How far do you normally run?

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    May 09, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
    Google Maps tells me I did 5.5 miles yesterday.

    Should I be proud, or hang my head in shame?
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    May 09, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    I seldom do more than about 1/2 that.
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    May 09, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    I think you should be quite proud, that's a great distance to build an aerobic base! Depending on the day of the week, I'll do anywhere from 6 to 20 miles.

    Relish in the accomplishment!
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    May 09, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    I run to the bathroom during commercials of Legend of the Seeker.

    It's about 45 feet.

    But now that I have a DVR, I'm probably going to stop doing that, too.


    actually I think that's pretty damn good. I go out and run with the dog every morning, and I thought I was getting some serious distance in. Well, I mapped it out and it's actually about 2.5 miles, lol. So there you go...a mile is apparently a lot bigger than I thought it was.
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    May 09, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    Haha, most people balk at the idea of running 1 mile.

    I'll run between 4 and 12 miles. 6 is about the length of my average run so that's pretty good I think.
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    May 09, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    You should not judge yourself by other people's standards.

    One of the reasons a lot of us who run like it so much is that you're competing only against yourself. People strive for a "PR," a personal record.

    For me? 5.5 miles would be a bad day. For lots of others, my fastest run would be a dismal failure.

    You got to judge yourself against your own standards.
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    May 09, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    Either,
    4 (bad day - treadmill)
    8 (usual - treadmill)
    10 (usual - outdoors)

    One day, I'll map out a course through the park for 15. I tried it once but I couldn't muster enough energy to get back to my car so I borrowed a cellphone and called a friend to come pick me up at the other end of the park. icon_redface.gif
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    May 09, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    Between 10-15 miles a day, 3 days a week. Would like to do more.....but frankly I HATE running. LOL!!
    Every f-ing bug in this Dogpatch state buzzes around my head!!! icon_eek.gif
    Tried treadmills at the gym.....way too bloody boring.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    NB- by the way, 5-6 miles is very good. Soon, you'll be surpassing that easily. icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    Everyone's been supportive - it must be a gay site or something. icon_biggrin.gif

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    I'm going to try and work up to ten miles.
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    May 09, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    I usually do 2 miles on the treadmill and 3 on the eliptical (3x per week).
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    May 09, 2009 7:04 PM GMT

    I'm an old Gizzard. I do around 4 miles. In this heat and humidity, it just finished the 4. I feel like it was 10 miles!!!

    Woo!!!!
  • jerseyguy

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    May 09, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    I normally run on the treadmill and try to do 2 1/2 to 3 miles a few times each week.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    May 09, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    I generally run for around 3 miles a time, a few times a week. But I'm a wimp when it comes to distance running.
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    May 09, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    Last summer 5k killed me. This summer 10k is killing me. Next summer...

    People are at different levels of fitness. The best measuring stick is how you feel during and after the run. My friend who is 26 can't run a mile. My friend who is 46 does triathlons whenever she can.
  • swimbikerun

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    May 09, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    I did eighteen miles this week, building back up! lol

    It depends on what your goals are LandF. I find consistency superior to my regimen than extra long distances.

    You should consider finding a running group. You'll always get pushed more with others than alone.

    Oh and I only run "normal" for the first five minutes, then I run like a little girl! Wheee!
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    May 09, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    ^ I would like to join a running club, but don't you have to be very, very fit before you turn up? Could be embarrassing when they lap me icon_wink.gif
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    May 10, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    Lost_And_Found said^ I would like to join a running club, but don't you have to be very, very fit before you turn up? Could be embarrassing when they lap me icon_wink.gif


    Nah, if you can run 5.5 miles, then you're fit enough. The paces will typically vary in larger running groups, but smaller ones will probably all be made up of people of similar ability. That's why it's good to ask.
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    May 10, 2009 5:51 AM GMT
    Typically, I run 2 - 3 miles a day. Weekends, I try to go further depending on my energy level.

    I think it's good to set goals for yourself, whether it's for time or distance. It keeps things interesting.
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    May 10, 2009 5:53 AM GMT
    I think you should be proud of having so much indurance! Good Job!icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 10, 2009 6:35 AM GMT
    In college I ran 3-5 miles day. Now I only run if I feel my life is in danger. And then only if I feel it will make a difference. I might run out of the way of a speeding car in an intersection. However, if I was being chased by a grizzly bear, I would probably just lay down and cover myself in steak sauce.
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    May 10, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    i run about 5 k every day and im so tired of that cuz i dnt go to the gym
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    May 10, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    GuerillasodomiteHowever, if I was being chased by a grizzly bear, I would probably just lay down and cover myself in steak sauce.


    Hmmmmm, that's kinda hot. icon_twisted.gif

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    May 10, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    Runninchlt said
    GuerillasodomiteHowever, if I was being chased by a grizzly bear, I would probably just lay down and cover myself in steak sauce.


    Hmmmmm, that's kinda hot. icon_twisted.gif



    Mmmmmm, steak sauce
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    May 10, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidIn college I ran 3-5 miles day. Now I only run if I feel my life is in danger. And then only if I feel it will make a difference. I might run out of the way of a speeding car in an intersection. However, if I was being chased by a grizzly bear, I would probably just lay down and cover myself in steak sauce.


    Run with me. I'll be holding a tub of Cookies 'n Cream for you to chase.icon_wink.gif
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    May 10, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    I run 40 miles a week....get bz broicon_lol.gif