How many miles did you run today?

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

  1. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I don't know where in Ontario you are, but back when I used to ride frequently (250+ miles a week some 20 years ago mainly to keep up with a girl I liked who loved cycling), we would take our bikes on the ferry across the St. Clair River from Michigan into Southwestern Ontario and ride around Walpole Island and east towards Oil Springs and then either north towards Grand Bend or further east towards Port Stanley on Lake Erie and I was always amazed at how flat and boring and desolate that area of Ontario was. It is like going through the middle of Michigan's Thumb north of Port Huron. If I hadn't have had her to look at, the scenery would have been pretty depressing.
     


  2. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    I "ran" 3 miles yesterday evening, but had to walk most of the last .75. Lets just say I shouldn't run after a biggish meal.
     


  3. FlyingMonkey

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    I suspect that area is far more depressing than where I am, which is up in South-eastern Ontario, near Kingston. Actually, if you're prepared to start off by riding 100km north of where I am, the terrain starts to get more interesting, but the roads aren't - I am still used to Europe, where there is a long historically-evolved system of roads that are fairly organic and of multiple types, so even though it's a densely populated part of the world, there are always quiet roads that go in strange directions over interesting and improbable hills because there used to be a sheep trail there (or something like that), whereas in the combination of settler colonialism and car domination, as in North America, the roads are both much more boring and more dangerous. Really you get a better feel for Canada by canoeing - the canoe routes and portages have been developed by indigenous peoples over thousands of years, but the road network and ridiculous private property system has really damaged many of them in more settled areas.
     


  4. brp2

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    6.2ish miles today at a decent clip. Posted my fastest 10k time while only semi-trying. Being close to sea level probably helped; trying to beat the jet lag from the trip to Vienna probably didn't.
     


  5. Michigan Planner

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    My wife and kids are away at the beach for a few days so I decided to go to the gym immediately after work yesterday which is something I don't think I've ever done. I got in two 3-mile runs on the treadmill with some time with the weights in between the two runs.

    Generally, if I am at the gym it's before 6:00 a.m. with all the old people. I'm almost 40 and going just after 5:00 p.m. it feels like I'm the old person there!
     


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