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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    4.5 miles today. Yesterday I was convinced I'd only run 4 miles a day for a while, but today was too nice.
     
  2. blahspam

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    Little over 13 miles... 12 1/2 of which were pretty uneventful. About 1/2 mile from the end I was running on this single track that parallels the fire road, I cross paths with a guy walking a couple pit bulls... one of which did not take to kindly to my passing so close and chomped on my calf.

    Aside from a lot of pain and surprisingly little blood (and what will likely become a pretty gruesome bruise), it doesn't look too serious. I carry a small first aid kit so was able to clean it out right away (highly recommend for you trail runners out there).

    FWIW, I don't blame the dog (and don't consider pit bulls particularly vicious compared to other breeds).
     
  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That sucks. I had a little dog snap at me earlier this week, but I was already out of range.

    Only 3.3 for me this morning, but all uphill. 600+ feet. There's also no air up here at 6000 feet! Even on the little bit of flat at the beginning, I was a solid minute behind my easy pace.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Wow, that's intense. I took about a 6 mile run in Houston last year, and passed an abandoned lot which had a guard dog. The dog came precariously close to biting me, but to your point I suppose he was doing his job (in that case).
     
  5. Fueco

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    6.5 miles yesterday. No dog bites. I was bitten by a neighbor's dog while riding my bike when I was 7 or 8.
     
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  6. hang10

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    3.6mi yesterday. It was a perfect day to run through the park.
     
  7. wingin' it

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    62.4 miles today. Ran the 100K on what amounts to the rockiest terrain I've ever run. Tough course but survived. Quite a few dropped down to the 2 loop 40 mile run due to the course and heat (78 degrees high).
    I did better than I thought I would. Placed 6th overall and ran a 13:39.
     
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  8. Fueco

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    :slayer:
     
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    Great job wingin it!
     
  10. GraphicNovelty

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    3.5 blissfull 4/20 miles in the nyc springtime sun.
     
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  11. Fueco

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    Six mile brick run survived (after a 50 mile zone 2 ride)! Mental note, consume more calories during the bike ride! I bonked hard at about 4.5 miles. I also saw my first rattlesnake of the year.
     
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  12. SirGrotius

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    4.5 on treadmill. Opposite existential experience others described above
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wingin' it: Congratulations!

    fueco: What is a "brick" run?
     
  14. Fueco

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    It's the tri geek term for a training brick consisting of a bike ride followed immediately by a run (basically, you're trying to replicate the transition from bike to run during a race).
     
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  15. SirGrotius

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    4.5 light miles today.

    Working myself back into shape.

    Does anyone have any experience with foam rollers? I don't know if I'm a closet masochist or if this thing is really doing the trick. I have felt more limber after using it than I have since the early 90s. ;)
     
  16. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    a bunch of dudes in RHET swears by foam rolling and knobbling.
     
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  17. Beatlegeuse

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    Foam rolling is awesome, and it will feel better the more you do it. I have one of those crazy Rumble Rollers, and the first time I used that after switching from a standard roller it killed, and sometimes it still does, but it's definitely a good hurt.
     
  18. sugarbutch

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    8 this afternoon.

    I have a foam roller which I seldom use. But it seems to help when I do use it.
     
  19. SirGrotius

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    Oh that looks great! I have a standard foam roller, but could see the rumble one being kind of fun. My IT bands are like total hurt, hamstrings hurt in spots, and the front of my thighs (not sure what to call that) are sore but not necessarily as painful as rolling on the IT band. That's basically all I do, so far.
     
  20. wingin' it

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    I have 3 foam rollers. 2 hand held (1 plastic bendable, 1 foam on hardwood) and 1 6" diameter with nubs on it to roll on. I use them after stretching each night or after a longer run. The IT band will hurt rolling on one or hand rolling them out. Just remember that most IT band injuries are the symptom not the cause. The rolling will help though.
     

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