 2017-01-05 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I just signed up for my first marathon so my goal will be to get my kilometerage up to about 60 to 65K by the last week of January. That's the week that my weekly marathon clinic at The Running Room will begin.

If anyone has any advice for a first-time marathoner, particularly on what to eat during the days leading up to the race and fueling during the race, I would be very thankful for any suggestions offered. I have run 3 half marathons so far with mostly water and some Gatorade.

Happy 2017!