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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Inde Oaks is a great park! Snow, I can handle. I'm concerned about the double digit wind chill that is predicted for Monday and Tuesday.
     
  2. Michigan Planner

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    Very good point. My statement was based on the assumption that 60 miles in December was not out of the ordinary for the OP.

    And you bring up the most important part in the end: listen to your body.
     
  3. borderline

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    I'm talking about monthly totals, not weekly! I did 60 in December and need 88 for January. I've done a few half marathons and I'm training for my first marathon in late April. I'm not trying to do anything crazy, if I had a goal it would be to be <5 hours. I might be more ambitious but the hills on that run are kind of brutal.

    The main thing for me is to keep the knees in decent shape. In general, if it hurts, I'll back off.
     
  4. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    I would think that 88 is a reasonable step up. Do listen to your body!

    I've gone from 25+ to 65+ per week in the past four months. I also am known to drastically shorten or skip workouts if my body tells me to. I did just that today!
     
  5. wingin' it

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    Sorry, thought you were talking weekly. Yes, agree w/ all other comments. 88 is doable. Just don't load up in one week or do a super long run. Doing core work will help your knees and legs stay in shape too.
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    3.25 this afternoon, first miles in two weeks. Trying to ease my way back in after the groin strain. Inconclusive...

    I've upped my target for the year to 1200 miles from last year's 1000.
     
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    That's great. Just a few miles is all you need after an injury.
     
  8. Beatlegeuse

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    6.2 this morning in the hot sun. Felt like the middle of summer. Longest run for me since my knee hurt a few weeks ago. The run was pretty slow but no pain so I'm glad I'm still feeling good.
     
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    about 3 after weeks of holiday egg nog drinking... but a beautiful day for it here in LA.
     
  10. jbarwick

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    It was 7* on the drive in. May run tonight but I honestly don't have warm enough clothes to run in other than some tights.
     
  11. wingin' it

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    Had warm clothes, but 2 degrees and negative wind chill left me on the treadmill. 4.5 miles.
     
  12. Fueco

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    10kms with some speed play this evening.
     
  13. clarinetplayer

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    This morning, the wind chill temperature is -35 degrees. Over the past two days, we have received a snowfall of 17 inches. I have spent at least 8 hours shoveling snow. Surely, that must translate into some kind of mileage? :D
     
  14. Beatlegeuse

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    8 hours! CP I think you need to invest in a snowblower! I was going to run this morning, but the weather is a little too cold here today. Not nearly as bad as what most of the rest of the country is experiencing, but I'm so used to warmer weather and I simply don't own the type of clothing necessary to run in temps in the low 30s with wind chills in the low 20s.
     
  15. Michigan Planner

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    We had about 14" at my house and I probably put in just a bit less time shoveling snow than you did. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a circular driveway or if my OCD would allow me to not shovel the front part. Heck, both my wife and I drive 4wd vehicles and don't even need the driveway cleared (but I like to get out there and do it because it's some nice quiet time to myself with a beer or 3). I think shoveling counts as a pretty good cross-training workout.

    This morning it warmed up a bit compared to late last night so I got in a bit under 5 miles. I was honestly surprised to not see another runner out there.

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    Running in temps like that probably wasn't really the smartest idea in the world, but I was bundled up enough that the only cold spots I experienced were my forehead and the back of my thighs. And in the end, I really just wanted to be able to say that I ran in these wind chills.
     
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  16. clarinetplayer

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    This morning, at 5 a.m., the windchill in "Lake Woebegon" was -35 degrees. The cold doesn't bother me, but I do heed warnings about dangerous conditions. I took the garbage container to the curb and was bundled up to the hilt.

    My new "running shoes": [​IMG]
     
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    Still cold here so I am going to run tomorrow and go to the gym tonight for weights. Haven't ran for like a week but it has been a nice rest.
     
  18. wingin' it

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    6.2 miles tonite. Warmed up to the teens.
     
  19. sugarbutch

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    3 this morning. Only mild awareness/discomfort in the injured area.
     
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    6.25 this afternoon on my favorite trails.
     

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