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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    I am 6-6.1", I would like to be in the 180 range,maybe I could get down to 175 but wouldn't really want to go any further as I did that before and didn't really feel good. I think that if I can keep the weight in the 175-180 range,I should be fine. I didn't realize that even couple of pounds can be crucial,that's good to know.

    I also think that I need to build up slowly,I wasn't running during the colder days,was just too lazy and plus the cold killed all the desire, I probably need to start slowly and add 10% every week.
    Also going to a store to get fitted this week, I usually bought Asics running shoes based on my own research but never had the professional fitting done so it may improve things for me.


    I agree that dropping a few pounds and going gradually is the way to go. As for shoes, getting fitted should help you avoid excess pronation which is tough on your knees - but only someone who's watching you will be able to discern whether that's even an issue: some people don't have that issue. Since you're 180+ you may get pushed into the heavier shoes, which may or may not be appropriate for your gait, etc. But if you go with a lighter shoe, definitely get a second pair to rotate: wearing the same shoe on consecutive days will wear your legs out.
     


  2. forex

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    I agree that dropping a few pounds and going gradually is the way to go. As for shoes, getting fitted should help you avoid excess pronation which is tough on your knees - but only someone who's watching you will be able to discern whether that's even an issue: some people don't have that issue. Since you're 180+ you may get pushed into the heavier shoes, which may or may not be appropriate for your gait, etc. But if you go with a lighter shoe, definitely get a second pair to rotate: wearing the same shoe on consecutive days will wear your legs out.

    Thanks, that's good to know. The store I am going to actually makes you run on the threadmill and tapes it, they then analyze it. This is the first time I am doing it but I hope they can actually offer me the shoes that are going to be good for me. We'll see how it turns out.
    The regular store I went to the other day had a pad to determine whether or not I have high,medium or low arch and offered to put additional cushion as insoles. At this point, I am not sure if I need more cushion or stability,I guess if there is nothing wrong with how I run and step my feet, I just need more cushion because of my weight.
     


  3. Knisse

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    About 5KM today, it was snowy and very slippery so did not go further.
     


  4. NewYorkIslander

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    How the hell do you guys run more than 10 miles consistantly? My knees start to hurt after the 5th mile, well, I can still run but it gets uncomfortable. FWIW, I run on asphalt and I am around 180-185lbs. So,what am I doing wrong?

    GREAT answervvv

    Regarding the discomfort in the knees - there can be any number of reasons why you start to become uncomfortable at that point - IT band syndrome, runners knee, wrong footwear, striding REALLY heavily on your heals, running too much too fast too soon, etc. etc. For a quick fix you might go to a local running specialty shop and get fitted for the right shoe. If you have already done that, try to reduce the distance you run but run more days a weak, and, whenever possible run on trails or surfaces softer than pavement. If you are not already running frequently you shouldn't need to run much past 5 miles during the week with a longer run on the weekends. by building up your mileage slowly (most authorities say don't add more than 10% more miles per week) the entire running process will probably become much more pleasant.
     


  5. supermidget

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    short indoor track run of 5 mins warmup followed by a mile just to see where baseline is at. 5:38 isn't too bad to start. will see what results may be next week
     


  6. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    today I was short on time and didn't get a lot of sleep last night, so I would up running a couple of quick loops: 2.7 miles in 17:42. First loop was faster than the second, but not by much.
     


  7. antirabbit

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    been doing shorter but intense incline runs.
    Now, Im sick and doing these are impossible due to the congestion in my chest.
    I really hope I can get outside and do some long runs.....
     


  8. samblackbones

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    8 miles total with "A Snails Pace" Running Club
    12x1 minute hill repeats with 2 minute jogging recovery.
    I ended up chasing this one guy who runs for a local running shop's team the whole time, which was great.
    14 miles for the day yesterday. Back is sore and I am not sure from what, but I will definitely be runnin easy today.
     


  9. NewYorkIslander

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    4 miles today around a gym workout. Who said only West Coast Sunsets are beautiful?
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    10 real easy tonight. I just let myself go as slow as I wanted which was very relaxing. its nice when a run feels really easy/comfortable!
    1\t00:07:50\t1.00\t07:50
    2\t00:07:57\t1.00\t07:57
    3\t00:07:58\t1.00\t07:58
    4\t00:08:02\t1.00\t08:02
    5\t00:07:53\t1.00\t07:53
    6\t00:07:44\t1.00\t07:44
    7\t00:07:30\t1.00\t07:30
    8\t00:07:29\t1.00\t07:29
    9\t00:07:25\t1.00\t07:25
    10\t00:07:20\t1.00\t07:20
    Splits.
     


  11. about11oclock

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    5 miles, route shaped like Wu Tang W.
     


  12. clarinetplayer

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    This morning, 6 miles along the shore of Lake Huron in Mackinaw City. Inspired by the ice jams on the lake, the misty view of the Mackinac Bridge, and a glimpse of the islands in the lake. Will post a picture or two later. So gorgeous in the winter. If time allowed, I would have run for a couple of hours.
     


  13. Thomas

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    5.3 miles in 40:57, didn't get much sleep last night and am considering new sleeping arrangements for the damn dog that kept waking me up. [​IMG]
     


  14. kgmessier

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    Took five days off, so yesterday was my first day back. No great shakes. 3.57 miles in 32:28 (avg. 9:05 min/mi) Yesterday's playlist: Radiohead's new album, The King of Limbs
     


  15. spencers

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    6.47mi in 44:59 yesterday and still adjusting to these new hyperspeeds. i didn't think the break-in period was this long with my last pair. [​IMG]
     


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