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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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    4.7 at the track, including some interval work. The latter revealed that I ran too hard yesterday... :embar:
     
  2. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    Did 6k today. My legs always seem to feel like bricks when I run on non-consecutive days... I've stopped lifting the past couple of weeks and it felt better to be squatting 3x/week on days I didn't run than it does to take a full-on rest. My longer runs that I do on Sundays that are preceded by a shorter one on Saturday always kick ass - perhaps I need to loosen the calves up on off days?
     
  3. jbarwick

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    Got in a swift 4.6 miles tonight. Thinking about random things made it almost interval like. Felt great!
     
  4. SirGrotius

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    A brisk 5.29 miles today at a sub 8 min pace. I'm in Portland Maine, but was too wet/cold to enjoy the outdoors properly in the am.
     
  5. sugarbutch

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    Quick 3 miles this morning. I struggled to do 4 miles at a 9:40 pace last Friday, and I did 3 this morning at a 8:50 pace.
     
  7. clarinetplayer

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    4 miles before the rain came.
     
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  9. jbarwick

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    Got in a new route last night with 5.35 miles. It is a reversed loop of my shorter 4.6 mi loop with some extra roads added. The worst part was the large hill I like running down to warm up...not so good at the end of a brisk run.
     
  10. Michigan Planner

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    6.4 this morning on my typical neighborhood loop.

    Yesterday, I took the afternoon off of work and got in 12.5 on some nice trails at a park north of my office. I also managed to log close to 1,000' feet of climb, which is not easy to do in Metro Detroit.

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    Hill bypass? No thanks!

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  11. SirGrotius

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    4.5 miles today at a very brisk 7 min/mile pace for me. Running is a thousand times more challenging for me than running longer distance (that said, long distance to me is over 7 miles).
     
  12. weswu

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    6.75 through the Golden Gate Park. Did a middle segment around Kezar Stadium in the park just to find out what my mile time was. Set a PR at 6:11min. Rest of the run was pretty slow.
     
  13. sugarbutch

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    I should see how fast I can run a mile. My current best is 7:34, but that was in the middle of a 4.5 mile run.
     
  14. jbarwick

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    I had a 5:28 towards the end of last year and that was pushing it pretty good. If I actually did some speed work I think maybe 5:teens is possible but I will never see 4's
     
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  15. Beatlegeuse

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    Fastest I ever ran one mile was 6:40 last year, but that was completely unsustainable beyond just that one mile. I've never really gotten below 8:15 or 8:20 on any mile during the course of a longer run.
     
  16. Michigan Planner

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    All this talk about your fastest miles has me wondering about mine. I haven't timed myself for just a mile in a long time, but I know if I am properly fueled and stretched (neither of which I usually am), I can do about 6:10 - 6:15 over two miles but then it falls off significantly after that.

    I got in 9 miles this morning. I was at about the 6 mile mark on a long dirt road with no roads to turn off on to and came upon this disheartening sign:

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    Luckily, as I turned the corner, nearly all the water was gone and all that was left were a few puddles. I've had this happen to me a couple times at this spot in the past. The first time (which was also my first time running in this spot at all), I figured that it couldn't be that deep so I went through. Boy was I wrong! It was completely flooded for nearly a quarter mile with some spots up to my knees. The only saving grace was that the water had a current and was flowing across the road so it wasn't just sitting there stagnant. Ever since then, I don't hesitate to turn around if the water is covering the road.
     
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  17. Beatlegeuse

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    4 miles this morning, significantly quicker than the same distance last week, shaving nearly two full minutes off my total run time. I was hesitant to increase mileage too abruptly until I was sure I really had my legs back, so I focused on running the same distances, just faster. Next week I'll start slowly bumping up the distance, but nothing too drastic.
     
  18. jbarwick

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    Shaving 2 minutes off is a lot! :30 sec/mi quicker is tough. Hell the other day I was trying not to lose a second over 5 miles...Good job just don't hurt yourself.
     
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    Yep, it probably sounds more impressive than it really is though. I still haven't even gotten down to times that I was running at the beginning of the year, I could still probably shave off another 10 seconds per mile and then I'd be a little closer to my times from 6-8 months ago. I got a lot slower after taking some time off from running, so I'm trying to work my way back.

    A few years ago, when I first started doing more distance running, I definitely added too many miles too quickly and ended up getting hurt, so I wanted to make sure I didn't do that this time while I get myself back into shape. This time around, I'm only increasing my longest run by one mile every two weeks. I've heard one mile per week is safe, but I wanted to be extra cautious. I did find that while doing this I can run significantly faster during the weeks where I don't increase any mileage, which feels pretty good.
     
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  20. clarinetplayer

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    I made a stop at my favorite running shoe store which is located in the vibrant MidTown section of Detroit--West Canfield Street. . Next door, at the Shinola watch store, one could take a quick ride around the block in a Grand Prix race car. There is a race, this weekend, on nearby Belle Isle.

    I did not go on the car ride. Drat! I should go back! I did not go into the Shinola store. (I'm not into the very upscale stuff they sell. Besides, I spent my allowance on a new pair of running shoes.)

    I cannot say enough about the customer service, knowledge, and helpful advice given by Justin and Eric at RUNDETROIT. This little store easily trumps the service offered by some of the better known running stores in the 'burbs. RUNDETROIT is the only running shoe store in the entire city! They said that, nationwide, brick and mortar running shoes sales dipped more than 20%. Normally, during the winter, sales dip, but not like this. It was a horrendous winter. I hope that running shoes stores don't go the way of Borders and now Barnes and Noble.

    If the City of Detroit is to rise from the ashes (again!), it will be due to the courage of people like Justin who believes that there is a future.
     
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