How many miles did you run today?

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  1. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    2 miles off road. Small paths, ditches, muddy and some steep hills in 21 minutes, reckon I'm good to join the army (1.5 miles flat tarmac in 10:30). Now to get it down so the Lt. Col. lets me go to briefing and the Scots Guards will not call me a fat lazy slob.

    Half marathon on Sunday, pretty confident despite hardly running the last three weeks.
     


  2. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    Does anybody know what level 15 on a bleep test roughly corresponds to as a regular run?
     


  3. tmw

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    4.5 last night on the treadmill in 47'24". My crippled left lung makes sub 10 minutes a thing of my past. All I can do is work on easy, flat distances. My times are significantly worse on the street as the slightest hill is torture and I wind up gasping. F---king diaphragm...

    Would like to try to increase my pulmonary reserve to be able to do a 60 min 10K before I turn 57 (55 now)
     
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  4. samblackbones

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    Tmw- awesome you are still running man. Inspirational stuff.
    Humphrey - no idea about a bleep test . . . What is it?
    7 last night with a few surges for me.
     


  5. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    Multi-stage fitness test is the proper name for it, or bleep test, beep test, pacer test, Leger-test or 20-m shuttle run test.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleep_test

    Apparently Brett Emerton (professional footballer at Blackburn Rovers) got level 15 just before he went to the World Cup in 2006. Its the minimum standard for potential officers in the Royal Marines so I'm hoping he was just unfit at the time.
     


  6. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    What

    What kit do you have to wear for the 1 1/2 miles? Not too bad in trainers but a bit harder in boots and BDUs carrying a rifle!

    Charlie
     


  7. JayJay

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    5 miles this morning. Easy, but quite warm. It was 70 degrees here at 5 a.m.
     


  8. samblackbones

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    Interesting.
    I did 10 last night with 8 x 2minutes hard. Felt pretty tough to go fast, but I finished the last one much below the average.
    Good to go hard again. Also did weights & core.
     


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    .01 to get to the kitchen to grab a cold bruskie
     


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    10 yesterday. W core.
     


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  13. MoreFire

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    Currently training for a 2.5 miles competition (gotta work on those shorter distances).
    Do I need long jogs, at all?
     


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    Wooo. 10km today in around 40 min. Wasn't even that tired and even benched & squatted after.

    Depends. Are you a total beginer? How good is your stamina?

    Training power and speed for shorter distances without a solid stamina base is not advised.
     


  15. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    MoreFire
    How well do you want to do?
    If you are trying to do really well, you should probably run mileage. 2.5 miles is still going to take you from 13-18 minutes if you are getting after it, which means you should be prepared to exert a lot of effort for that long of a time. Most good 5k runners still run 40+ miles per week, with the elites closer to 100-150 range - and that is for a race only .6 miles further. If you just want to finish, you know the drill, but if you want to kick some ass, look into running many days a week, with a long run on the weekends.

    14.5 for me today, longest run since Boston, with some serious elevation. The last 2k I did 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy. Finally feeling okay again, although there is definitely lingering soreness in a few spots.
     


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