• Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earn a commission for the forum and allow us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear and fashion.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

How many miles did you run today?

FlyingMonkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
5,535
Reaction score
6,553
One part I ran in a field to get away from the mud and thought, "this must be what fell running in England is like."
Accurate.

I also did intervals today, but I tend to do km intervals over a 10.6km (6 1/2 mile) distance: 1km easy, 1km tempo, and so on.

Today felt pretty good, the sun was out and even though there was a stiff north-westerly, it wasn't that cold. I ended up with a total time of 0:48:49, which is 4:36/km (7:24/mile), but more importantly the interval times were smokin': an average of 4:14/km (6:48/mile) tempo, and 4:54/km (7:53/mile) easy.

Really, that's a little too fast for the easy paced sections, so I think it's about time I increased the distance for this run a bit.
 

FlyingMonkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
5,535
Reaction score
6,553
Day off today. My weekly pattern for March is like this:

Monday: day off (bike trainer)
Tuesday: XC / hill repeat loops (6 x 1.4km)
Wednesday: easy run (13.2km)
Thursday: km intervals (10.6km, soon to be increased)
Friday: day off (weights)
Saturday: steady run (10.2km rising to 14.2km over the month)
Sunday: long run (18.2k, rising to 25km over the month)
 

sugarbutch

Bearded Prick
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
19,638
Reaction score
26,182
8 “miles” this evening before indulging myself with some Five Guys. Short workout, but pretty intense

1615005856556.jpeg

The pause around 12 minutes is when the stem started twisting away from straight ahead. I changed back to a shorter stem to get closer to the geometry I have on my main bike, and I forgot to torque up the pinch bolts!
 

Michigan Planner

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
Messages
4,799
Reaction score
5,225
^ I haven’t had Five Guys in a very very long time but I noticed they’re building one not far from my office. I’ll have to check it out once they open up this spring.

I got my first COVID-19 vaccination yesterday and when I work up my calves were killing me. I thought this was probably some muscle soreness related to the shot but then I remembered I got lost in the VA hospital yesterday and ended up going up and down 8 flights of stairs and then I had to go up and down 6 more flights in the parking garage. I can’t remember the last time I had to use stairs!

Anyway… I got in 8.5 miles this morning at an 8::2/mile pace. It’s now getting spring-like enough that I need to take my sunglasses with me on my runs in the morning. If only the temperatures would cooperate!
 

jbarwick

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2012
Messages
6,275
Reaction score
4,992
12 trail miles today. Was going for 17 but my left quad wasn’t having it. I’ve noticed my right leg always feels great but my left side is always tight and I can’t loosen for the life of me. This must be some sort of gait thing or I just favor my left leg in general but it hampers longer running efforts. I shut it down and came home to stretch and do some other leg work.
 

FlyingMonkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
5,535
Reaction score
6,553
12 trail miles today. Was going for 17 but my left quad wasn’t having it. I’ve noticed my right leg always feels great but my left side is always tight and I can’t loosen for the life of me. This must be some sort of gait thing or I just favor my left leg in general but it hampers longer running efforts. I shut it down and came home to stretch and do some other leg work.
Bearing in mind that I am no kind of biomechanical specialist or trainer, I don't know if you pay much attention to cadence and form, but quad pain can result from overstriding. So, if you could shorten your stride and increase your cadence, it might help.

On the other hand, you could just roll it - which is, as we all know, the answer to everything...
 

sugarbutch

Bearded Prick
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
19,638
Reaction score
26,182
15 “miles” this morning, high-cadence intervals at tempo. I need to get an actual cadence sensor because the inferred cadence the Kickr is doing has a fair amount of latency and will even drop out completely if you’re too smooth at a higher cadence. My inkling is that you don’t produce a sufficiently pronounced spike in force for the device to register the stroke.

I was supposed to ride outside today, but my riding partner asked to switch to tomorrow to give his sore quad a bit more time to recover. I hope the weather holds because today was a beaut.

1615087376676.jpeg
 

Piobaire

Not left of center?
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
73,282
Reaction score
44,245
Okay, just tried out what I hope to do 2x weekly prior to heading into the office. From the time I left the house to the time I put my bike into it's storage spot, 59 minutes. Ten miles out and back, out flat to 3% grade, and of course, back flat to -3% grade. Today 10-15 mph wind directly on my beam both ways.

1615138143620.png
 

Texasmade

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
13,731
Reaction score
13,819
Another day of picture perfect weather so I hit the track again. My 400m time was better today than it has been the past few months. I managed to get 71 second 400m but when I started my acceleration my elbow started hurting. Now I have a lot of discomfort in my elbow when I try to do simple things like open the refrigerator door.
 

FlyingMonkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
5,535
Reaction score
6,553
Some days you feel great and some days you don't. Today was in the latter category. No particular reason, no injuries, just didn't feel 'on'.

Long run, 18.3km (11 1/3 miles) in 1:40:09, which is an easy 5:28/km (8:48/mile) pace. A little bit slow, but I don't worry too much with easy runs. 2ºC, sunny, but a cold wind as usual here.

Nice day off tomorrow, which I feel like I need.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

What Is The Best Value Shoe Brand For Money?

  • Meermin

    Votes: 38 14.6%
  • TLB Mallorca

    Votes: 42 16.2%
  • Cheaney

    Votes: 10 3.8%
  • Carmina

    Votes: 42 16.2%
  • Crockett & Jones

    Votes: 48 18.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 80 30.8%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
457,359
Messages
9,914,495
Members
206,660
Latest member
raciwot509
Top