How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. Raf Simmons

    Raf Simmons Well-Known Member

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    first run in a while so, 2 miles today
     
  2. jwied82

    jwied82 Senior member

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    10 tonight in 1:05:58.
     
  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Just 2 miles. Still feeling sore from yesterday's uber intense TRX and kettelbell training. A good feeling, though.
     
  4. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    Not sure if I should ask this here, or start a new thread...but:

    I'm trying to work up from basically 0 running ability, to be able to run 10k by the end of the summer. Not a fast 10k, just continuous movement without slowing to a walk.

    To ramp up to this level, should I train for distance, or time? I.E: I'm good with goals, so I was thinking about doing 25 laps of a 400 meter track, 3 times a week. First week, 1 run lap, 1 walk, second week, 2 run, 1 walk, and so on.... until I can do the full 25.

    Or should I run 20 minutes 3 times a week (starting 1 minute run, 1 walk, much like the lap plan), and then increasing slowly to 50 minutes or so, continuos running.
    Thanks for anyones experience/advice that can be offered. Appreciate it.


    P.S: I'll start a new thread, or move this post if it's required.
     
  5. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^There are lots of programs out there on the web, google couch to 10K, they are usually a number of weeks that lead up to a 10 K.
    My suggestion is to use time spent running as a better indicator. If the goal is to finish, then it is the ability to run sustained for say 90 minutes that is going to get you to your goal.
    Intervals, sprints, hill repeats, etc. will not get you there.
    Focus on say 30 minute runs 3-4 times a week and 1 long run on the weekend.
    It is important to not over do it at first, as you will get injured for sure.
    I would note the distance, but again focus on a sustained pace for 30 minutes.
    If you find this too easy, then speed up. This will build your endurance faster.
    A long run should be 15-20 minutes longer than your "daily" run for the first few weeks.
    My typical long runs are double the time and distance of my daily runs (4-6 miles is the daily)

    Not sure if this helps, but again, focus on a sustained pace, build that to 90 minutes, and you will finish.
     
  6. Ad Fundum

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    I'm running a 5k today, I'll report back with my time
     
  7. tundrafour

    tundrafour Senior member

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    Ran just a little over four miles. Beautiful weather, but a bee stung my ankle about halfway through. [​IMG]
     
  8. about11oclock

    about11oclock Senior member

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    4 cooldown miles, looking to stay loose before going long tomorrow. And, as ever...Brooklyn 1/2, Brooklyn 1/2, Brooklyn 1/2...
     
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    Guess I'll reply to myself. 12.4 doing 7:45s this morning.
     
  10. thesecondprize

    thesecondprize Senior member

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    4.36mi along the water on a beautiful afternoon
     
  11. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    20.5 today at what averaged out to a 7:33 pace, with a good amount of climbing (a few 9/10 min miles)
    the last 5 miles at a 6:20ish pace. It rained on the trails we were running and ended up being super slick on the climb. Almost ate sh*t about 15 times but it ended up being an awesome run.
     
  12. jwied82

    jwied82 Senior member

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    10 tonight on the treadmill (because it was cool and rainy out tonight) in 60:39.. first mile at 8.9mph, then went to 9.6mph for the next mile, then increased by .1 mph each mile so the last mile was 10.4 mph.

    ran 9 on the treadmill last night (cold and rainy yesterday too), which put me at 69 miles for the week.
     
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    mylesmyles Senior member

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    6.1 miles Friday nigth in CP in 39:31. Saturday got in 7.3 miles in 49:39. Legs still not 100% but this week they should be. Have another 50 miler in 3 weeks...
     
  14. Raf Simmons

    Raf Simmons Well-Known Member

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    2.1 miles this morning
     
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    20.5 today at what averaged out to a 7:33 pace, with a good amount of climbing (a few 9/10 min miles)
    the last 5 miles at a 6:20ish pace. It rained on the trails we were running and ended up being super slick on the climb. Almost ate sh*t about 15 times but it ended up being an awesome run.


    Man, you are getting quick!
    that whole run was on trails?
     

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