How many miles did you run today? - Page 668
I think I was 130-140 in middle school...if I were to cut any weight it would be to 175lbs but I am quite happy with my fluctuation between 180-185.
As for today, I got in 3 laps on the trails of 4.6x miles equating to roughly 14 miles. I hit even splits and beat my goal of 10min/mile pace by 8sec/mile. Overall gain for the run was 2250' or 750' a lap which is the reason for the slow down. In flat Ohio it was easy to maintain a 7min/mile pace.
I also have a feeling I'm probably the biggest guy in this thread...I think I also weighed about 140 lbs in middle school. I'm around 202 right now, but I think my ideal weight is around 195, so hopefully I can get back down to that range soon. I'm also 6'4", so a lot of that weight is due to my height.
5 miles yesterday in the Brooks Pure, and no better. I returned them this morning, and tried several shoes, including the Brooks another half-size up. Ended up with the Kinvara 5, which also happens to be $30 cheaper. Just did 12 miles in those, and no problems on the downhills. They have a different feel than the Pure, but not necessarily a bad thing.
I have a pair of Kinvara 2's thinking I would switch to a 4mm drop but the sweet spot for me is an 8mm drop. I want to try out some ZOOT shoes but most running stores around Nashville do not let you test out shoes and return them. Had a store in Ohio that let me do it and I loved it.
Got in 7.3 miles on the trails this morning. When I woke up at 4:50am the sun hadn't come up and I was worried about visibility. Sure enough by my 5:20am start time it was light enough to not trip.
Downside to morning runs...the lack of energy. Last week I have some Coke before a run and that helped. I need some sort of caffeine and simple sugar before I can function.
Last night after dinner I still hadn't gotten my run in and my daughter wanted to go to the library. My wife and I drove her up there and I hung around a bit before running home. It's a nice area and I've run through the neighborhoods between my house and the library quite often (it's wooded, a bit hilly, and the roads are dirt so it's a great place to run) but this was the first time I ever did it from Point A to Point B instead of a loop and found it was exactly 5k. That was a pleasant surprise.
I have the same problem with lack of energy in the morning. I enjoy how peaceful and quiet it is and early morning really is the most convenient time for me but it always takes me about 20 minutes to really get going. Most days, I'll walk for a few blocks to help limber up and wake up before I start my run. I agree about needing some sort of sugar before I run that early too. Luckily, we always have donuts at our house so I usually half a half (or 4) of them before heading out along with a small glass of fruit juice.
At some point, I'll get a new job and have to be in the office at a typical hour, but for the time being, I have the flexibility to start most of my runs at 8:30 or so. I usually don't need anything except some water beforehand unless I'm going for a longer run, and then I try to get a bowl of cereal or something.