How many miles did you run today?

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  1. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    To me the craziest thing about Geof Roes is how low key his approach to training is.
    His blog is great.
    Today - 2 mile w/u 4 mile tempo 5:45 5:45 5:43 5:43 w/ 2 mile cool down.
    The tempo was definitely hard but not impossible. Based on how it felt I think I could maybe go after a 10k this weekend at 5:40 pace.
    I will run a shake out later tonight - probably like 4 miles.
     


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    6 miles pushing the kiddies today....nice and cool out there
     


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    4 miles in a loop to the smoked salmon factory for delicious protein. 4 tomorrow in central park then either 13 or 19.5 sunday at the easter marathon
     


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    4 miles in a loop to the smoked salmon factory for delicious protein. 4 tomorrow in central park then either 13 or 19.5 sunday at the easter marathon
    Something called the smoked salmon factory sounds like a pretty great place to commute by run to . . .
    Sounds like your training is going well - are you focusing on a specific race at the moment?
    9 for me tonight slowwwwww on the hills near my folks' house. Going to be doing a fast finish long run either today or tomorrow - 12 miles easy pace followed by 6-8 at marathon pace and then 2 more at around HM pace (if possible)
    For me I am thinking 7:30 pace > 6:30 pace > 6:15 pace but whatever happens I will learn about my fitness. . . .
     


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    Ran 6 KM this morning on on the treadmill at the Y.
     


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    2 miles in the rain!
     


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    Something called the smoked salmon factory sounds like a pretty great place to commute by run to . . .
    Sounds like your training is going well - are you focusing on a specific race at the moment?


    Sam,

    The smoked salmon factory isn't a codename, there is an amazing OG spot in North brooklyn called Acme. Normally a wholesaler of smoked fishes, they open fridays from 8am to noon to the public, and sell the best shit at rock bottom prices. Lox, Gravlax, pastrami salmon, honey salmon, sable, I digress. Brooklyn HMMDYRT thread meetup?

    Thanks, the training is going well. I'm zeroed in on the Brooklyn 1/2, May 22nd. My goal at the moment is to be closer to 1:25 then 1:30..or maaaaybe sub-1:25? [​IMG] After that, laser focus on BQ'ing at the NYC marathon. It's sort of scary to write these goals down, y'know? Y'all will still love me if I don't get there, right?
     


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    It was perfect weather today. I got in 10 miles today.
     


  9. samblackbones

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    haha I think the running love is unconditional . . . Do you need a 3:10 for boston?
    Instead of a fast finish long run I went and did some LSD today (not acid though)
    3.5 hours @ 7:30 pace . . .
    Killer
    Just under 28 miles. That will be the longest run in my buildup for SD marathon. Now I am so f-ing beat that I can barely feed myself leftover easter ham.
     


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    6.5 miles this morning before work. Unfortunately it's supposed to rain all week long from here on out so it will be off to the gym the rest of the week if I want to get anything in in the mornings.
     


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    Man, it's intimidating being a running noob in this thread!

    Anyway, now 5 weeks into my running career. Saturday was the first workout on the c25k plan that was 20 minutes of nonstop running. Goal was to cover 2.5 to 2.75 miles, ended up at 2 and 7/16 [​IMG]. So close. Is it me, or does a headwind feel much more detrimental than a tailwind feels helpful?
     


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    Don't get discouraged - running will only get easier with practice. Tailwinds definitely have the effect of making you feel like your running in stagnant air sometimes, unless they are blowing hard enough to make you really feel like your floating.
    8 tonight, 6 very slow to shake out on the treadmill, core workout (mediocre at best) 2 more to stay loose/get in miles.
    Body feels good.
     


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    Man, it's intimidating being a running noob in this thread!

    Anyway, now 5 weeks into my running career. Saturday was the first workout on the c25k plan that was 20 minutes of nonstop running. Goal was to cover 2.5 to 2.75 miles, ended up at 2 and 7/16 [​IMG]. So close. Is it me, or does a headwind feel much more detrimental than a tailwind feels helpful?


    Keep it up man...its not easy to get started, when I first started running (about 5 years ago) I was 210 lbs and struggled to get a mile down for a while. But the weight dropped and the miles increased...its the best high.

    This week saw some beautiful weather return to NYC. Easter Sunday I pounded out 8.5 in 80 degrees, and got my first burn of the year...time to get the Sunscreen out of storage. Yesterday took my son out for an easy 4.5. Turned out not so easy as the first half was into a strong headwind. Had to be careful not to do too much, as the Easter run was my first long one in a while.

    From yesterday:
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    Sam,

    In their infinite magnanimity, Boston gives you 3:10:59. I will likely need every second of it in NY this fall.

    6 x mile repeats this morning ~6:15/mi.
     


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    Thanks Sam and NYR. Despite not quite reaching my goal on Saturday, it actually hasn't been as bad as I expected. Credit probably goes to C25K for that...eases you in nice and slowly. Had I come up with a plan myself I likely would have overdone it at the start and become frustrated.

    Don't really see myself ever going for the long distances, but would like to get to the point where I can knock out a good 5-6 miles without too much difficulty. The legs felt good Saturday; it was the cardio that was holding me back.
     


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