How many miles did you run today?

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    After yesterday's disastrous four-miler, I have my mojo back today: 6.7 miles in 52:25.
     


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    5.36 miles in the rain in central park this morning in 33:35
     


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    Went for a 8k trail run tonight some rolling hills and one killer set of switchbacks. Not feeling super strong on the down hills probably too cautious. Anyone have any tips on getting a faster turnover on downhills without over striding?
     


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    10.0 tonight in 1:03:58. First 5 miles in 33:15, then last 5 in 30:40. Felt great tonight, got into the zone and the miles just seemed to fly by. Perfect running weather too... 58 degrees with no wind.
     


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    Ran 8 miles, cycled 1.5 and worked my chest and abs. Grrrrrr.
     


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    Faster 10k today
    about 41 minutes and painful
    the way my foot healed I gained a width in my right shoe - so tying it differently combined with the loss of a callous has yielded an awesome blister.
    Just about 300 miles on my Mizuno's too so I gotta switch those up.
     


  7. Thomas

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    6.7 miles this morning in 53 and change. Felt okay but pretty tired now. Like I am every morning.
     


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    5.5 in ~46 (8:30 miles)

    I used to play basketball, but a knee injury has forced me from the sport. How should I run to get my miles times down to the mid 7-minute range?

    I still have pain in my knee during runs, and stiffness afterwards. Maybe I should get that taken care of first.
     


  9. samblackbones

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    5.5 in ~46 (8:30 miles)

    I used to play basketball, but a knee injury has forced me from the sport. How should I run to get my miles times down to the mid 7-minute range?

    I still have pain in my knee during runs, and stiffness afterwards. Maybe I should get that taken care of first.


    Good things you can do to improve soreness and minimize injury are to focus on taking the time to stretch thoroughly, go on youtube and look at foam rolling (IT band issues cause a ton of my soreness and the foam roller helps) and try and track down a local specialty running store, the dudes who work there have all done a lot of running and can usually point you in the right direction. If you want to get faster, you can start by increasing your base weekly mileage, which will help you develop the endurance to sustain a faster pace for longer.
     


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    5.5 in ~46 (8:30 miles)

    I used to play basketball, but a knee injury has forced me from the sport. How should I run to get my miles times down to the mid 7-minute range?

    I still have pain in my knee during runs, and stiffness afterwards. Maybe I should get that taken care of first.


    I don't know the extent of your injuries so don't take this as solid advice - but when my knee develops a twinge I tend to do step-ups onto the seat of a chair. That, though, I think tends to address quad-ham imbalance more than do much for remedying an injury. Good luck, though.
     


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    Today, was delayed for feeding and diaper duty which meant I had to hustle...and I did. 5.3 miles in 39:29. Didn't feel all that rough, either. Intervals beckon.
     


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    Just ran 4.1 miles in 30 minutes (7:20 miles). By far the fastest run of considerable distance in my life. Feels good.

    There's a 5k coming up in my neighborhood in 3 weeks, how do you think I would fare?
     


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    Just ran 4.1 miles in 30 minutes (7:20 miles). By far the fastest run of considerable distance in my life. Feels good. There's a 5k coming up in my neighborhood in 3 weeks, how do you think I would fare?
    That's great! I don't think you need anyone to tell you that you'd fare quite well in that race. What was your time after 3.1?
     


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    What was your time after 3.1?

    I have no clue. I was pacing myself with the goal of finishing 4 miles in 30:00, so 3.1 would probably have been about 22:00? If I really ran hard I could probably complete a 5k in 20 minutes, but I'd be spent at the end. Would I look like an idiot gasping for air after finishing in 20 minutes?
     


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    I have no clue. I was pacing myself with the goal of finishing 4 miles in 30:00, so 3.1 would probably have been about 22:00? If I really ran hard I could probably complete a 5k in 20 minutes, but I'd be spent at the end. Would I look like an idiot gasping for air after finishing in 20 minutes?

    Jeez, I'd say "no" unequivocally. Nice!
     


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