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How many miles did you run today?

Dusty Heaters

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15 miles easy this mid-morning. 8:10 avg pace with pretty consistent splits, 147bpm.

Sunny, mid-70’s, light breeze, really refreshing day compared to what we’ve had. No stops, fuel, water, or shirt. Somewhere around mile 11 or so I was starting to regret not having water with me, but it was okay.

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Easy 4 mile road run with temps in the mid 80s, followed by a 3.6 mile mixed terrain ride pulling the kids in the trailer. Just in time to see the afternoon storms coming in over the mountains...
 

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I’m aligned with @FlyingMonkey in overall principle, which is the most important. The nuance is in the nomenclature as I tend to follow more of the JD definition that @Fueco mentioned.

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Easy - Conversational pace. Something you could hold for a long period of time dependent on your current aerobic fitness. I like to think of it as intentionally throttling 20% back from your natural pace that day.

Steady - Mostly conversational but with some interrupted flow in your sentences. Marathon effort. Natural pace of the day. Something you can lock into and feel fine until the later miles.

Tempo - Comfortably hard. A 7/10 on your personal effort scale. Something you could sustain for 45-60 minutes in a race situation. In other words, you should be able to say “Yeah, so this pretty much fucking stings.” coherently.

Threshold - Hard. A 9/10 on your personal effort scale. Something you could sustain for 30-45 minutes in a race setting. You’re only able to get a few broken words off, but you still have complete control of the pa
 

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I’m aligned with @FlyingMonkey in overall principle, which is the most important. The nuance is in the nomenclature as I tend to follow more of the JD definition that @Fueco mentioned.
Yeah, I've changed what I call things over the years anyway as the result of reading different things and talking to different coaches. Definitions are endless. But whatever you call any type of run, the point is that you are consistent, you understand the purpose of the run you are doing and you do it right.
 

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Completely agree. You can really split the atom over terms, which might be very significant if you’re at the top end of your genetic potential...but for my layman ass, I’m in the sandbox of basic blocking and tackling. 1 workout, 1 long run, and the rest of the miles easy, per week. But even that hinges on what you personally respond to, your current fitness, and what keeps you healthy.
 

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Yep, my easy pace is conversational, in the rare instance that I run with someone else. My run today was going to be threshold, but I backed off because of it being my first run of the season with temps well into the 80s (combined with the several hours of yard work beforehand, this made it feel tough).
 
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10.2 miles yesterday and 10 miles flat this morning. After a week of a.m. temps in the 60s with high humidity we had temps in the low 40s this morning with absolutely no humidity. Quite a nice change of pace. It looks like we'll have one more day of this weather tomorrow morning then back to the sweaty slog! Though I do sort of like those mornings when I can see the steam rising off of the lakes on my morning run...
 

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Okay, last run of the month this morning, a slightly shorter long run (still tapering) on my favourite 21.6km to the American ferry and back. I don't usually do a long run the day after anything else, let alone a tough series of sprint intervals like yesterday's, and my legs were feeling a bit fragile. Anyway, I wasn't trying to go fast. It was substantially colder today too, which was nice. I got to the ferry in 1:03:18, slightly ahead of my 6:00/km target, and decided that I would at least try to keep this up and run a negative split, even though the return leg is mostly uphill and today was into the light wind. And that's how it went. I finished in 2:05:09, for an average pace of 5:48/km.

Overall May Report:

Total distance: 254.65km (158 1/4 miles)
# runs: 16
Average distance: 12.7km (just under 8 miles)
Average pace: 5:22/km

Long Runs: 5
Total Distance: 149.4km
Average Distance: 29.9km
Longest run: 35.7km (22 1/4 miles) in 3:36:49
Average Pace: 5:52/km

Steady Runs: 3
Total Distance: 40.15
Average Distance: 13.18km
Average Pace: 5:00/km

Tempo Runs: 3
Total Distance: 29.8km
Average Pace: 4:20/km

Speed sessions: 4
Total Distance (not incl. intervals): 20.8km
Average Pace: 3:40/km
Fastest session: 6 x 800m at average 3:34/km

"Races": 1
Distance: 8km (5 miles) time trial
Time: 31:51
Pace: 3:59/km

Missed runs: 1

Injuries: none.

Happiness level: high!
 

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Like @FlyingMonkey , tried to end the month on a good running note.

Weather was decent, clocking in at 65 degrees with a little over 60% humidity.

I ran 12 miles. The first 3.5 miles was at a 9:05/mile pace with my 6 year old son by my side riding his bike. I was trying to stay at his pace. Dropped him off at home and stepped up the pace, clocking the next 8.5 miles at ~7:13/mile or so. Overall pace for the 12 miles was 7:45.

Also, this was my first run in the new Saucony Kinvara 11s I picked up. Shoes felt good. Light, but still enough cushion for a longer run. Probably not quite the same bounce I get out of the Triumph 17s, but the shoe being lighter helps with quicker turnover. Overall a good neutral trainer. I also included a shot of the sole to show wear. Not sure what it is about my strike, but I don’t tend to get anywhere near the mileage out of shoes as is suggested. I probably get 65% of the rated mileage. So on a 400 mile shoe I get ~250. I do supinate, so the outer forefoot edges do tend to take the brunt of my foottrikes.

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Total miles this month was 102. Pretty low key. But I did take 13 total days off during the month. 64 of those miles came in the last 10 days over the course of 8 runs.

Also, anyone else get a bit of a headache after a longer run? Seems to happen to me pretty regularly after my longer runs.
 

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Like @FlyingMonkey , tried to end the month on a good running note.

Weather was decent, clocking in at 65 degrees with a little over 60% humidity.

I ran 12 miles. The first 3.5 miles was at a 9:05/mile pace with my 6 year old son by my side riding his bike. I was trying to stay at his pace. Dropped him off at home and stepped up the pace, clocking the next 8.5 miles at ~7:13/mile or so. Overall pace for the 12 miles was 7:45.

Also, this was my first run in the new Saucony Kinvara 11s I picked up. Shoes felt good. Light, but still enough cushion for a longer run. Probably not quite the same bounce I get out of the Triumph 17s, but the shoe being lighter helps with quicker turnover. Overall a good neutral trainer. I also included a shot of the sole to show wear. Not sure what it is about my strike, but I don’t tend to get anywhere near the mileage out of shoes as is suggested. I probably get 65% of the rated mileage. So on a 400 mile shoe I get ~250. I do supinate, so the outer forefoot edges do tend to take the brunt of my foottrikes.

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Total miles this month was 102. Pretty low key. But I did take 13 total days off during the month. 64 of those miles came in the last 10 days over the course of 8 runs.

Also, anyone else get a bit of a headache after a longer run? Seems to happen to me pretty regularly after my longer runs.
I really like my 11s.

I find I can get headaches if I don’t rehydrate enough after my run.
 
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Reached my self-imposed weekly running limit (38 miles, 5:20 hours) yesterday so today was just active recovery. 3+ miles with the pup and another couple landscaping.

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I’m surprised by the lack of fatigue from yesterday. Usually after 15 miles I feel a little muscle soreness or stiffness over the next 36 hours...but nothing. Took out the new Saucony Endorphin Pro for that run so perhaps the shoes helped?

I like those all white Kinvara’s! Funny that I have the all Black 10’s. They’re now my dog walking / lawn shoes.

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140 total miles in May. Aiming for 160-175 in June.
 

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Love that dog @Dusty Heaters . What breed?

I haven’t put any miles on my Endorphin Pros yet. What was your impression? Say compared to your Next %?

And those all black Kinvaras look pretty damn good for being lawn shoes haha.
 

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