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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    2.3 miles tonight. Still tough
     
  2. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    GDL - welcome.
    One of the best ways to stay motivated is to sign up for a marathon or half marathon or something - once you are financially committed you will be more likely to be consistent with your training. It will also get much easier quickly, just make sure you don't burn yourself out!

    AM - 6.5
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    Coming down with a cold so the 4 x 1 mile workout I have planned tomorrow may not happen.
     
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  3. Equus Leather

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    This. By far the best way to be motivated is to have a competition looming, preferably for a scary distance you wont manage if you dont train..

    Should have run 3 miles last night but the rain here is torrential so I didn't. Of course its still torrential today so I'm going to have to run in it anyway and have mesed up my schedule for no reason - theres a moral there about not being soft about the weather I'm sure..

    Charlie
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the advice.

    A marathon (or even half) is a bit out there for someone of my age who's never ever run. I'll take it one step at a time. I just signed up for the 5K before the NYC Marathon in Central Park on Nov 3.
     
  5. clarinetplayer

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    This morning, with the sunrise, I ran 2 miles and tripped on a piece of jagged sidewalk scraping both knee caps big time. Ouch! Oh, there's nothing like that burning feeling. Am grateful for extra large sized Band Aids.
     
  6. Equus Leather

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    A half marathon is probably much more accessible than you think, and given no medical complaints or injuries and a sensible fitness program and plenty of time to build slowly I think pretty much anyone can do one as long as the goal is to do it, not to do it fast. I spectated at the Great North Run the weekend before last which is a 50,000 or so entry half marathon and there were people of every shape, size and age crossing the finish line, albeit slowly for some of them. Distance running is a function of training physically and mentally rather than talent or age though of course those things will help you to go faster..

    Charlie
     
  7. gdl203

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    Thanks but I have a decent awareness of my own physical condition. If I tell you that I ran a little over 2 miles, walking half of the time and was exhausted, you should believe me when I say "one step at a time". I'll think about running a 10+ mile race after I successfully complete at least a 5k.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

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    A 5k in a bit more than a month is a very reasonable goal. Once you're able to run 2 miles without walking, I think you'll find that adding a bit of distance to your longest run each week will come easily.
     
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    We all start somewhere! :slayer:

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    Today, track day - 6 x 800 (200 recovery). I wish it were a bit cooler and I had a better mileage base to work from, but it is what it is for now.
     
  10. mylesmyles

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    5th Ave Mile on Saturday in NYC. Ran a 4:51 - PR by 19 seconds.
     
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  11. about11oclock

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    7 very recovery paced miles last night.
     
  12. Equus Leather

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    3 for me in torrential rain. Marathon in T - 10 days, hope the weather is better then!
     
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    I ran this a couple years ago, and I think it's a great place to start. It gets pretty crowded, and since you won't be lined up with the competitive runners, you'll be able to start out slowly and pace yourself until the crowd starts to thin out.
     
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    :slayer:
     
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    :worship:
     
  16. JayJay

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    5 miles after an upper body workout this evening.
     
  17. mylesmyles

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    Thank you for the compliments on the mile - My goal was sub 5 and I had some kick left in me the last 400 mrters or so.

    Got in 7.9 miles this morning in CP in 51:31 for a 6:31 pace. Gunning for a sub 3 NYC, not going to be easy, but it's within reach.
     
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    myles, I hate you. One of these days I'm going to get you in an NYRR race, I swear.

    13.5 7:45s for me this morning. Weather getting perfect after that hot summer.
     
  19. Michigan Planner

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    7.5 miles for me this morning. It was about 65º outside but very foggy. Luckily I am awake and out the door before I need to worry about any real traffic. I almost went back to bed when I saw how foggy it was when I got up but it was about 20º warmer outside than when I ran on Monday and I have no idea how many warm mornings like today are left this year so I got out and made use of it.
     
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    6 miles yesterday
     

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