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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    6 miles this afternoon.
     


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    Hmm, sounds like your IT Band (runs up and down from your foot to your hip). If it hurts when you walk DOWN stairs, I can almost guarantee that's what it is. There are some stretches you can do but in order to resume you just need to rest. When I hurt mine I found the bike was the only cardio I could do (and swimming).
     


  3. quevola

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    Foam rolling has helped me tremendously to keep IT band and hamstring issues at bay.

    Thomas: good luck and have fun in Houston tomorrow. Time to bring it on home!

    Kid: It's nice running in SoCal in the Winter, but so much in the Summer.

    15 hilly miles.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've been stretching and foam rolling for the last few weeks and they've helped my IT band a lot. I still have issues with my left quad, but it is getting better.
     


  5. ceoceo

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    2.. this is my second time actually running for the sake of running since 7th grade so.. :eek:
    How long will it take for me to be able to run 6 miles daily?
     
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  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    5 miles around noon today.
     


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    Another 13 km this morning
     


  8. samblackbones

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    If you are consistent, and are a relatively healthy individual (eg not trying to lose 75 pounds) I would say that within 2 months you could run 40 miles a week. Some believe the rule of thumb of not increasing the amount of miles you run per week by more than 10%, but judge how you feel and listen to your body. my .02$. Just try and run 2-3 miles a day 5 days a week with a longer run on the weekends.

    For me, 10 yesterday on trails. Feel like my loss of fitness is not as drastic as I had initially feared.
     


  9. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    you GAINED weight on the treadmill? wtf? :lol:
     


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    8mi this morning including 14 steep 1/3mi hill repeats with a headlamp in the dark, in order to get to the airport in time for a morning flight.
     


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    Just have to keep rolling it. It took mine about a year before it snapped back to being normal 95% of the time
     


  12. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    How'd it go Thomas?

    I ran 5 easy today.
     


  13. Thomas

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    Well, the marathon exposed the deficiencies in my training plan, and I didn't fare too well. I was strong for 16 miles - going from 8:30 opening mile to 7:30 steady pace - but at 16 my hip started pinging a bit. At 18 I started walking here and there and I found that when I tried to stretch my howling quads, my hamstrings would cramp. LAWL.

    Ignoring the hill training cost me dearly, and so did my lack of core training - I did some, but mostly it was an afterthought. For some reason I wore lighter shoes to race in and I didn't think the pounding would be that bad, but it was. Oh, and I got my first blister (big toe) in years. YEARS. Then, we had to be in our corral by 6:40, and for some reason I only wore a throwaway t-shirt over my running shirt, and even tossed that earlier than I should have, so I wasted a ton of energy keeping warm (39 degrees at the start, 60's at the finish). Spent too much time on my feet, too. A lot of blunders, but I know what I did wrong and know better for next time.

    The good news is that this morning, my quads are the only really sore spot. splits were 1:45 / 2:02 for a 3:47 marathon. Still a PR, though, and plenty of room for improvement.
     
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    Geez man, having read the beginning I was expecting a much higher number than that...nice work.
     


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    That's longer than what I was hoping for. :( I guess I've got to be patient and persist with the rolling. Thanks for the info, this is good to know.
     


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