The Distance Running Thread

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  1. Fecta23

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    Track workout yesterday:

    8X800

    All between 2:54 and 2:57 and it felt easy as fuck. Down to 159 from 165 and I think thats helping a lot.
     
  2. PeterGriffin

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    I'm running as a prep for soccer more than anything else, so I'm feeling excited and fit for this season starting late March. Six days a week is more than I've ever done, although the ask of the program is about the same or less weekly distance than my half m training. Either way, enjoying it.
     
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  3. Hank Scorpio

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    Starting to have some patellar tendon issues. Anyone have a good strap/brace/sleeve they recommend?
     
  4. slogan119

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    When your watch doesn’t record a run, did it happen?

    This sucks
     
  5. BP

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    Had that for a while and best way to get rid of it was to stop running. My PT co-worker had me do some self massage on the tendon that seemed to help.
     
  6. Nole0515

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  7. Nole0515

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    killed it tonight. 70 degrees and 89% humidity first mile was all on a pretty steep hill
     
  8. BudKilmer

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    Keep kicking ass my man
     
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  9. Nole0515

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    furthest I've ever ran since I was 13
     
  10. BudKilmer

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    Ran a 10k this morning, finished second in the 40-45 age group, felt great. Really been committed to running 3-4 times a week for the past 14 months or so, very grateful for this thread as I’ve learned a lot from you guys.
     
  11. The Guglia

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    Last place. Nice.
     
  12. BudKilmer

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    :laugh:
     
  13. Nole0515

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    really didnt wanna run today after work but kicked it's ass. mile 3 was 12:31
     
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  14. Daniel Ocean

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    best runs are the ones you do when you don’t feel like it
     
  15. Iron Mickey

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    Regret rate for running when you don't want to: 0%
    Regret rate for taking it off because you felt like it: 90%
     
  16. LKRFN88jp

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    Me last year after the Chicago Marathon: I am never running in a marathon again.

    Me today: Signs up for marathon in Minneapolis.
     
  17. rv12

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    Twin Cities Marathon? I was eyeing that one as well, never been to Minneapolis but wish it was a bit earlier so I could go to a game at Target Field.
     
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  18. LKRFN88jp

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    Yep! Best friend had signed up and I was gonna go and watch him run but my half training is going so well right now that I want another crack at a full with my current mindset. Weather should be awesome.
     
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  19. Fecta23

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    Ran a 20 today first 17 at around 8:35 pace, 18 and 19 around 6:35 then finished it off with a 5:48 20th mile. Never been more in the zone. Felt great
     
  20. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Jesus, that’s fast.
     
  21. Fecta23

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    Felt like I was flying. First runners high I’ve gotten in the last two years lol.
     
  22. LKRFN88jp

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    Did 8x400 meter hills this morning. Usually eat/have coffee before I run, but didn't get a chance to do so today, so I was sluggish. Plus ran different hills than normal and they were steeper than what I'm used to. Absolutely miserable. But got faster towards the end, so that was good at least.
     
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  23. Iron Mickey

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    I'm shooting to do the AT in <100 days this summer. Ran all those miles last year in two pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.5s. Not even a hot spot. Went to load up on shoes for the trial. Ordered 4.5. Walked to brunch (:siren:) and got two blisters. Fucked around and dug up four pair of 3.5s off the bootsole of Amazon. Ran 5 miles today with nothing but buttery contact. Bless up on your favorite shoes, lads.
     
  24. Fecta23

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    Ran a 1:23:54 Half this morning. Felt very good.
     
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  25. LKRFN88jp

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    Holy shit man, that’s an amazing pace.

    Training for my half in May (that’s canceled now) had me running 1:45 today where 75% of it was a comfortable pace (which I’ve been running at ~10:00 miles) and 25% at race pace (goal is 7:30 miles) and miles 9 and 10 were both under 7:00 including a PR this year of 6:40. Felt amazing.

    I did a bad job at training for previous races in that I never ran at a comfortable pace and always just kind of went fast-ish. Happy I have finally changed that this year because I’ve never felt this good running.
     
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  26. Fecta23

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    This is what took me the longest time to get confident in. It’s funny, but running slow takes a ot of confidence, which just comes with time.
     
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  27. LKRFN88jp

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    My first week of training I went out for a three mile run and did so at a 10:00 mile pace. Texted my gf after about how awful it was because I felt so slow. Super happy I kept with it because it’s been a game changer. Last year I loathed my long runs on the weekend because they tressed next out to no end. This year I legit look forward to them. Approaching them knowing the pace is slower has been awesome and I really enjoy just being out there at that speed.
     
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  28. kinghill

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    There are still organized races being held now?

    Congrats though awesome time
    Sub-3 marathon next
     
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  29. Fecta23

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    Naw. I just ran 13.1 around a lake today.
     
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  30. kinghill

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    jesus h christ
     
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  31. LKRFN88jp

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    Did a virtual ten miler this weekend in 1:12:43. Fastest mile was my last one by a second at 7:05. Trying my best to run my virtual half in in 1:35:00 in three weeks. Pretty amazed at this training and how fast I’ve gotten. Having so many slow runs and actually following instructions is a game changer. I have a 2:00 run Saturday and I’m more excited for it than the ten miler I just ran, even though it was shorter and faster, because I look forward fo just getting out there and enjoying every mile. Hell year but this has been the best outlet.
     
  32. AHebrewToo

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    Sure your splits are decent, Fecta, but there will always be that time you hung out with your sleeping wife instead of coming to hang out with me.
     
  33. Savage Rob Chubb

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    It was hella nice outside yesterday.

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  34. Jimmy Mac

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    This quarantine has pretty much fucked up my running :(

    1st week I was sick with something, 2nd week I was starting to get back on my feet, now this week I think I fucked up my sciatica or back or some shit.....3 weeks off work and only ran 1 damn week.
     
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  35. slogan119

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    Our weather is schizo. Last week I was doing hill repeats in 70 degree weather, this AM I ran 4 miles in 30 degree weather and there were snow flurries this afternoon.

    Next week looks like regular 50-60 degree weather, so I can’t wait for the good running weather.
     
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  36. LKRFN88jp

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    Was 70+ on Saturday and it’s been 30s since Sunday, with some wind too. Pretty annoying. Did 4x1600s today and had wind in my face on half of them.
     
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  37. slogan119

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    We got roughly an inch of snow overnight. Was set to do hills this AM, woke up and looked outside, went right back to bed. Fuck that.
     
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  38. Long Ball Larry

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    Got up and jogged 4.5mi yesterday and got the urge to get back into it. I haven’t run in a couple years and i think that was the furthest I’ve run without stopping.
     
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  39. Long Ball Larry

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    3.5 more miles this morning before work. I think I’m about to buy an Apple Watch to track my runs. Also, I’ve been wearing my Ultraboosts and they feel great. At first, i was thinking i might need something with a little more support, but whether it mental or not, i feel the Boost sole provides some sort of energy return.
     
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  40. DexterRutecki

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    Mind sharing your training program?
     
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  41. LKRFN88jp

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  42. Champ

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    Just ordered some running shoes to get into jogging. Any tips to start? Haven’t really ran since HS football. Good paces, distance, apps, etc. Thanks!
     
  43. Daniel Ocean

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    unfortunately, the answer of going to a running shoe store and getting fit isn’t a possibility right. Find a good “couch to 5k”program. Depending on your fitness level alternating running and walking helps. Stretch before and after every run. Don’t over do it too quickly.
     
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  44. Champ

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    Tried getting back into it last summer and did a few 2-3 miles. Didn’t last, but could be a starting point. Think adding 100-200m to every run is reasonable?
     
  45. Daniel Ocean

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    I think I’ve read you shouldn’t add more than 20% to your long run a week. Adding that much to every run probably isn’t what you should do.
     
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  46. slogan119

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    4 miles today, all consistently under 10 min/mile with the last mile (mostly downhill) at 9:24.

    Pretty proud of how hard I’ve worked to drop it this far. Still fantasize about 8:00/mile, but slowly working on it.
     
  47. DexterRutecki

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  48. Goose

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    Runkeeper is alright. It’s free but you can also pay for a subscription that will log your progress. Or you can keep a spreadsheet on your own computer for free
     
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  49. houtex716

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  50. rv12

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    It's incredible how much getting out for runs has helped my mental health recently. I woke up today feeling real shitty and forced myself to go out for a run. 8 miles later, I feel 100% different.