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post #10051 of 12976
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Curious, why do you guys run? I'm not trying to be cheeky, but for me, it's more about burning calories, staying lean, and to some extent being able to indulge in a lot of food.

I never consider consuming calories during a run, since that'd be counterproductive to me; with the reasons above, I'd run fewer miles instead.

I needed a new addiction.
post #10052 of 12976
Early morning 5 mile run, just as the rain had stopped. Warm, humid, stillness--I had to keep my mouth closed so I did not swallow the little, invisible insects that seem to appear after a summer rain.
#puremichigan
post #10053 of 12976
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

Early morning 5 mile run, just as the rain had stopped. Warm, humid, stillness--I had to keep my mouth closed so I did not swallow the little, invisible insects that seem to appear after a summer rain.
#puremichigan

I was out about the same time for 8.5 miles but I don't I don't think we had much rain over night, although when I checked the radar before stepping out it looked like we should have been in the middle of a downpour. It was definitely humid again though, that's for sure.
post #10054 of 12976
4.45 miles today. Woke up with legs feeling heavy and decided 4 miles would be a good goal, due to my usual obsessiveness had to push it a little further.
post #10055 of 12976

8.5 miles this morning with some pep in my legs though a slower pace than usual but I was without my watch....runs are more enjoyable that way.

 

Tomorrow will be my first ever hill session then I am keeping Thursdays to be my speed work which is just strides of :45 every 5min.

post #10056 of 12976
Ran 7.1KM this morning averaging a 7:34/KM pace.
post #10057 of 12976
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Curious, why do you guys run? I'm not trying to be cheeky, but for me, it's more about burning calories, staying lean, and to some extent being able to indulge in a lot of food.

I never consider consuming calories during a run, since that'd be counterproductive to me; with the reasons above, I'd run fewer miles instead.


For me it's the endorphin high, dry land training for skiing in the winter, a chance to mediate and think without distractions and the calorie burn is a nice bonus too.
post #10058 of 12976
4.5 this morning including 3x .75/.25 mi. intervals at what turned out to be increasing pace. I can't say it felt good, but I was moving right along.

Four days off because I raced at Buttonwillow over the weekend, and running wasn't really an option. I did run the track one morning last year, and it really sucked. Even at 7 a.m., it was hot as all get out.
post #10059 of 12976
5.7 miles Monday.
I began to run to get in shape and got where I wanted to be. Now I run due to enjoyment, fitness, and stress relief. That's part of why I run after work and in the heat of the day.
I run ultras for the fitness level, emotional roller coaster during the race, and the feeling at the end of most races is unlike any other. Some more than others.
Calorie burn is nice, but my nutrition and eating habits are pretty good anyway.
post #10060 of 12976

I think maybe 3 miles this morning since it was hill repeat day.  It actually was easier towards the end than the beginning but maybe I was just tired and slow by then.

post #10061 of 12976
4 miles this morning.

RE: why do I run...I've always been an active person, playing sports, lifting weights, etc., but I always hated distance running, I would just get too bored. About 2 years ago, I had just moved to a new state and I was still looking for a job, so a lot of days I needed something to do to fill my time. I started off just doing a mile or two here or there, but pretty soon I was increasing my mileage pretty quickly, and here I am 2 years later still running and enjoying it. As others have said, there is somewhat of a meditative quality to running, which is totally different from other types of exercise, but I've come to really appreciate it and I like that it's just me and the road.
post #10062 of 12976

7 miles yesterday and today.

 

First run on the Altra Olympus. Picked them up after Altra discontinued the Lone Peak 1.5 (2.0 coming in July). Altras attempt at a "maximal" running shoe (similar to Hokas that are all the rage right now).

 

Despite being MUCH heavier than I'm used to, they may be the most comfortable running shoes I've ever worn (and the toe box is even bigger than the Lone Peak if you can believe it). 

 

I'm really looking forward to taking them out this weekend to see how they handle some technical single track. 

post #10063 of 12976
3.6 this evening. Despite waiting four hours after eating lunch, I still felt miserably full.
post #10064 of 12976
9 miles w speed work.
Interested in hearing about those altra's. Feel and flexibility on single track.
I have a pair of the new Inov8 ultras to try this weekend.
post #10065 of 12976
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

3.6 this evening. Despite waiting four hours after eating lunch, I still felt miserably full.

 

When I have that issue my run feels more like a shuffle and I think I should have stayed home.

 

Got in 8.5 miles this morning with some strides.  Nothing magical other than it felt a few degrees cooler.

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