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  • chiara8 Rookie 2 posts since
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    4,890. Oct 21, 2013 10:48 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I can't remember anymore my last run because it was years ago. But, I long to back again in running.

  • ShoeGoo Amateur 20 posts since
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    4,891. Nov 7, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    October saw a seasonal break and a few weeks, two, of crosstraining, then a couple more of picking the running and building the base back up with crosstraining. 

     

    My last run was good, a 40 minute progression with 15 minute warm up & 20 minute cool down. Nice. The last few have been really good easy runs avg. 75% effort. Easy. Loving that fall weather. Everything isn't such a slog. 

  • jsimms435 Amateur 15 posts since
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    4,892. May 29, 2014 5:54 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I'm trying to build up my base and get more comfortable at 5 miles or more at a time of running.  I ran the first 4.5 miles of my run yesterday and then ran/walked the rest.  I ran 5 times last week, but usually average about 4 times a week

  • shipo Legend 491 posts since
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    4,893. May 29, 2014 6:24 AM (in response to jsimms435)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    It sounds like you're headed in the right direction, and my gut tells me that if you keep up the four to five times per week thing, within a month you'll be running six or more miles at a crack more often than not.

     

    Keep up the good work. 

     

    FWIW, a year ago I would not have been able to run as far and as frequently as you are now; fast forward a year and a 70+ mile week is kind of ordinary.





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • justamaniac Legend 200 posts since
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    4,894. May 29, 2014 8:44 AM (in response to shipo)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    shipo:  wowza - 70 mpw!  That's awesome.  And a testimate to your level of fitness.  That is very good. I flat out don't have the time to do that. 45 mpw has been my max.

    -bill

    http://runningthrutime.blogspot.com

  • shipo Legend 491 posts since
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    4,895. May 29, 2014 9:35 AM (in response to justamaniac)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Thanks Bill,

     

    I didn't set out to run that kind of mileage, it just sort of happened.  A year ago I was staring at a fat old man in the mirror and decided I needed to get my fat old butt back out on the trail or die, and since I still had lots of plans for the next 50+ years, dying wasn't an option.  Due to the debilitating effects of two broken legs (28 years apart) and significant weight gain coupled with trying over and over again to start running again (only to end up injured), I hadn't done much running for the previous decade, so when I got myself back out there last April I decided to be a strict adherent to the Church of LSD.  Now 2,600+ (mostly) injury free miles later I have to say even I'm surprised at the progress I've made and the kind of mileage I'm logging. 

     

    By the way, a 45 mile week is nothing so sneeze at.  Between 1972, when I started running, and last July when I started ramping my mileage up (just to see what would happen), I don't think I logged more than an handful of 45 mile weeks.

     

    Regards,

    Dale





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • jsimms435 Amateur 15 posts since
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    4,896. Jun 8, 2014 10:55 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    I went 5.25 miles outside today.  It was pretty warm by the time I finished.  Looked like someone washed me down with a hose.

  • ron6788 Pro 74 posts since
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    4,897. Oct 11, 2014 11:24 AM (in response to shipo)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Hey, shipo.  A 1:42 half is real fine.  If you were slow, you're not slow now!





    Battle of Brooklyn 10 mi, Brooklyn, NY.................................................1:26

    Yonkers' Marathon, Yonkers, NY.......................................................:..4:08

    Blues Cruise 50k, Leesport, PA.............................................................6:23

  • ron6788 Pro 74 posts since
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    4,898. Oct 11, 2014 11:46 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    My last run was 3 miles around the track yesterday, slow.  My run the day before was real good- 13 miles, 9 hills, in 2:21, with a stop for a yogurt.  I nailed a few of the hills in double time which made me feel strong, especially as it was near the end of the run!  It was also the first longer run with new running shoes I got in the mail.  The shoes are clearly too big for me as my toes end about an inch before the front of the shoe but they still feel fine and are super light.





    Battle of Brooklyn 10 mi, Brooklyn, NY.................................................1:26

    Yonkers' Marathon, Yonkers, NY.......................................................:..4:08

    Blues Cruise 50k, Leesport, PA.............................................................6:23

  • JirinPanthosa Amateur 21 posts since
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    4,899. Oct 14, 2014 10:28 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    I just got through my first half maraton so now I'm training more specifically for the two OCRs I have over the next two weeks, one of which is 3 easy miles and the other of which is 8 hard miles.

     

    Yesterday I ran 7.5 miles on an extremely hilly and rocky trail, pacing myself the way I would for an OCR, speed-walking the really steep uphill parks and running the rest as fast as possible while avoiding ankle rolls.

     

    Day before was 11 miles in 1:45.  After those OCRs I've got a 5K coming up in December so I want to hold my long runs at 10-11 miles and replace one of my slow medium distance runs with a speed workout.  After that I was thinking about trying to do marathon prep over the winter.

  • shipo Legend 491 posts since
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    4,900. Oct 14, 2014 10:44 AM (in response to JirinPanthosa)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Okay, you got me, what is an OCR?





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • JirinPanthosa Amateur 21 posts since
    May 23, 2013
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    4,901. Oct 14, 2014 1:44 PM (in response to shipo)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Sorry, forgot that's not common shorthand to people who aren't really into them.

     

    OCR = Obstacle Course Race.  Like Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.

  • shipo Legend 491 posts since
    Aug 9, 2013
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    4,902. Oct 14, 2014 2:07 PM (in response to JirinPanthosa)
    Re: My last run was...how was yours?

    Ahhh, I haven't run one of those since the mid-1970s when I was in the Marines; back then we called them "The O-Course". 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • JirinPanthosa Amateur 21 posts since
    May 23, 2013
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    4,903. Oct 14, 2014 8:00 PM (in response to shipo)
    My last run was...how was yours?

    Just ran an 8.2M easy run with strides.

     

    Upon further reflection I think I'll focus more on HM and 5K distances, because they're more naturally symbiotic with obstacle training.  Trying to push to 20 miles would make it more difficult to balance the running with upper body work and rock climbing.  Instead I might try to get my long run up to 15 miles and total running to 45-50 miles/week.

     

    OCRs have been the real motivator for getting me in shape.  Before I started doing OCRs I would start getting into running or start getting into weight lifting in spurts but then it would peter out because the weather was bad or work got busy or something else like that.  Also the variety of the courses naturally staves off any boredom factor.

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