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post #11386 of 12853
11.8 medium paced miles today. Getting over illness, starting to feel better.
post #11387 of 12853
5.1 miles with walking lunges and push-ups every mile. By the end I finished with 100 lunges and 50 push-ups
post #11388 of 12853
4.6 before going to AT&T Park to watch the D-backs complete their sweep of the Giants. I've concluded my kids are a sweep jinx.
post #11389 of 12853

6 miles in ridiculous humidity.  I was dead.  Need to get my milage up STAT! 

post #11390 of 12853
Man running in the humidity can be just brutal. I've been there, but not lately. I pounded out about 3 miles today just working on form and pace. I'm definitely getting faster.
post #11391 of 12853

Got in 1.5 miles yesterday with some lunges then 4.5 miles today in the heat.

post #11392 of 12853
4.5 yesterday morning in some light rain. After my run it rained hard most of the day. When it finally stopped in the evening I went outside and the temps had jumped into the high 70s and the humidity was through the roof. This morning I did about 6.3 miles and it was 74º with 100% humidity and this was at 5:30 a.m. It's going to be a muggy one out here today!
post #11393 of 12853

18 miles on Saturday and 10 more this afternoon. Glad our weather is getting back to normal... I prefer hot and dry to warm and muggy any day!

post #11394 of 12853
Legit question here… how do you guys balance distance vs. pace? I mean I've never really tried to go ultra distance like 10+ miles because I know I have a point at which I can keep a moderate pace and practically jog to the Mexican border if I wanted to. It just seems like a waste of time though. I'd rather do 5 miles continually increasing speed until I'm nearly sprinting the last 1/2 mile and rip it. Thoughts?


btw… I know 10 miles isn't ultra distance lol
post #11395 of 12853

It really depends on your goals and what you want out of running.  I don't race often but when I do I try to aim for a finish time then plan accordingly to get faster.  Once you start to get into longer distances, you can't hammer out the pace every time you run or you risk injury..  You want to build some endurance so going slower is helpful.

 

I got in 2.5-3 miles this morning as my body was not cooperating.

post #11396 of 12853
6mi at 7:46 pace
post #11397 of 12853
3.1 this morning. It felt like I was running really fast, but I barely finished under 9 min per mile. My legs must have been heavy after leg day at the gym yesterday.
post #11398 of 12853
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Legit question here… how do you guys balance distance vs. pace? I mean I've never really tried to go ultra distance like 10+ miles because I know I have a point at which I can keep a moderate pace and practically jog to the Mexican border if I wanted to. It just seems like a waste of time though. I'd rather do 5 miles continually increasing speed until I'm nearly sprinting the last 1/2 mile and rip it. Thoughts?


btw… I know 10 miles isn't ultra distance lol

 

Depends on what your goals are.  

 

However to run fast you have to run fast.  That means efforts at the track, short distance with high intensity.  Mix that in with longer days with slower pacing that is sustainable for the distance you plan to cover.  If your planning on running an ultra then you need to focus on distance.  Running doubles, or running long on back-to-back days.

 

If your running for the love of it, then just run and push as hard or easy as you want. 

 

Happy running

post #11399 of 12853
3.7 this a.m.

Kid Nickels, if you don't want to run longer distances, I see no problem with your current approach. Five miles at a fast pace will certainly take care of your fitness needs, and it sounds like you're happy with both your pacing and distance right now.
post #11400 of 12853

8 miles today with the last 2 at sub 7 minute pace

 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Legit question here… how do you guys balance distance vs. pace? I mean I've never really tried to go ultra distance like 10+ miles because I know I have a point at which I can keep a moderate pace and practically jog to the Mexican border if I wanted to. It just seems like a waste of time though. I'd rather do 5 miles continually increasing speed until I'm nearly sprinting the last 1/2 mile and rip it. Thoughts?


btw… I know 10 miles isn't ultra distance lol

 

For me distance is more a function of time. During the week I try to stay within a 90 minutes window (including drive time to/from the trail). Initially I struggled to cover 4 miles in that time... now I cover 8 or 9 pretty reliably yet I still run them the same... negative mile splits and full sprint finish (well, almost).

 

If I were running for fitness, I'd probably cut back to 30-45 minutes and call it a day... but I run to keep myself sane (it helps me manage chronic insomnia and debilitating stress).

 

For what its worth... theres a guy I see pretty often who runs about 5 miles a day. Even though I log double his miles every week, he is both fitter and faster (also: older) than I could ever imagine being... so distance isn't always the answer :)

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