December Beast Challenge

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:12 pm

December 1: 60 minute run
Dec 2: 33 minute run, weights
Dec 3: 30 minute run
Dec 4: 33 minute run
Dec 5: 60 minute run, upper body strength
Dec 6: 31 minute run
Dec 7: 1:14 minute run, weights,
Dec 8: 59 minute run
Dec 9: 60 minute run
Dec 10: 57 minute run, strength
Dec 11: 55 minute run
Dec 12: 60 minute run
Dec 13: 60 minute run, upper body strength
Dec 14: 61 minute run
Dec 15: 57 minute run
Dec 16: 60 minute run
Dec 17: 60 minute run, weights
Dec 18: 92 minute run
Dec 19: 59 minute run, strength
Dec 20: 60 minute run
Dec 21: 31 minute run
Dec 22: 60 minute run
Dec 23: 60 minute run
Dec 24: 60 minute run
Dec 25: 30 minute run
Dec 26: 30 minute run
Dec 27: 60 minute run
Dec 28: 60 minute run, strength
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Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:51 am

I broke the streak on Sunday- our friends from Portland had just arrived the day before and I got lazy about getting a workout in. We did go for a few short walks but nothing more than "normal" activity for me. But I was back to it yesterday and today with 30 and 60 minute runs. Tomorrow will be downhill skiing, but I might also do a short run when we get home.
Races for 2018:
January 28: MEC Race #1 (Stanley Park) 10K- Done!
February 11: First Half Half-Marathon- Done!
March 18: MEC Race #2 (Pacific Spirit Park) 10K - Done!
April 14: MEC Race #3 (Burnaby Lake) 10K Done!
April 22: Vancouver Sun Run 10K Done!
May 6: BMO Half-Marathon - switch to 8K Done!
May 20: Red Deer Half-Marathon -switch to 10K Done!
June 10: MEC Race #4 (Garry Point Park) 10K Done!
July 22: MEC Race #5 (Riverfront Park) 10K or 5K not done
Sept 22: Seawheeze Half-Marathon may cancel this
Sept 30: MEC Race #6 (Garry Point Park) 10K or 5K

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:54 pm

you did great though!!

I broke it awhile ago but am trying to get *most* days in. My ankle is still requiring some rest days. :(
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby IronGoddess » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:04 pm

I haven't posted but I am still streaking


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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Habs4ever » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:17 pm

December 1: 60 minute run
Dec 2: 33 minute run, weights
Dec 3: 30 minute run
Dec 4: 33 minute run
Dec 5: 60 minute run, upper body strength
Dec 6: 31 minute run
Dec 7: 1:14 minute run, weights,
Dec 8: 59 minute run
Dec 9: 60 minute run
Dec 10: 57 minute run, strength
Dec 11: 55 minute run
Dec 12: 60 minute run
Dec 13: 60 minute run, upper body strength
Dec 14: 61 minute run
Dec 15: 57 minute run
Dec 16: 60 minute run
Dec 17: 60 minute run, weights
Dec 18: 92 minute run
Dec 19: 59 minute run, strength
Dec 20: 60 minute run
Dec 21: 31 minute run
Dec 22: 60 minute run
Dec 23: 60 minute run
Dec 24: 60 minute run
Dec 25: 30 minute run
Dec 26: 30 minute run
Dec 27: 60 minute run
Dec 28: 60 minute run, strength
Dec 29: 60 minute run
Dec 30: 60 minute run
Dec 31: 60 minute run (we are skating tonight too)
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Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Habs4ever » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:18 pm

IronGoddess wrote:I haven't posted but I am still streaking


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Good Work!
I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Jwolf » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:13 pm

I managed to do something every day except for December 27, the day after our friends arrived. It was a good month. :)

Congratulations to everyone!
Races for 2018:
January 28: MEC Race #1 (Stanley Park) 10K- Done!
February 11: First Half Half-Marathon- Done!
March 18: MEC Race #2 (Pacific Spirit Park) 10K - Done!
April 14: MEC Race #3 (Burnaby Lake) 10K Done!
April 22: Vancouver Sun Run 10K Done!
May 6: BMO Half-Marathon - switch to 8K Done!
May 20: Red Deer Half-Marathon -switch to 10K Done!
June 10: MEC Race #4 (Garry Point Park) 10K Done!
July 22: MEC Race #5 (Riverfront Park) 10K or 5K not done
Sept 22: Seawheeze Half-Marathon may cancel this
Sept 30: MEC Race #6 (Garry Point Park) 10K or 5K

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:49 pm

ultraslacker wrote:As I mentioned in the daily thread, some people in my running club are doing a december challenge. Thought I'd bring it over here and see if anyone else wants to join.

Very simple: run 30 minutes every day in December.


Thanks for the challenge!
I managed to run a minimum of 30 minutes everyday for the month.
I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby ultraslacker » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:51 pm

Good job, everyone!!

I had 21 out of 31 days. Which is not what I'd hoped but actually not too bad given I still feel like I'm in recovery mode...
"You're an ultrarunner, normal rules don't apply to you." (Doonst)


First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby MikeM » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:23 pm

Thanks for the challenge. I missed two days but more importantly the challenge spurred me to do workouts on a couple of days I normally would have skipped over the holidays. I also started doing exercise bike and stretching while watching tv more often, which I've wanted to get in the habit of doing but have usually been too lazy.

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby RobW » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:51 pm

I stay away from streak challenges but I will say this thread inspired me to introduce a 6th day of running back into my week. The 30 minutes of running was a nice way to do so. My mileage is relatively low since May 2015 but the consistency is still there. Time to ramp it up a bit as marathon training has officially begun in the New Year.
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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:52 pm

Do we need a January challenge? Not another streak but something else...?
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:00 pm

(another challenge I'm in on fb is 2016km in 2016... we could do that here too)
"You're an ultrarunner, normal rules don't apply to you." (Doonst)


First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

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Re: December Beast Challenge

Postby daddy_runner » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:26 am

ultraslacker wrote:(another challenge I'm in on fb is 2016km in 2016... we could do that here too)


I'm in for that. I'm in a similar challenge on FB, except you get to pick your unit of measure (km or miles).
Plan for 2017:
END-SURE 25k...done! 2:30:23
Spruce Woods Ultra volunteering...done!
Kettle Moraine 100
Western States 100 crewing
Falcon Fatass 50k
Superior 100


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