How many miles did you run today?

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  1. mylesmyles

    mylesmyles Senior member

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    I've been slacking a litle of late but got a really good long run in on Friday:

    18.5 miles in 2:17:06. Ran 3 boros and 2 bridges.
     


  2. antirabbit

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    Daaaamn its hot out.
    Besides S! caps and loads of water, any advice for running in this heat?
     


  3. airblaster503

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    4 miles this morning at about 10:30 before the Netherlands match. A little later than I wanted but was only in the low 70s at that time today. Antirabbit, look back a page and there are some good tips on running in the heat. Basically wear as little clothing as possible and be sure to get enough fluids. Also try running in the mornings before it gets to hot out or in parks where there is plenty of shade.
     


  4. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    I have never enjoyed running, mostly because I am a) a bigger guy and b) have flat feet, so pain is a familiar feeling when running.

    As part of getting in shape again I have started a program that trains you for a 5k... baby steps basically over the course of 9 weeks. It sucks to know that I am that bad off to need to work my way up to that, but I am also happy to see how freaking QUICK you get used to it. What I am doing now in week 3 I couldn't imagine doing in week 1. Running with music and concentrating on good form, varying up the scenery has been terrific for me, I'm actually enjoying it. Dealing with a really sore hamstring, but I expect minor injuries after such a long layoff.

    I am signed up for a 5k in late September, and hope to be able to do a popular 8k here in November... goals will be to simply finish them while jogging/running the whole time. If that happens then I can concentrate on getting faster and more efficient. I feel like the endurance has to come first.
     


  5. Working Stiff

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  6. innocentbystander

    innocentbystander Well-Known Member

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    am: 8.5 miles
    pm: 5 miles

    What's your 10k/marathon PRs?
     


  7. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    What's your 10k/marathon PRs?

    Never run a marathon. 10K around 31 minutes.

    Today: am 5 miles
    pm 25 minutes + 1200m-1000m-800m-600m-400m-600m-800m-1000m-1200m (all with ~2:00 rest) + 20 minutes.
    Got relatively lucky with some torrential rain during the workout as respite from the heat. Track was completely flooded, but it was better than roasting.
     


  8. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    like an idiot, signed up for a 1/2 marathon. 107 days away.
    ran 2 miles this evening. this is going to be interesting.
     


  9. antirabbit

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    like an idiot, signed up for a 1/2 marathon. 107 days away.
    ran 2 miles this evening. this is going to be interesting.


    Congrats!
    A half is a very doable distance. Just google a half marathon training plan and stick to it.
     


  10. innocentbystander

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    10K around 31 minutes.
    Recently?
     


  11. airblaster503

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    7 miles today. Thought I would go down to a park here in town to run trails in the shade to try and beat the heat a little bit. Didn't work, ran 2 3.5 mile loops with water break after the first one, about half way through the second I wanted to jump in the dirty ass river. Held off on that though and finished it, but it was way to hot out.
     


  12. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    Recently?

    Quite recently

    Today: am 8.5 miles, pm 5 miles
     


  13. innocentbystander

    innocentbystander Well-Known Member

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    Today: am 8.5 miles, pm 5 miles


    31 min 10k translates into a pretty damned good marathon time... might want to consider it. But I don't know how old you are, if you're still in school and running on a team (but with a handle like "working stiff" you probably aren't), other running goals you have, so you kind of have to factor in those things.

    Do you normally run by yourself or are you affiliated with a club or something?
     


  14. nerdykarim

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    Congrats!
    A half is a very doable distance. Just google a half marathon training plan and stick to it.


    Thanks. This is functionally the first time I've ever tried running.
    Did another 2miles today. Picked up the pace a bit. I'm still slow.
     


  15. about11oclock

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    8.5 miles. looking forward to moving to a new city next month and carving out some new routes.
     


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