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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    None today. Bit of swimming, some weights and static rowing instead.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    3 easy miles this morning. Rode bikes with my boys to their day camp and ran from there. Maybe another three on the bicycle? It's a nice warm-up and cool-down for the run.
     
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  3. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    You could say that the madness is infectious around here... My wife has done solo Race Across America twice, so I've got a lot of catching up to do.
     
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  4. potemkin_city_limits

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    I ran for 6 miles today. I have been running on a treadmill every day for the past few weeks and today was my first outdoor run in a long time. It felt a lot better to run outdoors so I think Im going to do that more often. I plan on beating my distance tomorrow for sure.
     
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  5. FlyingMonkey

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    She has my deepest respect. My favourite athlete in the world was Jure Robič (RIP)...
     
  6. blahspam

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    7 miles today. First time in a few weeks that it's felt "ok" (or about as miserable as normal). Can only guess the monsoon like humidity had a much greater affect on me than I was willing to admit.
     
  7. Michigan Planner

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    6.3 miles this morning

    I ran five miles at my marathon pace and then did six 20 second intervals with two minutes of rest between them. Usually my "rest" between intervals is walking for half of the rest and then a slow jog. Today for some reason I decided I would do 30 lunges between each interval as well. Holy crap did that hurt! I don't know what I was thinking. I guess it just goes to show I need to step up my cross training or something. I must not be in as good of shape as I thought!
     
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  8. jbarwick

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    6.5 miles this morning. I should do more crosstraining but I love my sleep in rest days too much.
     
  9. Beatlegeuse

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    First day back after a week and a half rest - 3.1 this morning, finished in under 26 minutes. My previous PB at a competitive 5K was 28 minutes flat, and although that was almost 2 years ago it felt good to smash that time today.
     
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  10. potemkin_city_limits

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    I managed to get in 7.5 miles today. Im pretty sore but it felt good.
     
  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    6 miles this morning, again with a bike ride to and fro.
     
  12. NOBD

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    Very nice and interesting read, I thought:

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  13. Michigan Planner

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    9.3 this morning on some very sore legs. I tried to do some more lunges at the end and couldn't do more than 3 or 4. So much pain!
     
  14. jbarwick

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    Joining a running group this evening. Only have 2.5 mile and 4.5 mile route options. I guess I will run with them then run more. Should be interesting.
     
  15. FlyingMonkey

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    Yeah, it's fun, although better on the travelogue than the arguments about barefoot running, which are still raging... I do a bit of barefoot running to keep my technique good, and I run my short races in NB minimal shoes, but in my experience, running longer races barefoot is a recipe for all kinds of unpleasant blisters, cuts and what have you. Basically, you have to be entirely committed to barefoot running and do nothing else so the soles of your feet become like iron, even if you technique is good.

    10k (6 miles) tempo today (in shoes!).
     
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  16. Michigan Planner

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    I don't even like walking to the end of the driveway to get the newspaper barefoot. I cannot imagine running barefoot.

    Besides, as StyleForum members, we should really all be committed to running in some custom made Rancourts with Vibram soles or maybe a nice unlined suede Alden chukka with the flex welt and leather soles for the minimalist fans out there!
     
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  17. NOBD

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    What does raging mean here? (Ik ben een Nederlander.)

    Isn't it more about natural running than barefoot running, though? About running light and easy? (Not per se on sandals, or bare like Ted. :))
     
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    I have those, but they seem to have quite a drop. :)
     
  19. clarinetplayer

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    This morning, 4.5 miles at a 8:08 pace. Really, really good for me. I wish that I could maintain a pace like that on a long run. Oh well, with my wretched arthritic hip, I'll take anything. I have been diligent about doing a thorough routine of stretches before and after the run. This has helped significantly. I miss running on the sandy trails at music camp.

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  20. wingin' it

    wingin' it Senior member

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    3.3 miles Monday in a lightning cut short run.
    5 miles Wednesday
    8.5 miles w long hill repeats
    Start a taper beginning tomorrow

    Born to run is a good book. Many stories within the book all at the same time. Quite a few good ones out there depending on the running topic.
    Congrats BG on the 5k PB.
     

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