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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. wingin' it

    wingin' it Well-Known Member

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    5.8 miles yesterday.

    I foam roll after long runs and daily when I remember. I also try to stretch my hamstrings (mine are pretty tight) by just trying to touch toes and hang there for about 30 seconds at a time for abut 5 minutes. After a few weeks there was noticeable difference.



    2 months isn't very long to determine what your preferred distance is as you may not even know your capability yet. I'm not sure I'd call myself a veteran runner, but I've ran quite a few miles during the years and can say I've hit several distance races so I'll toss my 2 cents in.
    I believe that the first year of running is the most difficult and most needed because it is more about getting in shape and getting your cardio and physical performance ready to go farther and/or faster. A lot of people want the results very quickly to be a 5k, marathon, or trail runner, but it isn't that easy. You have to train and ease into shape without getting hurt. It isn't fun...yet. It becomes fun when you can do what you want and see results. Once you are at the point where you can run short distances fast (5K-Half) or longer distances fast or slow (marathon or more), you can determine what you enjoy and what you are good at. I started running and took me 3 months to be able to job 2 miles. Then added more distance, trail running, speed, etc. I am not fast at short distances but found out that I can go quite a long ways at reasonable speed and really enjoy that. Running trails for hours is one of my favorite things to do. My bro-in-law can do both but hates long races and is really fast at shorter races so he sticks to those.
    Make sure you are training a variety of different drills during the week / month. Hills, speed work, slow long runs, tempo, etc. to help build endurance and strength. Lots of books and articles out there on them. Pick a local or destination race to help with the training excitement. You can always move up or down the race distance. Either way, you get in shape, feel better, and are able to determine what you enjoy the most. The key is what you enjoy and what you will stick with. If you don't enjoy it you won't stick with it.
     
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  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    9.5+km / 6 miles today (5.3k in the morning and another 2 shorter runs in the afternoon as work breaks / getting me closer to my distance goal for the week).

    Hit 29:01 on my 5k distance this morning, so technically 2 seconds off my sub-29 goal for my Thanksgiving 5k (don't think I'll change the goal, but mentally I'll be trying to keep improving). This was my first week with three 30 minute runs too and it feels good to have that be a regular thing rather than a once in a blue moon thing. Thanks to all who chimed in; I'll definitely keep all those thoughts in perspective. I know I have awhile to go in terms of getting into really running good shape and really getting to know my skill set as a runner, but it feels pretty good to know that I can at least run a 5k without embarrassing myself at this point, which was my initial goal (I've had no issues with spin classes / cycling for cardio before, but never was good at running, had gotten somewhat out of shape and figured "everyone should be able to run a 5k.").
     
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  3. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Well-Known Member

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    1870 m in 08:25 which is starting to get better.
     
  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    2.2KM today. Decided on a short run over taking a day off given the nice weather.
     
  5. hirschlederne

    hirschlederne Well-Known Member

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    1870 m in 08:32 or so. I ate a huge baguette today an hour before running and that didn't help at all. :D
     
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  6. brp2

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    6.3 miles on single track today. About 1400' of climbing.
     
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  7. jbarwick

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    8.2 miles with 1,400 ft of climb. In Germany visiting my wife's family and ran through the wine mountains. Going to try to link up a few hills on a 25K run this week.
     
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  8. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    9.8 trail miles with 1,800 ft of climb. Some pics of the last beautiful day in the forecast. Found a walking stick for this .75 miles 500 ft elevation gain section

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  9. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been running very much for the past couple of months, but I did get out for a short run/walk this morning. I ran about 3 miles of it, some with one of our dogs. I ran out to meet me wife who was out walking the dogs.
     
  10. brp2

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    Did 5.25 miles today with the little guy in the jogging stroller. Took it pretty easy.

    And had meant to post these yesterday:

    Just off the trail (they've been there since spring):
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    Heading up:
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  11. JR Magat

    JR Magat Well-Known Member

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    26.2 miles yesterday. Wife and I ran the Detroit Free Press marathon. She killed it, I had a tough time at the end. Might stick to half marathons at least until I can dedicate more time to train properly
     
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  12. jbarwick

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    5.5 miles today of mostly flats. Scoping out a ~6 mile section to another village tomorrow.
     
  13. archibaldleach

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    Bit over 5k between today and yesterday. Should probably take a day off at some point soon, but the weather has been too damn nice and a quick 15 minute run followed by some walking isn't going to kill me.
     
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  14. jbarwick

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    ~14 miles and 2,900 ft of gain. One of the best runs I've had since the beginning of the year. If I had no time commitments, some calories, and another bottle of water I would have tried for 20.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

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    3.2 this morning, really focusing on my stride and "running" instead of "jogging". Felt much more efficient (and was more than 1 min/mi faster for similar perceived effort), but it was using different muscles which most definitely were not up for a sustained effort.
     
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  17. wingin' it

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    6.9 miles today on the flats. Trying to figure out what I want to do tomorrow. Repeat some runs or scout some other trails.
     
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    wingin' it Well-Known Member

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    Only 3 this afternoon, shortened by my forgetting I had a conference call. Got in 5 x .2/.1 run/walk intervals, roughly 7 min pace for running part. It had been a while since I ran at that pace, and I think I'm not yet ready to run at that pace...

    :)
     

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