How many miles did you run today?

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  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    military/police requirements?
     


  2. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Army, the cutoff is ten minutes but the Lt Col said to go for 9:30, which would be pretty average when I'm actually in training and the regiment I want to join is really tough to get into.
     


  3. Fueco

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    Ran 7 miles of trails in the rain yesterday in my new shoes (Merrell Trail Gloves). Absolutely brilliant out...
     


  4. samblackbones

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    10 yesterday with an awesome 5 mile tempo at 5:47 down to 5:40. Ran faster than I ran in a recent 8K race, and I felt very strong.
    I am in Nevada today because I am in a bowling league and we have our finals, but it is surprisingly pleasant out.
    Hope all are having good runs!

    Edit - ran just under 12 miles in the nevada afternoon. I would say in terms of effort it equaled about 17 california miles. Hot + Dry + Desolate + 17 MPH winds.
     
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  5. Fueco

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    10.5 miles today with roughly 2400 feet of climbing. Some light rain, mostly nice, but windy as all get out up on the ridges!
     


  6. samblackbones

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    second run of the day was 6.5 + core.
     


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    Ran 2.5 miles today at 7.5 mph pace which is a pretty good clip. Feel good about it. I am going to start doing one day of long runs a week as my Cardio.
     


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  9. sugarbutch

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    12 miles. First run after a week off. The last mile was dreadful.

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  10. samblackbones

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    10 am & 6 pm. All on treadmill as its raining in Nevada. My gambling could be going a lot better but my training couldn't!
     


  11. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Raining here too :happy: Going to do a treadmill run in the gym later, 2.4km as fast as I can.
     


  12. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Tried it at the minimum standard pace (9:30), lasted for about 5 minutes, then slowed down for a little bit, did it in 11:38 in the end. Going to have to do it in about 8:00-8:30 to get into my preferred regiment.

    Is the best way to get there to do intervals at the pace I want to run at and keep making them longer by a few seconds each time?
     


  13. JayJay

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    After a four week break to allow my foot to heal, I ran 2 miles this morning - 1 more than what I was instructed to run, but I was feeling too good to stop at 1 mile. I have to gradually add miles and speed, but it's good to be at it again.
     


  14. samblackbones

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    I would say your best bet is to try and build a decent aerobic base by running consistently. I am not sure what type of shape you are in otherwise, but assuming you aren't too overweight that should get you to a point from which you can average 9 min/mile for 3 miles. Consistency is key. Intervals don't matter if you do not have the aerobic capacity to maintain the pace you sprint at. That is my 2cents at least

    Today: 17.5 or so w/ 15 mile tempo @ marathon pace (ended up being a little bit faster) - hammered it. This was a very satisfying workout - very difficult, as the wind was up in the 20+ range in gusts, but I stayed with it and finished strong.
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/159401611 if you want to see the splits. Average about a 6:10 pace.
     


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    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    good that you're feeling good! :nodding:


    wow... nice work. Me, just a measly 3.5... but it was a beautiful Sunday and a great day for a jog!
     


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