SparkPeople Madison, WI Runners Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36035 Welcome runners from the Madison, WI and surrounding area: New runners, seasoned runners and aspiring runners welcomed! SparkPeople Madison, WI Runners Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36035 The Harlem Globetrotters in Madison! COUPON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x51184295 My family loves this incredible show!! We can’t wait to see it again this year and I wanted to share this great coupon with you all. 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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:59:37 EST Force of Orange -- Group Training Anyone?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x51135145 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=2atWTJU9YVs&<BR>noredirect=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Visit them on their Facebook page: <link>www.facebook.com/forceoforange </link> <BR> <BR> or by contacting a trainer direct at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness: <link>fitchburg.orangeshoe.com </link> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 14:35:38 EST Fitchburg Area Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x49989027 Hey, whether you're a slow "wogger" (walk/jogger) like me, or somebody training to get in to the Boston marathon, check out the "Fitchburg Area Runners" at <link>www.fitchburgarearunners.org </link> . You don't have to live in Fitchburg to join us (it's the Fitchburg "area", after all...). <BR> <BR> It's not a big group, but it's very friendly, and we have planned routes of 2, 4, and 6 miles every week. Right now, we're still running on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, but as it ge... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:36:39 EST June 2012 Madison Area Races http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x48261628 Okay-- I fell at little behind here... but we're getting caught back up! <BR> <BR> Jun 2, 2012 <BR> Komen Madison Race for the Cure <BR> 5K run, 5K walk, 1M walk <BR> Madison, WI <BR> <BR> Jun 8, 2012 <BR> Ragnar Relay Chicago <BR> 200M relay <BR> Madison, WI <BR> <BR> Jun 9, 2012 <BR> Girls on the Run 5K <BR> 5K run <BR> Fitchburg, WI <BR> <BR> Jun 10, 2012 <BR> Verona Hometown Days Run/Walk <BR> 10K run, 5K run <BR> Verona, WI <BR> <BR> Jun 15, 2012 <BR> Relay For Life of Stoughton/ ... Mon, 28 May 2012 10:48:32 EST Vet Fest Race - Reedsburg, WI 4/16/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421302 Vet Fest Race <BR> <BR> Reedsburg, WI <BR> <BR> April 14, 2012 <BR> <BR> Info: <link>www.reedsburgvetfest.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>www.reedsburgvetfest.com/registratio<BR>n.html </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:59:51 EST American Cancer Society Madison 5K & 10k 4/21/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421276 31st Annual American Cancer Society Madison 5K & 10K Walk/Run 2012 - Presented by American Family Insurance <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 21, 2012 <BR> <BR> Info: <link>community.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_i<BR>d=41655&pg=entry </link> <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>community.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_i<BR>d=41655&pg=entry </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:58:08 EST Kinesiology Club, UW-Madison Poker Run 4/16/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421263 Kinesiology Club, UW-Madison Poker Run <BR> <BR> 4/16/2012 <BR> <BR> 5K Run/Walk: 6:00pm <BR> <BR> Info: <link>https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Madiso<BR>n/UWKinesiologyClubPokerRun?aflt_token<BR>=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw </link> <BR> <BR> Registation: <link>https://runsignup.com/race/register2<BR>.php?raceId=1213 </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:57:00 EST 2012 Pi Mile Run 4/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421237 2012 Pi Mile Run <BR> <BR> April 14th, 2012 <BR> <BR> Info: <link>tbp.slc.engr.wisc.edu/pimilerun/inde<BR>x.html </link> <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>tbp.slc.engr.wisc.edu/pimilerun/regi<BR>stration.html </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:55:44 EST Spring Spint for the Arb -- Madison 4/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421223 Spring Spint for the Arb -- Madison <BR> <BR> April 14, 2012 <BR> <BR> Info: <link>uwarboretum.org/springsprint/ </link> <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>www.active.com/running/madison-wi/sp<BR>ring-sprint-for-the-arb-2012 </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:54:38 EST Race to Erase MS 5K Run/Walk- Madison 4/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421202 Race to Erase MS 5K Run/Walk- Madison <BR> <BR> April 14th <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>https://www.imathlete.com/events/Eve<BR>ntReg/EventReg_SelectType.aspx?fEID=12<BR>601&fNew=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Overview <BR> Going for Ten Thousand fights for the 10,000 people in Wisconsin fighting multiple sclerosis. Join us at the Race to Erase MS 5K Run/Walk- Madison! Proceeds benefit the National MS Society-WI Chapter, and the event is open to runners of all ages and abilities. <BR> <B... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:53:15 EST Black Earth: 10 or 2 mile race-- 4/7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x47421164 Who's running?! <BR> <BR> Out and back course in Black Earth <BR> <BR> 10:00 am <BR> <BR> Info: <link>http://www.athenstoatlantis.com/Even<BR>ts/files.php?eventID=200185&idx=0 </link> / <BR> <BR> Registration: <link>www.athenstoatlantis.com/Events/2001<BR>85/ </link> / Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:51:30 EST Winter Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x46142569 How's everyone doing with winter running now that we finally have snow?? <em>334</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:02:09 EST Half Marathon Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x45113651 So I posted this on the Spark message boards, but I thought this would be a great place for some feedback as well! <BR> <BR> I've been running for about a year and a half. I generally run 6-8 miles per week, and the longest run I've ever done was an 8k last April. I'll be graduating from college next month, and with that I'll hopefully have more time for running and I'm thinking about doing a half marathon. I have a couple of questions though: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it too soon to consider half ma... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:37:38 EST Jingle Bell Run/Walk, Dec 10th, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x45060568 <link>jbrmadison2011.kintera.org/faf/home/<BR>default.asp?ievent=483527 </link> <BR> <BR> Jingle Bell Run/Walk, Dec 10th, 2011 <BR> <BR> Event Schedule: <BR> <BR> Team registrations due for team name/logo on t-shirts 11/10/2011 12:00 pm <BR> <BR> Pre-packet pick-up 12/8/2011 7:30 am - 5:30 pm <BR> <BR> Day of registation and packet pick up 12/10/2011 8:30 am - 10:15 am <BR> <BR> 10K Run Starts 12/10/2011 10:30 am <BR> <BR> 5K Run start followed by walkers 12/10/2011 10:45 am <BR> <... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:17:24 EST Berbee Derby, Nov 24th, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x45060539 <link>www.berbeederby.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Berbee Derby, Nov 24th, 2011 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Oct. 15 Deadline for Really Early Bird registration <BR> <BR> Oct. 30 Deadline for Team registration and all race category changes* <BR> <BR> Nov. 4 Deadline for Early Bird registration <BR> <BR> Nov. 21-23 Packet Pickup: 7 am - 7 pm <BR> <BR> Location: 5500 East Cheryl Parkway, suite 101 <BR> <BR> Nov. 22 ... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:14:52 EST UW Running Club Fall 15k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x44445825 In case anyone is looking for a run this month, the UW Running Club's Fall 15k is Sunday, October 23rd at 9am at Warner Park in Madison. Proceeds benefit Madison Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can do it either as a 3 person relay or a solo 5k. <BR> <BR> <link>running.rso.wisc.edu/races/fall15k/ </link> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:22:54 EST What do you wan to see here?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x43810329 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Our group has come to a halt.... busy running, work and life schedules have not allowed me to be a pro-active here as I'd like so I am asking for some help. Does anyone have ideas of what they'd like our 'Madison, WI Runners' group to be about, goaled towards, topics, agendas, etc??? <BR> <BR> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone out there has! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone-- and happy running! <BR> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:16:53 EST Attention Middleton Runners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x42727374 Be careful out there everyone! <BR> <BR> <link>www.channel3000.com/news/28372573/de<BR>tail.html </link> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:42:29 EST 2011: 5K, 10K, Half/ Full Marathon & More! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x41166033 Who's got up coming races?!? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:25:09 EST What are you training for?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x39729673 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> What are you training for? Do any of you want to form a Madison area 'training group'? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:00:16 EST Madison 2011 Races? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x38507883 Okay so far this last year I have been a solo runner but in the past I have regularly had at least one "running buddy". Are there any Spark Madisonians planning on meeting up at some local races this coming year, or even planning on a training run or two together "team in Training" style? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:38:56 EST Madison 2011 Races? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x38507879 Okay so far this last year I have been a solo runner but in the past I have regularly had at least one "running buddy". Are there any Spark Madisonians planning on meeting up at some local races this coming year, or even planning on a training run or two together "team in Training" style? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:38:46 EST Madison 2011 Races? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x38507876 Okay so far this last year I have been a solo runner but in the past I have regularly had at least one "running buddy". Are there any Spark Madisonians planning on meeting up at some local races this coming year, or even planning on a training run or two together "team in Training" style? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:38:38 EST Madison 2011 Races? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x38507875 Okay so far this last year I have been a solo runner but in the past I have regularly had at least one "running buddy". Are there any Spark Madisonians planning on meeting up at some local races this coming year, or even planning on a training run or two together "team in Training" style? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:38:28 EST Brand new to it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x38156524 Moved to Madison a year ago last summer, expecting my first child, and I love this town - so much to do, to see, to experience! My husband and I have decided we want to take up running, and I have a lot of shape to 'get into', but I am READY. I am also only 3 days post-op from major surgery, but as I am recovering, I am going to reDIScover the me beneath. I will be looking for any tips for newbies! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:25:16 EST Winter running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x37491659 Hi all, <BR> From looking at your pictures I'm pretty sure I could be the team mom (if not grandma). I started running again this spring after a twenty year rest period. I am enjoying it, and have two questions. <BR> What works to help prevent slipping on snow? I wear yaktraks to walk to and from work, but I'm not sure how they would work for running. <BR> What do you wear on your heads? I am always warm, so I'd rather wear just a band than a hat, but I'm concerned that my sweaty hair could ... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 17:51:14 EST Halloween Madison Mud Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x37234787 Anyone interested in doing this? I'm really interested in doing it, and if I can find a friend or two to do it with me, I'm going to sign up. Sounds like so much messy fun! <BR> <BR> From the website: madisonmudrun.com <BR> Second Madison Mud Run is a challenging 4 to 5 mile run with hills, water crossings, tire obstacles, wall climbs, tunnel crawls, hay bale obstacles, inflatable obstacle courses and the famous “mud pit”. The 2010 Fall Event will be a "Halloween Bash". There will be a co... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:55:20 EST 16th Annual Fall 15K and 3x5K Relay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x36716120 Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> I just joined the UW-Madison Running Club and we're organizing a 15k & 3x5k run to benefit the Madison Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The race is on Sunday, October 24th, 9am, at Warner Park. Here's the link if anyone is interested in participating! <BR> <BR> <link>running.rso.wisc.edu/races/fall15k/ </link> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:22:30 EST September 2010 Running Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x36376143 Okay, I have failed epic-ly (sp? <em>334</em> ) at every challenge I've put up so far. So let's start another challenge and motivate each other!! Set a mileage goal for yourself and track your progress! I'll post the winner at the beginning of October. <BR> <BR> Copy the text below and put it into a new post. Come back and edit your mileage every day! <BR> <BR> My mileage goal is: 30 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/1: <BR> 9/2: <BR> 9/3: <BR> 9/4: <BR> 9/5: <BR> 9/6: <BR> 9/7: <B... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:42:24 EST "Overhydration Can Be Fatal, Says New Research" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x36064329 Please be careful out in this heat! <BR> <BR> <link>www.runtex.com/web/1-162.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>67</em> <em>57</em> <em>259</em> <em>312</em> <em>67</em> <em>57</em> <em>259</em> <em>312</em> <em>67</em> <em>57</em> <em>259</em> <em>312</em> <em>67</em> <em>57</em> <em>259</em> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:26:53 EST Anyone know where to find a Ride & Tie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x35510312 Hey there I was checking online for an at least somewhat local Ride and Tie (relay race with two humans and one horse) but it looks like they are all in CA or WA, or somewhere at least a days drive away. I did find one in Mid Iowa in September. Has anyone heard of a non sanctioned event in WI or northern Illinois (the one in Barrington uses bikes instead of horses). Thanks! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:22:18 EST July 2010 Running Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x35296390 <em>57</em> Let's start another challenge!! Set a mileage goal for yourself and track your progress! <BR> <BR> Copy the text below and put it into a new post. Come back and edit your mileage every day! <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> My mileage goal is: 60 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> 7/1: 0 <BR> 7/2: 0 <BR> 7/3: 0 <BR> 7/4: 0 <BR> 7/5: 0 <BR> 7/6: 0 <BR> 7/7: 0 <BR> 7/8: 0 <BR> 7/9: 0 <BR> 7/10: 2 <BR> 7/11: 5 <BR> 7/12: 0 <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> 7/15: <BR> 7/16: <BR> 7/17: <BR> 7/18: <BR... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 09:08:41 EST 10k Training Program Recommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x34908629 Hi everyone. With one 5k under my belt and another one planned for later this summer, I'd like to set my goals a bit higher and embark on a 10k training program. I've eyed up a couple of potential 8k/10k races later this year I'm considering entering. Does anyone have any recommendations on a 10k training program that worked well for them? There are many plans available on the internet and it is hard to decide which one might work best. I'd consider myself a beginner runner. My goal would be ... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:36:32 EST Group Runs- Interested? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x34549612 Hi There! <BR> <BR> JDABSMOM and I are trying to hit Fleet Feet on Wednesday's at 5:45pm for group run/ walk (2-5) miles. Anyone else out there interested in joining? <BR> <BR> http://www.fleetfeetmadison.com/ <BR> <BR> 8440 Old Sauk Road <BR> Madison, WI 53717 <BR> (608) 833-9999 Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:41:40 EST Not really new, but saying hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x34543830 I've been a member of this group for a while now, but I haven't been really active on it. But as I get more into running and aspire to run some races this summer/fall, I figure I might as well get to know the other runners in Madison. Maybe we can get together to do some training runs sometime. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:53:28 EST Running Gear Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x34067321 Hey everyone! If you have some great gear you can't live without or have tried several kinds and just can't find the right one, post it here! Everyone can benefit from advice here! <em>185</em> Tue, 11 May 2010 14:06:27 EST 200 Mile Marathon... you gotta see this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x33939629 He's incredible.... <BR> <BR> <link>dexterthepunisher.blogspot.com/2009_<BR>09_01_archive.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link> http://www.veronapress.com/main.asp?Sectio<BR>nID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=2564 </link> Wed, 5 May 2010 19:31:34 EST Who's running the Komen Race for the Cure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x33931294 Who all is running the Komen Race for the Cure on June 5th? <BR> <BR> http://rfcmw.convio.net/site/TR?pg=entry<BR>&fr_id=1040&cvridirect=true Wed, 5 May 2010 12:49:16 EST May 2010 Mileage Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x33925327 <em>312</em> Let's do a challenge!! Set a mileage goal for yourself and track your progress! <em>57</em> <BR> <BR> Copy the text below and put it into a new post. Come back and edit your mileage every day! <BR> <BR> My mileage goal is: 60 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> 5/1: 3.1 miles (my first 5k!) <BR> 5/2: 0 <BR> 5/3: 1 <BR> 5/4: 3 <BR> 5/5: 3 <BR> 5/6: 3 <BR> 5/7: 3 <BR> 5/8: 3 <BR> 5/9: 0 <BR> 5/10: 2.4 <BR> 5/11: <BR> 5/12: <BR> 5/13: <BR> 5/14: <BR> 5/15: <BR> 5/16: <BR> 5/17: ... Wed, 5 May 2010 08:58:54 EST Training for a Half http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x33902699 Is anyone newere to running that runs around a 13 min mile? I know I'll be getting better. However, I need someone to run with at least a few times a month just to keep me motivated. This is going to be one of the harder things I've done. I know I can do it, but I can't keep asking my poor husband to run with me. He runs a 6.5 min mile (can run faster) and he's been bopping along with me on the days I need someone there. I was hoping to find a running partner for at least a few times a ... Tue, 4 May 2010 10:54:27 EST I'm New!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x33578117 Hey all, I'm new! I'm training to run a marathon and looking for a little extra motivation! I wrote more on my Spark Page and in my first blog, so check them out!! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:29:54 EST Crazy Legs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x32995634 Anyone doing the Crazy Legs 8k? We have started a sign up list in the SparkMadison Team room... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:19:57 EST Running Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x32842939 I personally favor New Balance shoes. How do you choose your running shoes? Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:56:34 EST Spring Sprint for the Arb 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x32776190 I know many are planning on running at Crazy Legs April 24th, but is anyone planning on doing the Spring Sprint for the Arb 5K on April 17th? <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>uwarboretum.org/springsprint/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's also a handy link for upcoming races in Wisconsin: <link>www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.as<BR>px?State=WI </link> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:55:19 EST Nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x32330176 So, I am running the Shamrock Shuffle on the 14th and that will be my first race EVER! I am actually really nervous because I am not sure like where to get my number, how fast to run, if I can have an ipod, yada yada. Anyone have any tips?! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 00:39:13 EST Sidelined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x32202398 So, I've been having problems with foot pain, and after a few weeks finally bit the bullet and went to the doctor. They did an x-ray, but didn't see anything, which I guess is common, so scheduled an MRI on Monday. Until then, I've been strongly advised to rest until then. I'm completely devastated. I have no idea what I'm going to do in the meantime, and I'm really struggling to cope with it at this point. On top of it all, my stupid foot still hurts.... hahaha! <BR> <BR> So, if I se... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 06:24:06 EST Sick of this weather!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x31983437 Hey everyone! My name is Andrea. I have been a member of Spark for about 3 years, but never really found a running group that I liked! Hopefully, my fellow Sconnies can help me out in this area! <BR> <BR> At the moment, I mostly just run on the treadmill at the Princeton Club, but I did sign up for the Shamrock Shuffle. I am a little nervous, but I have to start somewhere!! I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:21:57 EST New to this team, not to SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x31778279 Hi, just wanted to introduce myself to the team! I'm Christina, and I'm 31. I've lived in Madison for almost two years. I joined SP in August, and recently found my way over to the Madison team and this team! I'm relatively new to running, and really am loving it! I've done a few 5Ks and short races so far and this year have my first 10K and half marathon! Nice to meet all of you... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 21:59:38 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x31768751 Hi there everybody, <BR> <BR> I've decided to try to give jogging a try (I'm nowhere near full out running yet). I'm planning to start super small by doing half a mile til i get used to things, then going up from there. I may also be interested in a jogging buddy once i get up to speed. And I'm open to any advice about how to start this journey. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 15:13:30 EST Who's Doing the Shamrock Shuffle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x31569832 We statred a walker/runner list for the Shamrock Shuffle in the SparkMadison Team room...let us know if you are walking/running. We may get together and do it as a team.... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:07:59 EST Barefoot Running....What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x31471625 Found this article on SP today...what are your thoughts on barefoot running? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=635403 </link> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:03:15 EST Race Dates-- Check In & Cheer On Your Teammates!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x31273131 Hi Everyone! Make sure to post your race name and date(s) (Madison area and non-Madison area) here. I will keep a list and update it frequently with who's running where when so we can be sure to cheer each other on!! Happy Running!! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:50:43 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x31220828 I am a 27 year old stay at home mom of a 3 month old little boy. Finding time to work out as much as I would like is more difficult then I thought it would but that's ok, I do what I can when I can. <BR> I have been re-motivated to get back into shape for many reasons but one of the biggest reasons is to run the Walt Disney Marathon in January 2011 with my husband (our 1st marathon!) and my sister in law. <BR> I also want to be in the best shape that I can for my family before we know it our... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:42:30 EST Did you run today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x31141469 Ran 3.15 miles outside today! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> January 2010 MTD: 20 miles ran <BR> <BR> <BR> How's everyone else doing? Sat, 16 Jan 2010 14:23:17 EST Anyone doing the Shamrock Shuffle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x30932318 I am planning on running in the Shamrock Shuffle...anyone running in this race? Sat, 9 Jan 2010 20:54:33 EST Madison (half) Marathon May 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x30731735 Is anyone planning on running this race? I'd love to have someone to share training stories with etc. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 20:07:28 EST New Years Day Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x30662738 Did anyone else run the 5 mile race today? It was a lot of fun and a great way to kick off the new year! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:08:10 EST Shamrock Shuffle. ...March 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x30593976 Got my sights set on the 5k Shamrock Shuffle in March 2010...anyone else? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 21:34:40 EST Anyone belong to the Nike+ site? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x30593907 Got the Nike+ chip for my shoe for Xmas...it' syncs with my Iphone and then I can upload my runs on NikePlus and Facebook...Too cool...love it! <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 21:31:49 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x30591419 Hi all, I've just been running for the past few months. Recently, I took a break for a few weeks but am excited to get back in the game as there are a few races I want to complete next year. The first will be the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in March. I might be super slow, but I'm detemined to finish that race and complete a 10K and half-marathon next year...even if I have to walk part of them. Glad to be part of this team! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:39:08 EST Looking for a running buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13819x36035x30545840 Are you looking for a running buddy? Need someone to keep you company? Need safety in numbers? <BR> <BR> Post your approx run length, speed, the part of town where you like to run. Sun, 27 Dec 2009 23:08:33 EST Madison Mini-Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13817x36035x30545680 Madison Mini-Marathon <BR> Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:00 AM <BR> <link>http://www.madisonminimarathon.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm officially signed up. Very excited. <BR> <BR> Anyone else running this one? What other races are everyone else running? Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:58:51 EST 2010: 5K, 10K, Half/ Full Marathon & More! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x30545357 Have you heard of a upcoming race in the Madison area? Share it with us! <BR> <BR> Already have a race planned and hoping to find a buddy to run with you? Post it here. <BR> <BR> Happy Running Everyone! Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:40:16 EST Anyone have a Garmin Forerunner 405CX? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x30458759 I've been contemplating purchasing a Garmin Forerunner 405CX because I do most of my running outdoors and want to accurately measure speed and distance. I'd love to know if anyone has one of these and what their thoughts are on it? I have a regular heart rate monitor which I like for measuring my time in my desired work out zone and calories burned, but want to upgrade. I've read very mixed opinions on the calorie burn on the Garmin 405CX. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:16:35 EST Hello Madison Runners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x29595128 I'm Kate and I just started running in January so I'm pretty new yet. I've been lurking around and decided to finally introduce myself and watch this team get going! :) Sat, 7 Nov 2009 21:19:53 EST Runnering Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x29103877 Running Quotes-- thanks RunnersWorld.com <BR> <BR> "When the guy says go, you start to suffer—or you might as well not be out there. It's a small piece of your life, make it hurt." -Aaron Cox, Winner of US Mountain Biking Championship <BR> <BR> "What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." -John Bingham, running writer and speake... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:26:26 EST Interesting article... "I'm a Runner: Sarah Palin" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x28991639 Sarah Palin fan or not still an interesting article from <link>runnersworld.com </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,<BR>s6-243-410--13221-1-1X2X3X4-5,00.html </link> Sat, 10 Oct 2009 22:51:38 EST Hi Everyone-- I'm Lacey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x28989319 Hi! <BR> I've been running for a little over a year and finished my first mini marathon this past August. I worked up from hardly being able to jog (without walking) a full mile in over 20 mins to recently completing 15 miles in just under two hours. <BR> <BR> I'm excited for the Madison, WI Runners team to get up and running-- share ideas, stories, successes and opportunities! If anyone has ideas please feel free to let me know-- the team is for all of us! <BR> <BR> Happy Running! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:11:43 EST I'm Valerie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36035x28944127 I just started running recently and I'm really enjoying it, so I hope this forum takes off - I could really use the tips. <BR> <BR> :) Thu, 8 Oct 2009 13:41:41 EST Where do you buy your running gear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x28944078 I need to get some layers now that the weather is getting colder, but I can't afford a $50 Under Armor shirt from Dick's. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I can find some affordable running gear? Thu, 8 Oct 2009 13:40:18 EST The Berbee Derby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x28944041 Is anyone running it? I'm going to. Here's a link if you're interested: <BR> <BR> http://www.berbeederby.com Thu, 8 Oct 2009 13:38:50 EST Best Running Routes in Madison Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36035x28906235 Where around town do you like to go for a jog?? <BR> <BR> Personally, I enjoy the downtown Middleton area-- lots to look at but not a lot of traffic to watch for. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 20:42:54 EST