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  • So do you run almost every day? 35-43 is a lot of miles if the longest on any given run is 13. Like 6 daily then 13 on Saturday? That's a pretty serious load. I've been getting around 30 a week lately, but I can't keep up with that kind of frequency. I do about 4.5 Mon, Wed, Thurs (run home from work those days), and then 17 on Sat.
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    • You guys with the big weekly mileage counts really impress me. I only run twice a week (five miles each time at a comfortable 9:45 pace, typically). It's not that I'm lazy, as I ride two days (typically a 15 and a 40+ ride) and go to the gym twice. But I wonder if that kind of exercise dilettantism is a good thing. I just aim for general fitness and enjoyment, and I think I've found a kind of golden mean. Barring another half marathon sign-up, I think I'm content with a twice weekly thing, but I'm open to counsel that I should be doing more (or less, for that matter). Otherwise, I'll simply cheer you big mileage guys (esp. you, OB, you freak) from the comfort of my front porch.

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      • MG, yeah almost every day. Nothing on Sunday, though sometimes I walk, hike, or bike ride. A sizable portion of that running is at easy, conversational pace though. I only push it speed-wise twice a week, and sometimes just once. I have some time goals, hence the higher mileage base so my body can handle the speedwork and tempo runs. As I continue to age, I may or may not stick with the mileage, but for now about 6/day seems doable for a long time.

        PAC, I wouldn't change a thing if I were you, not if you're feeling at a good spot with the mix of things you do. Mileage totals, paces, etc...all that stuff's relative to your goals. I have tried to find what feels most satisfying to me and delivers the results that I hope to attain. But if I get caught up looking at other people's numbers, some neurotic/competitive part of me starts telling me I should be doing the same, when of course that's not the case.

        I have a good friend who's a gifted runner that never races. I saw him throw down a 38 minute 10k with a huge uphill finish in his only race since HS. He just goes out and runs, does the stuff he enjoys and the routine he's done for years. He doesn't even know what a fartlek is. I on the other hand know tons of crap about running. Sometimes he'll ask me if he should be doing something different, trying new shoes, or whatever. The ensuing conversation goes something like this:
        "You feeling good about your current routine?"
        "Yep."
        "Any injuries or problems?"
        "Nope."
        "You happy with your (times/speed/endurance) where it's at?"
        "Sure."
        "Then why would you want to change anything?"

        I hope to get to that sort of day-in, day-out trusted routine someday. My path thus far has been far from linear.

        Also, I just got a hybrid bike--don't get excited, bike forum, it's a Schwinn from Target and I might put a bell on it--so maybe I'll sub out some easy miles here and there for a bike ride. Whatever keeps me fit and healthy and is enjoyable is first priority, speed/training/race goals are a close second right now, but still second.
        Last edited by OhioBlue; 06-18-2013, 04:25 PM.

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        • Originally posted by OhioBlue View Post
          Checking in...I'm having a stretch of the best training yet in my 3 years' running, and feeling good about it.

          Which means I'll be back in a bit to complain about my new injury. Knock on wood, I'm feeling pretty good.

          Keeping the mileage at about 35-43/wk and have finally been able to get back to the track once a week. Been doing 800s and having a love/hate relationship with intervals that I guess makes me like every other person that's ever run intervals. Also getting in a tempo run once/wk and the long run is up to about 13 on Saturdays.

          I have a string of 5ks coming up in July and August, and feeling cautiously optimistic. We'll see.
          Nice. That's a good amount of mileage for 5 k training. You'll kill it. Of course, our (former) local 5K specialist only puts up about 150/week. lol

          and lol too @ "exercise dilettantism", PAC.
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          • I have been slacking off since my half. I only ran 5 miles last week. Time to get back on the bandwagon, I've got another half in October and a 5k in August. I am amazed though, a year ago, 5 miles in a week would have been a high mileage week, but now it's a disappointing week.
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            • I would not hate running here every day...Deschutes River Trail in Bend, Oregon. Beautiful place.IMG_7213x.jpgIMG_7205x.jpgIMG_7202x.jpgIMG_7193x.jpg

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              • wow. That is beautiful.
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                • I got a huge blister on the ball of my foot and had to take a week off. Spent the time at the gym on an exersize bike - I really, really hate exersize bikes!

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                  • As far as race-day experiences go, for a 5k I heartily recommend the Freedom Run in Provo. I had never run it before and was impressed. Good combo of entry price, swag (nice shirt, medal, and metal water bottle), organization, and route. Running a majority of the race along the parade route is a big part of what made it so enjoyable. It's not the best course I've ever seen, with an extended uphill run to the finish (up 9th East), but it wasn't horrible. 3,000 plus in the 5k and another couple thousand at least in the 10k, plus a mile run for the kids.
                    Finished 6th out of 139 in age group, and just made the top 100 overall. My pace suffered a bit in the last mile uphill but otherwise a good enjoyable race and result. I'll definitely add this one to the yearly calendar.

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                    • Nice job OB.

                      I on the other hand sucked yesterday. I have not really been running , but decisded to do the local 5k, busase of time contraints we could not do the 10k. This is a tough course that essentials goes uphill, with a lot of that being on dirt trail, till the halfway point and then it is back the way you came. Things went ok for the first 2 miles, then the heat started to get to me. This year they changed the start time to 8 am, booo. My wife caught up to me at about 2.5 miles and I let her run past me. I just didn't have it in me to even try and keep going. I tried to do with hear and she beat me by 3-5 seconds. Not sure exactly since they hadn't put together the finishing line by the time we finished in just over 21 minutes.

                      I hate running in the morning, but I have decided that I hate being out of shape even more, so starting tomorrow I am going to start getting up early and running. The 5 times I have run since april did not prepare me to actually race. Imagine that.

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                      • Originally posted by BigPiney View Post
                        Nice job OB.

                        I on the other hand sucked yesterday. I have not really been running , but decisded to do the local 5k, busase of time contraints we could not do the 10k. This is a tough course that essentials goes uphill, with a lot of that being on dirt trail, till the halfway point and then it is back the way you came. Things went ok for the first 2 miles, then the heat started to get to me. This year they changed the start time to 8 am, booo. My wife caught up to me at about 2.5 miles and I let her run past me. I just didn't have it in me to even try and keep going. I tried to do with hear and she beat me by 3-5 seconds. Not sure exactly since they hadn't put together the finishing line by the time we finished in just over 21 minutes.

                        I hate running in the morning, but I have decided that I hate being out of shape even more, so starting tomorrow I am going to start getting up early and running. The 5 times I have run since april did not prepare me to actually race. Imagine that.
                        Oh shut up!

                        So you've only run 5 times since April and it resulted in a lousy 21 minute 5K on a difficult course? Ppphhhhhtttt!!!

                        One day I'll break 21 minutes on a 5K (I like to keep telling myself - actually I like to keep telling myself that one day I'll break 20 min on a 5K)...one day...

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                        • Way to go, OB and BP. I am resting a knee that I tweaked in a bike crash, so I took my kids to the mile run and hope to get back into things next week.
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                          • Originally posted by BigPiney View Post
                            Nice job OB.

                            I on the other hand sucked yesterday. I have not really been running , but decisded to do the local 5k, busase of time contraints we could not do the 10k. This is a tough course that essentials goes uphill, with a lot of that being on dirt trail, till the halfway point and then it is back the way you came. Things went ok for the first 2 miles, then the heat started to get to me. This year they changed the start time to 8 am, booo. My wife caught up to me at about 2.5 miles and I let her run past me. I just didn't have it in me to even try and keep going. I tried to do with hear and she beat me by 3-5 seconds. Not sure exactly since they hadn't put together the finishing line by the time we finished in just over 21 minutes.

                            I hate running in the morning, but I have decided that I hate being out of shape even more, so starting tomorrow I am going to start getting up early and running. The 5 times I have run since april did not prepare me to actually race. Imagine that.
                            Originally posted by Eddie View Post
                            Oh shut up!

                            So you've only run 5 times since April and it resulted in a lousy 21 minute 5K on a difficult course? Ppphhhhhtttt!!!

                            One day I'll break 21 minutes on a 5K (I like to keep telling myself - actually I like to keep telling myself that one day I'll break 20 min on a 5K)...one day...
                            No kidding, Eddie. Boo Freaking Hoo, bigpiney. I'm sorry to hear about your lousy 21 minute 5K. I had the same problem recently, when I was undertrained and ran a sub 7:00mile race and finished before they were even able to set up the finish line. Oh, wait a minute. No, I didn't. That was only in my dreams.

                            Pfft, indeed.

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                            • Originally posted by bluegoose View Post
                              No kidding, Eddie. Boo Freaking Hoo, bigpiney. I'm sorry to hear about your lousy 21 minute 5K. I had the same problem recently, when I was undertrained and ran a sub 7:00mile race and finished before they were even able to set up the finish line. Oh, wait a minute. No, I didn't. That was only in my dreams.

                              Pfft, indeed.

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                              • Originally posted by bluegoose View Post
                                No kidding, Eddie. Boo Freaking Hoo, bigpiney. I'm sorry to hear about your lousy 21 minute 5K. I had the same problem recently, when I was undertrained and ran a sub 7:00mile race and finished before they were even able to set up the finish line. Oh, wait a minute. No, I didn't. That was only in my dreams.

                                Pfft, indeed.
                                Let's get 'em!!!
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