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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It doesn't happen every time, but I sometimes get really tense in my neck and shoulders at the beginning of a run, especially in cooler temps. It gets better as I get warmed up, but doing windmills with my arms seems to help as well.
     
  2. Fueco

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    Ahh, I love taper weeks... I'm running all of three miles today. I just finished portioning out my 'UltraGoop' (my name for this homemade concoction) -just add water and canola oil. With some luck, I can stick to it for however long the race takes to finish. The picture below represents 14,000 calories (I'm planning 500 calories per hour, which I've been able to do for training runs up to 7 hours...

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  3. jbarwick

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    14,000 calories?!? That is a ton. I always judge around 100 calories a mile personally but that was on flat land. I'd assume trails are more. How does the stuff work? Like a gel? Seems rough to carry but you do have aid bags. While you are running Saturday I will be getting married. The Civil US ceremony is this weekend followed by a church version in April in Germany.
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Congratulations in advance, jb!
     
  5. wingin' it

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    7.3 miles tonite. Cold weather gear worked well. 10 degrees w/ wind chill at negative temps. T-shirt and Sugoi 220 jacket w/ Sugoi 180 firewall pants and winter boxers.
    Good luck w/ rain holding off Fueco. Temps look warm enough if it rains you'll be ok. However, some things you may have to plan for would be wet feet. Also, 50's w/ rain at night toward the middle to far end of the ultra may affect core temp.
    I'm about 250 - 300 calories per hour on my ultras and trail runs. Everyone's different. Personal preference and whatever keeps you moving w/o gastric distress to end is best. Relax and enjoy the taper Fueco. Congrats JB!
     
  6. Michigan Planner

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    Fueco - What run is it exactly that you're gearing up for? If you mentioned the name of this killer before, I missed it. (if you don't want to publicly mention it, I understand).

    I got in 6.2 miles this morning. The temperature was -11ºF and the windchill brought it down to -32º. I drove to the gym, ran outside, and then went right into the sauna. The hot girl working the front desk actually clapped for me as I came in with my headlight still on and scarf and hat covered in frost and icicles. That was a nice bit of post-run motivation. lol

    The worst part was that I left my banana in my Jeep in the parking lot while I was running and it froze. I hate when my banana freezes and then thaws out since it turns to mush inside the skin. Yuck! Hopefully it wasn't frozen long enough to do too much damage to it.

    Tomorrow's run is supposed to be back in positive territory, so that's good.
     
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  7. Fueco

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    Congrats JB!

    The 500 calories per hour thing is something my wife is targeting for ultracycling (she's racing solo RAAM again this year). We're both experimenting with calorie intake, as one of the hardest parts of ultras is getting enough calories to sustain the effort indefinitely, and since liquid is easier to digest, it just makes sense to do as much of a liquid diet as possible (the bags are a powder mix consisting of maltodextrin, fructose, protein powder and salt (just add water and canola oil)). We mix it in water bottles and pour into gel flasks (roughly 500 calories per flask. The good thing is that it tastes WAY better than any commercially available goo products I've tried. The recipe originally came from a coach/nutritionist for a former pro cyclist.

    MP, the race is Rocky Raccoon 100, which starts Saturday morning at. 6:00. The nerves are building!
     
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    4.5 with a sub-8 min. mile in there, trying to see how my recovery is coming along. It feels good to be pushing again.
     
  9. Fueco

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    2.25 this evening at roughly marathon pace. The taper progresses!
     
  10. blahspam

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    7 miles yesterday. Missed my run today due to work overload.

    Good luck in the big race Fueco!

    Does you're wife do other ultra cycling events (specifically FC508?). I crew that race most years and have gotten to know some of the riders so just curious.
     
  11. Fueco

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    Yeah, she's done it five times (HOF entry this coming year!). I've done it three times. Who have you crewed for the past few years? I've been there crewing or racing every year since 2008.
     
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    Brooklyn Beast the last few years (he did not race in '13 and not sure if he's doing '14 so may join a random team this year if I'm in town). Are you planning to try badwater after you get a few hundreds under your belt?
     
  13. Fueco

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    I definitely remember him, or at least his totem. My wife has done 4X once, 2X twice and solo twice. I raced solo (Unladen Swallow) in '09, '10 and '11 (finally finished the third attempt). I've raced 2X the past two years (Trojan Rabbits and Unicornfish). I'll probably do 2X again this year, and possibly solo again next year.

    I'd consider solo again this year, but I've already signed for another 'Ironman' at Challenge Penticton. I figure that training for an ironman will be a nice step down after this weekend. ;)

    Here's my finish shot from 2011 (photo credit, Chris Kostman).

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    I just can't do a run in these sub zero temps. For me, it is much too dangerous. Temperatures, aside, the roads are treacherous with black ice etc....

    So, I have kicked my workout routine up a notch. At least, can do more core strengthening which will pay big dividends when the temperatures, at least, climb up into the 'teens. I've even begun to workout with a (right out of college) trainer in a small no-nonsense gym, down "south" in Michigan Planner's neck of the woods. I need to be pushed, and the trainer is very serious as to good form etc.. Also, seeing others push themselves is an inspiration. All this will make me a better runner.

    Yesterday, I think I frightened the cat as I ran up and down the stairs of our house. It is 20 steps up to the 2nd floor. A good workout.

    Like Michigan Planner, I, too, have experienced the joy of finding a frozen banana in the car. :D
     
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    I put in 3 miles at the gym on the treadmill. I wanted to do a repeat of yesterday and run outside and then jump into the sauna but I overslept. Oh well... there's always tomorrow.


    I am lucky that the area I live in is pretty good about salting and plowing the roads and there are plenty of side streets and neighborhoods to run in that don't get much car traffic. Plus, there are a lot of runners around here so I think that helps because drivers aren't so surprised to see us and are more willing to give us a bit of room. I've lived in other suburbs where you are definitely taking your life in your hands anytime you step out for a run, no matter what the conditions are.

    CP - If you are ever down this way on the weekends, once the weather is more conducive, we should go hit the road sometime.
     
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    I recall your Unladen Swallow totem. Congrats on the solo finish! The tenacity it takes to grind through the 508 should do you well on your hundred miler this weekend [​IMG]
     
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    Bit over 8 miles today.... work madness be damned!
     
  18. wingin' it

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    9.6 miles w/ intervals tonight. 50K next Saturday, so start the taper tomorrow.
     
  19. jbarwick

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    Good luck! So many races coming up in here.

    I got in my usual 2 loops for 5.9 miles. My toes were cold. I have been mapping a new route for our new house so my new 2 loop route will be 8 miles. I like ~4 mile loops in case something comes up I am not 4 miles away on an out and back.
     
  20. Michigan Planner

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    7.5 miles this morning. It was 10º outside and after the past few mornings of negative temps, I was overdressed. I had to circle back after just a few blocks and shed a couple of layers.
     

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