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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. jwied82

    jwied82 Senior member

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    Seeing some of those Kenyans run 2:30 and under is crazy. 5:xx miles for 26 miles...

    what's really crazy is that the world-class elites run 4:XX /mi for a marathon.
     
  2. kwilkinson

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    Jogging hurts my newly-sprouted genetically-modified breasts.
    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
  3. Nexus6

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    ok...but only because you asked for it....
    ..I can't believe I am doing this.
    I'll leave the pic posted for 1 hour only...lol

    ok...2 hours later...show's over.
     
  4. GeoPa58

    GeoPa58 Well-Known Member

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    26.2 miles in Boston, under near-perfect conditions (mid-40's, wind not a factor).

    PR'd by more than 8 minutes. 3:12 and change. I'm thrilled, don't expect to run one like that again.
     
  5. Stazy

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    2 miles in 15 minutes.
     
  6. eric77

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    26.2 miles in Boston, under near-perfect conditions (mid-40's, wind not a factor).

    PR'd by more than 8 minutes. 3:12 and change. I'm thrilled, don't expect to run one like that again.

    Congrats man! I really want to try and run it next year, but I don't know if I'll be able to since its the middle of baseball season. I figure I'll need to get in good enough shape that I can run the marathon and not be sore 5 days later. Seems like a bit of a stretch haha

    I hurt my achilles recently and haven't run in a week now, but was doing 8-10 mile runs at 7:30 pretty easily. I might try training this summer and see how things go.
     
  7. quevola

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    26.2 miles in Boston, under near-perfect conditions (mid-40's, wind not a factor).

    PR'd by more than 8 minutes. 3:12 and change. I'm thrilled, don't expect to run one like that again.


    Awesome job Geo! I'm 10 days out from my first marathon and my new realistic goal is to come in under 4:15.

    What is the general consensus on using a pace group during the race?
     
  8. unexpected

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    quevola, use the pace group if you want, under two conditions:

    1) Don't put 100% faith in the pacer to get you across in under 4:15. He may get you in at 4:18. Pacers are affected by the marathon too- in my marathon, there was a pacer who fell sick, and had to drop out halfway through- naturally, he was slowing down as he was about to drop out, and he slowed the whole group down. People were pissed- this was for a 3:10 Boston qualifying pace group.

    2) Running with a pace group is like running with a herd of cattle. I hate that. I like my open spaces. Stay 15 seconds behind or 15 seconds ahead of the pacer.
     
  9. quevola

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    quevola, use the pace group if you want, under two conditions:

    1) Don't put 100% faith in the pacer to get you across in under 4:15. He may get you in at 4:18. Pacers are affected by the marathon too- in my marathon, there was a pacer who fell sick, and had to drop out halfway through- naturally, he was slowing down as he was about to drop out, and he slowed the whole group down. People were pissed- this was for a 3:10 Boston qualifying pace group.

    2) Running with a pace group is like running with a herd of cattle. I hate that. I like my open spaces. Stay 15 seconds behind or 15 seconds ahead of the pacer.


    Thanks unexpected - great point about herd running. I do get a bit claustrophobic when running too close to other people.
     
  10. UnD3R0aTh

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    ..i ran 0 miles today, will go for another round tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  11. GeoPa58

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    ... my new realistic goal is to come in under 4:15.

    What is the general consensus on using a pace group during the race?


    I don't have any experience with pace groups, but it could be helpful.

    I try to adjust speed to maintain a more-or-less constant level of effort: slower uphill, faster downhill. I know if I try to maintain speed going uphill, especially late in a marathon, I'm toast. I don't know how pace groups work in this regard.

    Have a great race!
     
  12. KimboIsLegit

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    I did 3 today, slowly building back up to where I was before I hurt my IT band.

    Kinda random question, but does anyone else get harassed by cool guys in trucks? Like they'd pull up behind you near the sidewalk/bike lane and then slam the gas while honking the horn, trying to startle you? It's happening almost every day I run now.
     
  13. jwied82

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    I did 3 today, slowly building back up to where I was before I hurt my IT band.

    Kinda random question, but does anyone else get harassed by cool guys in trucks? Like they'd pull up behind you near the sidewalk/bike lane and then slam the gas while honking the horn, trying to startle you? It's happening almost every day I run now.


    I hate when that happens because sometimes it makes me jump a little and throws me off stride.
    I once had an SUV full of teenage (i assume) guys slow down and pull up beside me then open a door into my back as they passed. It didnt really hurt much but i was pissed. I yelled and sped up but of course they just drove off.
     
  14. why

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    I had a valet jump out at me when I was finishing up a run and just sprinting the last half mile out. He could've made me run into a pedestrian or fall, so I flipped him off. He got some mean stares from passersby and since he was on the job he seemed a bit bashful about it.
     
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    Don't put 100% faith in the pacer to get you across in under 4:15. He may get you in at 4:18. Pacers are affected by the marathon too- in my marathon, there was a pacer who fell sick, and had to drop out halfway through- naturally, he was slowing down as he was about to drop out, and he slowed the whole group down. People were pissed- this was for a 3:10 Boston qualifying pace group.

    Ditto - the one time I attempted to follow a pacer, the entire group was shocked when the guy took off at a break-neck pace - a few of us tried to keep up and ran ourselves ragged before we lost him. We passed him 10 miles later, spent and walking, saying he'd planned to do a fast/slow split rather than a steady pace. "Must've gone out too fast." No shit, Sherlock. [​IMG]
     
  16. GeoPa58

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    7 miles, left calf still a little sore
     
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  18. quevola

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    26.2 in 4:14:48
    Didn't reach my goal of under 4, but feel great about my first marathon!
    I'll start training for the Long Beach marathon in October - when the pain goes away.
     
  19. Metlin

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    26.2 in 4:14:48
    Didn't reach my goal of under 4, but feel great about my first marathon!
    I'll start training for the Long Beach marathon in October - when the pain goes away.


    Flying Pig?
     
  20. GeoPa58

    GeoPa58 Well-Known Member

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    26.2 in 4:14:48
    Didn't reach my goal of under 4, but feel great about my first marathon!
    I'll start training for the Long Beach marathon in October - when the pain goes away.


    Congrats, q! Looks like you beat the 4:15 you called in advance. Did you use a pace group? Cheers.
     

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