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How many miles did you run today?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MonkeyFresh, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. eg1

    eg1 Well-Known Member

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    About 5km again -- very hot, but it's getting easier with repetition.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    5K. Back home, so usual 2x1 miles at 6 min pace, and then sprints at faster pace. Bodyweight (dips, pullups, some wierd martial arts pushup type of things) and weights. Stretched. Went to faculty meeting.
     
  3. why

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    on the outer side of my knee and i believe where the joints meet right under the patella. it only hurts when i walk on a slight down hill slope , going down stairs,

    or when jogging running.


    Patellar tendinitis caused by improper patellar tracking, most likely. Happens a lot.

    Take some anti-inflammatories (I like Aleve) and rest a bit. Maybe do some squats.

    When the pain goes away, make sure to do some squats (or at least leg extensions, but those have fewer benefits).
     
  4. warlok1965

    warlok1965 Well-Known Member

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    Patellar tendinitis caused by improper patellar tracking, most likely. Happens a lot. Take some anti-inflammatories (I like Aleve) and rest a bit. Maybe do some squats. When the pain goes away, make sure to do some squats (or at least leg extensions, but those have fewer benefits).
    And IME rest means lay off the running for a while shoe dude... even a couple of weeks or more if that's what it takes to stop hurting. You'll lose some conditioning, but it beats the hell out aggravating it into a more serious injury.
     
  5. dhinggok

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    3 miles-19 mins, 23 seconds

    1 mile cool down-8 mins, 30 seconds
     
  6. tyates

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    12mi on treadmill with thunderstorms in forecast. I read an article today about someone who died from being struck by lightening while running on the beach. Very sad.
     
  7. Jumbie

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    i dont know, man, but the jarring i guess from the running is chronically hurting my knees. i cannot even do it anymore. my heart, lungs, and body is saying "GO!" but my knees are screaming, "STOP!!!!" i am ending up doing stairmaster for an hour now every day. the stairmaster does not hurt my knees at all.
    I am a gigantic fan of avoiding running. The only plus to running IMO is the fact that it's cheap and easy - all you need is a pair of shoes and you're good to go. Can be done anywhere and doesn't require any equipment. Low impact or zero impact is the way to go IMO. Things like riding a bike, swimming, ellipticals, etc. The stress, strain and wear on your joints from pounding the pavement just have you end up with a lot of joint degeneration over time and a much higher risk of osteoarthritis later on. I've seen this quite often in the hospital/clinic and I'm sure the Sports Med docs and Orthopedists see it a whole lot more. Great for fitness perhaps but there are other ways to stay fit that are a lot less taxing on one's body. If your knees are hurting, I'd say that's a sign your body's telling you to stop or, at the very least, lay off of it for a while. Listen to your body or pay the price.
     
  8. Half Honky

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    How old are you? I think that "around 20 minutes" is pretty much the cap for most guys in decent shape who are not training specifically to get a faster 5 or 10 K. I have, during different times, been able to run in the 18:30s consistently, and have brought it down below 6 minutes miles even, but I find that, if I run an random 5 K road race, without having done anything particular special in preparation, that I'll clock in at about 19:30.

    I'm 20, so yeah I doubt I'll see much more improvement since I'm not training for anything in particular. I was thinking of gearing up for some runs in the fall, but I'll be leaving the country in a couple months.

    Another 5k after the usual weights...a couple minutes slower because capoeria makes your legs its bitch, apparently.
     
  9. jwied82

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    12mi on treadmill with thunderstorms in forecast. I read an article today about someone who died from being struck by lightening while running on the beach. Very sad.

    Last night - 12 miles in 1'17'45 (same distance as the night before and in the exact same time, strangely). I went right after it had stormed pretty hard and most of the time i could see that it was really storming in the distance and lightning was lighting up the sky miles away. I kept thinking more storms would pass over me, but it didnt happen. As i finished up it started raining again, but only lightly.
    Most of the time i really enjoy running in the rain, it feels really good sometimes. I never start running when its raining too hard, but if its really starts storming hard while i'm running i generally dont mind. of course the lightning thing is scary though.

    today ran 8.3 in 51'30.
     
  10. sho'nuff

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    3 miles-19 mins, 23 seconds

    1 mile cool down-8 mins, 30 seconds


    I like that your cool-down mile is like my 5k pace [​IMG]

    Out for a 45 minute aimless jog this morning. I'd guess about 4-4.5 miles. EDIT: GEaring up for 8-10 Saturday.
     
  12. LA Guy

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    Zero. It is my rest day. Everything hurts, from my delts on down.
     
  13. eg1

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    About 5km. Nice and cool today, with a breeze no less.

    First half felt like crap because of all the damned sugar I scarfed down last night ... [​IMG]
     
  14. Thomas

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    4 miles in 33:30 or so. Every step sucked. Form kept falling apart, almost packed it in after the first loop but kept going, saying the next one would be better. It wasn't. I'm tired as all hell and my body is trying to curl into a ball now. It almost hurts to straighten out and sit upright.

    Other than that, things are fine.
     
  15. feynmix

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    gonna go for what will hopefully will be an intense HIIT at the gym at work. I haven't ran in 2 days, and I feel like shit because of it.
     
  16. warlok1965

    warlok1965 Well-Known Member

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    Took yesterday off and just did upper body lifting. Today ran a slow 6 miles then a .5 mile sprint at the end. I love the feeling where you can barely walk and you are dripping with sweat at the end of a run!!
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    ive been doing stairmaster in place of running these days. i tested out my knees by doing a little sprint, and it seems to not hurt anymore perhaps, but on the advice of others here , i am just going to give running a rest for a full couple of weeks.

    stairmaster after 20 minutes i am already drenched with sweat though. i love that feeling. i do about 45-1 hour of it so far everyday. it is like my shirt fell in a pool of water.
     
  18. constant struggle

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    i think my toe is broken, no running for me [​IMG]
     
  19. feynmix

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    did about 3.5 miles in HIIT, for a total of 28 mins (including 5 min warm up).

    A question for those who do HIIT: how fast are your high intensity intervals? how long are you doing these intervals? Just curious. Thanks.
     
  20. jwied82

    jwied82 Well-Known Member

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    last night ran 10 miles in 62:04: 5 miles out and then back on a really flat paved bike trail thats near my house. Did the five out at an even pace in 31'30. I got feeling pretty good after the turn-around so decided to try and run each mile progressively a little faster and went 6:26, 6:13, 6:05, 5:58, 5:38.
    I really like doing progression runs like this when i run on this bike trail... its fun to finish fast and you get some mileage in at faster than normal pace but still can get some distance in too.
     

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