Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MonkeyFresh, Jun 25, 2008.
6 miles this morning.
6 miles this morning for me as well.
9 pm last night. Found out that I am going to be pacing the 3:05 group for a local marathon in a few months . . . Will be a challenge but I have heard it is a really cool experience, and hopefully I will help some people get BQ'd
I got in just under 12 miles in about an hour and 45 minutes. I was nearly a mile down a road on my route when I got to a spot with water running across the road about 1.5'-2' deep very swiftly for about 100'. It was a road I wasn't familiar with and I was already about 5 miles from home and didn't want to finish the rest of my run absolutely drenched and muddy so I had to turn around and head back to the previous road. I actually stood there watching the water for a few minutes hoping that somebody in a truck would come by and offer to ferry me across it. lol
Approx. 16 miles today.
-7 days till competition
Ah, the legend of Saint Christopher.
5 miles for me. Decent pace too.
i am racing next weekend, but only a xc 5k that should be low key.
15.5 for me tonight easy-ish in just about a 6:50 pace the whole way.
question for the long distance runners here, motivated more by curiosity than anything else:
so i begin my run today, and before i'm a mile into it i meet a guy whom i see running every once in a while. i've never spoken to him before, other than to say "hello" in passing, but he stops me to offer some unsolicited advice. he asks me how far i run every day, and i estimated that on a good day i probably get a little under 12 miles. he says with an air of confidence, "you should only go 3-4 miles a day at the most, otherwise you're sure to run into knee problems in older age." i'd never really thought too much about this, and was inclined to be skeptical, but i listened to this guy for a while and thanked him and continued.
after i finished, i decided to ask my father what he thought about this (he's a retired surgeon, and ran over 15 miles a day well past his 60th birthday), and his first response was to laugh. he basically said that, although everybody's body is different, i shouldn't worry about it, really at all. his advise was to cut back on it, only when and if i begin to have pains. he noted that he never had any problems of this sort when he was a runner.
i used to read this thread a bit, and know that there are some people quite knowledgeable in the subject, so i ask what you think on this--is this guy full of shit, or is he on the money, or somewhere in between?
9 last night, actually ran over to the WTC site to see what the scene was like and then home. tourists everywhere.
Thanks! My biggest concern is the nutrition / digestion and my ambition. I tried eating "proper food" before running but it was kinda shitty (literally) so I decided just to eat a banana before and the evening before more carbs. Hope this will suffice to keep up my pace....
I've been working out about three days a week with weights for the past few months again and I want to add some cardio, so I'm trying to get back into running after 25+ years since HS cross-country and track.
I ran a few miles on the treadmill over the past 2 weeks and then ran/walked a 5K yesterday, avg. 12.20 min per mile.
Think I'm going to start running on my off days when I'm not lifting. Maybe do another 5K in about three weeks and see if I can improve. Right now its mostly about rebuilding my stamina so I can run the whole way rather than walking parts of it. After that I'll worry about increasing speed/distance.
This morning I ran 4.5 at a good pace, with an all out sprint at the end. I've been feeling good all day.
4.6. I can feel the one knee, but it doesn't hurt, so I guess I'll keep going.
BTW, has anyone done a Warrior Dash? It looks like fun, but I'm wondering if anyone has first-hand experience.
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