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NRDgirl Pro 195 posts since
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May 31, 2011 1:13 PM

National Running Day is tomorrow, 6/1/11. How are you celebrating?

Hey Runners! Tomorrow is National Running Day and I'm curious to know how all of you are planning to commemorate what should be a religious holiday. My plans are to get in at least 3 miles tomorrow. I have an early morning meeting, but I'm going to try and hit the pavement in the morning. May have to get up a lot earlier than usual, but it shouldn't be too bad. It's gonna be about 93 degrees in Atlanta tomorrow, so I definitely want to run before the heat kicks up.


What are your plans? Inquiring minds want to know.


Happy National Running Day, everyone!

2015 Highlights:

  • Albany Marathon (Albany, GA): 3:58
  • Grandma's Marathon (Duluth, MN) 3:53 (marathon PR)
  • TCS New York City Marathon (NY): 4:06

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007

    I celebrated National Running Day just a bit early, on Monday, 5/30. I raced the Fiesta Days 10K in La Canada, CA. This is the 21st year in a row that I've done this race! (they have both a 5K and a 10K; I've done both over the years). Weather was excellent - high 50's, clear and dry. The course is fairly challenging - rolling hills, with a downhill start and an uphill finish. Finished in 50'50" - that's clock time, they don't do chip timing - beat 51 min (YES) and took 3rd place in age group (Party Time).



    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24

    Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57

  • Kristy in NC Pro 134 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011

    I'd love to run, however with a knee injury from a recent fall that is now infected I'll be setting this one out.

    Kristy in NC

    3/12/11 - St. Patricks Day 5K - First 5K - 43 min

    7/4/11 - Peachtree Road Race - 1hr 30 min

    9/2/11 - BB&T Sunset 5K - 40:48

    10/22/11 - Rocktoberfest 5K - 38:53

    11/5/11 - CommYOUnity 5K - 37:22

    11/24/11 - Butterball 5K - 37:03

    3/25/12 - Charlotte Motor Speedway 5K - 34:21

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    CRL8686: 21 years that is amazing!!!!


    Just my Wed run with the running group I think lots of 300 with a 100 jog between.

  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
    Dec 1, 2009

    I'm so lame. Today is my rest day. But I'll be thinking of you guys out there running today on National Running Day!!! I'm on another social messageboard. I have a nutrition and health thread over there so I shared some running tips and some other little fun info about running and road racing.


    I guess I did my part.  HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!

    Completed Races 2012:

    Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

    Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00


    Upcoming Races 2012:

    IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

    Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

    Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

    Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

    Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

    ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12


    Personal Record from 2011:

    Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

    Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)

  • Katie21784 Pro 128 posts since
    Apr 5, 2011

    I'm getting over what I believe is strept and haven't run for the past three days, but I'm determined to get out there today, mostly because it's National Running Day, but also partly because I'm hoping to run my first race (a short 2 miler) this weekend!  I'll run anywhere from 2 miles to 3.6 miles today, depending on how good I feel once I start running...especially since my only time to run is at 3:00 in the afternoon and it's supposed to get up to a toasty 97 today!!!



    Follow me on Twitter: @KatieRUNning

    Race Results

    6/4/11 - Salvation Army Dash From Disaster 2 Mile Run - 18:55.5

    6/25/11 - Tomato Festival 5K - 28:15

    7/4/11 - The Great Commission 4 Miler - 37:30 (2nd place in my age group)

    7/9/11 - Swinging Bridge 5K - 31:12

    7/16/11 - Hit The Bricks 5K - 28:36

    8/6/11 - Run For The Son 5K

    Find me and follow my training on by searching for

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Poor planning on my part....bummer. I ran Monday, Tuesday, today is c/t....walked 45 min and did weights 30 min.....tomorrow, I'll do lsd in honor of National Running Day.

    Every day is a celebration since I got back into running.

    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

  • Julie Ann Hackett Legend 226 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Don't forget you save a few $ if you register for a Rock n Roll marathon today to celebrate National Running Day.  I think I'm going to sign up for the one in LA.

  • runningisgoodforme Amateur 10 posts since
    Jul 20, 2010

    Hey NRDgirl,

    We had 92 this afternoon in Dahlonega, so it was more comfortable than Atlanta, but still only got in 3 miles.  It was a little something to celebrate anyway!

  • Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
    Apr 17, 2011

    Ran six miles this evening after it cooled down and tried out the new Amphipod water bottle. Happy National Running Day everyone!!!! Hopefully there will be many more for alll of us!!!!

    4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

    5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

    7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

    Lost 80lbs since 6/17/10 starting wt 280lbs

    Joined Second Wind Running Club 9/2011

    8/27/11 13.38mi 2:32

    9/17/11 13.45mi 2:27

    Habitat for Humanity 5K 12/31/11 26:42 PR

    4/28/12 IL Marathon 1st 1/2 2:10:38

    Cycled 1600 mi summer of 2012

    Cycled Hilly Hundred 10/25/12

    Upcoming races

    April 2013 1st full marathon..

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