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How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    9mi at 8:30/mi in mid-day heat. Was rough.
     
  2. sugarbutch

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    3.3 this morning. Before the hot. Because f*** this heat.
     
  3. FlyingMonkey

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    Okay... after struggling for the better part of a year with injuries (several stress fractures), then depression, several false starts, then more injuries (sports hernia and knee problems) and then a general disinclination to give any kind of a shit about competing, I have finally started training again.

    This next couple of months is going to be mainly about weight-loss and baseline fitness. I have designed myself a mixed program of free weights, cycling, swimming and running, starting last weekend. I'm generally doing 3 runs a weeks, 2 of 6.5km and one of 10km, which I will begin to increase to 6.5k intervals, 10k and 21k respectively I move past baseline fitness to getting back towards race fitness, and then more if things go okay and I decide to build towards marathon again (which was where I was going before I was so painfully interrupted).

    It's really no fun at all at the moment, but I don't expect it will be again for a few months.
     
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  4. jbarwick

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    I was wondering where you went FM! Good to hear you are back at it.

    I got in some flat land miles over the weekend in Ohio and back in TN. Today seemed like the warmest 5am run of the year. I need to put in some proper runs for a trail half marathon in October.
     
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  5. cocostella

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    Good luck with the comeback FlyingMonkey.
     
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    4.5 miles on the trails.
     
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    This week has been absolutely blazing (100F+ with 55% humidity), but I've managed to get a couple of slow runs in (5, 6, and 8 miles).

    Heat wave is slated to break soon... it's only supposed to get into the "upper 90s" today.... hooray?
     
  9. wingin' it

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    8 miles on Wed, 7.1 miles Thurs
     
  10. jbarwick

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    11.25 miles on what is known as the RWB (Red, White, Blue) Challenge locally where you pick the loop directions on each of these three trails and try to get a best time. I first heard about this earlier in the year and wanted to try it but the summer came too quickly. On a 90*+ day I was able to limp through in 2 hours flat. Today and buddy and I attempted it in the 50* weather and were able to knock off 19 minutes to get down to 1:41. We walked the hills so we think we can get into the 1:30s pretty easily but 1:20s would be a push.

    Though a lot of running stores and groups keep track of RWB efforts, the best I have seen/heard about is a 1:14 effort. The trail has at least 1,800 ft. of gain depending on method of calculation so it is by no means flat.

    My legs are beat!
     
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  11. wingin' it

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    5.3 miles.
    Nice run JB.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    4.27 on the track yesterday morning before racing commenced

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  13. wingin' it

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    3 hrs 15 min on trails. Watch works at times. Middle of nowhere. No walking, lets call it 17.5 miles give or take a mile.
     
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    8 miles w/ speed work.
     
  16. jbarwick

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    1 mile yesterday then the gym. Today will be some trail miles but in my old shoes. My knee pain was sticking around Sunday and I think it is that my Inov-8s are too minimal though a correct drop for me. I don't have time to enjoy my runs when my knee is at the front of my mind.

    I am still running in NB 890s for the road and my legs feel fine. I dedicated a pair of 890s to the trails and they sort of fell apart but if they work, I may end up switching back.
     
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    Just did 4.25 mostly on paved trails. I'm just about fully acclimatized, and am back to the weight I was back in March when I ran my marathon PR!
     
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  19. wingin' it

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    5.6 miles.
    JB, what style of inov8? Also look at north face single track hayasa II shoes. Great cushion and light. Not real technical but good for long trail runs.
     
  20. jbarwick

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    I have Terraclaw 250s. North Face shoes are hard to find in Nashville even with a North Face store in the mall. Montrail had some good cushion but were super narrow in the toe box. A buddy let me try on some Hokas and they seemed fine but they were a road version and not trail shoes. Nashville people seem to love their trail shoes even though it is nothing technical that road shoes shouldn't accomplish.

    Got in 7 miles on the trails last night in my old 890s. Felt great.
     

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