How many miles did you run today?

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  1. about11oclock

    about11oclock Senior member

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    Also, people in this thread are really starting to put in work. It's awesome. I'll be there with you in a few weeks, but for now just maintenance.
     


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    Not sure what's going on in my head here, but I took the weekend off and didn't feel much better once I laced them up this morning. Legs felt heavy, and I finally decided that the Superfeet just aren't working for me - they hit my arch too far back. Oh and the shoes are too heavy. Whine whine whine, but about halfway through the run I decided to pick up the pace a bit and see if things improved, and they did - went from a 7:40 pace to a 7:20 pace and felt a bit better.

    5.3 miles, 39:40.

    half marathon's in three weeks, I'll have to concentrate on getting to bed early and logging the miles for the next couple of weeks - and I might eschew the taper this time unless I need a break. I'll look through my training log leading up to my better long runs and see how that pattern went.
     


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    Got in 4 runs in Central Park over the weekend (I already posted my Fri morning run).

    Fri afternoon - 6.82 miles in 43:03
    Sat morning - 7.42 miles in 1:23:17 (recovery run)
    Sat Afternoon - 10:38 miles in 1:13:21
    Sun Afternoon - 12 miles in 1:22:58

    First 40+ mile week of the year and it felt great.
     


  4. samblackbones

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    Got in 4 runs in Central Park over the weekend (I already posted my Fri morning run).

    Fri afternoon - 6.82 miles in 43:03
    Sat morning - 7.42 miles in 1:23:17 (recovery run)
    Sat Afternoon - 10:38 miles in 1:13:21
    Sun Afternoon - 12 miles in 1:22:58

    First 40+ mile week of the year and it felt great.


    40+ mile weekend alone! Rock solid mileage with that double on Sat.
     


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    40+ mile weekend alone! Rock solid mileage with that double on Sat.

    I'm running two 50 milers later this spring. One in May and one in June. I need these 40+ weeks to turn into 60 and 70+ weeks in the coming weeks before I taper down in late April.
     


  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    8 miles, 1:01:00.

    Funny enough, the first 4 miles were effortless and easy - 30 minutes. But on the second half, the heat and humidity and headwind started dragging me down. Still, 31 minutes isn't bad, but I wonder how the next 6 months will be.
     


  7. about11oclock

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    5.5 mile tempo, then 4 x 400 at a medium frisky pace, think they were 82, 82, 80, 75. Hungry.
     


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    My last dread mill runs....I cant run inside any longer.
    SO far my metabolism experiment appears to be working-
    I do not bonk now.
    It does take a bit longer into a run to feel good.
    Im faster (cause Im lighter I suppose)-average pace is 8MM to 7:30MM, however, I have dipped to around 7MM typically after 3 miles when I am nice and warmed up.
    My water needs have increased significantly. I go through 20 OZ in 3 miles.
    My "fat" areas feel cold to the touch after a run, very odd.
    Now I will begin my outdoor running again, we will see how things go @ 10+ miles.
    I am training for a 50K in May and another in Sept. I want to be able to do these with out much of the typical support (cookies, junk food at aid stations), just water, electrolytes and gels if I have to.
    The PF is still lingering, but as I lighten my body weight, it seems to be creating less and less Achilles strain, thus, less pain under foot.
     


  9. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Just got back from my first dedicated cardio session in a very long time (i lift mostly). 30 min at 4.5 mph for a total of 2.25 miles. My heart rate at the end was 189.

    How should I progress? More time? More speed? Aim for a lower heart rate? I'm new to cardio for training.
     


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    more time, your heart rate is pretty high, more effort would get you in trouble.
     


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    My last dread mill runs....I cant run inside any longer.
    SO far my metabolism experiment appears to be working-
    I do not bonk now.
    It does take a bit longer into a run to feel good.
    Im faster (cause Im lighter I suppose)-average pace is 8MM to 7:30MM, however, I have dipped to around 7MM typically after 3 miles when I am nice and warmed up.
    My water needs have increased significantly. I go through 20 OZ in 3 miles.
    My "fat" areas feel cold to the touch after a run, very odd.
    Now I will begin my outdoor running again, we will see how things go @ 10+ miles.
    I am training for a 50K in May and another in Sept. I want to be able to do these with out much of the typical support (cookies, junk food at aid stations), just water, electrolytes and gels if I have to.
    The PF is still lingering, but as I lighten my body weight, it seems to be creating less and less Achilles strain, thus, less pain under foot.


    This is awesome. I am guessing that becoming more metabolically efficient will help you a ton on those ultras, especially if you can draw on solid fuel sources.

    Yesterday was my first day off in 17 days, and now I am off to the mountains. I think by taking rest at altitude I have been minimizing some of the fitness I lose by scaling back the mileage while out of town, but maybe that is all psychological.
     


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    This morning, 4 miles. Still have to look out for icy patches on the road.
     


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    5.2 miles in 45 minutes. Slow by the standards of this thread, but most of it was at close to 8 min/mile pace which is at the upper end of comfortable for me for this length of time. Slowly getting faster - I think I'm within striking distance of one of my 2011 goals - 6 miles in 45 minutes.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    Just got back from my first dedicated cardio session in a very long time (i lift mostly). 30 min at 4.5 mph for a total of 2.25 miles. My heart rate at the end was 189.

    How should I progress? More time? More speed? Aim for a lower heart rate? I'm new to cardio for training.


    Longer runs at a slower pace for a while should help you develop your cardiovascular efficiency and resistance to injury.

    Today, I planned on a recovery run and tossed the green SuperFeet that were hitting too far back towards the heel, and forgot my usual cheap foam arch supports too, and I went back to the GT-2140 that I'm starting to hate for their clunky heaviness. So I wasn't expecting much out of today's run - especially since it's getting balmy out there...but I popped off 5.3 miles in 41:04 which was a pleasant surprise since I didn't feel like I was working all that hard. More pleasantly, the first four miles were at 7:45 pace, and the last 1.3 miles at 7:30.
     


  15. about11oclock

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    6 easy miles for me tonight, starting to feel stronger, ready to attack spring with vigor. Almost shorts time!
     


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