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Old 06-10-07, 09:50 PM
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Attn; runners (of foo), how far do you run?

Hi, I am trying to get back into running this Spring/Summer as a way to get myself into 'excellent' physical conditioning, - which is one of my goals for this year. So far the furthest I've been able to run since I quit smoking (in April), is 2 miles non,stop (w/o a break). I tried to start a thread in the road bike forum so ppl could keep track of their daily/weekly and monthly distance and speed - but it didn't really take off.. I would like to start a thread in foo for the same purpose, except for runners. So; how far have you ran, and what are your goals for distance or speed? -?
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Old 06-10-07, 09:52 PM
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i have a goal of 3 miles right now its closer to running to the end of my driveway(need some work on that)
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Old 06-10-07, 09:58 PM
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I try and get in an 8 km (5 mi) run once a week.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by norsehabanero
i have a goal of 3 miles right now its closer to running to the end of my driveway(need some work on that)

hey, me too. ..If and when I can run 3 miles then I will be able to run to my work from my house, (instead of bicycling) . . and then when i get to work I will be all sweaty and stinky - and the ppl I work with will know to stay away from me.. (seriously).


Today I went for run but could only reach the one mile mark before I needed to stop for a break.. Later on this evening I ran a circuit around my neighborhood of about 1.80 miles -(I retraced the route with the odometer on my bike).
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Old 06-10-07, 10:09 PM
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sometimes one plus a few tenths (like today), sometimes two or three. Occassionally more. I don't have any goals in mind other than having fun doing it. I attempted to push myself doing more miles and found myself looking for reasons to not run. Thats no fun. I use a Garmin 305hrm to keep track of everything (gear is fun).
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Old 06-10-07, 10:11 PM
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I like to get in a good 70 miler every weekend, to stay in shape.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
I like to get in a good 70 miler every weekend, to stay in shape.

how far is a 'miler' ?
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Old 06-10-07, 10:14 PM
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I try to get in a good 5k once a week. I'll extend that if I've signed up for a 5k or 10k race. Starting from scratch, running is HARD, but I find it a lot easier to push yourself than on the bike. Plus you can put on your headphones and zone out.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by thatguy
Starting from scratch, running is HARD, but I find it a lot easier to push yourself than on the bike. Plus you can put on your headphones and zone out.

For realsies.. truthat.
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Old 06-10-07, 11:22 PM
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I wish I could run. A foot injury has me down. Surgery slated for November, hopefully I can start running 3-5 miles every other day when I get my foot fixed.
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Old 06-10-07, 11:30 PM
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Runner's World website has a ton of really good training regimens to help you get where you need to go, whether you want to run a marathon or 5 miles.
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Old 06-11-07, 05:29 AM
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You're doing good. Keep it up and don't get discouraged - the longer distances come slowly. The first mile will be the toughest for a long, long time. Take the first one slow and easy. Some days you'll feel good and other days won't be so easy. But you'll slowly gain endurance and speed. Making the jump from miles to 3 is the most difficult. Then you'll find after a few weeks you suddenly jump to 4 and then 5. After that it's just a matter of how much time you want to spend running.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:32 AM
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started off with 5k's took me two years to be good enough for the Boston marathon, I have on interest in running marathons anymore.
I probably run 3 to 5 miles 4 times a week to be able to continue doing duathlons.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:45 AM
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Depends whos chasing me.....
Irate boyfriends of girlfriend usually give up after 2 blocks
but Sheriffs and Police officers can go for about 1/2 a mile.
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I can get in 4 miles at lunch time, or run home from work on a 10km route I have. But hardly at all anymore.
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I took up jogging later in life, and it's taken me about a year to get to this point, but I've actually learned to enjoy the sweaty, numb, breathlessness of it. I aim to run 5k a couple of times a week; recently, the trend seems to be that I'll do one interval-type session (3.5 or so miles with about 3 short walking breaks) and one long slow distance session (wherein I'm able to jog slowly but continuously for 3.5 to 4 miles). Anymore than that and my right knee gets cranky, plus if I do the work needed to become a stronger runner, it'll mean less time on the bike. Not sure that's an acceptable trade-off.
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Old 06-11-07, 01:59 PM
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If I can't get someone else to do it for me, I'll run to the fridge for another beer.
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Nobody really said how fast they run though, which was why I opened this in the first place.

About three years ago (August) I broke my back so I stopped running for 8 months. When I started back it was discouragingly slow but I promise you will improve. For me it was three miles in about 40 minutes. Some think it's ridiculous to even keep going for that long at that slow pace but it built fast. Now I am doing three miles in about 18:30 and hoping that biking will help improve that as long as I keep running.
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I run a bunch, did the Boston Marathon for the second time this April in 3:06. I've sorta slacked off since then (biking lots and getting heavy legs) but am getting back into it by run-commuting most days instead of on the bike ~4 miles each way if I go the short way. Planning around 13 miles tomorrow going home with a softball game and a few beers in the middle...
My town's PD started putting on 5k fun runs so have been doing those (any chance to get to know the officers when they aren't writing me a ticket is a good thing in my book )and leaning towards doing a half marathon in a couple of weeks in CT. Will find out tomorrow if I got into the NYC marathon in Nov.

Goals? half's under 1:20, full's under 2:50
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Originally Posted by lucky53s
Nobody really said how fast they run though, which was why I opened this in the first place.

About three years ago (August) I broke my back so I stopped running for 8 months. When I started back it was discouragingly slow but I promise you will improve. For me it was three miles in about 40 minutes. Some think it's ridiculous to even keep going for that long at that slow pace but it built fast. Now I am doing three miles in about 18:30 and hoping that biking will help improve that as long as I keep running.
My 5K PR is 20:16.
10K is 42 and change.
1/2 is 1:39:40
Marathon is 3:42:51

Solidly mid-pack.
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I gotta start running distance again. Before I broke my back I was running about 13 K in an hour. Now I would be scared to see how long that would take.
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Usually from the plate to 2nd.
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to the end of the street before i start wheezing.

i really really need to quit.
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Quitting smoking = WAY TO GO, RH!!!

Running = self-abuse.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
Running = self-abuse.
Whipping yourself in the back = self abuse.
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